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Awrangzib Faruqi

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Awrangzib Faruqi
Faruqi at a speech
Born (1972-11-10) 10 November 1972 (age 51)
Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Political PartySipah-e-Sahaba

Awrangzib Faruqi (born 10 November 1972), is a Pakistani Islamic scholar.[1][2]

Biography[change | change source]

He was born on 10 November 1972 in Abbottabad, Pakistan.[3] Faruqi studied at Jamia Faridia in Islamabad,[4] and Jamia Farooqia in Karachi.[5] He then served as the Imam and Khatib in various different mosques in Karachi and during this time he joined Sipah-e-Sahaba.[6] He also took part in 2013 Pakistani election.[1] In June 2014, He was made the chief of Sipah-e-Sahaba at an organizational meeting in Jhang city.[7] He survived a targeted assassination attempt, when he was leaving for court in 2012, in which six people were killed. The casualties included four policemen, his driver and a private security guard.[8] He survived another assassination attempt in 2015.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ludhianvi hopeful of ASWJ’s ‘unbanning’ Archived 2018-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. Dawn (Pakistan)
  2. Azaz, Syed. "Ludhianvi bitter about Sharifs". The News (Pakistan). Archived from the original on 2 November 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. "Testing the waters: First-timers ASWJ confident of victory". The Express Tribune. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  4. Mansoor, Riaz (2006). Hayat Shaheed E Islam (حیات شہیدِ اسلام). Maktaba Faridia. p. 57.
  5. Khan, Allaudin (2011). Qauideen-e-Sipah Sahabah (قائدین سپاہ صحابہ ). Maktaba Usmani, Lahore. p. 43.
  6. "ASWJ upset that Aurangzeb Farooqi's attackers are still free". The Express Tribune. 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2023-12-16.
  7. Service, Statesman News (2018-07-19). "The radical's tryst". The Statesman. Retrieved 2022-10-30.
  8. "Altaf condemns murderous attack on Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi". Business Recorder. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  9. "ASWJ local leader killed in Rawalpindi, central leader attacked in Karachi". Dawn. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2018.