Late Dr. Abidullah Ghazi
Renowned Indian American Islamic scholar, author, educator and poet Dr. Abidullah Ansari Ghazi today passed away in Chicago, USA. He was born on 6th July 1936 at Anbehta, Saharanpur (UP), India. Dr Ghazi has been an educational consultant to several universities and educational institutions. He has written more than 150 Islamic educational textbooks. He was also a founder and executive director of IQRA' International Educational Foundation, US. Along with his wife, Dr. Tasneema Ghazi, he has been recognized as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims for being a pioneer in Islamic education. Dr. Ghazi is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Citizen’s Award, the Ronald Regan Award, and a Certificate of Welcome from the City of Los Angeles. Qari Muhammad Tayyib was his maternal grandfather while his father Hamid al-Ansari Ghazi was the son of Muhammad Mian Mansoor Ansari, a key hero of the Indian freedom struggle ‘Silk Letter Movement’. He is survived by wife and five children.
Soon after his death, condolence messages poured in as former Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission and author Dr. Zafarul-Islam khan said, "I am sad to know about the demise of Dr Abidullah Ghazi. He was a great son of Islam, a tall intellectual and an asset of the worldwide Muslim community. May Allah grant him maghfirat and high station in Paradise. I extend my sincere condolences to all his relatives and friends."
AMU Network in a tweet, writes: "Dr. Abidullah Ghazi - A great son of AMU died few hours ago in Chicago - Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un."