KARACHI: Sheikh-ul-Hadeeth Mufti Muhammad Naeem, a prominent religious scholar and curator of Banuria Al-Alamiya University, passed away on Saturday. He had been suffering from heart ailment for a long time. According to the spokesperson of Jamia Banuria, his funeral prayers will be offered on Sunday at the premises of Jamia Banuria site after Asr prayers. He will be buried next to his father in Banuria International Cemetery.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Federal Minister Faisal Wawda, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Jamaat-e-Islami Central Amir Senator Sirajul Haq, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman. , MQM Pakistan Convener Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Aamir Khan, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, MQM Rehabilitation Committee Chairman Farooq Sattar, PSP Chairman Mustafa Kamal, JI Youth Karachi leader Ismail Baloch, Farhan Memon, Arts Council Karachi official Prof. Ejaz Farooqi, senior politicians Nusrat Mirza, Sohail Abidi, Mohammad Naqi Chand, Syed Farid Hussain and other political, religious and social leaders also expressed their condolences to the bereaved family.
In addition, Mufti Naeem's father, Qari Abdul Haleem, converted to Islam from Hinduism with his father, Mufti Naeem's grandfather, when he was four years old. He belonged to the Surat region of Gujarat, India. His ancestors came to Pakistan before the partition of India. Born in 1958 in Karachi to Mufti Muhammad Naeem, he received his early education from his father and his higher education from Jamiat-ul-Uloom-ul-Islamia, Allama Banuri Town, and graduated in 1979. After which he served as a teacher in the university for 16 years and he was considered as one of the best teachers in the university. In 1979, his father, Qari Abdul Haleem, founded the Banuria International University.
Mufti Muhammad Naeem is the author of 7 volumes of Tafsir Ruh-ul-Quran, Sharh Maqamat, Namaz-e-Mudril and other books. Hundreds of people converted to Islam at the hands of Mufti Naeem.
The mourners include two sons Mufti Muhammad Noman Naeem and Mufti Muhammad Farhan Naeem, wife, two daughters, 5 brothers, three sisters and millions of disciples and devotees. Mufti Muhammad Naeem was an active member of the Majlis-e-Shura and Amila of the Federation of Arab Schools in Pakistan. His father, Qari Abdul Haleem, died in 2009 and was buried in the Banuria International Cemetery. Mufti Naeem will also be buried in the same cemetery. The eldest son Maulana Noman Naeem is attached as Vice Principal in Banuria International University while the youngest son Maulana Farhan Naeem also looks after other affairs of the university.