Mian Tufail Mohammad

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Mian Tufail Mohammad
میاں طفیل محمد
Former Secretary General and Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. Renowned politician, foreign policy commentator and Islamic theologian.
Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
March, 1944 – December, 1965 [1]
Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami in West Pakistan
In office
January, 1966 – October, 1972
Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
October, 1972 – October 7, 1987
Preceded by Sayyid Abul A'la Maududi
Succeeded by Qazi Hussain Ahmad
Personal details
Born April, 1914
Kapurthala, Punjab, India
Died June 25 2009 (aged 95) [2]
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality British Subject (1914-1947)
 Pakistan (1947-Present)
Political party Jamaat-e-Islami
Alma mater Government College University Lahore(B.A. (Hons) in Physics and Mathematics )
Punjab University Law College (LL.B.)
Profession Lawyer, Religious Leader
Religion Islam

Mian Tufail Mohammad (Urdu: میاں طفيل محمد‎) (April 1914 - 25 June 2009) was a renowned Pakistani religious political leader, lawyer, Islamic theologian, and former Secretary General and Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.
He was born Kapurthala, Punjab, India [3] and died in Lahore, Pakistan after suffering from brain haemorrhage. He belonged to Arain tribe and is generally remembered in Pakistan as an honest, simple and humble leader of one of the largest political parties in Pakistan, this personality made him an exception to the normal life style of the political elite. [4]

Agitation for democracy[edit]

During the Ayub era, nine prominent leaders belonging to different political parties were tried for mutiny under the Official Secret Act. The nine of them had decided to initiate a democratic movement; Mian tufail was one of the nine. The trial lingered on for two years. Ultimately, the case was taken back by the government,for lack of evidence. In 1965, the joint opposition was organized, he was one of its central leaders. Along with other leaders of the C.O.P., Mian Tufail toured the two wings of the country (East and West Pakistan) to create mass awareness and organize a strong national democratic movement.[5]

Books[edit]

  • Kashful Mahjub: An Urdu commentary
  • Daw'at-e-Islami and Its Demands (Urdu)

Several biographies have been written on his life and work. The most prominent one is the following:

  • Mushahidaat (Urdu)
  • " Tufail Nama" (Urdu)

Death[edit]

On June 7, 2009, he suffered a brain haemorrhage. He got hospitalized at Shaykh Zaid Hospital in Lahore. After staying in a state of coma for over 2 weeks Mian Sahab died on 25 June 2009 at the age of 95. A post-mortem conducted showed he died of brain hameorrage.[6]

Legacy[edit]

Mian Sahab is generally remembered in Pakistan as an honest, simple and humble leader of one of the largest political parties in Pakistan, this personality made him an exception to the normal life style of the political elite. At the time of his death, the only asset he possessed was the house he lived in, he prominently wore his trademark, plain white shalwar-kameez’s, a Jinnah cap and a walking stick.[4]

Mian sahab's political legacy is significant throughout Pakistan. As one of the founding members of Jammat-e-Islami he is remembered in party history, his political legacy also descends down his family line. His son-in-law Ejaz Chaudhary is the Punjab president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf [7]

See also[edit]


Party political offices
Preceded by
Abul Ala Maududi
Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami
1972 – 1987
Succeeded by
Qazi Hussain Ahmad

References[edit]

  1. ^ Original research
  2. ^ http://www.geo.tv/6-25-2009/44850.htm
  3. ^ http://www.geo.tv/6-25-2009/44850.htm
  4. ^ a b "Mian Tufail- A legacy". Dawn (newspaper). 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  5. ^ Al Mujahid, Sharif (1986). Eur, ed. Far East and Australasia 2003 (34th ed.). Routledge. p. 1163. ISBN 1-85743-133-2. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Former Jamaat-i-Islami leader passes away". Dawn (newspaper). 2009-06-28. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  7. ^ http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Pakistan/164669-Ejaz-Chaudhry-elected-as-PTI-Punjab-president