Namaz-e-Janaza of Allama Shafi held
Published: 02:34 PM, 19 September 2020 Updated: 03:19 PM, 19 September 2020
The namaz-e-janaza of Allama Shafi was held after Zuhr prayer this afternoon, on the premises of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari Madrasa, led by Maulana Mohammad Abu Yousuf, the eldest son of the supreme leader of Hefazat-e-Islam. Later, he will be buried at a graveyard of the madrasa, Maqbaraye Habibiyah as per his wish.
Hundred thousands of devotees-followers from far and wide, rushed to the port city Chattogram to participate in the namaz-e-janaza of the country's most eminent Islamic scholar, on Saturday morning.
Therefore, the law enforcement forces have stopped the movement of vehicles from Hathazari bus station to keep unimpeded the movement of people coming to attend the janaza. The activities of the law enforcement agencies have been increased throughout the area. Members of RAB and police forces have been deployed to ensure uninterrupted security. There are 10 platoon BGB members in Hathazari, Patia, Rangunia and Fatikchhari. Besides, 6 magistrates are performing their duties in 4 upazilas.
Earlier at 9:30 am, an ambulance carrying Ahmad Shafi’s body arrived at the madrasa.
Meanwhile, 10 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in four Upazilas of Chattogram to avert any untoward incident over the last rites of Shah Ahmad Shafi.
Shah Ahmad Shafi passed away on Friday evening while being treated at Asgar Ali Hospital in the capital, a day after stepping down as the director-general of the Hathazari madrasa in Chattogram.
He had long been suffering from different old-age complications including high blood pressure and diabetes.