Leading religious scholar, Khatib and eloquent speaker Maulana Muhammad Amir alias Maulana Bajlighar has passed away after a long illness. He was buried in his ancestral graveyard in Dara Adamkhel today.
Funeral prayers of Maulana Muhammad Amir alias Maulana Bajlighar were offered at Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar which was attended by a large number of high officials and people. His body was later taken to Akhorwal in the Dara Adamkhel tribal region, where he was buried in his ancestral cemetery. He was eighty-five years old and belonged to the Afridi tribe.
Maulana Muhammad Ameer remained an important leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and was appointed Deputy Ameer at the provincial level but after 1939 he could not play a more active role in the party for various reasons.
It is learned that Maulana Bajlighar was against the rule of women and he distanced himself from the party after Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, was elected chairman of the Kashmir Affairs Committee under Benazir Bhutto. Had done
The name of Maulana Muhammad Amir was given to Maulana Bajlighar or Bajlighar, an area near Saddar in Peshawar which was called Bajlighar and here he was the Khatib in Masjid Bajlighar which is why he was called Maulana Bajlighar.
Maulana Muhammad Amir alias Maulana Bajlighar was popular among the people due to his sarcastic criticism of the government and policy makers on day to day affairs. Maulana Bajigar’s audiocassettes were so popular in Peshawar and other areas that in addition to homes and shops, cassettes of his speeches can be heard on public transport.
Maulana Mohammad Amir used to give speeches or sermons in Pashto language. Therefore, wherever Pashto is spoken and understood in Pakistan and outside Pakistan, people definitely listen to the speeches of Maulana Bajlighar.
Maulana Bajlighar gave speeches on various topics and in his statements sharply criticized the rulers whom the people liked.
Maulana Bajlighar’s style of expression was radically different from that of other religious leaders and even in the Friday prayer sermon he used to express the problems of the people in a humorous manner. People used to come from far and wide to listen to his speeches in mosques, but he had been at home for some time due to illness.
According to Abdul Jalil Jan, Information Secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Muhammad Amir alias Maulana Bajlighar was a close associate of Mufti Mahmood and at that time he had gone to jail for making speeches against the rulers in three different periods.
According to Abdul Jalil Jan, Maulana Fazlur Rehman was also very close to him and a few days ago he had gone to his residence to meet Maulana Bajlighar.