Renowned religious Shia scholar Allama Dr. Zameer Akhtar Naqvi has passed away due to a heart attack earlier today. He was 76 years old. According to reports, he was taken to Aga Khan University Hospital late Saturday night where he passed away.
Naqvi was a well-learned man with knowledge in subjects like religion, philosophy, Islamic history, science, literature, culture, and journalism. He was born and raised in Lucknow. Dr, Naqvi completed his graduation and then moved to Pakistan in 1967. He later acquired his Ph.D. from the University of Karachi.
Allama was a public speaker who became a target of social media mockery due to the content of his sermons and zealous speech style. The scholar earlier this year had addressed this issue as well. He had shared that he doesn’t mind being the subject of these memes as long as people listen to what he has to say and do not insult him.
Dr. Naqvi was the editor of Al Kalam magazine and also headed the Anees Academy. He is said to have authored around 300 books on various subjects. His funeral prayers were held at Imambargah Shuhada-e-Karbala in the Federal B area after Magrib.
Many renowned personalities and patrons alike are extending their condolences and respect.
The Sindh Governor Imran Ismail expressed his condolences upon Naqvi’s “May God grant patience to his bereaved family.”
— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) September 13, 2020
Again a big loss to the entire shia community!🥺
Zameer sahab speeches about Islam and Karbala will remain an asset for all of us!
His scholarly services will always be remembered..
May his soul rest in peace!#allamazameerakhtarnaqvi
— Syeda Nain Abidi (@SyedaNain18) September 13, 2020
Most of you know #AllamaZameerAkhtarNaqvi through the memes but since the people in Pakistan do not like reading, the lesser-known fact about him is that he authored over 300 books and was an ocean of knowledge. May Allah SWT bless him with the highest rank. pic.twitter.com/uJaAUw6UJt
— Wajahat 🇵🇰 (@KazmiWajahat) September 13, 2020
Heart felt condolences on the sade demise of Allama Zameer Akhtar Naqvi https://t.co/QHbBBHwCge
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) September 13, 2020
One notable thing among these is the regret that an esteemed man was subject to such mockery and now after his passing, many are praising him.
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) September 13, 2020
— Numan Zahid (@numa_zahid) September 13, 2020
Aap yahan koi sectarian baat karengay mujhe aap ko dhund kar block karna parega is liye agar aap nafrat phailanay walo mein se hain to khud he unfollow kar dain aur apni zindagi khushi se guzarein#AllamaZameerAkhtarNaqvi pic.twitter.com/ySMuhgsRdD
— Main Abdul Majid Hoon (@ComicsByMajid) September 13, 2020
— Iblal Ahmed Tarar (@AhmedIblal) September 13, 2020
— محمد احسان راں (@mahsanraan) September 13, 2020
Some even appreciated the fact that he made them laugh in tough times
Apart from his knowledge and wisdom, Thankyou for making us laugh in desperate times. You will always be remembered Sir..❣#AllamaZameerAkhtarNaqvi
— Adnan Liaqat (@DaniOye_) September 13, 2020
Some strangely justified the meme culture
Bro memes only helps us smile…
You also laugh at them…
No one has hard feelings for anyone… Once a soul is departed from us everyone should pray for forgiveness… Before judging anyone else, look into yourself please…
— Moiz Ahmed (@moiz813) September 13, 2020
بھائ انکا کریکٹر جیسا بھی ہو لیکن انکے چند الفاظ ہمیں بہت اچھے لگے ہمیں ہنستے ہیں اسکایہمطلب نہیں ان سے نفرت تھی
— Rana Azeem | رانا عــظیــم (@iamZeemu) September 13, 2020
Some took this opportunity to educate others about his accomplishments.
Let me tell you who was #AllamaZameerAkhtarNaqvi
He was the author of more than 300 books, recited 10,000+ lectures on different topics globally. He received many awards including Mir Anis award, Commonwealth award London.
He is no more with us😔
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/WlePjQ1Pxi
— Mubashra mirza 🇵🇰 (@mirza_sayss) September 13, 2020
Some sadly are still making fun of him in spite of his passing
#AllamaZameerAkhtarNaqvi died and people have stoop to such low level that they are making fun of his death. These illiterate people have made 'being from another sect' a crime. And then they wonder, why every other day brings a new torture. pic.twitter.com/YbZUNHVrcO
— Zamnah Iqan (@anaare_sistanam) September 13, 2020
We extend our condolences to his family and his community of followers for this loss. We leave you with some food for thought.
— M Ikhlaq Siddiqui (@Miksiddiqui) September 13, 2020