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News item on Faruqi’s murder

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Scouring the World Wide Web, we came across this news article from 1986 archives reporting the murder of Dr. Faruqi and his wife on the day it happened. Truly, it was a sad day when this unfortunate incident happened. May Dr. Faruqi and his wife be received into His Jannah for their service to Islam, insha’allah.

AROUND THE NATION; Islamic Scholar and Wife Slain in Pennsylvania
Published: May 28, 1986

An Islamic scholar and his wife were stabbed to death early today and their daughter was seriously wounded.

Ismail al Faruqi, a 65-year-old professor at Temple University, and his 59-year-old wife, Lois, an art scholar, were found dead with multiple stab wounds in their home in this suburb of Philadelphia, the police said. Their 27-year-old daughter was stabbed in the chest and arms.

The weapon apparently was ”a 15-inch survival-type knife” found near the body of Professor al Faruqi, said Lieut. Robert Krauser of the Cheltenham Township police.

Sgt. Alan Butan said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was providing technical assistance to the police ”because of al Faruqi’s prominence in the Islamic world.” — AP






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