Former vice president of Jamaat-E-Islami Hind Professor K.A Sidheeq Hassan, aged 76 passed away due to old age illness.
He was a renowned writer, orator, Islamic scholar and social worker. He served as the assistant Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and had been elected Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Kerala for 4 consecutive terms. (1990 to 2005). Professor Hasan was also the architect and director of Delhi based Human Welfare Foundation Vision 2016 project which works for the upliftment of minorities by providing support in schools, houses, public wells, mosques and medical care facilities.
He was leading many projects for the upliftment of socially and educationally backward communities in India. Vision 2016 (Now, vision 2026) is a prominent NGO was the brain child of Professor Hasan.
Prof Hasan was born to K. M Abdullah Maulavi and P.A Khadeeja in the town of Eriyad, Trissur district, Kerala on May 5 1945. He Completed Afsal ul Ulama and MA (Arabic) from Raudathul Uloom Arabic College, Farooq college and Islamiya College Shanthapuram. He worked as a professor of Arabic in various government colleges in Kerala.
He has also served as the General Secretary of various NGO’s such as the Human Welfare Trust, Human Welfare Foundation, APCR, Society for Bright Future and Medical Service Society.
Professor Siddique Hasan was the founding secretary and the Chairman of the Ideal Publication Trust in Kerala which publishes the popular newspaper, Madhyamam daily and weekly.
He was the chief editor of Prabhodhanm weekly, chairman of Alternative Investment and Credit Limited (AICL) and founding chairman of Baithuzzakath, a Kerala based Financial aid trust.
The retired professor was living at his son’s residence at Kovoor, Calicut. Professor Hasan is survived by his Wife V.K Subaida and Children Fasal Ur Rahman, Sabira, Sharafudheen, Anis Ur Rahman.