New Delhi:The renowned Islamic Scholar Maulana Wahiduddin has been admitted to Appollo Hospital in Delhi after he was tested positive for Covid-19.
“The great scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is admitted in serious condition in Apollo Hospital Sarita Vihar late last night. Tested Covid+. In ICU. Please pray for his quick recovery,” tweeted Dr. Zafrul Islam khan, his eldest son.
Born in January 1925 in a village of Azamgarh district of Utter Pradesh Maulana Wahiduddin Khan comes from a family of nationalists.
He has authored over 200 books on Islam, prophetic wisdom, spirituality and coexistence in a multi-ethnic society” as well on Islam’s relations with modernity and secularism.
He also wrote a commentary of the holy Quran in two volumes and has been listed in the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world.
He started a monthly magazine called The Ar-risala (The Message) Urdu in 1976, consisting of almost entirely his articles and writing. An English edition of the magazine started in February 1984 and a Hindi version started in December 1990. His articles include ‘Hijacking — A Crime’, ‘Rights of Women in Islam’, ‘The Concept of Charity in Islam’ and ‘The Concept of Jihad’.
A Padam Bhushan awardee Maulana who always remained close to power is also known for his proximity with BJP and it’s leaders. He campaigned for BJP in 2014.
He was also among the first Muslim leaders who advised Muslims to give up claims over the Babri Masjid
Maulana received the Demiurgus Peace International Award, under the patronage of the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; India’s third-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in January 2000;the National Citizens’ Award, presented by Mother Teresa and the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (2009).He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, in January 2021.