Eminent Kashmir-born Qari passes away in Saudi Arabia

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Khalil-ur-Rehman Qadri, an eminent religious Kashmiri Qari in Saudi Arabia passed away on Monday. He was laid to rest in Jannat-ul-Baqiah Monday morning soon after the morning prayers, Kashmir Life reported.

Qari Khalil migrated to Saudi Arabia on the request of the kingdom’s government in 1963. Born in 1940 in a Pathka village of Muzzafarabad in Pakistan administered Kashmir, Qari Khalil was taught by Sheikh Suleman in Lahore. He was the brother of Muzaffarabad’s first district Qazi, Mufti Mohammad Sulaiman.

After initial teaching assignments in Majid-e-Haram, Qari was given the responsibility of Majid-e-Quba. In his long inning as a teacher of the Quran, Qari Khalil ur Rehman has taught the key Imam’s of the two holy places – Qari Ali bin Jabir of Masjid-e-Haram and Qari Mohammad Ayub of Masjid-e-Nabvi. Some Mualim’s at Masjid-e-Nabvi were also mentored by Qari Khalil. He had the status of ‘teacher of teachers’.

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