Hasan mourns death of Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi

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DHAKA, Sept 18, 2020 (BSS) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud
today expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of noted
Islamic scholar and Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh Allama Shah
Ahmad Shafi.

In a condolence message, the minister described Allama Shafi as one
of the famous alemes with vast religious erudite of Bangladesh and
paid deep respect to him.

Hasan said Moulana Allama Shafi served as a director general of
Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Madrasa for over three decades at Hathazari in
Chattogram which is one of the oldest and biggest madrasas in the
country. He (Allama Shafi) made important contributions to preaching
and expansion of Islamic education in the country, he added.

Hasan, also joint general secretary of Awami League, prayed for
eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the
bereaved family.

Allama Shafi passed away at Asgar Ali Hospital in the capital this
evening at the age of 102. He was flown to Dhaka from Chattogram by a
helicopter this afternoon following deterioration of his condition.

Earlier, Allama Shafi was rushed to Chattogram Medical College
Hospital (CMCH) on Thursday night and admitted to the intensive care
unit (ICU) of the hospital as his pressure and pulse rate decreased.

He left behind two sons, three sons and a host of relatives,
well-wishers and fellows to mourn his death.