13 April 2021, Tue, 6:35

Former Jamaat Ameer Maqbul Ahmad dies; Jamaat Ameer and Secretary General express condolences

We have lost a qualified and compassionate guardian, say top Jamaat leaders

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman and Secretary General Professor Mia Golam Porwar have issued the following message of condolence on 13 April 2021 expressing deep shock at the death of Jamaat-e-Islami’s former Ameer, prominent Islamic personality and veteran politician Maqbul Ahmad.

Former Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, prominent Islamic personality and veteran politician Maqbul Ahmad has died in a hospital of the capital this noon. Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun. He has been undergoing treatment for long days as he was suffering from various diseases. He has left his wife, 3 sons, two daughters and many other relatives. We have lost a qualified and compassionate guardian at his demise. We are expressing deep shock at his death.

Maqbul Ahmad was a pure soul and dedicated preacher of Islam and a patriot politician. People became extremely fond of his plain and simple living and noble character.

Throughout his life, he has worked for the benefit of the people. He also established lots of social and religious institutions in his native area. Through these institutions he always tried to take the side of the helpless people. As soon he came to know anyone’s sufferings, he tried to help him/her instantly.

During the adverse political situation of the country, he played sincere role like a qualified and dynamic guardian. In one of the most crucial days of the history of this organization, he kept the platform united and active. He will be remembered always for his tremendous and courageous role in those days.

The countrymen will recall him as generous and broad-minded politician who had worked relentlessly to protect and preserve the independence and sovereignty of the country.

We are praying to Allah seeking salvation of his departed soul. May Allah forgive his mistakes and errors. May Allah accept his noble deeds to place in Jannah. May Allah include him among the truthful and righteous communities. May Allah accept him as a martyr.

We are extending deep sympathy to his mournful family, relatives and well-wishers. May Almighty Allah help them to have patience and serenity. Ameen.