Afghan Biographies

Kashaf, Mawlawi Qiam ud Din Maulavi Qiamuddin

Name Kashaf, Mawlawi Qiam ud Din Maulavi Qiamuddin
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1945
Function/Grade Ex National Ulema Council member
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Interim Supreme Court Justice (2005-2006),
Afghan Peace Jirgas deputy chairman (20100605),
Deputy Head Afghanistan Ulema Council· (20100615),
Chairman President of Afghanistan Ulama Council (20170315)
High Council / Commission of Peace and Reconcilliation HPC (201006) Member,
National Ulema Council Chairman (20140911, 20170618, 20180805, 20200524 died)

3. Biodata:
Kashaf_QiyamuddinMaulvi Qiamuddin Kashaf Mawlawi Qiam ud din Kashaf Mawlawi Qayamudden Kashaf Mawlavi Qeyamuddin Kashaf was born 1945 in Bada Khel which is a small village of District Alingar of province Laghman in Afghanistan. He lost his father early in his life when he was a child his father was also Mullah - his name was Mawlawi Sarfiraz Khan - so he started to get Islamic education and studied Islamic studies in different Madrassas.

Has no official degree but he performed his services in many way for Afghanistan. From the beginning he worked as director of Guidance and Information of Islam (Dawat o Irshad ) in the Ministry of Information and Culture then he also got many promotions in his field. At the beginning of the Revolution of Afghanistan he migrated (Hegira) to Pakistan in 1357. When the seven (7) Jihadi parties were formed, he joined Ettehad e Islami and worked as Deputy head of the Ettehad e Islami party at Jihad time which was  headed by Prof. Abdurab Rasool Sayyaf.

During the Regime of Mujaheddin when Prof. Burhan ud in Rabbani was president of Afghanistan he was the Cabinet minister of the Information and Culture Ministry.·

After the demise of Shikhul Hadith Mawlawi Fazal Hadi Shinwari suffering a stroke in a hospital in India Kashaf is the not elected but de facto head of the National Ulema Council, which is under control of the Karzai Government.

The Ulema Council chief, Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf, urged president Karzai to abolish the Ulema Council and the current Dar-ul-Efta authority in the Supreme Court and establish the new Dar-ul-Efta with full executive authorities. Kashaf asked President Karzai to be a member of the new Dar-ul-Efta. "When a Dar-ul-Efta issues a fatwa, it should be enforced by the judicial institutions and police if not it will be an insult to Islam and I am 100 per cent against establishment of such authority," said Kashaf.(20121125)

Kashaf is married and has children.

The Afghanistan Ulema Council (AUC) Head Qiyyamuddin Kashaf has died due to an illness he was suffering from, his family member confirmed on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

He speaks Pushtu, Dari, Urdu and a bit English.

Last Modified 2020-09-08
Established 2009-11-05