Hasan is known for several pioneering works, especially his role in establishing a leading Malayalam daily Madhyamam
NEW DELHI — Professor K .A. Siddique Hassan, former vice president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and an eminent Islamic scholar, passed away on Tuesday. Hassan breathed his last at his home in Kovoor near Kozhikode in Kerala. He was 76.
Jamaat spokesperson Arshad Sheikh confirmed his death to Clarion India.
Hsaan is known for several pioneering works, especially his role in establishing a leading Malayalam daily Madhyamam.
He was noted Islamic scholar, speaker and social activist and well respected among social and religious circles. He is known for his contribution to socio-educational empowerment initiatives for minorities in northern and eastern India. He is said to have played a crucial role in establishing Human Welfare Foundation, an NGO based in New-Delhi. This is an initiative for uplift of marginalised sections of society.
Hassan was awarded Islamic Online Star of 2010 by Islam Online and Ebrahim Sulaiman Sait Foundation Award for his work in formulating vision 2016.
Hassan was born in Kodungallur in Thrissur district in 1945 and got education from Rouzathul Uloom Arabic College, Farook and Islamia College Santapuram. Later, he took a job as a college teacher.
He has authored and translated a number of books and also contributed articles to newspapers.
He is survived by wife VK Zubaida, sons Faslurrahman, Sharafuddeen and Anisurrahman and daughter Sabira.