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Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Maulana Fazlur Rehman born 19 June 1953 is a Pakistani politician who is the current President of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F). Rehman previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2007. Rehman had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan between 1988 and May 2018.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman studied at the local Madrassa, a religious seminary, in DI Khan. Later, Rehman was accepted at the University of Peshawar where he studied Islamic studies, earning BA degree in Islamic studies in 1983. Rehman went to Cairo, Egypt, after being accepted at the Al-Azhar University.

Unlike many of his colleagues who have only received degrees from madrassas, Rehman is an alumnus of Al-Azhar University and studied and researched in religious Theology there, under reputed religious and divinity research scholars.

In 1987, Maulana Fazlur Rehman completed and published his master’s thesis on political aspects of Islam and was awarded M.A in Religious studies from the Al-Azhar University. Upon returning to Pakistan, he participated in 1988 general elections for state parliament.