Mujahid Shabir makes it to prestigious ‘International Union of Muslim Scholars’

Jibran Nazir



Mujahid Shabir Falahi, an Islamic scholar from Pulwama district of Kashmir valley who was earlier arrested by police during the uprising has been selected as the member at Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars.

Police had arrested Mujahid on 21 September on charges of “inciting violence” and was later released while a case against him is still pending in the court.

Falahi said that before his arrest, forces vandalized his house and injured his aged parents with pellets.

Falahi, 36, has become the first scholar from Kashmir to be selected as a member at the International Islamic organisation.

The organization is aimed at “making scholars a stronghold for the Muslim Ummah in times of crises and tribulations, to reinforce the religion of the Muslim masses, instill in them the vigor of wanting to be upright and virtuous, and embolden them to truly strive for the sake of Allah,” as described on their website.

Mujahid, after passing his secondary school examination from Government Higher Secondary, Tral and has qualified “Iftah” and Fazeelat in Hadith fromDar-ul-Uloom Deoband.

Falahi has also studied Islamic Law at Jamat-ul-Falah, Azamgarh. Besides, he has a masters degree in Urdu from Hyderabad University and a masters degree in Arabic from Aligarh Muslim University.

Besides being Principal of Jamia Siraj Ul Uloom in Shopian, Falahi is a former president of Islami Jamiat Talaba, the student wing of Jama’at-e-Islami and also has edited its monthly magazine Payam. He is also a columnist.


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