Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza- a religious scholar- has sustained an injury from a murder attemt as police put it, Geo News reported.
Mirza was stabbed with a knife by an assassin during his weekly lecture on Sunday night, police said.
The scholar received injuries to his arm.
According to police, the attacker has been identified as Shehzad Ali, a resident of Lahore.
Police have arrested two suspects in total and registered a case at the city police station.
With 1.4 million subscribers, the scholar has over 1,600 videos on his own YouTube channel.
He has been criticised for ‘misguiding people’ by taking an unorthodox view on Islam, but his many followers believe he takes a religious position that is rationally articulated after exhaustive study.