List of Pashtuns

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The following is an incomplete list of notable Pashtuns.[1] The list includes those born to parents who are both Pashtuns and those that have mixed Pashtun ancestry. . Pashtun people are usually defined by speaking the East Iranian dialects of Pashto and related dialects (i.e. Waneci, Wazirwola, etc.) as their mother tongue ,and/or Practice Pashtunwali (culture)however there exist many Pashtun communities that assimilated and/or shifted to speaking another language but trace their ancestrial roots to pashtun tribes, in several cases, patrilineal lineage is counted for Pashtun ancestry according to Pashtun culture regardless of the mother's line or mixed descent.

If looking for the list of Afghans by nationality, please refer to the article:list of Afghans. Afghan originally meant Pashtun people however to this day, there's ambiguity among the term Pashtun.

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Maulana Niaz Muhammad DurraniNoorzai:

Maulana Niaz Muhammad Durrani was born in 1939. He was a theologian, Islamic Scholar, politician, social worker and tribal leader. He received education from great scholars of the time such as MaulanaAbdullah Ajmeri, AllamaJaluddinGhori and Maulana Abdul GhafoorBaloch. After completion of education, he joined Pakistan Army as a religious teacher in the early 1960s and in Pak-India war of 1965 he was posted in Lahore at the war front. Later he left Army and entered into the field of politics from the platform of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam. In the political movement against the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Pakistan People’s Party) government in 70s and in the Khath-me- NabuwathTehreek against Qadianis, he played a key role. He also stood against the Martial Law of General Zia-ul-Haque and openly opposed the regime in Friday and Eidsermons( Khan, 2012). MaulanaNiaz Muhammad Durrani also played a key role in Afghan Jihad (holy war) against Russian occupation of Afghanistan. He served as member of the central moon sighting committee of Pakistan in the 1990s and also rendered scholarly advices to the Pakistan Shariat court of Supreme Court on issues of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. He was an exceptional public orator and writer. He gave Fatwa (Islamic Decree) on the rule of woman in Islam in the time of Benazir Bhutto, when religious parties of Pakistan declared the woman rule as un-Islamic and Maulana Niaz Muhammad declared it in accordance with Islam. He was not only a politician, but also an influential tribal leader and was the member of Grand Jirga and Pushtoon-Ulesi Jirga. He was the Chief of the Noorzai tribe in Pakistan. He had command on Quran, Hadith, Islamic history and history of the Pushtoons.

Maulana Niaz Muhammad Durrani died on October 16, 2012. (Rana 2012; Khan 2012).

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MaulanaNiaz Muhammad DurraniNoorzai: Maulana Niaz Muhammad Durrani was born in 1939. He was a theologian, Islamic Scholar, politician, social worker and tribal leader. He received education from great scholars of the time such as MaulanaAbdullah Ajmeri, AllamaJaluddinGhori and Maulana Abdul GhafoorBaloch. After completion of education, he joined Pakistan Army as a religious teacher in the early 1960s and in Pak-India war of 1965 he was posted in Lahore at the war front. Later he left Army and entered into the field of politics from the platform of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam. In the political movement against the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Pakistan People’s Party) government in 70s and in the Khath-me- NabuwathTehreek against Qadianis, he played a key role. He also stood against the Martial Law of General Zia-ul-Haque and openly opposed the regime in Friday and Eidsermons( Khan, 2012). MaulanaNiaz Muhammad Durrani also played a key role in Afghan Jihad (holy war) against Russian occupation of Afghanistan. He served as member of the central moon sighting committee of Pakistan in the 1990s and also rendered scholarly advices to the Pakistan Shariat court of Supreme Court on issues of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. He was an exceptional public orator and writer. He gave Fatwa (Islamic Decree) on the rule of woman in Islam in the time of Benazir Bhutto, when religious parties of Pakistan declared the woman rule as un-Islamic and Maulana Niaz Muhammad declared it in accordance with Islam. He was not only a politician, but also an influential tribal leader and was the member of Grand Jirga and Pushtoon-Ulesi Jirga. He was the Chief of the Noorzai tribe in Pakistan. He had command on Quran, Hadith, Islamic history and history of the Pushtoons He died on October 16, 2012.(Rana 2012; Khan 2012).

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Kasi, RH 2012, Daily Mashriq, March 18. Khan, RA 2012, ‘ Bohathsey Qaedeen kitarha MaulanaNiaz Muhammad Durrani’, Daily Mashriq, 6 May. Rana, MA 2012, ‘Tehreek-eMustafa and Tehreek-e-Khatm-e-NabuwathmeyMaulanaNiaz Muhammad DurraniKakirdaar’, Daily Mashriq, October 30, 2012. Daily Jung Quetta, October 17, 2012.