Afghan Biographies

Ansari, Mujibur Rahman Mawlawi


Name Ansari, Mujibur Rahman Mawlawi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Head of Herat’s Gazargah mosque
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Mawlawi Ansari is the head of Herat’s Gazargah mosque. Mawlawi Ansari installed billboards insisting that women wear hijabs and called on men to control their women.

The billboards have sparked reactions in Herat, especially among women's affairs activists who reacted about the billboards. Herat residents said that the activity of the center that installed billboards challenged the authority of the government. The billboards have gone up in the Afghan city of Herat saying a woman without hijab is a “disgrace to her man.” They have sparked a fierce debate.(20200124)

Last Modified 2020-01-24
Established 2020-01-24