Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi, ameer of Bangladesh Hefajat-e-Islam who passed away at a Dhaka hospital on Friday evening, was laid to eternal rest in Chattogram on Saturday afternoon.
He was buried at the graveyard of his Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Madrasa in Hathazari upazila following a namaz-e-janazat at the madrasa at 2pm.
Allama Ahmed Shafi’s son Maulana Mohammad Yusuf conducted the janaza participated by thousands of people.
Meanwhile, 10 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh, led by seven executive magistrates, were deployed in four upazilas of Chattogram to fend off any untoward incident.
The Hefajat chief breathed his last at Asgar Ali Hospital in the capital on Friday evening at the age of 105.
He was airlifted to Dhaka from Chattogram on Friday as his condition was critical. He fell ill on Thursday noon amid students’ movement at his madrasa.
Allama Ahmed Shafi was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Thursday night.
A medical board formed for his treatment sat in a meeting on Friday morning which suggested sending him to Dhaka.
On July 20, the Hejafat chief, who had been suffering from old-age complications, including diabetes, and high blood pressure, was admitted to the CMCH. He was discharged on July 25.
Earlier on June 6, he was admitted to the same hospital with old-age complications.
He returned to Hathazari madrasa on June 16 after making recovery.