PRESS RELEASE No.2009/0207.05 DATE: DHAKA Saturday 07, 2009.
Senior Naeb-e-Amir of Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan and one of the prominent Islamic clergies supporting interfaith harmony as well as lifting of travel ban on Israel, Moulana Hafez Hamidullah died in Dhaka on Friday late hours at his residence at Kamrangirchar, Dhaka at the age of 63.
Late Hamidullah played important role in Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan since the inception of this party. He was also the Vice Principal of Noria Madrassa at Kamrangirchar, which was founded by his father late Moulana Mohammed Ullah Hafezzi Huzur.
Late Moulana Hafez Hamidullah was one of the very few outspoken Islamic clergies in Bangladesh, who openly condemned all forms of militancy in the name of religion. He was a true prophet of preaching peace and peaceful coexistence of people of all religious beliefs.
Hamidullah had aspiration of bringing the believers into one platform to combat all forms of social perversion, atheism and religious fanatism.
He wrote a number of letters to Bangladesh government urging to drop the false charges against editor of Weekly Blitz.
He was arrested, detained and tortured many a times during the rule of military dictator Hussain Muhammed Ershad.
At the demise of Moulana Hafez Hamidullah, Bangladesh surely loses one of the rarest individuals who dedicated his entire life for global peace, religious harmony and unity of the believers.
for Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon
Kazi Azizul Huq
International Affairs Secretary