Abdur Rahman (Islamic scholar)

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Abdur Rahman
Born Imam Nagar, Fatikchhari, Chittagong District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died November 10, 2015(2015-11-10) (aged 89–90)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali people
Region Bangladesh
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Movement Deobandi
Main interest(s) Islamic economics, Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence

Abdur Rahman, also known as Faqihul Millat, was an eminent Islamic scholar of Bangladesh.[1] He was born in Imam Nagar, Fatikchhari, Chittagong, in 1925. He was the founder director of Islamic Research Center Bangladesh, Dhaka.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Abdur Rahman was born in 1920 at Imamnagar village of Fatikchhari, Chittagong District, British India to Chan Miah.[4] Mufti Abdur Rahman has completed his higher secondary education from Darul Uloom Muinul Islam Hathazari. Then he went to Darul Uloom Deoband to acquire higher education. There Abdur Rahman successfully completed Dawra e Hadith and then engaged himself at the same institution in research in the field of Ifta (Islamic jurisprudence).[1]


After graduating from Darul Uloom Deoband Abdur Rahman serves as a teacher and principal in various Islamic seminaries, locally called madrasah including Al-Jamiah Al-Islamiah Patiya of Chittagong and Jameel Madrasah of Bogra. He is the founder of Islamic Research Center Bangladesh and Jamiatul Abrarat Riverview, Dhaka.[5] He is also the chairman of Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasah Education Board Federation.[5] Besides these Mufti Abdur Rahman has been serving as the chairman of the North Bengal Madrasah Education Board consists of over a thousand institutions of Islamic education of 18 districts in the northern part of the country.

Islamic banking[edit]

From 1983 to 1992 Mufti Abdur Rahman was a member of the 1st Shariah Council of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. Since then, he played an important role in the Islamic banking sector as shariah supervisor in various banks of the country. He was elected Chairman of the Central Shariah Board for Islamic Banks of Bangladesh (CSBIB) in 2007.[6][7] In the meantime, worked as chairman of the Shariah Council of Al Arafah Islami Bank and as vice chairman of the Shariah Board of Social Investment Bank. He was also Shariah adviser of the Oriental Bank for a short period of time.[citation needed] He also serves as the Chairman of Shariah Board of Shahjalal Islami Bank.[8] Abdur Rahman participated in different seminars and traveled to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, India and Pakistan.[6]


He died on 10 November 2015 in Bashundhara, Dhaka due to old age complications.[2] The chairman of Bashundhara Group, Ahmed Akbar Sobhan expressed condolences at his death.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Organization". Central Shariah Board for Islamic Banks of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Noted Islamic scholar Mufti Abdur Rahman passes away". BDChronicle. BDChronicle. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Absolute Submission to the Almighty". fahadmahdi.webs.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Mufti Abdur Rahman’s janaza in Bashundhara at 10am". BanglaNews24.com. BanglaNews24.com. 11 November 2015. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Mufti Abdur Rahman Elected Chairman of CSBIB". 26 July 2008. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Mufti Abdur Rahman elected Chairman of CSBIB". Probe News Magazine. 9 March 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Bank Asia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Shariah Council". Shahjalal Islami Bank. Archived from the original on 2012-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Mufti Abdur Rahman passes away". Daily Sun. Dhaka. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

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