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KARACHI: Renowned researcher of Sira-e-Nabi in Pakistan and India Dr. Yaseen Mazhar Siddiqui has passed away at the age of 86 in India.
The well-known biographer passed away on Tuesday in Aligarh where his funeral prayers were offered after Isha. He is survived by a widow, two daughters, three sons and hundreds of his disciples.
He completed his PhD in 1975. In 1983, he became Reader Associate in the Department of Islamic Studies and in 1991, Professor. Perform the responsibilities of the Director of the Department of Islamic Studies at Muslim Aligarh University. After retirement, he was made the head of the Shah Wali Research Cell, a subsidiary of the university. He was also awarded the Shah Wali Award.
Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui benefited from great teachers like Maulana Rabi Hasni Nadvi, Maulana Syed Abul Hassan Ali Nadvi and Maulana Ishaq Sandelvi. He wrote on many topics but became known for his services in the field of biography. He published several books in Arabic, Urdu and English and about five hundred articles on other topics, especially the Sira of the Prophet, were published in various journals. Biographers consider you to be a continuation of the biography of Qazi Sulaiman Mansoor Puri, Maulana Shibli and Syed Sulaiman Nadvi
As soon as the news of Dr. Sahib’s demise was received, a prayer meeting was organized at Regional Dawa Center, Sindh, Karachi.