Allama Talib Johri passes away in 81


KARACHI(ENNS) Eminent religious scholar and theologian Allama Talib Johri breathed his last in Karachi in the early hours of Monday. He was 81 years old.

He had been under treatment in the intensive care ward of a Karachi hospital for an as yet undisclosed illness.

He will be laid to rest on Monday. Funeral prayers will be offered after Zuherain prayers in Amroha Ground, Ancholi Society.

Born on August 27, 1939, Allama Talib Johri was the son of renowned scholar Allama Mustafa Khan Johar.

He had long held an esteemed position in the community of Pakistani scholars.

He was respected widely for the spiritually invigorating ‘Shaam-e-Ghareebaan’ gatherings he hosted in Karachi’s Nishtar Park. Muslims from all schools of thought would travel from far and wide to hear him speak.

A master orator, he was also a prolific writer. He wrote several books, including a detailed commentary on the Quran. He was also a poet, and three compilations of his poetry were published during his lifetime.

In his message, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Allama Johri. The prime minister also commiserated with the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.

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