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TK Abdullah, an Epitome of Instrumental Leadership

TK Abdullah was a treasure of knowledge and his contributions are irreplaceable. His skills as an orator had deep impact amongst the people and the deceased incurred brilliant analytical skills that emanated sound opinions.

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TK Abdullah, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s senior leader from Kerala passed away
yesterday at the age of 92. He was a prominent and key leader of JIH from its very beginning times. He was also a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s Central Advisory Council.


TK Abdullah was one of the founding members of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Chief Editor of the IPH-published Islamic Encyclopedia.

Abdullah Sahib served as the State Ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami in two times, from 1972 to 1979 of Kerala. and again from 1982 to 1984. He is also a state executive member of Ithihadul Ulema.

TK Abdullah Sahib was born to renowned Islamic scholar Tharakandi
Abdurrahman sahib and Fatima in 1929 at Ayencheri in Kozhikode
district.

Vazhakadu Darul Uloom, Thirurangadi Jumma Masjid, Pulikkal Madinathul Uloom, and Kasaragod Aliya Arabic College were among the educational institutions he studied in. While he was a student when he joined Probodhanam magazine. Abdullah Sahib co-translated the first volume of Mawdudi Sahib’s Tafeemul Qur’an from Urdu to Malayalam with T Isihak Maulavi.

In 1959 he became a member of Jamaate Islami Hind. T Muhammad
Sahib became editor of Prabodhanam in the same year as Haji Sahib died, and Abdullah Sahib became sub-editor. In 1964 when Prabodhanam evolved into a weekly magazine, he became the editor.

In 1992 in the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition Prabodhanam was banned and in 1994 when it was reinstated, he became its chief editor. On the death of KC Abdullah Maulawi, he became the chief editor of Bhodhanam [ a monthly magazine by JIH Kerala].

TK Abdullah was a treasure of knowledge and his contributions are
irreplaceable. His skills as an orator had deep impact amongst the people and the deceased incurred brilliant analytical skills that emanated sound opinions.

His talks, writings, and sermons were collated and published
in large numbers. TK Abdullah’s autobiography was published by the name “Nadannu Theeratha Vazhikal” [The Endless paths]. He is survived by his wife Kunjamina, sons TK Farooq and TK Iqbal, and daughter Sajida.

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