Maulana Mohammed Naseeruddin passes away

Hyderabad: Maulana Mohammed Naseeruddin, a politico-religious man who had a large following among a section of Muslims, passed away this morning. He was not well for few days and was undergoing treatment at home.

Maulana Mohammed Naseeruddin was a renowned religious scholar and orator of Hyderabad. He was the President of Wahdat-e-Islami. He was very outspoken and didn’t hesitate to raise voice against the injustices done to the community.

Maulana’s life was full of challenges. Police cases and incarceration had become part of his and his families’ lives. Maulana spent more than five years in Gujarat jail for his alleged inflammatory speeches. He is said to have memorized Quran while being in jail. He was acquitted of all terror charges on January 12, 2010.

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According to an old report of Hindu, the prolonged imprisonment exacted heavy toll on Maulana’s health. At 62, he suffers from Addison’s Disease, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction and high blood pressure, all of which showed up for the first time when he was in prison.

His three sons were put in Gujarat jails for years on various charges but later acquitted.

Maulana Naseeruddin was the first one to organise protest against demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. He stood strong against all odds, faced arrests of not only himself but his family members. For the last 26 to 28 years he was struggling for truth, justice, peace and rights of Muslims. Allah had blessed him with multiple qualities of leader, speaker, orator, organiser, preacher, reformer, who would rise against all forms of oppression and injustices.

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Maulana Naseeruddin was active in CAA NRC NPR protests and was in lead in MILLION MARCH. He struggled to get permission for women’s protest. He was loved and respected by all jamaats and political leaders. He stood for Unity of Muslim Community.

Funeral prayer will be performed today at 2 pm at Eidgah Ujale Shah Saheb and he will be laid to rest in the abutting graveyard.

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