TDN World Desk: the former Ameer (President) of Jamaat Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Maulana Sirajul Hasan has passed away on Thursday evening at his hometown in Raichur, Karnataka. He was 88 years of age.

Due to agedness he was suffering from illness for long. He was recently admitted in Hospital for a week for treatment.On Thursday at 6 pm he breathed his last in his home.

Renowned Islamic Scholar and Prominent Daaee Maulan Sirajul Hasan born on March 3,1933. He was associated with Jamaat since his youth.
He was deputed as Secretary of Jamaat in Delhi in 1984. He was the All India Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind from 1984 until 2003. He played an active role in the All India Mulsim Personal Law Board, All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat and the Babri Masjid Coordination Committee.He established the Dharmic Jan Morcha for bringing various religious leaders together.

Extending condolence at his death, Syed Sadatullah Hussaini,current Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, said: “We shall always cherish his contribution towards serving Islam and the Muslim community. His death is a tremendous loss to the ‘Millat’ and the Islamic Movement. He was both a visionary and caring leader.”

Talking about his personal relation with the former JIH chief, the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind said: “Maulana Sirajul Hasan played an important role in grooming and training me. He prepared thousands of youth like me for the Islamic Movement. I pray that Allah accepts the yeoman service of Maulana Sirajul Hasan, pardons him, grants him Paradise and gives patience to his family members for bearing this loss.”

Student Islamic Organisation (SIO) paid tribute after the demise of this towering personality of the Indian sub-continent who will be recalled for his contribution in propagation of Islam.