Sami-ul-Haq

Maulana
Sami ul Haq
سمیع الحق
Chairman of Difa-e-Pakistan Council
In office
October 2011 – 2 November 2018
2nd Chancellor of Darul Uloom Haqqania
In office
7 September 1988 – 2 November 2018
Preceded byAbdul Haq
Pakistan Senator for North-West Frontier Province
In office
March 2003 – March 2009
February 1985 – March 1997
Member of Pakistan Majlis-e-Shoora
In office
1983–1985
Personal details
Born18 December 1937
Akora Khattak, British India
Died2 November 2018(2018-11-02) (aged 80)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Cause of deathAssassination, excessive blood loss due to multiple stab wounds
NationalityPakistani
Political partyIslami Jamhoori Ittehad
JUI-S
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal[1]
FatherAbdul Haq
Alma materDarul Uloom Haqqania

Maulana Sami ul Haq (Urdu: مولانا سمیع الحق‎, Samī'u’l-Ḥaq; 18 December 1937 – 2 November 2018) was a Pakistani religious scholar and senator.[1] He was known as the Father of Taliban in Pakistan.[2] He was the member of the Senate of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997.[3]

Early life

Sami ul Haq was born on 18 December 1937 in Akora Khattak, North-West Frontier Province of British India (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).[3] His father was Moulana Abdul Haq, who was educated at Darul Uloom Deoband in India. He began his education in 1366 AH (1946 or 1947 CE) at Darul Uloom Haqqania, which was founded by his father.[4][5] He was well versed in Arabic but also used Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, and the regional language of Pashto.[6]

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