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Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
দেলাওয়ার হোসাইন সাঈদী
Vice President of
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
Member of Parliament
for Pirojpur-1
In office
12 June 1996 – 2001
Preceded by Shudangsu Shekhor Halder
Succeeded by Himself
In office
2001 – 29 December 2008
Preceded by Himself
Succeeded by AKMA Awal (Saeedur Rahman)
Personal details
Born Pirojpur, Bengal Presidency, British India ,(present-day pirojpur , Bangladesh)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Political party Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
Spouse(s) Sheikha Saleha Begum
Children Rafiq Bin Sayeedi, Shameem Sayeedi, Masood Sayeedi, Naseem Sayedee
Father Moulana Yousuf Sayeedi
Occupation Politics, Dawah

Delwar Hossain Sayeedi is an Islamic speaker and politician. He was a Member of the Parliament of Bangladesh from 1996 to 2008. He was convicted of committing war crimes during and Bangladesh Liberation War, despite his denial. The International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh sentenced him to death in February 2013 for crimes against humanity in the war of 1971 in a disputed decision. The tribunal received support within Bangladesh, but was criticized by many international observers. In September 2014 the Supreme Court changed his sentence to life imprisonment.

Early life

Sayeedi was born in a village in Indurkani, Pirojpur (Barisal Division of present-day Bangladesh). His father Yusuf Sayedee was an Islamic orator. Allama Sayeedi received his first religious education at his local village madrassa, which was built by his father. Sayeedi attended the Sarsina Alia Madrasah in 1962, followed by the Khulna Alia Madrasah. Sayeedi started a business in a local village market after completing his religious studies.

Selected Published Books

  • Biography of the Hereafter
  • The principle of building a corruption free society
  • Demands and relevant ideas for banning religion-based politics
  • Why I join Jamaat-e-Islami?
  • Islam to suppress terrorism and militancy
  • Baby training methods
  • Prayers of the Prophet (S.M)
  • Why Qadianis are not Muslims
  • The miracle of the Holy Qur'an
  • In the land of the blue sea
  • My duty on my family
  • Open letter
  • The easy process of gaining paradise
  • The ordeal of faith
  • Social life in the light of Hadith
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