Lahore (Staff Report): Tableeghi Jamaat Ameer Haji Abdul Wahab laid to rest in Raiwind on Sunday evening.
Wahab passed away at the age of 95 after a prolonged battle with dengue on Sunday morning.
He had been under treatment at a private hospital in Lahore. His funeral prayers were offered after Maghrib prayers at Raiwind Ijtema Haveli, and later he was laid to rest in a graveyard adjacent to the TJ centre in Raiwind.
Maulana Nazarur Rehman led the funeral prayer, which was attended by a large number of devotees, clerics, members of the TJ council and people belonging to all walks of life.
He was born on January 1, 1923, in New Delhi, and completed his graduation from Islamia College Lahore.
He was the third chief of Tableeghi Jamaat. He was working as a district officer in British India when he joined the Tableeghi Jamat in 1944.
President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi expressed his heartfelt condolences on Wahab’s death, while praying for the departed soul.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also expressed grief and sorrow over Haji Wahab’s demise. He offered his condolences to the bereaved family, and said Haji Wahab’s services as a religious scholar will always be remembered.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also extended heartfelt condolences towards the grieving family.