New Delhi: Prominent freedom fighter and Islamic scholar Mufti Abd-ur-Razzaq passed away and was laid to rest with state honours at the Bada Bagh graveyard in Madhya Pradesh capital, Bhopal.
The Madhya Pradesh police presented a guard of honour before his burial on Thursday. A large number of people bid tearful adieu to the 96-year-old religious leader.
He had actively participated in the freedom struggle. In January this year, he was honoured by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Anandiben Patel, for his services to the nation.
He ran one of the oldest Gaushalas on the outskirts of the city. He was also known for organizing meetings for inter-faith dialogue.
He authored more than 50 books including Sarzamīn-e-Hind: Ambiyā Kirām aur Islām; Qur’ān Mai Kya Hai, Āzādi; Aslāf aur Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind; Islāmi Zindagi: Paidā’ish se Jannat Tak; Ahle Qur’ān aur Ahle Kitāb, etc.
He was also the national vice president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (Maulana Arshad Madani faction).
In 2016, he had strongly denounced the RSS, VHP and Bajrng Dal and asked the government to stop them from polarising the society along communal lines.