Founder Darul Uloom New York dies at 63


The Founder of Darul Uloom New York, Mufty Shahidul Islam, has died.

According to a report, Shahidul Islam died early 27 January , 0010 hours Friday 2023 in Bangladesh.

Shahidul Islam, who was born on 15 March 1960, was a Bangladeshi Islamic scholar and politician.

He was a former member of Parliament for the Narail-2 constituency, after winning a by-election in 2002.

Shahidul Islam was born to a Bengali Muslim family in Jhiltuli, Faridpur, Bangladesh.

His father, Shamsul Haque Sardar, hailed from Lohagara in Narail (formerly under Jessore District).

In 1988, he received his Masters degree in Hadith studies from Jamia Uloom-ul-Islamia in Karachi, Pakistan.

He then undertook a degree in Islamic jurisprudence and received the title of mufti.

In 1988, he founded Al Markazul Islami and served as its founder and Chairman.

He was a member of the Majlis-ash-Shura of the Islami Oikya Jote.

He is elder Brother of DUNY President Br. Barkatullah.

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