Allama Mufti Jafar Hussain, an intrepid righteous leader

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Wednesday, 29 August 2012


mufti jafer newThirtieth (30th) death anniversary of Allama Mufti Jafar Hussain, a great leader of Shia Muslims of Pakistan, is being observed with reverence today.
He was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, in 1914. At the age of only 12 years, he was expert in the disciplines of medicine, hadees,

fiqh (jurisprudence) and Arabic. He went to holy city of Najaf, Iraq in 1935 where he studied for 5 years. His teachers included among others Grand Ayatollah Syed Abul Hassan Isfahani.

Founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah had got advice of Allama Mufti Jafar Hussain on Islamic affairs. Reports had it that he had consulted him and tasked him to help the state of Pakistan on Islamic legal matters.

Mufti Jafar Hussain was founder of Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafaria that later renamed as Tehrik-e-Jafaria Pakistan. Under his dynamic leadership, Shiites of Pakistan had staged a historic sit-in outside Parliament House Islamabad during the tenure of Martial Law dictator Gen. Zia ul Haq.

He led Shiites and Pakistani nation at a time when nobody else had the courage to challenge the brutal regime of Martial Law dictator. He passed away on August 29, 1982.

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