Outrage in Muslim community as prominent cleric Maulana Wali Rahmani dies of Covid-19 after vaccination

By Special Correspondent

Patna/New Delhi, April 4 : Outrage and anger is growing in the Muslim community over the sudden death of renowned Islamic scholar and academician Maulana Wali Rahmani who developed breathlessness and other complications soon after taking the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine .

He developed breathing problems and other complications after being vaccinated on 18 March. He was admitted to Patna’s Paras HMRI Hospital on 28 March and diagnosed with Covid-19. He passed away on 3 April in the afternoon.

Maulana Burhanuddin Qasmi, a senior official of Islamic organisation Markazul Ma’arif questioned the credibility of the vaccine in connection with Maulana Rahmani’s death. ”Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) should answer why did he [Rahmani] contract Covid-19 despite being vaccinated?”

All India Halal Board General Secretary Danish Reyaz said that the community has been deprived of a great leader with the demise of Maulana Wali Rahmani. 

”If national level leaders are buggerred around in such a manner in the name of vaccination then how general people will trust it? A large number of people are doubtful about Covid-19 vaccine and their doubts are strengthened by such kind of incidents.”

Muslim Mirror tried to speak to medical staff in Paras Hospital in connection with Maulana Rahmani’s demises. However, it was told that no one was available to speak on the issue.

Before going for vaccination Maulana visited Imarat e Sharia, he was looking healthy and well.  After vaccination he got fever and cold later on 28th March he was admitted to Paras hospital after he felt severe cold where he was tested Covid positive,  Maulana Arshad Rahmani the office secretary of Imarat e Sharia told Muslim Mirror.

Notably, India has ambitiously rolled out vaccination programme after giving approval of two vaccine candidates: indigenously developed Covaxin and AstraZeneca’s Covishild. Several international agencies including the UNICEF, which is supporting country’s immunisation programme for over several decades, is also extending help to the government on various levels to increase coverage.

Who was Maulana Rahmani?

Maulana Rahmani was general secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board; Amee-e-Shariat, Imarat Shariah, Bihar-Jharkhand & Odisha; and Sajjada Nashin of Khanqah Rahmania, Munger in Bihar. He was also the founder of Rahmani30 – a successful educational programme focused on preparing economically marginalised students for medical, IIT, CA, CS and LAW entrance tests.

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