Fazlul Haque Amini

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Mufti Fazlul Hoque Amini
Born 1943,[1] Dhaka
Died 12 December 2012 , 12:20 AM ( "GMT +6"[2] Dhaka,[3] Bangladesh)[4]
Alma mater Jamia Binoria, Karachi University, Punjab University
Religion Sunni Islam
Era Modern era
Region Islamic scholar
School Sunni Hanafi Deobandi
Main interests Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence, writer
Notable ideas Establishing Shariah Law
Influences
Influenced

Fazlul Hoque Amini (1943–2012) was a Muslim politician and Hanafi Islamic Scholar from Bangladesh. He served as a MP on the Parliament of Bangladesh[5] from 2002 to 2007. He was an expert in the fields of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), hadith and tasawwuf.[citation needed] He also held a number of positions on the boards of qaumi madrasahs. He was also the principal of Jamia Qurania Arabia Lalbagh in Lalbagh, Dhaka, one of the largest Deobandi Islamic schools of Bangladesh. He died in Dhaka on 12 December 2012.[6]


Organization[edit]

Mufti Amini was the chairman of Islami Oikya Jote,[7] and also a leader of Tehreek-e-Khatme Nabuwwat. He was a former component of the BNP-led four-party alliance.

He has been a voice against the Women Development Policy of 2011[8] and the Education Policy of 2012[9] formulated by the Awami League government after coming to power in January 2009, saying those were anti-Islamic.[10] Demanding cancellation of the policies, mainly for the women one, he campaigned among the Islamist parties and groups, and enforced shutdowns[11] in April–May 2011 under the banner of Islami Ain Bastobayon Committee (coalition of parties to implement the Islamic laws).

After the 15th Amendment to the Constitution,[12] Amini, apart from the BNP-led opposition alliance,[13] protested removal of 'Absolute Faith and Trust on Almighty Allah' from the preamble of the constitution. He was also sued with sedition charges the same year for making derogatory comments over the constitution. For this, the High Court summoned[14] him on 17 August 2011 and asked the government to take action. The court also directed the government to form a high-powered committee immediately to investigate whether Amini had any link with militants and al-Qaeda and Taliban networks. He has said that the constitution amended through the 15th Amendment would be "thrown into the dustbin".

Following his death,[15] Hefazat-e-Islam, led by Amini's teacher Shah Ahmad Shafi, enforced a 13-point movement[16] against the government's secular policy and demanded a blasphemy law. The son of Amini, Abul Hasnat Amini is actively involved[17] with the Islamist group, based in Hathazari Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam of Chittagong. This madrasa gives certificates for qawmi students.

Amini's madrasa is now used as the Dhaka coordination office of Hefazat, who are similarly against the freedom of women. Watch and download a recent video of Shafi on women[18]

On women, Amini, in his booklet, termed[19] anti-Islamic the policy's section-23.5 that talks about women's equal opportunity and participation in employment, wealth, market and business. So is section 25.2, which seeks to give women full control over the wealth they accumulate through earning, inheritance, loans and market management, according to Amini.

A WikiLeaks cable[20] describing a conversation of Amini with Chammas, the US ambassador in Dhaka of 14 December 2004, reveals many unknown thoughts of the IOJ leader.

Chammas wrote to Washington in the summary: "At a chance encounter with polcouns, IOJ chairman Fazlul Haq Amini denounced Jamaat Islami as power hungry, criticized the BDG on several fronts, opposed the proposed USD 2 billion Tata investment in Bangladesh, indicated the Awami League has offered him money to quit the ruling alliance, and described in general terms his vision for Bangladesh as a truly Islamic state. How, he asked, could IOJ could improve its image in the U.S. and why is the USG anti-madrassah?"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.banglanews24.com/English/detailsnews.php?nssl=35d3a3f153a5dfb0e85d69dcfefea315&nttl=2012121159581&toppos=6
  2. ^ www:Dhaka
  3. ^ www:Bangladesh
  4. ^ http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?99023-Mufti-Fazlul-Haque-Amini-of-Bangladesh-passes-away
  5. ^ "Amini may quit from JS body today". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 20 August 2003. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  6. ^ http://tazakhobor.com/national/2024-mufti-fazlul-haque-amini-died Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini Died
  7. ^ http://www.probenewsmagazine.com/index.php?index=2&contentId=2889
  8. ^ http://www.dhaka-soft.com/mspvaw/images/policyandact/National%20Women%20Development%20Policy%202011%20English.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.moedu.gov.bd/old/edu_system__edu_policy.htm
  10. ^ http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=181276
  11. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/8426149/Dozens-injured-as-Bangladeshi-Islamists-protest-womens-equality-laws.html
  12. ^ http://ns.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=199978&cid=2
  13. ^ http://dev-bd.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=199764&cid=3
  14. ^ http://www.banglanews24.com/English/detailsnews.php?nssl=73c0551eb9d9731879220abc605cb9b3&nttl=2011121023879
  15. ^ http://newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2012-12-12&nid=33177
  16. ^ http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics/2013/may/04/shafi-terms-hefazat%E2%80%99s-13-point-charter-%E2%80%9Ccommitment-faith%E2%80%9D
  17. ^ http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics/2013/apr/28/hefazat-e-islam-threatens-take-over-bangabhaban
  18. ^ http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics/2013/jul/09/comments-women-shafi%E2%80%99s-video-creating-storm-social-media
  19. ^ http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=181276
  20. ^ http://cables.mrkva.eu/cable.php?id=24069

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