Shahid Abdul MalekATeleSys
On 15th August, 1969, Abdul Malek, one of the best students of the University of Dhaka, the Oxford of the orient, met martyrdom having been attacked by the Islam-antagonistic forces in TSC on 13th August of the same year. At that time when the whole country was filled with extreme distress, depression and melancholy following the event aforesaid, Farrukh Ahmad, one of the mainstream and leading poet of Bengali language and literature welcomed martyrdom of Abdul Malek in his own language. By being informed of Malek’s martyrdom, Maulana Syed Abul A’la Moududi, the greatest Islamic thinker of the twentieth century, very confidently said- “Abdul Malek is probably the first martyr of Islam in this country but surely not the final one”. Such was also the fact indeed!!!