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Fact-check: Maulana Bazur Jamhur’s picture not taken after rains damaged his grave in Mardan

Peshawar: A former student at Mardan’s Madressa Jamia Islamia Tafheem-ul-Quran has dismissed as fake the viral picture of late Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Bazur Jamhur alias Sahib Haq Saib whose grave was damaged in torrential rains.

A collage of pictures containing two photos of the cleric was spread online with claims that the body of the Islamic scholar was found intact during the repair work on his grave.

Multiple social media users including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain shared the picture with caption that said the body of the maulana showed no marks of decomposition almost two years after it was buried.

Maulana Hidayatullah Hidayat, who studied at the seminary in Mardan, said that a son of the late Sheikhul Hdith also confirmed that the viral picture being circulated is photoshopped.

The original picture of the body was taken at a hospital before the cleric’s death.

Several eyewitnesses said that the body was not taken out of the grave during the repair work.

A close look into the picture also shows Photoshop skills were used before it was spread.

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