Shah Ahmad Noorani
|Shah Ahmad Noorani
شاہ احمد نورانی
|Ahmad Noorani in 1985.|
|President of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal|
09 October 2002 – 11 December 2003
|Preceded by||Office created'|
|Succeeded by||Hussain Ahmad|
|Born||Ahmad Noorani Siddiqi
Urdu: احمد نورانی صدیقی
1 October 1926
Meerut, British India
|Died||11 December 2003
|Resting place||Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mausoleum|
|Political party||Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan
|Alma mater||Allahabad University
Darul-Uloom Arabia, Meerut
|School of Tradition||Sunniat|
|Main interests||Islamic philosophy
Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
Shah Ahmad Noorani (Urdu: شاہ احمد نورانی; October 1, 1926 – December 11, 2003, known as Maulana Noorani), was an Islamic scholar, Sunni spiritualist, religious philosopher, Muslim revivalist, clergyman, 20th-century thinker, and an ultra–conservative politician.
Graduated with BA in Arabic language from the Allahabad University and later the certified from the Darul-Uloom Arabia, Meerut, he established himself as renowned Islamic scholar and worked in the developing the Islamic philosophy as well as helping found the World Islamic Mission in 1972. His father, Abdul Aleem Siddiqi was also a Islamic scholar and had accompanied him on Islamic missionary tours to various parts of the world. After the partition of India, his family settled in Karachi, Sindh.
His father, Abdul Aleem Siddiqi was also a Islamic scholar and had accompanied him on Islamic missionary tours to various parts of the world in his early youth. After the partition of India, his family settled in Karachi, Sindh.
He was elected as member of the National Assembly after participating in general elections held in 1970 on Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan's platform. Since then, his influence on national politics further grew and eventually becoming a Senator in 1980s. After disassociating from politics in 1990s, he made his notable come back after rigorously opposing and further forming a ultra–conservative alliance to oppose the regime of President Pervez Musharraf. Assuming the presidency of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), he was known to have use tough rhetoric against Musharraf and formed a public support against Musharraf's policies in the country.
In 2003, Noorani suffered a massive heart attack when he was preparing to leave his residence situated in F-8/4 sector for the Parliament House to address a press conference along with other opposition leaders at 12 noon. His death was condolences by country's elite political science circles, and is now buried in Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mausoleum in Karachi.
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