12 November 2019, Tue

Dr. Shafiqur Rahman elected as the new Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami

The members of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami have elected party’s Secretary General Dr. Shafiqur Rahman as new Ameer of the organisation. The members, from all over the country, participated in the process of direct voting to elect their new Ameer from last 17 October to 10 November. Jamaat's central Election Commission has formally declared the result today.

Brief profile of Dr. Shafiqur Rahman

Dr Shafiqur Rahman was born in an eminent Muslim family at Kulaura Upazila, in Moulivibazar District in 31 October, 1958. His father was late Abru Mia and his mother was late Khatibun Nesa. His current address is located in the Sabujbagh area under Shah Poran thana of the Sylhet city. He obtained his MBBS degree in 1983 from Sylhet Medical College. In his student life, he served as the Sylhet city President of Bangladesh Islami Chhatrashibir.

He became the member of Jamaat’s central Majlish-e-Shura in 1985. From 1986 to 1988, he became the secretary of Sylhet district Jamaat-e-Islami. From 1989 to 1991, he became the Nayeb-e-Ameer of Sylhet district and from 1991 to 1998, he discharged his duty as the Sylhet district Jamaat Ameer. He became the Ameer of Sylhet city Jamaat Ameer in 1998 and served the organization over there till 2007. He became the central working committee member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1998. He became the Assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami in 2010. Dr. Shafiq became the member of the central executive committee in 2011. He served the organization as the acting secretary general since September 2011. From 2017 till now, he is discharging duty as the Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.

The incumbent government imprisoned him for twice in connection with some false and concocted cases. He played significant role to secure people’s voting rights and also in different democratic movement of the country.

He is the chairman of a non-government medical college and hospital. He is serving a High School & College and simultaneously as the chairman of the management committee of another high school. He has founded several orphanages, mosques, charity organizations and voluntary clubs. Besides, he performed duty as the Management committee chairman of Kamil Madrasa.

He visited Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Turkey, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, and Brunei.

He is blessed with two sons and a daughter. His wife, Dr. Amina Shafique was member of the 8th national parliament. His two daughters have completed their higher studies. His elder daughter studied FCPS in Cardiology as well as working as Registrar of a medical college. Another daughter is also an MBBS doctor. His only one son is a student of MBBS final year.