by Rizwan Asad
Bengaluru: Ameer-e-Shariat Hazrat Maulana Mufti Mohammed Ashraf Ali Baqavi(80) passed away at the city’s Vikram Hospital at 2.30 AM Friday morning.
Mufti Ashraf Ali was the principal of the city’s prestigious Islamic Shariah College and Darul Uloom Sabeelur Rashad Arabic College.
Mufti Saheb, as he was fondly called, taught Sahih Bukhari for over 53 years in the Darul Uloom Sabeelur Rashaad, Bangalore.
He had also worked as working committee member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, vice president of all India Milli Council and the member of the working committee of Islami Fiqh Academy.
Mufti Ashraf Ali was born on 26th February 1940 at Virinjipuram (Bilanjpur) North Arcot Tamil Nadu. After completing his Alimiyat course at Madrasa Al-Baqiyathus Salihath, Vellore, he went on to complete his Fazilat and Ifta course at the prestigious Darul Uloom Deoband.
Mufti Ashraf Ali was first appointed to teach at Darul Uloom Sabeelur Rashad Arabic College and has been teaching Sahih Bukhari along with other Islamic books for the last 53 years.
After the demise of his father Bade Hazrath Moulana Abu Saood Ahmed Saheb he was unanimously elected as Ameer-e-Shariat of Karnataka, which he remained till his passing away.
Political leaders, including Mr. Rehman Khan, Mr. Roshan Baig, Mr. Rizwan Arshad and Zameer Ahmed Khan condoled Mufti Saheb’s death.
He is survived by four sons and two daughters. His Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral service) will be held at Sabeelur Rashad Arabic College on Saturday, September 9 at 10 am.