Hundreds and thousands of people have gathered at Minar-i-Pakistan to offer Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi.
This is being called “an historic” Namaz-e-Janaza in Lahore's history as greater Iqbal park, the roads leading to it and the adjoining areas were filled with the people.
"There was sea of people everywhere who had come there to offer funeral prayer," said Hafiz Muhammad Siddiqui, a resident of Green Town.
The scholars did speeches and shed light over his life and struggle for Islam and Pakistan.
His funeral prayer was due on Friday afternoon but was delayed due to his supporters and fans from across the country and abroad who would not have reached there timely if it had been offered as per scheduled. Therefore, the funeral prayer was delayed till Saturday (today).
He was 54 years old.
According to the workers, Allama Rizvi fell ill few days ago but he took part in protest against blasphemous caricatures in France. The rain hit the protesters while Allama Rizvi stayed among them despite his illness.
“Rain continues to pour in on him while he was already ill which caused him fever,” said a worker, with tears in his eyes.
The protest, he said, ended after the government accepted TLP’s demand to end diplomatic ties with France. After successful protest, Allama Rizvi returned to Lahore along with his fans and supporters and his fever got more severe.
On Thursday night, the condition of Allama Rizvi deteriorated after which he was taken to Shayed Zayed Hospital but he took last breath while on his way to hospital.
He always stood there whenever anything happened against Islam and honor of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
On many critical occasions, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi was seen alone raising voice for Islam, honor and finality in Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).