President mourns death of Hefazat-e-Islam Amir Ahmed Shafi

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DHAKA, Sept 18, 2020 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today
expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of eminent Islamic
scholar Shah Ahmed Shafi, Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam.

In a message of condolence, the President said Allama Shafi had
played an important role in promoting Islam at home and abroad.

“At his death, the country lost a prominent Islamic scholar,” Abdul
Hamid added.

Allama Shafi breathed his last around 6:30pm today while undergoing
treatment at Asgar Ali Hospital in Dhaka. He was 102.

Shafi had been suffering from various diseases, including diabetes
and high blood pressure.

The head of the state prayed for the eternal peace of the departed
soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.