Eminent Religious Scholar Allama Talib Jauhari Passes Away at 81
Eminent Religious Scholar Allama Talib Jauhari Passes Away at 81

Eminent Religious Scholar Allama Talib Jauhari Passes Away at 81

Renowned religious scholar, Allama Talib Jauhari passed away on Sunday, at a private hospital.
Updated 22 Jun, 2020 10:24pm

Riaz Jauhari, son of the well-respected and known Shia scholar, Allama Talib Jauhari, confirmed his father's death on Sunday, after a prolonged and tedious battle with a menacing illness.

Mr. Jauhari had been hospitalised for some time, after cardiovascular complications and hypoglycemia, which led to him being on the ventilator in intensive care at a private hospital. His funeral prayers were held at the Ancholi Imambargah on Monday, before he was laid to rest and buried at Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard.

The prolific scholar studied Islamic Theology in Najaf, Iraq; he was also an acclaimed philosopher, writer and orator, penning books such as the 'Hadees-e-Karbala', and achieving the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his contributions and shared knowledge. Mr. Jauhari was also a prominent figurehead in Islamic society, with his majlis' heard by generations of Shia Muslims; and one of the main Shiites referred to as a 'zakir for Sham-i-Ghareban'.

Born in 1939, Allama Talib Jauhari was the son of renowned scholar, Allama Mustafa Khan Johar; holding an esteemed position in the community of well-respected Pakistani scholars.

As the news broke, many expressed their sadness, grief and surprise, as another renowned scholar, Mufti Naeem had also passed away not a day earlier. People took to social media to express their sorry and offer condolences to the family of Mr. Jauhari, who is survived by his three sons.