Darul Uloom Haqqania

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Darul Uloom Haqqania (Urdu: دار العلوم حقانیہ‎) is an Islamic religious seminary located in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The seminary propagates the Deobandi trend of Sunni Islam and was founded along the lines of Darul Uloom Deoband. It has been dubbed The University of Jihad due to the methods and content of instruction along with the future occupations of its alumni.[1]

History[edit]

On September 23, 1947, Maulana Abdul Haq, father of Maulana Sami ul Haq, founded the institution.[2]

Notable people[edit]

The Chancellor of Darul Uloom Haqqania is Maulana Sami ul Haq of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam.[3] The seminary is also known for having many senior leaders of the Afghanistan Taliban among its alumni, including Mullah Omar, and its role in supporting the Taliban.[4][5]

Alumni[edit]

Controversies[edit]

Benazir Bhutto conspiracy[edit]

Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency has claimed that the plan to assassinate Benazir Bhutto originated at Haqqania Akora Khattak.[9]

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