| 20th century|
| 24 January 1911 (22 Muharram, 1329 Hijri)Bihar, Munger, Pachna British India|
Fiqhus-sunan wal Athar
Islamic Foundation Award (1984)
October 27, 1974, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sharia, Hadith, Fiqh, Tafsir
Sayed Muhammad Amimul Ehasan Barkati (Urdu: مفتى سيد محمد عميم الاحسان بركتى) popularly known as Mufti Amimul Ehasan, (Bengali: মুফতী আমীমুল ইহসান) was an Islamic scholar who served as the third Khatib of the Baitul Mukarram mosque.
Sayed Muhammad Amimul Ehasan Barkati Wikipedia
He was born on 24 January 1911 (22 Muharram, 1329 Hijri) Monday at Bihar state in Munger district a village named Pachna in India. His father was Moulvi Sayed Muhammd Hakeem Abdul Mannan and mother was Sayeda Sajeda. He was second among 4 brothers and 3 sisters. His family hailed from the Feni District of present-day Bangladesh.
He got his primary knowledge of Islam from his paternal uncle Sayed Abdud Dayyan. Later on he gained the knowledge of tassuf from a renowned Sufi scholar of India, Shah Abu Barkat Ali Shah. As he had become a murid of him he added the word Barkati as his surname. Amimul Ehasan acquired his academic learning from the renowned Calcutta Alia Madrasah in 1926.
In 1934 Mufti Amimul Ehasan was appointed as the Imam and teacher of Calcutta Nakhoda Masjid. In 1935 he also got the responsibility of Head Mufti of that madrasha's Darul Ifta. In 1943 he joined Calcutta Aliya Madrasah. In 1964 he became the first khatib of Baitul Mukarram, later the national mosque of Bangladesh. He held that position until his death in 1974.
Mufti Amimul Ehasan's works include:
- Fiqhus-sunan wal Athar
- Fatwae Barkati
- Adabul Mufti
- Al usolul kargee
- Usolul masailut iktilfat
- At tasruf li Adabit Tasuuf
- At-tanjed fe tawhid
- At tanver fe usole tafseer
- Tariqe Islam
- Tariqe Ilme Haddes
- Tariqe Ilme Fiqh
- Sirajum munira Milad nama (سراجا منير)
- Tarikae Hajj
- Lubbul Usol
- Maske Fariez
- Minnatul bari
- Mijanul Akbar
- Miyarul Asar
- hadiyatul Musallin
Mufti Amimul Ehasan wrote all of his book in Arabic and Urdu language. Some of them are also translated in Bangla language.
Mufti Amimul Ehasan married Sayeda Maymuna, daughter of his mentor and a famous Sufi saint Sayed Abu Muhammad Barkat Ali shah. They had a daughter named Sultana who died at an early age. His wife also died early. Then he got married to another women named Sayeda Fatima and they have a boy named Sayed Munim and a girl named Sayeda Amina. Sayed Munim was also died when he was a child. His second wife died in 1937. He got married to Sayeda kadija and lived with her till his death. Among all the children of Mufti Amimul Ehasan, only her youngest daughter Sayeda Amina khatun was alive during his death. She died in 1990. Mufti Amimul Ehasan performed Hajj three times in 1954, 1958 and in 1971 during his lifetime.
During 1973-74 Mufti Amimul Ehasan's health started to deteriorate. In the year 1974 the committee of Baitul Mukarram has some misunderstanding with him and behave roughly to him. It hurt him and decided to not go again in Baitul Mukarram for further Juma prayer. He returns the key of his room and said "I will not be coming next week". He died that week. On 10 October 1974, 10th Shawwal 1395 Hijri at midnight, Ehasan died. Next day on 28 October his funeral prayer was held at Baitul Mukarram. At the entrance in his mazar gate a famous Persian poem says:
هرگز نميں دانكه دل ازز نده شدبه عشق
ثبت است برجريده عالم دوام ماNever say death to those whose heart is filled with love of Allah
They are alive and ever refreshed.