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   Sibghatullah Mojaddedi
Pir Hazrat Sibghatullah MojaddediBy Afghanland.com:

Pir Sibghatullah Mojaddedi was born in 1925 in Herat province in western Afghanistan, Pashtun spiritual leader of the Naqshbandi Sufi order; designated after Bahauddin Naqshband, who died in1389.

Mujaddedi was the leading survivor of this extraordinarily influential  family which had emigrated from India at the beginning of the century. It had played a major role in the revolt against King Amanullah in 1929 and later became affiliated with the more conservative dynasty of Nadir Shah and Zahir Shah.

Mujaddidi studied theology and Arabic at the Al Uminium-Azhar in Cairo in 1940 and return in 50's to study Islamic Law.

upon return to Kabul, he beings his tenure at Habibia High School. He appointed professor at Institute for higher Islamic studies Kabul,  where he made his anti government and anti soviet feelings heard.

More than 100 of Sibghatullah Mujaddidi's relatives were massacred at Amin's command early in 1979.  followers.

Few years later he is arrested because of his criticism of the pro-Soviet course of the government and spends 3 years in Kabul the prison. Upon release he moves out of Kabul and in 1979 creates "Jabha e the Najat e Mili Afghanistan" National Liberation Front of Afghanistan and starts his resistance fight against the invading Soviet Mojaddedi at the Loya Jirga 2004Army. Without any assistance from nation, he builds a huge group of followers who join him by mere recognition of his name and the respected sufi order that he belongs to.

Mojaddedi is often referred to as Pir, meaning saint or elder, as he is the oldest member of the Naqshbandi sufi order. His family holds the rank of pir (saint) in the Sufi order which is the basis for its large religious following throughout Afghanistan. Sibghatullah Mojaddedi is a conservative Maulawi. His party, the essentially consists of Naqshbandi

In 1992 after the fall of the communist government in Kabul, all 7 mujahidin factions met in Peshawar and there
It was decided that a 51 persons body, headed by Hazrat Sahib Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, would go inside Afghanistan so that they could take over power from the present rulers of Kabul, completely and without any terms and conditions during the two months period. The head of this body will also represent the Presidentship of the State during these two months. After this period, this body will remain as an interim Islamic Council, along with the Transitional State and its Chairmanship will be held by Mr. Mojaddedi.

Mojaddedi completed his term in office and returned to private life until 2004 where he was summoned by the UN and Afghan governing body to head the Loya Jirga of 2004.

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