Furfura Sharif (also known as Furfura, Phurphura) is a village in Jangipara community development block of Srirampore subdivision in Hooghly District in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a holy place for Muslims. The mosque built by Muqlish Khan in 1375 is a site for Muslim pilgrimage, especially during the Pir’s mela (fair). It attracts large number of pilgrims during Urs festival.
Furfura Sharif Mujaddedia Saadat Mission was founded in 1997 by the Pir of Furfura Sharif, Hafez Maulana Md Sebgatullah Siddique s/o Sultanul Arefeen Hazrat Md Najmus Saadat Siddique (Rh), fourth son of Mujaddid Abu Bakr Siddique (Rh) of Furfura Sharif. The soul aim of the organization is to serve the have-nots of the society, keeping in mind the Fifth Pillar of Islam, i.e. Zakāt, which makes helping the downtrodden people a mandatory duty for all Muslims. The organization is spread all over West Bengal,India and all over Bangladesh. It has branches in different districts of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Some of the main works undertaken by our organization.
Furfura High Madrasah, established in 1908, is the oldest high madrasah in the district. The Calcutta Madrasah controls three other “madrasah colleges” in the state - the “colleges” at Batna (in Malda District), Beldanga (in Murshidabad district) and Furfura Sharif. With the introduction of “modern subjects” including computer application, the teachers for these colleges will now be recruited through the Public Service Commission.
Sk Md Rofiqul Islam, Assistant Teacher and Teacher-in-Charge, Furfura Fatehia Senior Madrasah won the National Award for Teachers in 2007. It is because of this efforts that the institution is considered to be one of the best in the state. Amalgamating technology with traditional Islamic education, the madrasah not only offers computer science to its students, but also mobile repairing training to make its students self-reliant.