2 September 2023, Sat

Acting Ameer recalls the contributions of Shaheed Mir Quasem Ali; people will continue to remember him for his noble activities

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami's Acting Ameer and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 2nd September, 2023 remembering the contributions of Jamaat-e-Islami's former central executive committee member, renowned businessman, social worker and media personality Mir Quasem Ali.

Mir Quasem Ali has struggled throughout his life to build a happy, prosperous and Islamic welfare state. He was the founding central President of Bangladesh Islami Chhatrashibir. He played pro-active role in establishing numerous Islamic and welfare institutions including Islami Banks, insurance, Mosques, Madrasa and etc. He has taken outstanding initiative to take healthcare at the door steps of the poor people with limited cost. The people of the country will remember him always.

He had been charged with a false case of crimes against humanity just because of his involvement with the Islamic movement. The authority has sentenced him to death in this case. The prosecution could not prove any of the charges brought against him. He has no nexus with the allegations which had been brought against him. He had been made deprived from getting justice. He was executed on 3rd September of 2016 ignoring the call and demands of different corners from home and abroad to stop his execution.
He had initiated welfare activities which will continue to expand Insha Allah. He will remain alive through his activities. We are praying to Allah sincerely for accepting him as a martyr and also to grant Jannah for this renowned personality.

We would like to add with a broken heart that, some plain cloth dressed people, claiming themselves as the law enforcers abducted his son Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem Arman on 9th August of 2016. Till now, he is traceless. His two kids have been waiting for the return of their beloved father. Barrister Arman was discharging duty as the defence lawyer of his father. Mir Quasem Ali’s family is a victim of government’s political vengeance. May Allah allow this family to hold patience. May Allah protect them all.
I am urging all leaders and activists of this organization and the fellow countrymen to work hard for accomplishing his unfinished tasks.