Azizul Haque (scholar)

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Allamah Azizul Haque
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Shaykh Ul Hadith Allamah Azizul Haque
Title Sheikh-Ul-Hadith Hazrat Allama[1]
Born 1919[2]
Louhajang, Munshiganj District, Bengal, British India
Died 8 August 2012 (Aged 94)[1]
Nationality Bangladeshi
Ethnicity Bengali
Region Bangladesh
Occupation Muhaddith
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Jurisprudence Hanafi
Movement Deobandi
Main interest(s) Hadith studies, Islamic Jurisprudence, Tafsir, Islamic economic jurisprudence, Politics and Islam.
Notable work(s) Translation of Sahih al-Bukhari into Bengali
Establishment of Jamia Rahmania Arabia Dhaka

Azizul Haque (1919 – 8 August 2012) was an imam and scholar from Bangladesh.

Early life and education[edit]

Azizul Hoque was born to a distinguished family in 1919, Louhajang, Munshiganj District, British India. After completing his initial formal studies, Azizul Hoque joined Jamia Islamia Yunusia, Brahmanbaria at the age of 7, where he spent four years under the care of Shamsul Haq Faridpuri. Later he joined Bara Katara Madrasa in 1931 and completed Master of Arts spending 12 years there. Then, in 1943, he went to India for acquiring higher studies and joined Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin, Dabhel in Surat. In Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin, Dabhel he received education from Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani. Finally he went to Darul Uloom Deoband to study Tafsir, pursuing a degree from Maulana Idris Kandhalvi.


Hoque began his career as a teacher in Boro Katara Madrasah situated in Dhaka. He served there from 1946 to 1952. Then, he began teaching at Jamia Qurania Arabia, Lalbagh since its establishment in 1952 and served there teaching the students Sahih al-Bukhari including other important books till 1985. In 1978, he played an important role in the formation of Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasah Education Board.[3] He served as its general secretary. In 1979, he taught Sahih al-Bukhari in the Department of Islamic Studies of University of Dhaka as a visiting professor and served there for three years.[4][not in citation given] In 1986, Allama Azizul Hoque established a Madrasah called Jamiah Muhammadia Arabia in "Muhammadi Housing" near Mohammadpur, Dhaka.[5] In 1988, he purchased a piece of land near Saat Masjid in Muhammadpur and transferred the Jamiah Muhammadia Arabia there renaming it to Jamia Rahmania Arabia Dhaka. For a long tenure, he was the chief Sheikul Hadith of this institution. He served as the principal of Jamia Shariyyah Malibagh for a certain period of time.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

He served as the Amir of the Islami Oikya Jote and Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish.[6][1]

He also served as the chairman of the Shari'ah Board of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited.


In 2009, Azizul Haque along with other senior Bengali Muslim scholars, in a joint statement to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, condemned terrorism and militancy committed in the name of Islam.[7]


  • Bengali Translation and explanations of Sahih al-Bukhari.
  • In student life, he wrote an Urdu explanation of Sahih al-Bukhari. This big book of 1800 pages was published from Pakistan by the name of Fazlul Baari Sarhe Bukhari.
  • Bengali translation of Mochnobi-e-Rumi.
  • Capitalism, Socialism and Islam
  • Refutation of Kadianism
  • Munajat-e-Makbul including Masnun Doa (Translation).
  • Struggle in the way of Truth (Lecture Collection).

Death and legacy[edit]

Azizul Haque died on 8 August 2012 at his home in Azimpur, Dhaka at the age of 94 . He was survived by his wife, eight daughters and five sons.[1] The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at his death and recalled his contributions to the Bangladeshi society.[6] His death was also condoled by President Zillur Rahman and opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia. [8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Shaikhul Hadith Azizul Haque passes away". The Daily Sun. UNB. 9 August 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "প্রতিষ্ঠাতা পরিচিতি | Jamia Rahmania Arabia Dhaka". Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Ahmad, Mumtaz; Nelson, Matthew J. (April 2009). "Islamic Education in Bangladesh and Pakistan - Trends in Tertiary Institutions" (PDF). The National Bureau of Asian Research. 
  4. ^ "Ebrahim Community College, A Guide" (PDF). Ebrahim Community College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bengali Part – Absolute Submission To The Almighty". Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Ex Ameer of Khelafat Majlish Azizul Haque passes away". The Financial Express. BSS. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kawmi madrasa leaders to help govt fight militancy". The Daily Star. UNB. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Azizul Haque passes away". Dhaka Mirror. UNB. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015.