Aleem al-Razee

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Aleem al-Razee was a Bangladeshi lawyer and politician.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Razee was born in 1925 in Karatia in Nagarpur Upazila, Tangail District, East Bengal, British India. He completed a M.A. and a law degree from University of Calcutta. He earned a PhD from the University of London.[3]


From 1949 to 1953, Razee was the chairman of the Muslim Welfare Association, London. He worked as the editor of The Oriental Times based in London. In 1953, he returned from London and joined the Dhaka High Court as a lawyer. In 1965, he was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from Mymensingh-1 as an independent candidate.[3]

In 1957, Razee founded City Law College, Dhaka and in 1968 he founded Nagarpur Degree College. He founded Lauhati Alim al-Razi Girls' High School in his village. From 1957 to 1972 he served as the President of City Law College, Dhaka. After the Independence of Bangladesh, he joined the National Awami Party (Bhashani) but left the party in 1974. From 1974 to 1975 he served as the president of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association.[3]

After that he taught law at the University of Dhaka. In 1976, he founded Bangladesh People's League. He edited the weekly Durbin, published from Tangail. He published a book called Musalmaner Jene Rakha Bhalo.[3] He wrote a fictional book called On Trekking through to Arakan.[4]


Razee died on 16 March 1985 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[3][5] His book, The Constitutional Glimpses of Martial Law in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, was published posthumously by University Press Limited.[4] Dr. Aleem-Al-Razee Memorial Council organizes events on the anniversary of his death.[6]


  1. ^ "Dr Aleem Al-Razee remembered in Dhaka, Tangail". UNB. Retrieved 2020-11-04.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "35th death anniv of Aleem al-Razee today". New Age. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  3. ^ a b c d e Rahman, Mir Shamsur. "Al-Razi, Abdul Alim". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2020-11-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b "34th death anniversary of Dr. Aleem al-Razee on Friday". UNB. Retrieved 2020-11-04.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 991". Retrieved 2022-07-23.
  6. ^ "Dr Aleem Al-Razee". The Independent. Dhaka. Retrieved 2020-11-04.