Fazlul Karim (scholar)

Sayed Mohammad Fazlul Karim was a scholar, Islamist politician, and founder of Islami Andolan Bangladesh.[2] He started a residential madrassah in Charmonai, Barisal District, southern Bangladesh.

Amir-ul-Muzahidin, Mawlana

Muhammad Fazlul Karim
TitlePir Saheb Charmonai,Shayekh E Charmonai
Fazlul Karim

Died26 November 2006(2006-11-26) (aged 70–71)[1]
Cause of deathKidney Problem
NationalityBritish Indian (1935-1947)
Pakistani (1947-1971)
Bangladeshi (1971-2006)
SpouseAlom Taz
ChildrenSyed Rezaul Karim,Syed Faizul Karim,Syed Abul Khaer,Syed Mostak Billah,Syed Mosaddek Billah,Syed Jiyaul Karim,Syed Nurul Karim,Syeda Afifa
ParentsSyed Ishaq
EraModern era
Political partyBangladesh Islami Andolan
Main interest(s)Political Islam
Notable work(s)Founder of Islami Andolon Bangladesh
Muslim leader

Early life and educationEdit

Mohammad Fazlul Karim was born in 1935 in Charmanai, Barisal district. After completing his degree in Islamic Studies from Alia Madrasah, he joined Jamia Qurania Arabia Lalbagh, Dhaka. He completed Dawra e Hadith from this institution in 1957.


Karim started his career as a teacher at Charmonai Madrasah.[citation needed] In 1987, he established Islami Shashontantra Andolan.[3][4] He served as the head of the movement until his death in 2006.[1]


After long suffering from diabetes and kidney disease Fazlul Karim died at the age 71 in his own home at village Charmonai in Sadar upazila of Barisal district on 24 November 2006. He had two wives, seven sons and a daughter.[1]

Char monaiEdit

Charmonai Silsila


  1. ^ a b c "Charmonai Pir passes away". The Daily Star. November 26, 2006. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Countrymen want to see Islamic force in power: Charmonai Pir". bdnews24.com. June 16, 2005.
  3. ^ Riaz, Ali; Ali Ar Raji, Khandakar (2011). "Who are the Islamists?". In Riaz, Ali; Fair, C. Christine (eds.). Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh. Routledge. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-415-57673-4.
  4. ^ Syed, Jawad; Pio, Edwina; Kamran, Tahir; Zaidi, Abbas (2016). Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 436. ISBN 978-1-349-94966-3.

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