SRINAGAR — Renowned Jammu-based Islamic scholar Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed, who was the first to translate the Holy Quran into Gojri language, passed away on Tuesday in a hospital at Jammu, officials said.
Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed was admitted at Acharaya Shri Chander College of Medical Science (ASCOMS), Jammu, and died days after his test for COVID-19 returned negative.
Medical Superintendent ASCOMS, Dr Rajinder Ratan Pal, said Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed died at 7:30 a.m. He was on life-supporting system with multiple organ failure since his admission to the health facility.
A colleague of the ailing scholar said that the noted scholar had fallen ill nearly a week before and was taken to the hospital on May 23.
Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed was born in 1966 in Dodhasan Bala in Rajouri district and was accredited for being the first Islamic scholar to translate the Holy Quran into Gojri language. The scholar had also authored several booklets including Siraj-um-Muneera, Ahkam-e-Mayyat and Namaz Ke Masayil Quran-o-Hadees Ki Roshni Mei.
The acclaimed scholar, an authority in Fiqh — Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia Law) — in Jammu city was also the patron of an Islamic seminary Madrassa Markaz Maarif Ul Quran in Medina Hill, Bhatindi in Jammu. (GNS)