Qazi Hussain Ahmad
|Qazi Hussain Ahmad
قاضی حسین احمد
|Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami|
October 7, 1987 – 29 March 2009
|Preceded by||Tufail Muhammad|
|Succeeded by||Munavar Hassan|
|President of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal|
10 October 2002 – 18 February 2008
|Preceded by||Alliance collapse|
|Succeeded by||Alliance established|
12 January 1938|
Now Shera, Now Shera District, North-West Frontier, British Indian Empire
|Died||6 January 2013
(aged 74) |
|Nationality||British Subject (1938–1947)
|Alma mater||University of Peshawar
|Occupation||Foreign policy commentator, religious leader|
|Profession||Professor, religious leader|
Qazi Hussain Ahmad (Urdu: قاضی حسین احمد January 12, 1938 – 6 January 2013) was a prominent religious scholar, Islamic theologian, Islamic democracy advocate, and former Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami, the rightist and right-wing populist political party in Pakistan. He was a strong critic of the counter-terrorism policy of the United States, and was widely known for his opposition against United States' participation in civil war in the neighboring Afghanistan.
Qazi was born in 1938 in the house of Maulana Qazi Muhammad Abdul Rab at Ziarat Kaka Sahib, Nowshera District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Qazi Sahib is descendant of great Seljoki Sheikh Hazrat Sheikh Akhund Adyan seljuki Baba/Akhuna din Baba ( شیخ اخوند ادین بابا /اخوندین بابا/سلجوقی),who was a teacher of Hazrat kaka sahib and contemporary of Khushal Khan Khattak,the shrine of sheikh Akhund Adyan is at Akora khattak,the descendants of sheikh Akhund Adyan seljoki are titled as Qazi or Qazyan and mostly are living at ziarat kaka sahib. A teacher by profession, Maulana knew religious knowledge and political influence to the extent that he was appointed as the President of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Qazi Hussain Ahmed was the youngest among his ten siblings.
After having completed early education at home, Qazi Hussain Ahmad was admitted to Islamia College, Peshawar and got his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geography from Peshawar University. He served as lecturer at siedu college Swat for three years, teaching at the graduate level. He left university after three years. After that he started his own business. He marked his presence in this field and was elected as Vice President, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Provincial) Chamber of Commerce and Industry. he was an authority on Afghan affairs throughout his life in politics
Qazi Hussain Ahmed had two sons (Asif Luqman Qazi and Anas Farhan Qazi) and two daughters. His wife and children all are Jamaat-e- Islami activists. He had full command of Urdu, English, Arabic, and Persian, in addition to his native tongue, Pashto. He was a great admirer of the poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal and quotes from both his Urdu and Persian poetry in his speeches and conversations.
His affiliation with the Islamic Movement started in his school days when he joined Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, Pakistan. He became member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1970 and was elected to the office of President of its Peshawar branch. He served Jamaat-e-Islami as Secretary and then Ameer of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. He was raised to the office of Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1978 and after elected as Ameer (Chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1987, continued to serve in that capacity, getting re-elected four more times (1992, 1994, 1999, 2003). In 2008, he declined to be elected once more and the members of his Party (Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan) elected Syed Munawwar Hassan as the new President of the Party.
Qazi Hussain Ahmad was first elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan in 1986 for a term of six years. Within Pakistan, he was a patron of organizations such as Pasban and founder of Shabab e Milli. He was Secretary General of the Muttahida Shariat Mahaz (1986).
Qazi Hussain Ahmad was first elected as member of the Senate of Pakistan in 1986 for a term of six years. He was re-elected as such in March 1992, but he resigned as a Senator in 1996 as a protest against the corrupt political system. He was elected as a Member of National Assembly in 2002 general elections from his native town lagislative. He served as the Parliamentary Laeader of the Opposition Party MMA(Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal).
Qazi Hussain Ahmad has widely traveled abroad to represent Jamaat at the international forums, leading goodwill missions as well as in his personal capacity to mediate in issues concerning Muslim Ummah. His services during Iran-Iraq and the Persian Gulf War, the Bulkan (Bosnia) crisis and the post-Soviet power struggle in Afghanistan, have been widely commended and appreciated. Even before the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Qazi Hussain Ahmed was in close contact with Afghan mujahideen and had personal terms with top Afghan leaders. He played pivotal role in introducing Afghan jihad to foreign world and gaining countrywide favour for the movement.
He was Secretary General of the Muttahida Shariat Mahaz (1986). He is also the Central President of seized Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.
In 1997 Qazi launched a nationwide campaign to expand the party membership. His open membership campaign brought 4.5 million new members to the Jamaat. He was a staunch supporter of the Kashmiri people's movement for liberation. He was the main proponent of Kashmir Solidarity Day. He was widely respected by all factions of the Kashmir movement.
He wrote articles for national newspapers on a regular basis which are available in several volumes.
- "Munawar elected as new JI chief". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
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- POL. "Qazi Hussain Ahmed". Pakistan Leaders Database. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- EC. "Qazi Hussain Ahmed". Election Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- "Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away". Pak News. January 6, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- Former JI Amir Qazi Hussain Ahmad Passes Away At 74 Video Report
|Party political offices|
Mian Tufail Mohammad
|Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami
Syed Munawar Hasan