Maulana Tariq Jamil suffers cardiac arrest

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Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil, currently on a trip to Canada, was moved to a hospital on Tuesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest, according to his son.

Confirming the news in a tweet, Yousaf Jamil said: “Baba jaan is currently in Canada and has been shifted to the hospital due to a heart attack. By the grace of Allah, his condition is much better now.”

He requested Jamil’s fans and followers to pray for the scholar’s speedy recovery. “May Allah Almighty bless my father with perfect health,” Yousaf added.

Separately, in a video message posted on the scholar’s YouTube, Jamil said that his father experienced pains in his chest at around 1pm local time (3am in Canada) and was subsequently shifted to the hospital.

“However, all the procedures have been completed successfully and he is absolutely fine and stable now,” Yousaf said, requesting social media users to refrain from spreading rumours regarding his father’s health.