Sayed Muhammad Amimul Ehasan Barkati

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Mufti
Muhammd Amimul Ehasan Barkati
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Born 24 January 1911 (22 Muharram, 1329 Hijri)
Bihar, Munger, Pachna British India
Died 27 October 1974(1974-10-27) (aged 63)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Notable work Fiqhus-sunan wal Athar
Qawa'idul-Fiqh
Fatwae Barkati
Hadiyatul Musallin
Religion Islam
Awards Islamic Foundation Award (1984)
Era 20th century
Region Islamic world
School Sunni Islam
Main interests
Islamic law
Hadith
Fiqh
Tafsir

Sayed Muhammad Amimul Ehasan Barkati (Urdu: مفتى سيد محمد عميم الاحسان بركتى‎) popularly known as Mufti Amimul Ehasan, (Bengali: মুফতী আমীমুল ইহসান) was an Islamic scholar who served as the third Khatib of the Baitul Mukarram mosque.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

He was born on 24 January 1911 (22 Muharram, 1329 Hijri) Monday at Bihar state in Munger district a village named Pachna in India. His father was Moulvi Sayed Muhammd Hakeem Abdul Mannan and mother was Sayeda Sajeda. He was second among 4 brothers and 3 sisters.[citation needed] His family hailed from the Feni District of present-day Bangladesh.[4]

Education[edit]

He got his primary knowledge of Islam from his paternal uncle Sayed Abdud Dayyan. Later on he gained the knowledge of tassuf from a renowned Sufi scholar of India, Shah Abu Barkat Ali Shah. As he had become a murid of him he added the word Barkati as his surname. Amimul Ehasan acquired his academic learning from the renowned Calcutta Alia Madrasah in 1926.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In 1934 Mufti Amimul Ehasan was appointed as the Imam and teacher of Calcutta Nakhoda Masjid. In 1935 he also got the responsibility of Head Mufti of that madrasha's Darul Ifta. In 1943 he joined Calcutta Aliya Madrasah.[citation needed] In 1964 he became the first khatib of Baitul Mukarram, later the national mosque of Bangladesh. He held that position until his death in 1974.[2]

Works[edit]

Mufti Amimul Ehasan's works include:

Fiqus Sunan Wal Asar
Ershadat Wa Mamulat
Mizanul Akbar
  1. Fiqhus-sunan wal Athar
  2. Qawa'idul-Fiqh
  3. Fatwae Barkati
  4. Adabul Mufti
  5. Al usolul kargee
  6. Usolul masailut iktilfat
  7. At tasruf li Adabit Tasuuf
  8. At-tanjed fe tawhid
  9. At tanver fe usole tafseer
  10. Tariqe Islam
  11. Tariqe Ilme Haddes
  12. Tariqe Ilme Fiqh
  13. Sirajum munira Milad nama (سراجا منير)
  14. Tarikae Hajj
  15. Lubbul Usol
  16. Maske Fariez
  17. Minnatul bari
  18. Mijanul Akbar
  19. Miyarul Asar
  20. Wasiyatnama
  21. hadiyatul Musallin

Mufti Amimul Ehasan wrote all of his book in Arabic and Urdu language. Some of them are also translated in Bangla language.

Personal life[edit]

Mufti Amimul Ehasan married Sayeda Maymuna, daughter of his mentor and a famous Sufi saint Sayed Abu Muhammad Barkat Ali shah. They had a daughter named Sultana who died at an early age.[citation needed] His wife also died early. Then he got married to another women named Sayeda Fatima and they have a boy named Sayed Munim and a girl named Sayeda Amina. Sayed Munim was also died when he was a child.[citation needed] His second wife died in 1937. He got married to Sayeda kadija and lived with her till his death.[citation needed] Among all the children of Mufti Amimul Ehasan, only her youngest daughter Sayeda Amina khatun was alive during his death. She died in 1990.[citation needed] Mufti Amimul Ehasan performed Hajj three times in 1954, 1958 and in 1971 during his lifetime.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Mazar of Mufti Amimul Ehasan
Tombstone of Mufti Amimul Ehasan
Tombstone of Mufti Amimul Ehasan

During 1973-74 Mufti Amimul Ehasan's health started to deteriorate. In the year 1974 the committee of Baitul Mukarram has some misunderstanding with him and behave roughly to him. It hurt him and decided to not go again in Baitul Mukarram for further Juma prayer. He returns the key of his room and said "I will not be coming next week". He died that week.[citation needed] On 10 October 1974, 10th Shawwal 1395 Hijri at midnight, Ehasan died. Next day on 28 October his funeral prayer was held at Baitul Mukarram. At the entrance in his mazar gate a famous Persian poem says:

هرگز نميں دانكه دل ازز نده شدبه عشق

ثبت است برجريده عالم دوام ما

Never say death to those whose heart is filled with love of Allah
They are alive and ever refreshed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Safwan Nowmani,Muhammad Naimul Ehasan Barkati (2012). Eid e Miladunnabi and Milad Mahfil. Dhaka: Barkati Publications. 
  2. ^ a b "Baitul Mukarram, the glory of the city of mosques". Farjana Khanam. The Daily Sun. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Baitul Mukarram National Mosque". BD Affairs. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Feni at a glance". Feni Samity Dhaka. Feni Samity Dhaka. Retrieved 2 May 2016.