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Tariq Jameel undergoes angioplasty

ISLAMABAD -UNS-Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel was admitted to the Doctors Hospital in Lahore after complaining of chest pains, his spokesperson Noman Liaquat said on Tuesday.

Another spokesperson for the religious scholar, Tahir Rahimi, said Maulana Jameel’s angioplasty had been completed at the hospital. His arteries had been blocked as a result of which one stent was inserted.

He said that the religious scholar had been admitted to the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday.

Maulana Jameel will be kept at the hospital for the next 24 hours, the spokesperson said, adding that his health was fine and doctors had recommended rest to him.

Liaquat had earlier said that doctors at the hospital had advised an angiography of the religious scholar.

A member of the Tableeghi Jamaat that subscribes to the Deobandi school of thought, Maulana Jameel is a well-known preacher in Pakistan and abroad.

He was ranked 40th on the 2019 list of the ‘World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims’. He has also been previously featured on the list.

According to ‘The Muslim 500’ profile of Maulana Jameel, he is one of the most popular preachers in Pakistan. After completing his pre-medical education, he was admitted to the King Edward Medical College in Lahore where, under the influence of the Tableeghi Jamaat, he changed his focus to Islamic education. He received religious training from the Jamia Arabia.

“Maulana Tariq’s background in the sciences allows him to explain Islamic matters in a way that appeals to modern urban Muslims. Additionally, his simple lifestyle and eloquence in Urdu, as well as his fluency in Arabic, catapulted his fame across the Muslim world,” the profile states.

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