Bangladesh's prominent Muslim cleric Ahmad Shafi dies

The World: Prominent Muslim cleric Ahmad Shafi dies in Bangladesh

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:24 am

A outstanding Muslim cleric in Bangladesh died on Friday night whilst undergoing remedy at a sanatorium in the capital Dhaka.

He was once 103.

Ahmad Shafi, the head of Hefazat-e-Islam, Bangladesh’s biggest “non-political Islamic group,” used to be a prominent parent in the South Asian country. He was once struggling from a number of fitness problems due to old age, such as diabetes, excessive blood strain and respiratory distress, his eldest son Mohammad Yousuf told Anadolu Agency.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed sorrow over the demise of Shafi.

“Allama Shafi was a renowned student of the subcontinent, and chairman of Al Hayatul Uliya Lil Jamiatil Qaumiya [popularly recognised as Hathazari Madrasa], additionally the chairman of Qawmi Madrasah Education Board, ‘Befaqul Madaris’ in Bangladesh,” stated a statement by way of the Religious Affairs Ministry.

Ahmad Shafi died simply a day after he stepped down as the director-general of the Hathazari Madrasa in the southeastern metropolis of Chattogram following a student protest. He fell ill throughout the protest and was admitted to a hospital.