Maulana Muhiuddin Khan (1935-2018), a hero of the Islamic movement, was a leading scholar, writer, journalist and Islamic thinker. Born in Ansar Nagar village under Gafargaon upazila of Momenshahi district, Maulana Khan’s father was Maulvi Hakim Anshar Uddin Khan, a prominent saint and veteran educationist. His mother deleted: Rabia Khatun. Alim passed away from Panchbagh Madrasa in his village in 1951 and Fazil in 1953 with a scholarship. In 1953, he was admitted to the Dhaka Government Alia Madrasa for higher studies and in 1955 he obtained Kamil degree in Hadith and in 1958 Kamil degree in Fiqh.
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While Alia was in Dhaka at the madrasa, he developed the habit of writing in the weekly Kafela, the weekly Nezame Islam, the daily Insaf, the daily Azad and the daily Millat. After earning a living as an apprentice writer for the Urdu daily Pasban, published from Dhaka, Kamel worked for the daily Pasban after the Christian examination at the end of 1955.
In the mid-sixties of the last century, Maulana Muhiuddin Khan, in collaboration with ATM Abdul Matin, a former member of the Pakistan National Assembly and Deputy Speaker, set up an institution called Darul Uloom Islami Academy. After independence, the name of this organization was changed to ‘Islamic Foundation’.
He was one of the members of the Central Executive Council of the World Muslim League Rabitaye Alam Al-Islami, the head of the Jamiat Ulama Islam Bangladesh’s highest policy-making forum, and the Bengali translator of the Tafsir Mareful Quran printed by King Fahad Quran Printing Project Medina Munawarah Saudi Arabia.
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His first acquaintance was as editor of the time-honored monthly Madina Medina (1981), the glorious enlightenment of the monthly Madina family, founder and chairman of the editorial board of the weekly Muslim Jahan, councilor of Rabita Alam Al Islami, Mofidul Islam of Anjuman and central member of Bangladesh Cancer Society Hospital, Mutamar Al Alam Al Islami. President of its Bangladesh branch, Founder Chairman of National Sirat Committee Bangladesh, President of Atheist-Apostate Resistance Movement Islamic Morcha, Founder Vice Chairman of Islamic Unity Alliance, Head of the highest policy-making forum of Jamiat Ulama Islam.
On March 9 and 10, 2005, Maulana Muhiuddin Khan called for a historic long march towards Tipaimukh under the banner of the National Committee for Prevention of Indian River Invasion. About 30 organizations of the country joined it.
He has worked for the overall welfare of the helpless, poor and orphaned children including the cost of education, construction of houses for the helpless people. Hundreds of tribal families in Bandarban district converted to Islam with his help. There he rehabilitated more than three hundred men and women through an organization called ‘Tawhid Mission’.
Talented Maulana Muhiuddin Khan played an important role in composing, editing and publishing Islamic literature in Bengali. His contribution to the development of Sirat literature in Bengali is unforgettable. He translated and wrote about 200 books. The Q&A compilation of his edited ‘Monthly Medina’ ‘Answers to Contemporary Questions’ has been published in 20 volumes. Among the translations, in particular, (1) Ma’reful Quran – Mufti Shafi (6 volumes) (2) Allama Shibli Numani and Syed Sulaiman Nomani’s “Siratunnabi” (3) Imam Ghazzali’s “Yahya Uloom Ad-Din” (5 volumes) (4) Allama Shibli Numani’s “Faruk” (5) Imam Abul Abbas Zainuddin Hanafikrit “Tadrizul Bukhari” (6) Allama Jalaluddin Suyuti’s 2 volumes “Khasaysul Kubra” (6) Maulana Hamid Nadvikrit Imam Islam
Some of his notable books are: (1) Favorite topic of beloved prophet (2) Prophet in dream (3) Imam Ghazzali in Maktuba (4) Manik picked up (5) Imam Zainul Abedin (6) Answer to contemporary question (in 20 volumes) ( 6) Hasanul Banna’s Essays (6) Intimate Life of Dear Prophet (9) Freedom Movement (10) Bangla Education – Bangla Academy (11) Introduction to Quran (12) Islam and Contemporary Wonderful Events (13) Prophet in Hadith (14) On the way to Medina 15. Death and the Hereafter.
Among the national and international awards are: Islamic Foundation Award, Niwano Peace Award (Japan), Tamaddun Majlis Peace Prize, National Personality Reception (Bangladesh Cultural Academy), Weekly Gati for Contribution to Bengali Literature (Calcutta), Gunijan Samvardhana Academy) and the Sirat Gold Award for Sirat practice.