Jamia Hafsa

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Jamia Hafsa
Jamia Hafsa
Outside The Newly Renovated Main Branch Of The School
Basic information
LocationIslamabad, Pakistan
AffiliationSunni Islam
LeadershipMaulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi
Architectural description
FounderMaulana Abdullah Ghazi
CompletedConstructed – 1992
Rebuilt– 2010

Jamia Hafsa (جامعة حفصة) is a madrassa adjacent to the Lal Masjid Mosque islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The mosque and its seminaries are overseen by cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi.[citation needed]

The seminary, and the adjoining Lal Mosque, was owned by two brothers and clerics, Maulana Abdul Aziz and Abdul Rashid Ghazi,[1] until the Lal Masjid operation started and in the ensuing struggle, older brother Abdul Aziz was arrested and younger one Rashid Ghazi was killed.

The Original Compound Demolished In 2007


Jamia Hafsa, the female Islamic seminary was established in 1992 as a sister branch of Jamia Ul Ulom al Islamia al Faridia Also Known As The Al Faridia University. The schools were founded by Maulana Abdullah Ghazi in 1992, who remained Chancellor until he was assassinated by unknown gunmen in October 1998. The school is now lead by Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi

After Lal Masjid operation, the then Government demolished the original school. Since then the school has been rebuilt in Islamabad's Sector G-7. Several other branches have also been built at other places in Pakistan.


In March 2014 , The School's Chancellor Maulana Abdul Aziz Named The School's newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden , The Library is Still Open And is located next to The School's Media Room and Maulana Abdul Aziz 's office. A paper sign posted on the library's wooden door reads, in urdu , "Maktaba Osama bin Laden Shaheed" — or, Library Osama bin Laden, the Martyr. When Asked About Naming Of Library Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi Said “If Pakistan truly has freedom of expression, then we should be able to express our love for our heroes,”

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walsh, Declan (12 February 2007). "Musharraf confronts militants in standoff over religious school". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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