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Obituary
Last Updated: August 02, 2008
Social Activist Mohammed Imran is Dead
By A U Asif

New Delhi, August 2 According to reports reaching here, Mohammed Imran, a well known social, educational and dawah activist, passed away at Dr Abdul Wahab’s Al Hilal Nursing Home in Darbhanga on August 1. Suffering from throat cancer, he was admitted to the nursing home at noon following deterioration in the condition and breathed his last at 3.45 PM. He was around 60. He was buried in a local graveyard today. He is survived by his mother and mother-in-law, both in their late 80s, two brothers, two sisters, wife, one son and one daughter, besides a large number of friends and admirers.

Mohammed Imran, popularly known as Master Imran, was Principal of a senior secondary school at Singhwara in Darbhanga District (Bihar). He was to retire by the end of the current year. Born at Nishta (Darbhanga District), he obtained his early education at Nishta and Darbhanga. He did his post-graduation in Urdu and bachelor of library science, besides Ph D on the life and works of the great Islamic scholar and ideologue Imamuddin Ramnagri. He had earned a reputation for his specialization on late Imamuddin Ramnagri. Though unpublished so far, this research is considered to be an original document on the man who wrote more than hundred books and booklets on different aspects of Islam.

His wide contact among the brethren of the country helped in introducing the true teachings of Islam and bridging the gulf between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities in Mithilanchal. He was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. He was introduced to it by late Zaki Ashraf, one of the early members of Jamaat. He was associated with a number of social and educational bodies. He also served Darsgah Islami Purani Munsafi, Darbhanga as its secretary for a long period, besides teaching there in the late 1960s before its migration from Mohalla Raham Khan to Purani Munsafi in the wake of the trouble brewing soon after the spreading of the news of the hanging of former Pak Prime Minister Z A Bhutto in 1979.

According to Hafiz Shakoor, Ameer Jamaat, Darbhanga town, it was Master Imran’s courage and dedication for the Islamic movement that he dared to come out of his house and distribute about 500 copies of “Sehroza Dawat” among its readers at a time when the entire town was then gripped by the anti-Jamaat propaganda. This was the time when the hawker of “Sehroza Dawat” had stopped its distribution after getting threats from some persons following Bhutto’. His death a week after Maulana Mohammed Asri’s passing away on July 24 has snatched away another devoted and dedicated worker of the Jamaat.

According to his brother Abdul Mannan, late Imran Sahib remained devoted to the world of letters in his life-time but this didn’t deter him from his vast contact with the people, irrespective of any religion or ideology. His son Mohammed Rizwan teaches at High School, Supaul and daughter Ghazala Qamreen (Dolly) is also a teacher at Siwan.

Says his brother-in-law Dr Abdul Wahab, himself a member of Jamaat and renowned surgeon: “Imran was a silent and uncompromising social and dawah activist. He would be remembered for a long period for his services to the cause of humanity.” 

         


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