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Obituaries: 16-30 September
Amina Khatoon, wife of the renowned
scholar and commentator of the Qur'an Maulana Abdul Karim Parekh died on 18
August. She was religious, pious and a woman of high character. She remained
active during her whole life for the reformation and welfare of women.
Qari Ahmad Zia Azhari, an Arabic phonetic expert and teacher of Darul
Uloom Warsia, Lucknow, died recently. Qari Zia was born in 1934 in Allahabad
district of Uttar Pradesh. He learnt phonetics and recitation from his father
and grandfather at Madrasa Subhania Allahabad in 1952-53 and took charge of the
post. People at different places held condolence meetings and remembered his
outstanding contributions and called his death a great loss for the community.
Peer Ghyasuddin, freedom fighter, deputy chairman of Jammu and Kashmir
Legislative Council and former minister died on 17 August. He was 75. Law
graduate Peer Ghyasuddin was the first person to form Kashmir Laborers Movement.
He remained chairman of Kashmir Legislative Council from 1957 to 1963. He also
remained a minister from 1963 to 1973. After that he was made deputy chairman of
the State Congress Committee. For the last few years he remained isolated from