Allama Talib Jauhari, one of the most revered and well-known Shia scholars in Pakistan, died at the age of 81 at a private hospital in Karachi.
His death was confirmed by his son Riaz Jauhari. He had been hospitalised for a while and was in the ICU. He is said to have had cardiovascular problems and was on the ventilator.
Allama Talib Jauhari was a poet and orator, who was given the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his social contributions. He was regarded as a philosopher, and had many books written. “His book Hadees-e-Karabla is one of the few Maqtal written in Urdu and has been considered as one of the most well compiled sources to the traditions related to the Event of Karbala,” according to his website.
Allama Talib Jauhari was born on 27th August 1938 in Patna, India. His father, Maulana Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar, was a prominent scholar, and an Urdu poet known for his exceptional poetry about Prophet Muhammad’s Household (PBUH), according to information on his website.
“Allama Talib Jauhari studied Islamic theology in Najaf, Iraq under Ayatollah al Uzma Sayyid Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei. He was a student of Ayatollah Shaheed Sayyid Baqir Al-sadr. He has been a class fellow of Ayatollah al Uzma Sayyid Ali Sistani, although Ayatullah Sistani was among his seniors. Allama Zeeshan Haider Jawwadi was also one of his class fellows in Najaf.”
Generations grew up listening to his majlis, and he was the most prominent Sham-e-Ghareeban Zakir in Pakistan.