Amir of the Tableeghi Jamaat (TJ), Haji Abdul Wahab, passed away on Sunday at the age of 95 after a battle with dengue.
Haji Abdul Wahab had been admitted to Doctors’ Hospital for the past few days after being afflicted with dengue. He also suffered from asthma and was put on life support yesterday, according to a close aide of Haji Wahab from TJ.
His funeral is expected to be held at the Raiwind Tableeghi Ijtamagah after Maghrib prayers today.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri expressed deep sorrow over Haji Wahab’s demise.
“Haji Abdul Wahab’s contribution to religious affairs will always be remembered,” he said.
Various PML-N leaders, including Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz, Amir Muqam and Marriyum Aurangzeb offered their condolences to the family of the deceased and acknowledged the amir’s contributions to religious affairs.
Jamaat-i-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq said that Haji Wahab spent his entire life in the service of Islam.
“His services in trying to spread Islam are irreplaceable,” the JI chief added.
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