Afghan Biographies


Name Jamiat-e-Islami
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Leadership and Background
History and Biodata

Leaders of the Jamiat-e- Islami Party of Afghanistan (Islamic Society of Afghanistan)

Temporary Head of Party:
Salahuddin Rabbani (20130701)
Noorullah Emad took charge of the party and announced an end to the leadership of Salahuddin Rabbani being head of Jamiat-i-Islmai (JI) party. Syed Ibrahim Emad, head of JI political office, announced the leadership of Noorullah Emad and added the general assembly of the party would be soon arranged.(20180215)

Ahmad Zia Massoud (20130701, 20201226)
Kalimullah Naqibi (20130701)

President of the Executive Council:
Atta Mohammad Noor (20130701)

Secretary Chief:
Wasil Noor Momand (20130701)

Chairman of the Political Committee:
Abdul Sattar Murad (20130701)

Waqif Hakim (20130701)
Deputy Spokesman:
Zabi Fetrat Zabi Fitrat (20171221)

Jamiat-e-Islami Integration Council:
Sayed Ekramuddin Syed Ikramuddin, (20171222)
Qazi Raz Mohammad Dalili
Qazi Raz Mohammad Daleli (20171222)
Rahim Baig Yaqoubi,
Prof. (20171222)
Ghulam Farooq Majroh, MP (20171222)

As part of its reform agenda and to put an end to the misuse of the party’s affiliation, Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan suspends the membership of Atta Mohammad Noor, Mohammad Younus Qanooni, Kalimullah Naqibi, Abdul Hafeez Mansour, Abdul Shakoor Waqef Hakimi, Sayed Enaytullah Shadab and Abdul Sattar Murad, who have repeatedly committed wrongdoings within the party and made indecent deals in the name of Jamiat-e-Islami.(20200703)


The  appointed leaders find themselves at the helm of a party that saw the assassination of its head, Burhanuddin Rabbani, 20 months ago. The leading members said that this decision took place after a series of consultations with members of Jamiat-e- Islami. Members of the Jamiat-e- Islami Party maintained that their party will play an important role in the upcoming presidential elections, and one of their members will be a presidential nominee.


Jamiat-e- Islami has been involved in discussions with the current government about peace negotiations with armed oppositions and the opening of the Taliban's office in Qatar. "We cannot call Peace negotiations in Qatar a failed process, the Afghan government demanded the bringing down of the Taliban flag, and the flag and the boards were brought down. Now the Taliban is consulting and after some days they [Taliban] will declare their decision and if they [Taliban] are not present for negotiations with the High Peace Council then the Qatar office will be closed," Rabbani added.

The newly appointed leaders of the Jamiat-e- Islami said that the party will appoint permanent leaders at their general assembly after the presidential election is held.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 leaders from the Jamiat-e-Islami party convened a high level meeting of party members in Kabul where the party leaders announced a new interim leadership council and increased the number of its members to 64 from nine members in the past.

Members of Afghanistan’s Jamiat-e-Islami party on Thursday May 25, 2017 expressed their anger at being barred from Tuesday’s May 23, 2017 meeting between top members of the party in Kabul where they announced a new interim leadership council.  Speakers at Thursday's gathering defied the recent move and said that the new leadership council was formed on the basis of nepotism.They called for swift action to convene a congress and to hold elections within the party. (20170526)

Former President of Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani, led the party from 1968 to 2011

Rabbani was assassinated September 19, 2011 by a Taliban suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy. He was the head of the Afghan High Peace Council at the time.

Officials representing Jamiat in the talks with national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, chairman NDS Masoom Stanekzai, Eklil Hakimi and Salam Rahimi include Salahuddin Rabbani, Abdul Sattar Murad, Muhayyudin Mahdi and Noor Rahman Akhlaqi.(20180107)


Senior leaders of Jamiat-e-Islami met in Mazar i Sharif. Salahuddin Rabbani said the meetign was attended by Ata Mohammad Noor, Bismillah Mohammadi, Abdul Satar Murad, Dr. Mohiuddin Mahdi, Jan Amad Haqjo, and Noor Rahman Akhlaqi. (20180121)

Last Modified 2020-12-26
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