Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
Born: 1st Rajab, 1345 / 5th January, 1927
Death: 7:45pm on Thursday, June 20, 2002
A faqih and muhaddith, an expert in tafseer and scholastic theology, a rijali and historian, an author and speaker, a poet and linguist-this is Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi. His sincere zeal, armed with these qualities, has made him one of the greatest Muballighs the Shia world has ever known. He initiated the plan of tabligh among Africans; is a Founder and the Chief Missionary of Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. His books and correspondence have been instrumental in spreading the Original Islam from Philippines to Guyana. Before him Tabligh among Africans was taboo; his endeavours have turned it into a badge of honour; and now many youths spend their times in various Tabligh activities. He speaks and writes in Urdu, English, Arabic, Persian and Kiswahili; and knows Hindi and Gujrati. More than a hundred books are to his credit; some of them have been translated into seventeen languages. He has been given Ijazah (authorisations) by fourteen Grand Ayatullahs for riwayah, Qazawah, and Umur-e-Hasbiyah.
Note: We regret to announce that Allamah Sayyed Saeed Akhter Rizvi passed away at approximately 7:45pm on Thursday, June 20, 2002.
On Thursday 20th June at about 7.30 am he suffered a massive stroke and was immediately hospitalized . Despite all medical attention regrettably in accordance with the will of Allah, Sayyed Saeed passed away at about 7.45 p.m