Famous religious scholar Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani, vice-principal of Darul Uloom Karachi, became the President of the Wifaq-ul-Madaris-ul-Arabia Pakistan, Shaykh-ul-Hadith Maulana Anwarul Haq Haqqani from Darul Uloom Haqqania Akora Khattak became the Vice President and Qari Mohammad Hanif Jalandhari, the Principal of Jamia Khair Madaris Multan became the General Secretary.
The President’s seat became vacant after the death of Maulana Dr. Abdul Razzaq Iskander, Principal of Darul Uloom Islamia Banuri Town Karachi.
After the death of Dr. Abdul Razzaq Iskander, Maulana Salman Banuri, son of Maulana Yousuf Banuri, the founder of Darul Uloom Islamia Banuri Town, was made the Principal of the madrassa while Maulana Ahmed Yousuf Banuri, the grandson of Maulana Yusuf Banuri, was made the vice-principal of the madrassa.
After the administrative posts of Darul Uloom Islamia Banuri Town, he was appointed as the President of Wifaq-ul-Madaris-ul-Arabia Pakistan today.
Mufti Taqi Usmani was nominated for the presidency by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami (F).
All religious figures of the Deobandi school of thought agreed on the name of Mufti Taqi Usmani.
An important meeting of the working committee of the Wifaq-ul-Madaris-ul-Arabia Pakistan was held at Jamia Ashrafia Lahore in which all the important personalities of the Deobandi school of thought were present.
History of Wifaq-ul-Madaris-ul-Arabia Pakistan
The first meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Wifaq-ul-Madaris-ul-Arabia Pakistan was held on 18-19 October 1959 in which an organization called Wifaq-ul-Madaris-ul-Arabia Pakistan was formally established.
The Federation of Arab Madrassas of Pakistan is the representative organization or federation of most of the Deobandi schools of thought in Pakistan. Responsibilities include registration of madrassas, curriculum development, and academic supervision, as well as conducting examinations and issuing certificates for students.
Presidents of Wifaq-ul-Madaris-ul-Arabia Pakistan
Maulana Shamsul Haq Afghani (19 October 1959 – 12 January 1963)
Maulana Khair Muhammad Jalandhari (January 12, 1963 – October 22, 1970) – Founder of Jamia Khair Madaris Multan
Maulana Syed Muhammad Yusuf Banuri (May 30, 1973 – October 17, 1977) – Founder of Jamia Uloom Al Islamia Banuri Town
Maulana Mufti Mahmood (15 May 1978 – 14 October 1980)
Maulana Muhammad Idrees Merathi (30 November 1980 – 1988)
Maulana Saleemullah Khan (June 8, 1989 – January 15, 2017)
Maulana Dr. Abdul Razzaq Iskander (5 October 2017 to 30 June 2021)
Maulana Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (September 19, 2021)