Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam

Jamiat Ulema-E-Islam

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam

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The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam () (Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI) is a political party in Pakistan. It formed a combined government in national elections in 2002 and 2008. The party has split into two separate parties: one is led by Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and is known as "Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur Rehman)", or "JUI-F", while the other is led by Maulana Sami ul Haq and is known as "Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Sami ul Haq)" or "JUI-S".

Background

JUI is a Deobandi(Sunni/Hanafi) organization, part of the Deobandi Muslim movement. The JUI formed when members broke from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind in 1945 after that organization backed the Indian National Congress against the Muslim League's lobby for a separate Pakistan. The first president of the JUI was Allamah Shabbir Ahmad Usmani.

The JUI remained a predominantly religious organization with limited political activity until it was revived by Maulana Mufti Mahmood as a vehicle to oppose the modernization policies of then President of Pakistan, General Ayub Khan. Following the collapse of the Khan regime in the late 1960s, the JUI participated in Pakistan's first general elections in 1970.

JUI is working continuously to convert the law of country according to their terminology of Islam.

Ideologically, JUI is regarded as uncompromisingly rigid, insisting on strict enforcement of traditional......
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