Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan

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World Islamic Mission, Pakistan
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Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan
Dawat-e-Islami, International
Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, International
Anjuman-e-Talaba-e-Islam, Pakistan


Jamia Nizamia Ghousia (Wazirabad, Pakistan)
Jamia Naeemia Lahore (Lahore, Pakistan)
Jamia Al-Karam (Nottinghamshire, UK)
North Manchester Jamia Mosque (Manchester, UK)
Manchester Central Mosque (Manchester, UK)
Raza Academy (Mumbai, India)
Al Jamiatul Ashrafia (Azamgarh, UP, India)
Manzar-e-Islam (Bakri, UP, India)
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia (Faizabad, UP, India)

Notable Scholars

Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi Qadri, India
Naeem-ud-Deen Muradabadi, India
Amjad Ali Aazmi, India
Abdul Aleem Siddiqi, India
Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Hazarvi, Pakistan
Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi, Pakistan
Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah, Pakistan
Ahmad Saeed Kazmi, Pakistan
Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari, Pakistan
Pir of Manki Shareef Amin ul-Hasanat, Pakistan
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Shah Ahmad Noorani, Pakistan
Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani, Pakistan
Khalid Hasan Shah, Pakistan
Muhammad Muneeb ur Rehman, Pakistan
Qamaruzzaman Azmi, India
Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
Muhammad Shafee Okarvi, Pakistan
Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi, Pakistan
Shamsul-hasan Shams Barelvi, Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Syed Shujaat Ali Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistan
Sahibzada Haji Muhammad Fazal Karim, Pakistan
Pir Aminul Hasnat, Pakistan
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi, Pakistan
Syed Waheed Ashraf, India
Arshadul Qaudri, India
Subhan Raza Khan, India
Obaidullah Khan Azmi, India
Mufti Muhammad Akmal, Pakistan

Literature & Media

Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an
Husamul Haramain
Manaqib-al-Jaleela, Islamic Jurisprudence
Tafsir Zia ul Quran, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Tafseer-e-Siddiqui, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Madani Channel

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) (Urdu: جميعت علماء پاکستان‎) (Assembly of Pakistani Clergy) is a political party in Pakistan usually seen as being political vehicle for the religious Barelvi strain of Sunni Islam.

The party has been "dominant in the Punjab and in regions of Sind" where the veneration of saints is "particularly popular" -- especially in rural areas and among newly urbanized poor. Like the ulema of the Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith, Barelwi religious leaders "fight for sharia law to be applied throughout the country".[1]


JUP was founded after the founding of Pakistan in 1948 by the Allama Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Hazarvi. He headed the party until 1970, and was succeeded (in order) by Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi, Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah, Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi (for ten years), Allama Shah Ahmad Noorani Siddiqi (until 11 December 2003), his son Shah Anas Noorani (until his resignation in March 2008).[2]

Electoral performance[edit]

It was part of the right-wing Islamic Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal alliance, that won 11.3% of the popular vote and 53 out of 272 elected members in the 20 October 2002 legislative Pakistani elections, and 2.21% of the popular vote and 7 out of 272 elected members in the 18 February 2008 elections. On 12 May 2009 JUP became one of eight parties of the Barelvi school of thought to form the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) to "fight the growing Talibanisation in the country".[3] In the 2013 elections Sunni Ittehad Council received just 0.08% of the popular vote and no seats in parliament. Both the Mutthuda Majlis-e-Amal and Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Niazi) received less than 100 votes nationwide (0.00% of the popular vote).


  1. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe, ed. (2002). "10. The Diversity of Islam". A History of Pakistan and Its Origins. Anthem Press. p. 225. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Anas Noorani resigns from office of JUP president Daily Times, March 3, 2008
  3. ^ "Jamiaat-e-Ulamma-Pakistan [JUP] Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan [JUP] Assembly of Pakistani Clergy Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan, Niazi faction (JUP/NI) Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan, Noorani faction (JUP/NO)". Global Security. Retrieved 13 April 2015.