Baaghi TV reports that Khadim Hussain Rizvi, head of the Tehreek-e-Labaik, has died. His funeral prayer has been announced.
After the funeral prayers of Khadim Hussain Rizvi, head of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), prayers will be offered on Saturday at 10 am at Minar Pakistan, Lahore. Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s funeral prayers will be attended by thousands of TLP workers, so his funeral prayers will be offered in the vast ground Minar-e-Pakistan.
Earlier, it was announced that the funeral prayers would be offered on Friday but, in view of the arrival of TLP workers from across the country, the time for funeral prayers has now been fixed for Saturday.
After the funeral prayers, his body will be transferred to his native village. Khadim Rizvi will be buried in his native village of Attock district, Nika Tut.
Allama Khadim Rizvi appeared on the political scene of the country back in 2017. When he gained fame from the Faizabad sit-in in Rawalpindi. During this time, his rhetoric and politics caused a stir in the political chambers. He founded Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan in 2017. In the 2018 election, his party emerged as the fourth largest party in the country.
In November 2017, he reached the heights of fame due to his long sit-in in Islamabad and his unique style of speech. A few days ago, Tehreek-e-Labaik staged a sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad against the publication of blasphemous sketches in France. The sit-in, led by Allama Rizvi, ended after successful talks with the government team. During the sit-in, he told the workers, “I have been unwell for five days, but I have come to participate in the sit-in, nonetheless.”
Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi continued to perform the duties of Imam in Pir Miki Mosque in Lahore under the auspices of the Endowment Department. Following the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, he openly criticized the government of the time, which led to his removal from his post by the endowment department.
Spiritually, Allama Rizvi was a disciple of Khawaja Muhammad Abdul Wahid alias Haji Pir Sahib Kala Deo, Jhelum in the Naqshbandiyya dynasty. The late had been teaching at Jamia Nizamia Rizvia for two decades.
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