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Shah Ahmad Noorani

Shah Ahmad Noorani (Urdu: شاہ احمد نورانی‎) born Ahmad Noorani Siddiqi (Urdu: احمد نورانی صدیقی‎) in 1926 - died 2003, was a Sunni spiritual and political leader in Pakistan. Siddiqi was founder of the World Islamic Mission, leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) and later president of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).[1]


Siddiqi started his international missionary tours around the world soon after the birth of Pakistan. During his lifetime he held a number of important posts including:
  • Honorary Secretary General of the World Muslim Ulama Organisation for twelve years
  • Founder of the World Islamic Mission at Dar-ul-Arkam in Makkah al-Mukarramah in 1972
  • President of International Islamic Missionaries Guild
  • Presided over the International Islamic Conference held at Bradford, U.K., in April 1974 and subsequently elected the First President of the World Islamic Mission.
In his political career Maulana was elected as a Member of Parliament from Karachi in 1970 and subsequently elected leader of the Parliamentary Party of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) unanimously. He retained his Karachi seat for a long time and was a Respected senator.
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