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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan dies in India

Lahore: Renowned religious scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has died at the age of 97. Born in 1925 in Azamgarh, Khan had millions of followers in Pakistan and India.

Wahiduddin Khan was an Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist known for having written a commentary on the Quran and having translated it into contemporary English.

He was listed in the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world. He was known by many as a Suifi while some people called him secularist.

As soon as the news of his death surfaced, people in India and Pakistan started paying tribute to Khan for his services for Islam and humanity.

Reacting to his death, Pakistan’s former ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani wrote on Twitter, “Saddened by the death of Muslim scholar and advocate of religious tolerance and interfaith harmony, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. May his ideas continue to spread and resonate.”

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