Hasan Jan

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Maulana, Shaikhul-Hadith
Hasan Jan
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
8th Vice President of Wifaq ul Madaris Al-Arabia, Pakistan
In office
2 March 1998 – 13 September 2017
Preceded byMuhammad Hanif Jalandhari
Succeeded byAbdur Razzaq Iskander
Born6 January 1938
Prang, Charsadda
Died17 September 2007(2007-09-17) (aged 69)
Cause of deathassassination
Political partyJamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI)
Alma materJamia Ashrafia
Islamic University of Madinah
Darul Uloom Haqqania
University of Peshawar
TeachersMuhammad Idris Kandhlawi
Muhammad Rasul Khan Hazarvi
OccupationIslamic scholar and Politician
Muslim leader
Gold medal (MA-Islamiat)

Maulana Hassan Jan Madani (Urdu:مولانا حسن جان مدنی ) was a Pakistani Islamic scholar and politician who was born on 6 January 1938 in Prang, Charsadda. He has served as a member of the 8th National Assembly of Pakistan from 30 November 1988 to 6 August 1990.[1] He was Shaikhul-Hadith at Darwesh Masjid in Peshawar and used to deliver Friday sermons in the same mosque. He was also the vice president of Wifaqul-Madaras, the largest board of Islamic universities (Jamiat).


Hasan Jan memorized the Quran in Masjid e Nabavi in three months. He studied basic mathematics and Arabic grammar from his uncle. He later got admission at Anjuman Taleem-ul-Quran where he learnt basic Urdu and Islamiat. He then moved to Darul-uloom Utmanzai where he completed Dars-e-Nizami. After Dars-e-Nizami, he moved to Jamia Ashrafia Lahore, where he studied Hadith books from Muhammad Idris Kandhlawi and Maulana Muhammad Rasool Khan Hazarvi. He got degree of Fazal-e-Deniat from Darul Uloom Haqqania with distinction. On 11 June 1962 he moved to Madina for further studies at The Islamic University of al-Madinah al-Munawarah. He was awarded gold medal by the University of Peshawar in MA Islamiat for his distinction.[2]


Hasan Jan was not a politician however he supported Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam. He was the teacher of Fazal-ur-Rehman. He contested the 1990 elections and defeated the then Awami National Party leader Abdul Wali Khan in his stronghold. He served as MNA for some time.[2]


On Saturday 17 September 2007 some unknown people came to him near Aftari time and requested him to go with them for Nikah-Khwani. He was assassinated at Wazir Bagh behind Janaz Ga (Funeral Prayer place) in the suburbs of Peshawar.[3] It is believed that he was killed by the unknown persons may be for his moderate views, which included issuing fatwas against suicide bombings.[4][5]


  1. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". na.gov.pk.
  2. ^ a b "Maulana Hassan Jan shot dead in Peshawar". Archived from the original on 23 October 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Ground Report September 16, 2007". Archived from the original on 10 March 2011.
  4. ^ Nishapuri, Abdul (28 July 2012) Maulana Hassan Jan, a moderate Deobandi cleric killed by unknown persons lubpak.com
  5. ^ Murshed, Mushfiq (2009-05-03) Uniting against militant ideology dawn.com