Thirty first (31st) death anniversary of Allama Mufti Jafar Hussain, a great leader of Shia Muslims of Pakistan, was observed with reverence on Thursday across the country with reverence.
Quran Khawani and Majalis e Taraheem were held for the great Shia leader of Pakistan in the mosques and Imambargahs.
The speakers highlighted his services as a great brave and intrepid leader and a renowned and authentic Islamic scholar.
They said that he was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, in 1914 and at the age of only 12 years, he was expert in the disciplines of medicine, hadees, fiqh (jurisprudence) and Arabic. He went to holy city of Najaf, Iraq in 1935 where he studied for 5 years. His teachers included among others Grand Ayatollah Syed Abul Hassan Isfahani.
Founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah had got advice of Allama Mufti Jafar Hussain on Islamic affairs. Reports had it that he had consulted him and tasked him to help the state of Pakistan on Islamic legal matters.
Mufti Jafar Hussain was founder of Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafaria that later renamed as Tehrik-e-Jafaria Pakistan. Under his dynamic leadership, Shiites of Pakistan had staged a historic sit-in outside Parliament House Islamabad during the tenure of Martial Law dictator Gen. Zia ul Haq. That historic protest compelled the despotic ruler to meet the legitimate and genuine demands of Pakistani Shiites.
He led Shiites and Pakistani nation at a time when nobody else had the courage to challenge the brutal regime of Martial Law dictator. He passed away on August 29, 1982.