“Life is so unpredictable”! This is what comes to my mind when I think about the best life of Khadim Rizvi and his sudden demise. Who would have thought that a personality who had jammed the life in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad would be no more just after two days of the protest? The people of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have witnessed two major sit-ins at Faizabad which had almost paralyzed their life. Both sit – ins were staged by Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi.
Best Life of Khadim Rizvi
Allama was born on June 22, 1966 in Nikka Toot village of Attock district. He received early education from a local school in Nikkan Killan. After reaching the age of 8 years, he went to Jhelum in order to get religious education. Allama Rizvi memorized the Holy Quran in 4 years and graduated in Dars-e-Nizami from Jamia Nizamia, Lahore. Allama Rizvi joined Auqaf department in 1993. Later, after losing job, he laid foundation of his religious/ political party – Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.
During his lifetime, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi raised his voice a number of times against matters regarding blasphemy. In fact, people got to know him initially when he confronted amendments in the Blasphemy law. He is well-known for his hard speeches and firebrand oratory style. Even two days before his death, Rizvi was protesting at Faizabad against the blasphemous caricatures made in France.
The political career of Allama Khalid Hussain Rizvi actually started after his termination from the Auqaf department. He was issued multiple notices and warnings during his service for speaking against government regarding the amendments in Blasphemy law. Rizvi did not stop and hence, the department terminated him. It is said that Rizvi did not accept his outstanding dues. He even turned down the job offer for his elder son in place of Rizvi.
His efforts earned him the nickname “Blasphemy activist”. He was confined to wheelchair since 2006 as a result of a serious accident that happened when he was travelling from Rawalpindi to Lahore. The religious leaders of Pakistan believe that the country has lost a fearless personality and true devotee of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). Rizvi is survived by a widow and six children including two sons and four daughters.