Maulana Dr. Adil Khan , a prestigious religious scholar as result of target killing in Karachi
Islamabad, Pakistan: An eminent religious scholar and administrator of Jamia Farooqia, Karachi, Dr. Adil Khan together with his driver was killed in the recent event of target killing. The news has sent shockwaves across the country because the authorities concerned became wary about the law and order situation.
Dr. Adil Khan, sixty years of age was the son of renowned religious scholar Maulana Saleemullah Khan who assumed responsibilities as the administrator of Jamia Farooqia after the death of his father.
Maulana Saleemullah was an acclaimed religious scholar who founded the Jamia Farooqi in 1967. He passed away in 2017 after which his son took control of Jamia.
Dr. Adil Khan was assassinated by unknown motorcycle riders who opened fire on him when he stopped in the Shah Faisal Colony area of Karachi. Dr. Adil Khan was present in his vehicle along with his driver when the gunmen detained them, opened fire, and killed them both.
In the initial investigation report capitulated by the officer of Sindh Police Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shahid stated that the incident had occurred near Shama retail store as two gunmen fired a total five bullets.
Dr. Adil Khan had obtained his master’s degree in Arabic from the University of Karachi in 1972 and Ph.D. in Islamic Culture in 1992. He was affiliated with the International Islamic University Malaysia as a professor from 2010 to 2018. He also received a five-star ranking award in Malaysia.
Dr. Adil Khan was planning for his post-doctoral research at the time of his death.
Islamic scholar Dr. Adil Khan was also the executive member of the council of Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan i.e. the most prestigious federation for religious and spiritual seminaries in Pakistan with an affiliation of around 23,000 Madaris from across Pakistan.
He also published four journal publications in Arabic, English, Urdu, and Sindhi languages from Jamia Farooqia.
The late scholar was also well versed in Urdu, English, and Arabic languages. He was an expert in Qur’anic and Hadith studies, Islamic history, Islamic financial system, Islamic history, and jurisprudence. He had the decide to upgrade Jamia Farooqi as a university.
Following the incident, the Sindh Home Department imposed an instantaneous ban on pillion riding on motorcycles in Karachi for one month to keep up law and order situation within the city because the criminals mostly used two-wheelers for target killing.
On Sunday Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that this event was an attempt to disrupt the peace of Karachi.