ISNA Offers Condolences on the Passing of Professor Ghulam Azam

85583(Plainfield, IN 10/28/14) Today, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) offered sincere condolences on the passing of Bangladeshi Muslim scholar and activist Professor Ghulam Azam.

Professor Azam had a long career in Islamic and political activism. He was an assistant professor of political science at Rangpur Carmichael College, the Ameer of Tabligh Jamaat of Rangpur for the period of 1951-1954, became the Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami East Pakistan in 1957 and served as the Secretary General of the Executive Committee of East Pakistan Wing of Pakistan Democratic Alliance. He also became the Ameer of East Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami in 1969.

In his later years, Dr. Azam retired from active political life but still remained as an adviser to many Islamic and political activists in Bangladesh. He also wrote a memoir, “Jibone Ja Dekhlam” (What I Witnessed in Life).

In a statement ISNA President Azhar Azeez said:

“Professor Ghulam Azam was a committed Muslim scholar and activist. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. To Allah we belong and to Allah we all will return. ”

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.

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CONTACT: ISNA Communications Director Edgar Hopida, 317-839-1820 or 317-679-6350,  ehopida@isna.net