Mian Tufail Mohammad

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Mian Tufail Mohammad
میاں طفیل محمد
Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
March 1944 – December 1965[1]
Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami in West Pakistan
In office
January 1966 – October 1972
Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
October 1972 – 7 October 1987[1]
Preceded bySayyid Abul A'la Maududi
Succeeded byQazi Hussain Ahmad
Personal details
BornApril 1914
Kapurthala, Punjab, British India
DiedJune 25, 2009(2009-06-25) (aged 95)[2]
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality British Indian (1914–1947)
 Pakistani (1947–2009)
Political party Jamaat-e-Islami
Alma materGovernment College University Lahore(BA (Hons) degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1935)[1]
Punjab University Law College (LL.B. degree in 1937)[1]
ProfessionLawyer, religious leader

Mian Tufail Mohammad (Urdu: میاں طفيل محمد) (April 1914 – 25 June 2009) was a Pakistani religious leader, lawyer, Islamic theologian, and former Secretary General and Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party.[2][1]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Kapurthala, Punjab, British India. He received his education and college degrees in Lahore. Then he became an active member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. Like Maulana Naeem Siddiqui, he also worked closely with Abul Aala Maududi.[1]

Agitation for democracy[edit]

In 1965, the joint opposition against Ayub Khan was organised, he was one of its central leaders. Along with other leaders of the Combined Opposition Parties coalition, Mian Tufail toured both East Pakistan and West Pakistan to create mass awareness and organise a strong national democratic movement.[3][1]

Books[edit]

Mian Tufail Mohammad co-authored with Abul A'la Maududi and Amin Ahsan Islahi the following books:

  • Kashful Mahjub: An Urdu commentary[1]
  • Daw'at-e-Islami and Its Demands (Urdu)[1]

Several biographies have been written on his life and work. The most prominent ones are the following:

  • Mushahidaat (Urdu)
  • " Tufail Nama" (Urdu)
  • " Tufail Qabila" (Urdu)
  • " Raah-e-Nijat" (Urdu)

Death[edit]

On 7 June 2009, he had a brain haemorrhage. He was hospitalised at Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. After staying in a coma for over 2 weeks, he died on 25 June 2009 at the age of 95. Among his survivors were eight daughters and four sons.[1][2]

Legacy[edit]

As one of the 75 founding members of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, he will always be remembered in party history.[1] His political legacy also descends down his family line. His son-in-law Ejaz Chaudhary is the Punjab president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[4]

See also[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami
1972–1987
Succeeded by

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Mian Tufail Mohammad passes away The Nation (newspaper), Published 26 June 2009, Retrieved 18 November 2017
  2. ^ a b c Jamaat leader Mian Tufail Mohammad passes away Dawn (newspaper), Published 26 June 2009, Retrieved 18 November 2017
  3. ^ 1965 Presidential Election in Pakistan storyofpakistan.com website, Retrieved 18 November 2017
  4. ^ Ejaz Chaudhry elected as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Punjab president Dunya News, Updated 17 March 2013, Retrieved 18 November 2017