11 April 2020, Sat

Jamaat Ameer recalls the historic contribution of Shaheed Muhammad Kamaruzzaman in the Islamic movement

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 11 April 2020 recalling the contribution and sacrifice of Jamaat-e-Islami’s former Assistant Secretary General, noted journalist, politician, intellectual and author of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman and also praying to Allah for accepting him as a martyr.

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was sentenced to death in connection with a political case. Different platforms from home and abroad protested the sentence. United Nations, United States of America, United Kingdom and various other countries and human rights watchdogs also urged the Bangladeshi government to halt his execution process. But refuting and ignoring those calls, he was executed on this day (11 April) of 2015 at 10.30pm.

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was involved with the Islamic movement since his student life. Along with his political activities, he also made significant contribution as an author, journalist and researcher. He wrote and translated various quality books. His writings and articles will inspire the leaders and activists of the Islamic movement and the countrymen for so many years. Besides, he will be remembered for his dynamic role in establishing democracy, rule of law, justice, human rights and voting rights of the people in this country.

I am remembering him with great honor and respect. I pray to Allah for the acceptance of his martyrdom. May Allah let his family and relatives to follow his ideologies as well. I am urging my fellow countrymen to take part in the Islamic movement, that he has left for us.