Mangaluru : Senior Islamic scholar and Qazi of Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga disricts, Al Haj P M Ibrahim Musliyar Bekal passed away at a private hospital in the city on September 24, Thursday.
He was 71 years of age and is survived by his wife, three sons, two daughters and a host of well-wishers.
Qazi Ibrahim Musliyar Bekal hailed from Naringana in Bantwal taluk. Popularly known as Bekal Ustad, he was the State President of Sunni Jamiyyatul UIlema and Principal of Jamiya SaAdiya Arabic Shariyat College and Chief Editor of Al Ansar magazine.
Bekal Ustad had graduated from the Deoband Arabic College and had served Soorinje and Bantwal Juma Masjids for two years. He had later served as Mudarris of Bekal for 43 years.
The funeral will be held at the Marikkala Zuma Mosque near Montepada today at 6 pm, family sources said.