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Abdul Ghaffar Aziz Vice President

  1. Hafiz Muhammad Idrees was born in religious family in Gujrat, Punjab on 17th October 1945. His father Mian Fiaz Mohayuddin was a well known personality and Local Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami of the Unit. He was widely respected. He was one of earliest companions of Syed Abul Ala Maududi and stood by him in hard times of Jamaat.
    Hafiz Muhammad Idrees received his early education from his local Schools. He was only nine years old when he learnt the Holly Quran by heart. Being an intelligent and hard working student, he had bright educational carrier. He won scholarships and medals from his Primary examination to University exams. He did his BA from famous Government College Lahore in 1967 as Gold Medalist. He stood first in M.A Arabic examination held in 1969,by University of the Punjab and was awarded Gold Medal. Again in 1971 he did M.A in Islamic Studies from the same University.
    He was religious in nature from his very childhood, thus during his student life, he joined Islami Jamiat Talba Pakistan as an active member. He served the IJP as its nazim(president)in its Lahore chapter. From 1968 to 1970’ he served as member of the central advisory board of the organization. In 1970 he was elected as President of the Punjab University Students Union. In 1971, he became member of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan keeping his commitment with the Movement, and readiness to serve, in view, founder of the Jamaat Syed Abul Ala Maududi sent him to Kenya as Director of Islamic Foundation, Kenya. He served as Director Islamic Foundation Nairobi from 1974 to 1985. He launched many educational welfare and propagatory campaigns for the spread of Islam in Africa.
    On his return to Pakistan, in Novermber1985, he was appointed, Assistant Sectary General Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. He was elected President, Punjab Chapter of the Party, in 1991, and then held this office for consecutive four terms. He himself resigned and proposed the name of Liaqat Baloch as his successor. New he is Director of Idara Muaraf-e-Islami (Islamic Research Academy) which is an important academic and research Institution. Which was founded by Syed Abul Ala Maududi himself in 1978. Hafiz Muhammad Idrees served as Deputy Director of the Said Body from October 2003 to April 2004 and since then has been its Director.

    He was elected as a founder Chairman of Shuhada-i-Islami Foundation, in 1995. In his capacity, as such so far he has lent a helping hand to the families of thousands of Martyrs of Kashmir and Afghanistan. Together with this, he takes keen interest in the amelioration of the have-nots.
    He was the founder Chairman of Ghazali Education Trust (A non Governmental Educational Institution) intil 2003. He is an ardent lover of Islamic pleader, of Islamic unity that is why he was elected President MMA (Muthida Majlas-e- Amal) Punjab, an alliance of six religious Parties which was tailored to meet the post 9/11 Challenges. Literature research and journalism are special areas of his interest he has written almost 25 books on varied topics like Seerat (Prophet’s (PUBH) life and personality) lives of the companions’ of the Prophet (PUBH). Elegiac essays, travelogues and translation from Arabic Literature are of note. He has also written over five thousand essays, which have appeared in National and International Magazines. He is also publisher of weekly Asia which is published under the aegis of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. He has traveled to Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, America and Far East as delegate to different conferences. He has two sons and a daughter. The former are members of Jamaat-e-Islami Paksitan and the latter--a member of its women wing

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