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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Azizul Haque (scholar)

 Sheikh-Ul-Hadith Allama Azizul Haque

Born     1919[1]
Louhojang, Dhaka
Died     8 August 2012 (Aged 94)
Nationality     Bangladesh
Religion     Sunni Islam
Era     Modern era
Region     Islamic scholar
School     Sunni Hanafi
Main interests     Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Tafsir, Islamic economic jurisprudence, Islamic Politics.
Notable ideas     Establishment of Jamia Rahmania Arabia Dhaka, First Bengali Translation of Sahih Bukhari

Azizul Haque (1919 - 8 August 2012), known as allamah, was a famous Bangladeshi Islamic scholar and an Islamic political leader. Azizul Hoque was born to a distinguished family in 1919, Louhojang, Dhaka. Allama Azizul Hoque was the first person who translated the Sahih al-Bukhari into Bengali language. And he founded the Jamiah Rahmania Arabia Dhaka in 1986. He was the former rector and his son Mahfuzul Haque is the present rector of the Jamiah.


After completing his initial formal studies, Azizul Hoque joined Jamia Islamia Yunusia, Brahmanbaria at the age of 7. There he spent 4 years under the care of Hadhrat Maulana Shamsul Haq Faridpuri (rahimahullah). Then he joined Dhaka Boro Katara Madrasah in 1931 and completed Takmil (MA) spending 12 years there. Then, in 1943, he went to India for acquiring higher studies and joined Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin, Dabhel in Surat. In Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin, Dabhel he received education from Shabbir Ahmad Usmani. Finally he went to Darul Uloom Deoband to study Tafsir. There he received education from Shaykh at-Tafseer Hadhrat Idris Kandhalvi (rh). After completing his study he returned to Dhaka by the order of his teacher Hadhrat Maulana Shamsul Haq Faridpuri (rahimahullah).


Allama Azizul Hoque began his career as a teacher in Boro Katara Madrasah situated in Dhaka. Allama Azizul Hoque served there from 1946 to 1952. Then, he began teaching at Jamia Qurania Arabia, Lalbagh since its establishment in 1952 and served there teaching the students Sahih al-Bukhari including other important books till 1985. In 1978, he played an important role in the formation of Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasah Education Board. He served as its general secretary. In 1979, he taught Sahih al-Bukhari in the Department of Islamic Studies of University of Dhaka as a visiting professor and served there for three years. In 1986, Allama Azizul Hoque established a Madrasah called Jamiah Muhammadia Arabia in "Muhammadi Housing" near Mohammadpur, Dhaka. In 1988, he purchased a piece of land near Saat Masjid in Muhammadpur and transferred the Jamiah Muhammadia Arabia there renaming it to Jamia Rahmania Arabia Dhaka. For a long tenure, he was the chief Sheikul Hadith of this institution. He served as the principal of Jamia Shariyyah Malibagh for a certain period of time. He also served as the chairman of the Sari'ah Board of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited. Furthermore, he served as the rector and adviser of many other well-known institutions in the country.

Books and translations

Most famous contribution of Sheikul Hadith is the Bengali Translation and explanations of Sahih al-Bukhari.

In student life, he wrote an Urdu explanation of Sahih al-Bukhari. This big book of 1800 pages was published from Pakistan by the name of Fazlul Baari Sarhe Bukhari. At present, this book is going to be published from Bangladesh.

  • Bengali translation of Mochnobi-e-Rumi.
  • Capitalism, Socialism and Islam
  • Refutation of Kadianism
  • Munajat-e-Makbul including Masnun Doa (Translation).
  • Struggle in the way of Truth (Lecture Collection).
  • Without these Sheikhul Hadith Allama Azizul Hoque wrote many other books.


Azizul Haque died on 8 August 2012 at his home in Ajimpur, Dhaka at the age of 94.

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