Biography | Criticism | Attitude | Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi (Rh:)
Biography | Criticism | Attitude | Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi(Rh:):
Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi (1920-18 September 2020) was a Bangladeshi Islamic figure. Founder of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh.The Chairman of Befaqul Madarisil Arabia Bangladesh. The Director-General of Hathazari of Darul Uloom Mueenul Islam.
Shafi was born in Pakhiartila village of Rangunia police station in Chittagong. He was educated at Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Uloom Mueenul Islam and Darul Uloom Deoband Madrasa in India. Shafi Al-Jamiatul Ahlia started his career as a teacher in Darul Uloom Mueenul Islam. In 2010, he founded a religious organization called Hefazat-e-Islam.
On September 17, 2020, the students of Darul Uloom Hathazari started a movement demanding the resignation of Ahmed Shafi and the expulsion of his son Anas Madani from the madrasa. The movement started at noon, Anas Madani was expelled at night and Ahmad Shafi resigned voluntarily the next day. The government declared the Hathazari Madrasa closed indefinitely, citing health violations. The students continued their agitation by rejecting the announcement of the government. The agitation was suspended after the resignation of Ahmed Shafi.
Caused controversy for several statements made at different times. In a speech given by Ahmed Shafi at Hathazari in Chittagong, including the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina for instructing the use of derogatory words against women and discouraging their education. He was criticized by various women’s organizations, prominent civil society, and the general public.
He is also controversial among the people of various Islamic organizations and ideologies and political parties in Bangladesh. Ahmed Shafi’s statement on behalf of Hifazat-e-Islam was referred to as propaganda in the media. In the context of which criticism is created. After commenting that Jews are destroying society by making mobile phones. Exile writer and controversial columnist Taslima Nasrin criticized her remarks.
>> Shafi issued a joint statement to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2009, along with Azizul Haq and other senior Islamic figures, condemning terrorism and militancy in the name of Islam.
>> He died of old age at Asghar Ali Hospital on 16 September 2020 at the age of 100.
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