Former JI Chief Syed Munawar Hasan Passes Away in Karachi
Syed Munawar Hasan's funeral prayers will be held at Eidgah Ground, Nazimabad on June 27 after Zuhr. He will be buried at Sakhi Hassan Cemetery.
Syed Munawar Hasan, the former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief, passed away in Karachi on June 26. He was getting treated in a local hospital for the past few days.
جماعت اسلامی کے سابق امیر سید منور حسن صاحب کی نماز جنازہ 27 جون بروز ہفتہ بعد نماز ظہر عیدگاہ گراؤنڈ ناظم آباد میں ادا کی جائے گی
نماز ظہر 30-1 بجے گراونڈ میں ہی ادا کی جائے گی۔
تدفین سخی حسن قبرستان میں ہوگی #SyedMunawarHassan pic.twitter.com/NoBauey3Hr
— Jamaat-e-Islami (@JIPOfficial) June 26, 2020
His funeral prayers will be held at Eidgah Ground, Nazimabad on June 27 after Zuhr. He will be buried at Sakhi Hassan Cemetery.
As soon as the news was announced, tweets started to flood in to offer their condolences to Syed Munawar Hasan’s family.
Grieved to learn about the passing away of former Amir of Jamat-i-Islami Syed Munawar Hassan. His services to Pakistan and commitment to Islam were unwavering. May Allah rest his soul in peace! My deepest condolences to the bereaved family & the JI workers.
— Shehbaz Sharif (Stay at home to stay safe) (@CMShehbaz) June 26, 2020
Former Amir, Jamaat-e-Islami, Syed Munawar Hasan would be badly missed. He was perhaps the last most vocal leader of JI after Qazi Hussain Ahmad. He was not only excellent speaker but i always enjoyed his wit. May Allah give his family strength to bear the loss.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) June 26, 2020
This month we have lost many jewels and gems. May Allah bless us with Maghfirat – Ameen#SyedMunawarHassan pic.twitter.com/n4NTJ7oIAH
— Abdul Moez Habib (@HabibMoez) June 26, 2020
I remember the last speech Syed Munawar Hasan gave at the end of the campaign of 2013 elections. He said "When we'll come into power, people won't find anyone to give theirs Zakat to"
He ended up losing that elections. Today, he has left us.
— Mohammed Saad (@hafizsaadriaz) June 26, 2020
May he rest in peace. https://t.co/EYwlxWp1xT
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) June 26, 2020
Who was the former JI Chief Syed Munawar Hasan?
Born in Delhi in 1941, Syed Munawar Hasan migrated to Karachi during the partition with his family. He earned a Master’s degree in Sociology in 1963 and in Islamic Studies in 1963.
His political career started when he joined the National Students Federation, and was elected its president in 1959. He joined Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba in 1960 and was elected president of its University of Karachi unit, and also became a member of its Central Executive Council. He was the national president in national president in 1964 and served in that capacity for three consecutive terms.
Syed Munawar Hasan joined JI in 1967. By 1993, he became the Secretary General of JI. In 2009, he was elected Emir (Chief) of JI.
He initially wanted to resign in 2013 after JI suffered from a huge loss in the general elections but the Shura Council (Executive Council) did not accept his resignation. However, he was voted out of the office in 2014 by the Jamaat Arakeen, who brought in Siraj ul Haq as the new Chief of JI.
May Allah give the strength of Syed Munawar Hasan’s family in this time, and may Allah bless the former JI Chief with paradise. May Syed Munawar Hasan rest in peace.
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