Shia Scholar Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar passes away


Professor Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar has passed away in New Delhi. He was the son of the late Mulla Mirza Mohammad Tahir.

Professor MirzaAthar was educated at Sultan-ul-Madaris where he graduated with Sadr-ul-Afazil at Lucknow University obtaining a Master’s Degree in Persian Literature. He had completed more than fifty years of continuous Muharram recitation in Mumbai.

Athar was popular in many countries worldwide including India, Pakistan, the Middle East, UK, US and Australia.

On 23 January 2005, he was elected first president of All India Shia Personal Law Board.

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