TLP Chief Allama Khadim Rizvi Buried in Lahore
Lakhs of people attended the funeral prayers in greater Iqbal Park, Saad Rizvi the new TLP Chief
LAHORE: Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, leader of Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP), was laid to rest at Abu Dharr Ghaffari Madrassa near Rehmat-ul-Alamin Mosque after offering Janaza prayer.
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Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s funeral prayers were offered at Greater Iqbal Park, Minar Pakistan, Lahore, which was attended by lakhs of people.
Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s funeral prayer was lead by his son Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi. Every eye was shedding on this occasion.
How many people attended the funeral?
According to Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan, one million people attended the funeral of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi. On the other hand, according to media reports and government agencies, about 500,000 people attended the funeral prayers of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi.
Undoubtedly, this was amongst the biggest funeral in the history of Lahore. There was no space left for sit-in at Greater Iqbal Park, ground adjacent to Badshahi Mosque and Royal Fort Ground during the funeral prayers.
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Workers of Tehreek-e-Labeek, devotees and followers of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi were also present on the streets from Data Darbar to Minar Pakistan and Bati Chowk.
Apart from this, there was a huge crowd at Azadi Flyover, including the roofs of houses, plazas and shops near Minar Pakistan.
The body of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi was brought in an ambulance from Masjid Rehmat-ul-almeen to Greater Iqbal Park and the voices of “Labaik Ya Rasoolullah PBUH” were constantly heard from the ground.
Flowers were laid on the body of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi at various places along the way. Workers from all over the country were given a last visit to Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi.
Hundreds of devotees were also present outside the residence of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi.
Security was on high alert in Lahore on the occasion of Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s funeral prayers. Activists of Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan also carried out security duties along with the police.
People were allowed to enter the venue only after checking. Due to Corona’s concerns, people attended the funeral prayers wearing face masks.
Hafiz Saad Rizvi elected new Amir of TLP
A meeting of the Central Majlis-e-Shura of Tehreek-e-Labeek Pakistan (TLP) was held in which Allama Hafiz Saad Rizvi, son of Allama Khadim Rizvi, was elected as the new Chief (Amir) of Tehreek-e-Labaik.
Sahibzada Hafiz Saad Rizvi took an oath of allegiance to Islam, Pakistan and Tehreek-e-Labaik from the participants of the funeral prayer.
Speech of Hafiz Saad Rizvi
Addressing the participants of the funeral prayers, Hafiz Saad Rizvi said that he would carry forward the mission of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi. He said that the publication of blasphemous sketches would never be silenced.
Hafiz Saad Rizvi said that he will move forward with the advice and lessons of his father, these necks will be ready to be cut at all times for the honor of the Holy Prophet PBUH.
Hafiz Saad Rizvi said that those who were happy over the demise of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi have to be told today that their happiness will turn into sorrow.
Hafiz Saad Rizvi said that he would not allow any conspiracy against Islam and Pakistan to succeed.
A Qur’an recitation will be held at 9:00 am on Sunday in the Data Darbar Mosque for the soul of Allama Khadim Rizvi.