Living a faith

Print edition : June 14, 2013

Asghar Ali Engineer: 1939-2013 Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

Dawoodi Bohras offering namaz on Eid-ul-Fitr at Hussaini Masjid in Bhopal. A 2010 photograph. Photo: A.M. Faruqui

The religious head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb at a function to commemorate his 101st birthday in Surat in May 2012. Photo: PTI

Asghar Ali Engineer’s activism stemmed from his deep-rooted beliefs, though as an independent thinker he chose to believe in a modern, humanistic interpretation of Islam.
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