Agha Muhammad Passes Away

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SRINAGAR (ONS) – Noted Islamic scholar and one of the most highly qualified ulama in Kashmir, Agha Syed Muhammad Rizvi, passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday.

Agha Rizvi breathed his last at his residence in the Nabdipora area of Zadibal shortly after midnight when majalis-e-shaam-e-gharibaan concluded on the day of Ashoor.

He was laid to rest on Monday at the family’s ancestral graveyard at Gulistan-e-Baba Mazaar in the presence of a large number of people.   

Agha Rizvi played a key role in introducing the Islamic Revolution of Iran in Kashmir, and served as the head of the Islamic School Jami’a Imam Raza (AS).  

Fluent in Arabic and Persian, the Agha had enviable command over religious and jurisprudential issues, and often preferred tough and inhospitable climes like Ladakh for his service.

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