Men of knowledge are the true gems of society and are respected everywhere they go. Dr Shakeel Auj was one of those men who have a long list of accomplishments to his name. Dr Shakeel Auj was the dean of Islamic Studies at the Karachi University and had been associated with the university for 19 years.
Dr Shakeel Auj was a respected professor of the faculty of Islamic studies and apart form that he was also an author and has written 15 books. He had been the dean of Islamic Studies since February 2012 and was also the editor of Al-Tafseer, an HEC recognized research journal on Islamic Studies.
Dr Shakeel added the accomplishment of becoming a martyr to his name on Thursday when unknown people attacked his vehicle near Bait Ul Mukarram masjid in Gulshan e Iqbal. He was on his way to an event held by the Iranian consulate with his colleague professor Tahir Maqsood when the attack took place. Dr Shakeel was hit three times in the neck and chest and was taken to Aga Khan University hospital but was dead when he arrived. May he rest in peace and may Allah protect our society from mindless animals who seek out and kill innocent people.