Rasul, Barrister Abdur

Abdur Rasul

Rasul, Barrister Abdur (1872-1917) nationalist leader and lawyer, was born in 1872 in a landed family of Guniauk, a village in Brahmanbaria district. He lost his father Golam Rasul. He went to England for higher studies after he passed the Entrance Examination in 1888. He took the BA degree in 1896 and the MA in 1898. Abdur Rasul was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1898. While in London, he became acquainted with noted Indians like Ali Imam, Syed Hasan Imam, aurobindo ghosh and others. Returning to India he got himself enrolled at the calcutta high court in 1899. Abdur Rasul was made an honorary lecturer in International Law at the university of calcutta.

Abdur Rasul was opposed to the partition of bengal, 1905. He presided over the Bengal Congress Conference held at Barisal in 1906. In collaboration with abdul halim ghaznavi, Abul Kashem and mujibur rahman khan he published the Weekly Mussalman in 1906. In 1909 Abdur Rasul joined the Bengal Provincial muslim league. In 1912, he presided over the Bengal Provincial Conference at Chittagong. He attended the annual session of the All India Muslim League at Lucknow and also presided over the annual session of the Bengal Presidency Muslim League at Burdwan.

Abdur Rasul was elected to the bengal legislative council from the Muslim Constituency of Chittagong division. In 1917, Abdur Rasul was elected the secretary of the Bengal Presidency Muslim League, but he died in the same year at the early age of 45. [Golam Kibria Bhuiyan]