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|Delwar Hossain Sayeedi|
|Deputy Leader of
|Member of Parliament
June 12, 1996 – December 29, 2008
|Preceded by||Shudangsu Shekhor Halder|
|Succeeded by||AKMA Awal (Saidur Rahman)|
|Born||February 2, 1940
|Alma mater||Islamic University Karachi|
BackgroundDelwar Sayeedi was born February 2, 1940, in a village located in Indurkani, Pirojpur (Barisal Division). His father, Yusuf Sayedee was an Islamic orater. He received his first primary religious education at his local village madrassa which was built by his father.
Later in life he studied further on Islamic education by attending, the Sarsina Alia Madrasah in 1962, and then the Khulna Alia Madrasah. He completed his religious education at the Jamia Uloom-ul-Islamia (Binoria Town Madrassa) in Karachi, Pakistan. Sayeedi after completing his religious studies then focused on studying politics. He is fluent in Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Punjabi and has basic knowledge of English.
Political careerSayeedi was a leader and Rajshahi University Unit President of Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir.
He became a prominent leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and a Member of Parliament in the Jatiyo Sangshad representing Jamaat, for the constituency of Pirojpur-1.
Sayeedi is one a prominent religious telepreachers in Bangladesh, and has held talks and tafseer's across the country.
Foreign travelIn July 2006 Sayeedi travelled to the UK to address rallies in London and Luton after the foreign office cleared his entry. His entry was controversial with British MP's. In leaked emails reported by The Times, an adviser, Eric Taylor said that Sayeedi’s "previous visits to the UK have been reportedly marred by violence caused by his supporters." On 13 July 2006, a British journalist Martin Bright created a documentary called Who Speaks For Muslims? where it features Sayeedi, claiming to have extreme views. Sayeedi has a large following within the British Bangladeshi community, he was invited to speak at the East London Mosque on 14 July 2006, the then secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Muhammad Abdul Bari supported his invite.
On July 24, 2009, Sayeedi was prevented from going abroad by the immigration officials at Zia International Airport. Later, he Challenged the Government's restriction on his foreign travel by filing a writ petition with the High Court on July 27. The Attorney General stated before the Chamber Judge that Maulana Sayeedi was against the independence of Bangladesh in 1971 and argued that if Sayeedi is not barred to go abroad he might conduct propaganda against government moves to sue war criminals.
Accusations of ExtremismSayeedi proclaimed that Courts won’t be allowed to control Fatwas (religious edicts), instead Fatwas would control the Court.Cite error: Closing
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Sayeedi threatened the local correspondents (in Pirojpur) of the leading newspapers and asked them to leave Pirojpur as they wrote about Sayeedi’s role in 1971.
By announcing the blasphemy law, he asked the government to ban the book Pak Sar Jameen Saad Baad written by eminent writer and Professor (at University of Dhaka) Humayun Azad. His call to ban the book was followed by a brutal attack on the professor by a group of young men.
ApprehensionPolice arrested Mr. Sayeedi on June 29, 2010 after a magistrate court issued arrest warrants against him including three other political leaders as they did not appear before the court to face a charge accusing them of hurting religious sentiments of Muslims. The case was filed by Syed Rezaul Haque Chandpuri, secretary general of Bangladesh Tariqat Federation On March 21, 2010.
|Most popular Islamic scholar of Bangladesh victim of politically|