Hefajat secretary General Nurul Islam Jihadi dies

Hefajat-e-Islam Secretary-General Nurul Islam Jihadi died at a Dhaka hospital this afternoon. He was 73.

He breathed his last at 12:04 pm at the coronary care unit of Labaid hospital, Chowdhury Meher-e-Khuda, public relations officer of the hospital, told the press.

Nurul Islam was admitted to Dhaka’s Labaid Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. When his physical condition deteriorated rapidly, he was put on life support that night.

Nurul Islam Jihadi is a Deobandi Islamic scholar. He was made the Secretary-General of Hefajat-e-Islam following the demise of Nur Hossain Kasemi in December 2020.

He was born in 1948 at Fatikchhari upazila of Chattogram.

After completing his education, he started his career as a teacher at Kaiyagram Madrasa under Patia. In 1984, he founded Al Jamiatul Islamia Makhjanul Ulum in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area.

He was director-general and Shaykhul Hadith of this madrasa until his death.