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 12:04pm at the coronary care unit of Labaid hospital, Chowdhury Meher-e-Khuda, public relations officer of the hospital, told The Daily Star.
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.