AFED pays tribute to Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq Saheb

From Africa Federation

“Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeeun”

“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return”
(Holy Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)

The death of an ‘Alim is the death of the ‘Alam (World)

Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq Saheb (1939 – 2020)

The Africa Federation Secretariat received with deep sadness the news of the passing away of Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq Saheb who passed away in Lucknow, India on Tuesday 24th November 2020 and was buried today in Lucknow. Maulana was a renowned Islamic scholar, eminent cleric and senior Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq was born on 22nd June 1939 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and received his early education from the Madrasa Sultan ul Madaris and then obtained his Bachelors of Arts from the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and later pursued his master’s degree in Arabic Literature from the same University. He attained his doctorate degree from the Lucknow University.

He founded the Tauheedul Muslimeen Trust in 1984 with an aim to give educational assistance and scholarships to the needy and poor students. The Trust runs various educational, charitable and constructive projects in various parts of India.

He was also the President of The Era’s Medical College & Hospital Lucknow and the General Secretary of All India Shia Conference besides being a member of Anjuman-e-Wazifiya-e-Sadat-o-Momineen.

Maulana was highly respected amongst all Islamic sects for the role he played in creating communal harmony between Hindu and Muslims and also Shias and Sunnis, peaceful coexistence was one of the basic principles of his life. Maulana was well known for his simplicity, politeness, morals, good public relationship and above all his punctuality.

Above: Maulana Kalbe Sadiq Saheb meeting Home Minister of India, Mr. Rajnath Singh during the meeting with the top Shia clerics in Lucknow, India. The Home Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Dinesh Sharma also visited Maulana in Hospital last year where he was admitted for treatment.

Message from the Chairman of Africa Federation.

“The sad news of the death of this great Islamic Scholar was received by us in Africa with deep grief and sorrow. Maulana was an effective and eloquent public speaker with excellent oratory power, similarly he possessed vast knowledge of religion of Islam, the Madh’ab of Ahlulbayt (‘A) and long experience in secular matters which made him a popular and inspirational speaker amongst Muslims and non-Muslims in India and in other parts of the world where he lectured. Maulana Kalbe Sadiq Saheb was a role model and admired by many for his vast knowledge, simplicity and openness. He believed in Unity, Harmony and promoted education; especially for the underprivileged children in India. His death leaves behind a big vacuum in the community which shall be very difficult to fill. Maulana was a well-known personality in many parts of Africa and kept cordial relationships with Africa Federation and with our Tabligh Institutions. On behalf of all of us from Africa Federation, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Maulana during this difficult time of the bereavement, we pray to Allah (s.w.t.) to shower His mercy upon him and grant him high status in the proximity of Ahlulbayt (‘A), Ameen.”

Below is a link of an Inspiring Address by Maulana Kalbe Sadiq at the World Federation Conference in 1988 in the U.K.

Maulana Kalbe Sadiq is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.

The WF visit to India in February 2017 Above: Group photograph taken in School Complex with Marhum Maulana Kalbe Sadiq Saheb on 8th February 2017 during the visit to Lucknow, India. Standing from L to R: Official from the school, Alhaj Gulamali Virjee, Marhum Mohamed Panju Jessa, Official from the school, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq Saheb, Dr. Asgher Moledina, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, Alhaj Sibtein Asaria, Alhaj Mustafa Kassam, Alhaj Najmul Hassan Rizvi and Alhaj Masum Somji.

May Allah (s.w.t.) grant him maghferat and a high station in the proximity of Ahlulbayt (‘a), Ameen.

We request for a Sura-e-Fateha for Marhum Maulana Kalbe Sadiq Saheb and all the Marhumeen.