He was Amir-e-Shariat and General Secretary of Muslim Personal Law Board, as also founder of Rahmani-30, an institution dedicated to preparing under-privileged students for various entrance tests
Sami Ahmad | Clarion India
PATNA — Noted Islamic scholar Maulana Mohammad Wali Rahmani (Born 5th June 1943) is no more. He breathed his last on Saturday afternoon at a private hospital in Patna.
Maulana Rahmani was general secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board; Amee-e-Shariat, Imarat Shariah, Bihar-Jharkhand & Odisha; and Sajjada Nashin of Khanqah Rahmania, Munger in Bihar. He was also the founder of Rahmani30 – a successful educational programme focused on preparing economically challenged students for medical, IIT, CA, CS and LAW entrance tests.
Maulana Rahmani, who had also served as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council, was a widely travelled man and commanded respect throughout the Islamic world.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has condoled his death through a tweet, saying “it is an irreparable loss for the entire Muslim Ummah. Appeal for prayers and patience to all Muslims. Indeed to Allah we belong and to Him we return.”
Gen. Sec. Maulana Wali Rahmani sahab RA has expired. It is an irreparable loss for the entire Muslim Ummah. Appeal for prayers and patience to all Muslims. Indeed to Allah we belong and to Him we return. @MaulanaUmrain, Secretary AIMPLB
— All India Muslim Personal Law Board (@AIMPLB_Official) April 3, 2021
Maulana Rizwan Ahmad Islahi, chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Bihar, expressed his shock on Maulana Rahmani’s death and prayed for him. In a Facebook post he said that Maulana Rahmanhi had taken Corona vaccine on March 18 but it seems his other ailments combined with coronavirus proved fatal.
Amir, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Syed Sadatullah Husaini, expressed his grief over the death of Maulana Rahmani. He told Clarion India that at a time when the Muslim community was passing through a trying time, it was a big loss to the community. Husaini gave condolence to his family as well as officials of the Muslim Personal Law Board of which he was the general secretary.
All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat President Navaid Hamid also expressed his sorrow saying death of Maulana Rahmani has created a very big void which is hard to fill.
Just two months back, as chief of Imarat-e-Shariah, Maulana Rahmani had launched an education campaign for the upliftment of Muslim community.
Though he came from a traditional background, he was quite keen to impart modern education to his community. In 2008, he established Rahmani30 in collaboration with former Director-General of Police, Bihar, Abhayanand. The educational programme selects 30 meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically challenged sections of society and trains them for the JEE, the entrance examination for Indian Institute of Technology, Medical, CA, CS and LAW entrance.
Maulana Rahmani’s father Minnatullah Rahmani was also a renowned Islamic scholar. He became Sajjadanashin of Khanqah Rahmania, Munger, in 1991 after the death of his father. His grandfather Mohammad Ali Mungeri was among the founders of Nadwatul Ulema, one of the top institutions of Islamic learning in India.