Hefajat ameer Allama Ahmad Shafi is no more
GB NEWS 24 DESK//
Islami Oikya Jote joint secretary general Moulana Altaf Hossain has confirmed about Allama Shafi’s death.
Earlier, Allama Shafi was brought in Dhaka at about 4:30pm by an air ambulance from Chattogram. He breathed his last at about 6:40pm at Asgar Ali Hospital at Distillery Road, Gandaria in Dhaka after he was admitted there.
Earlier, Allama Shafi was admitted to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) late Thursday night. He was undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the CMCH.
The 105-year-old Allama Shafi, a top Qawmi alem, had been suffering from various old-age complications including diabetes and high blood pressure. He was also admitted to different hospitals several times earlier. He had developed a number of complications in his body over the last several months.
He received his primary education from his family. Then he joined Al-Jamiatul Arabiatul Islamia and spent five or six months there. He was admitted to Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Madrasa in Hathazari in 1926 at the age of 10. In Hathazari Madrasa he studied for 10 years. Then Shafi went to Darul Ulum Deoband for higher studies in the field of Hadith and Tafsir.
Ahmad Shafi commenced his career as a teacher at Hathazari Madrasa in Chittagong. In 1986-1987, he served as rector (Head of the University Madrasa) of Hathazari Madrasa. Shafi was also the chairman of Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasah Education Board until his death.
Shah Ahmad Shafi served as the director general of Hathazari Madrasa, also known as Hathazari Madrasa.
The comments caused outrage among woman rights activists who demanded his imprisonment. Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh termed the statement “disgusting” and “distasteful”.