New Delhi, 18 Jan 2014: Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, Ameer (National President) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, on Saturday condoled the passing away of great community figure and religious leader Maulana Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin and termed his demise as a great loss for the community. He prayed to Almighty to pardon him and grant him higher places in the paradise. The Bohra leader passed away in Mumbai on Friday.
In a press statement here today, Ameer-e Jamaat said Dr. Burhanuddin in his long life silently led the Bohra community on religious issues and rendered great services in the field of education and social service. His area of social work spread over several countries. Along all the activities, he had been in good contact with leaders of the Millat, said Maulana Umari.
Ameer-e Jamaat also expressed grief over the death of 18 people in stampede early Saturday morning outside the house of the Bohra leader where tens of thousands of mourners had assembled to pay their last tribute. Maulana Umari prayed to Almighty for their maghfirat and speedy recovery of the injured.