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Maulana Nizami buried in native village; central Jamaat leaders attended the funeral player
Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Namaj-e-Janaja (funeral prayer) of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer, world renowned Islamic thinker, prominent religious scholar and former minister Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami has been held at the adjacent ground of the Monmothpur village graveyard in Santhia Upazila of the Pabna district at 6:45 am on 11th May, 2016. Barrister Nazibur Rahman Momen, second son of martyr Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami led the prayer. Prior to the prayer, in a brief address he sought blessings from the gatherings for the salvation of his martyr father, Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami. After the funeral rituals, he has been buried in the Monmothpur village graveyard. Among others, Acting Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, central working committee member Principal Shahabuddin and Ameer, Secretary and Islami Chhatrashibir leaders of the neighboring districts were present in the occassion.

First Gayebana Janaja (funeral prayer in absentia held at 9.30 in the morning. Central Executive Committee member of Jamaat-e-Islami Maulana Abdul Halim, Central Publicity Secretary of Chhatrashibir Mostafizur Rahman, Rajshahi University unit Chhatrashibir President Shoyeb Shahriar and Shirajganj district Jamaat Ameer Shahinur Alam were present in the prayer.

Before the funeral prayer, in his address central executive committee member Maulana Abdul Halim said, Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami was a decent politician. No corruption or forgery could ever touch him. This tyrannical government has killed this modest politician in a preplanned way. They can kill Maulana Nizami personally but cannot kill his ideology.

Second funeral prayer held at 10.30 in the morning. Hundreds of thousands people gathered in this funeral prayer. Among others, Pabna district’s Acting Ameer Maulana Zohurul Islam, Pabna district Jamaat’s Secretary Professor Abu Taleb Mondol, Pabna district Chhatrashibir President Saidul Islam, Belkuchi Upazila’s former chairman Ali Alam, running Vice Chairman of the Belkuchi Upazila Ariful Islam Sohel, Ullapara Upazila chairman, Santhia Upazila chairman Mokhlesur Rahman, Santhia Upazila Jamaat Ameer Maulana Abdul Quddus and other Shibir leaders took part in this prayer.

Since the midnight, thousands of people started coming to see their beloved leader Shaheed Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami for once. The general villagers performed their Fajr prayer at the ground adjacent to the graveyard. Hundreds of thousands of people attended in each of the funeral prayer and burst into tears for the acceptance of martyrdom of their favorite leader Maulana Nizami. The popularity and acceptance of Shaheed Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami once again proved with the overwhelming presence of the thousands of people in his funeral prayers.