Kozhikode: Former Ameer of Jamaát-e-Islami Kerala , former All-India Assistant Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami, chairman of Madhyamam and founder secretary of Ideal Publication Trust, publishers of Madhyamam, Prof KA Siddique Hassan died in Kozhikode on Tuesday.
He had been leading a retired life at his son's home in Kovoor near here, suffering from age-related conditions.
Prof Hassan had made his mark as Islamic scholar, speaker and social activist and highly regarded among not only the following of his organisation but also by the wider social and political leadership.
His lasting contribution to the society at large consists in pioneering the socio-educational empowerment initiative in north and eastern India where the minorities lead a life of economic and educational deprivation. The movement he launched in this regard Vision 2016 through Human Welfare Foundation forming the backbone of institutional support for the drive by providing schools, houses, public wells, mosques and medical care facilities.
Towards these ends, he served as general secretary of the Delhi-based Human Welfare Foundation, Human Welfare Trust, Society for Bright Future, Association for the Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) and Medical Service Society. Since 2016, the project has been re-launched as 2026 and is still operational.
Prof Hassan, in addition to authoring and translating books, also was on the panel of editors of Islam Darshanam, an encyclopedic volume published by Language Institute, Kerala and used to be a prolific contributor to periodicals.
He is survived by wife VK Zubaida, sons Faslurrahman, Sharafuddeen and Anisurrahman and daughter Sabira.