Renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Dr. Abdul Razzaq Iskander passed away in Karachi on Wednesday aged 86.
He was the chancellor of Jamia Binoria Town, a famous Karachi seminary located near Guru Mandir.
Maulana Iskander’s funeral prayers were offered at Jamia Binoria Town on Wednesday night. He was laid to rest in the seminary’s premises near the grave of its founder, Maulana Yousuf Binori.
As being reported, Maulana Dr. Abdul Razzaq was suffering from breathing problems and was admitted to the Indus Hospital, and was put on the ventilator a week ago.
Renowned Islamic scholar was born in Kakul, Abbottabad, in 1935, and received his early education from Darul Uloom Karachi when its campus was located in Nanak Wara of Lyari.
He obtained further education from Jamia Islamia of Madina in Saudi Arabia and the Al-Azhar University of Egypt.
He was appointed the chancellor of Jamia Binoria after the assassination of Dr. Habibullah Mukhtar in 1997 and remained in the same post till his death.
Dr. Iskander was also the chief of Almi Majlis Tahafuz Khatm-i-Nabuwat and the central president of Wafaqul Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan.
Maulana was the author of 18 books on different subjects and had been associated with teaching, directly and indirectly, hundreds of thousands of students and scholars.
Condolence messages started to pour in on social media as soon as the sad news of his demise became public.
انا لله وانااليه راجعون حضرت مولانا ڈاکٹر عبدالرزاق سکندر صاحب رحمة الله عليه كى وفات ملك وملت كا بهت بڑا سانحہ ہے اللہ تعالی ان پر اپنی رحمتوں کی بارش فرمائے ملک وملت کے لئے انکی خدمات ناقابل فراموش ہیں صرف انکے اہل خانہ اور اہل مدرسہ نہیں، پوری علمی دنیا مستحق تعزیت ہے— Muhammad Taqi Usmani (@muftitaqiusmani) June 30, 2021
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, #COAS, expresses heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Maulana Dr Abdur Razzaq Isikandar, President Wifaq ul Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan. “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen”, COAS.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 30, 2021
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad (@drishratulebad) June 30, 2021
My heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of eminent Islamic Scholar Maulana Abdur Razzaq Iskander, president of Wafaqul Madaris Al-Arabia.
He was a great asset of nation. His valuable services will always be remembered.