Junaid Babunagari

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Muhammad Junaid, popularly known as Junaid Babunagari (Bengali: জুনায়েদ বাবুনগরী; 8 October 1953 – 19 August 2021), was a Bangladeshi Deobandi Islamic scholar, educator, writer, researcher, Islamic speaker and spiritual figure. He was the Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, Shaykhul Hadith of Darul Uloom Hathazari Madrasa, vice-president of Befaqul Madarisil Arabia Bangladesh, Chairman of Chittagong Noorani Talimul Quran Board and Editor-in-Chief of Monthly Mueenul Islam.

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Mohammad Junaid

Babunagari
Junaid Babunagari.jpg
Babunagari in 2017
Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh
In office
15 November 2020 – 19 August 2021
Preceded byShah Ahmad Shafi
Succeeded byMuhibbullah Babunagari
Personal
Born(1953-10-08)8 October 1953
Died19 August 2021(2021-08-19) (aged 67)
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Resting placeAl-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, Hathazari
ReligionIslam
NationalityBangladeshi
EraModern
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceHanafi
MovementDeobandi
Main interest(s)
Alma mater
RelativesMuhibbullah Babunagari (maternal uncle)
Harun Babunagari (maternal grandfather)
Sufi Azizur Rahman (maternal great-grandfather)
Muslim leader
Teacher
Influenced

Early life and familyEdit

Muhammad Junaid was born on 8 October 1953[1] in the village of Babunagar in Fatikchhari Thana, Chittagong District, East Bengal, Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to a Bengali Muslim family of theologians. His father was Abul Hasan bin Nazir Ahmad, a scholar of Quranic exegesis and senior professor at Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam in Hathazari. His mother, Fatimah Khatun, was the daughter of Harun Babunagari, founder of Al-Jamiatul Islamiah Azizul Uloom Babunagar. His mother's paternal grandfather, Sufi Azizur Rahman, was one of the founders of the Hathazari madrasa and was a descendant of Caliph Abu Bakr.[2]

Junaid had three brothers and two sisters. Two of his younger brothers are Shuaib Babunagari, Ustadh of Babunagar Madrasa, and Zubair Babunagari, Muhaddith of Sultanpur Madrasa in Raozan. His sister, Rashidah, is married to Bengali author Abu Jafar Shahadat, former imam of Jamiatul Falah Mosque. His other sister, Mahmuda Khatun, is married to Mawlana Zakariyyah, principal of a madrasa in Madarsha.[2]

EducationEdit

At the age of five, he entered Al-Jamiatul Islamiah Azizul Uloom Babunagar where he completed his hifz and basic Islamic and primary studies.[citation needed] After reading the entire Quran off by heart to Azharul Islam Dharmapuri, Babunagari proceeded to study at the Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam in Hathazari in 1966.[citation needed] In 1976, he completed his Masters in Hadith studies at the madrasa where he was also first place in the examinations.[citation needed]

Babunagari was then admitted to the Jamia Uloom-ul-Islamia in Karachi, Pakistan. He studied advanced Hadith studies for four years under Yusuf Banuri. His thesis was titled Sīrah al-Imām ad-Dārimī wa at-Tarīkh bi-Shaykhihī (Biography of Imam Darimi and the history of his teachers) in 1978.[2]

CareerEdit

Returning to Bangladesh in 1978, he began teaching at Al-Jamiatul Islamiah Azizul Uloom Babunagar and moved a few year later to Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam in Hathazari.[3][1] When Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh was formed in 2010, he became its secretary general.[3]

He was briefly imprisoned in the aftermath of the 2013 Shapla Square protests.[4][5]

On 15 November 2020, Babunagari was elected the new Amir of Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh, replacing the group's founder, Shah Ahmad Shafi, who had died two month earlier.[3][6]

WorksEdit

He has written and edited about 30 books in Arabic, Urdu and Bengali, including:[7]

  • Shab-e Baraat Between Excess and Rejection (বাড়াবাড়ি ছাড়াছাড়ির কবলে শবে বরাত)
  • Ruling on Beard in Islam (ইসলামে দাড়ির বিধান)
  • Tawheed and Shirk: Type and Nature (তাওহীদ ও শিরক প্রকার ও প্রকৃতি)
  • Muqaddimatul Ilm: Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh, Fatwa (মুকাদ্দিমাতুল ইলম : তাফসীর হাদীস ফিকাহ ফতোয়া)

The following books are compiled and edited by the direct supervision and guidance of Babunagari.[8]

  • Islam vs Contemporary Doctrine (ইসলাম বনাম সমকালীন মতবাদ)
  • Common Fake Hadith: A Theoretical Analysis (প্রচলিত জাল হাদীস: একটি তাত্ত্বিক আলোচনা)

Death and legacyEdit

After suffering from various diseases of old age including heart disease, kidney and diabetes for a long time, Junaid Babunagari died of a stroke at the age of 67 on 19 August 2021 at CSCR Hospital in Chittagong, Bangladesh.[3][1][9][10] His funeral, held in Hathazari on the grounds of the madrassa where he used to teach, was attended by tens of thousands of people.[11][12]

Junaid Babunagari left behind a wife, one son (Muhammad Salman Babunagari) and five daughters.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Barua, Pimple (19 August 2021). "Hefazat-e-Islam Ameer Junaid Babunagari dies". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Nizami, Mahbubur Rahman (2020), মাওলানা জুনায়েদ বাবুনগরীর সংক্ষিপ্ত জীবনী [Short Biography of Mawlana Junaid Babunagari]
  3. ^ a b c d "Hefajat Amir Junaid Babunagari dies". The Daily Star. 19 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Babunagari remanded again". The Daily Star. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Babunagari taken on fresh 22-day remand". The Daily Star. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Junayed Babunagari made new Ameer of Hefazat-e-Islam". The Financial Express. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Rokomari.com". www.rokomari.com. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  8. ^ কিতাবঘর.কম :: মাওলানা জুনায়েদ বাবুনগরী এর সকল বই. www.kitabghor.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  9. ^ হেফাজতে ইসলামের আমীর জুনায়েদ বাবুনগরী মারা গেছেন [Junaid Babungari: Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam has died]. BBC News বাংলা (in Bengali). 19 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Hifazat-e Islam chief Junaid Babunagari dies in Chattogram hospital". Bdnews24. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Bangladesh's firebrand Islamist leader Junaid Babunagari dies". Gulf News. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  12. ^ Barua, Pimple (20 August 2021). "Hefazat ameer Junaid Babunagari buried in Hathazari Madrasa". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 21 August 2021.