Jamiat Ahle Hadith

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Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan
مرکزی جمیعت اہلِ حدیث پاکستان
Arabic nameالمركزى جمعية اهل حديث الباكستان
AmeerSajid Mir
Nazim-e-alaHafiz Abdul Kareem[1]
FounderEhsan Elahi Zaheer
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Student wingJamiat Talaba Ahle Hadith Pakistan
Youth wingAhle Hadith Youth Force Pakistan[2]
Islamic conservatism
Social conservatism
Political positionFar-right
ReligionSunni Islam (Salafi)
National affiliationPakistan Democratic Movement
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal
Regional affiliationMarkazi Jamiat e Ahlihadith Azad Kashmir
Continental affiliationJamiat e Ahlihadith Jammu And Kashmir

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Colors   Green, White
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Election symbol
Party flag
Jamiat Ahle Hadith party flag.svg

Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan[3] (Urdu:مرکزی جمیعت اہلِ حدیث پاکستان, Arabic: المركزى جمعية اهل حديث الباكستان) is a religious organization and political party in Pakistan. It was founded by Ehsan Elahi Zaheer in 1986. JAH is a founding member of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). As of 2018, the party is led by Sajid Mir.



Jamiat Ahle Hadith was launched as a political party in 1986 by leader Ehsan Elahi Zaheer. A year later, In 1987, Zaheer was martyred.[4]

Split into MJA and JAHP and remerge[edit]

Flag of formerly led Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer's Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan (Elahi Zaheer) faction

In 1987, following Zaheer's death, JAH later splits up into 2 main factions, namely Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith (MJAH) led by Sajid Mir and another faction led by Ehsan Elahi Zaheer's son Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer namely Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan (Elahi Zaheer) (JAHP).[5] But, however in 2018, Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer later announced to remerge his faction along with Sajid Mir's faction.[5][6][7]

Ahle Hadith Youth Force[edit]

Jamiat Ahle Hadith's Youth wing flag

Starting PDM[edit]

On 20 September 2020, JAH's Ameer Sajid Mir attended the All Parties Conference (APC). At the APC, ten parties started the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) which was made to remove military establishment of Pakistan from politics. JAH also came for PDM's public gatherings and powershows.


List of Ameer of Jamiat Ahle Hadith
Order Image Presidents Year Rationale
1 Ehsan Elahi Zaheer 1986–1987 First term
2 Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer 1987–2018 First term (as Ameer of JAHP)
3 Sajid Mir (cropped).jpg Sajid Mir 1987-2018 First term (as Ameer of MJAH)
4 2018–present Second term


  1. ^ "Religious Parties Demand Early Recovery Of Missing President Tehreek Difa-e-Haramain Sharifain Maulana Ali Muhammad Abu Turab". UrduPoint. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  2. ^ "AYF for following Islam". The Nation (newspaper). 22 April 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  3. ^ "List of Political Parties". www.ecp.gov.pk. Retrieved 2021-05-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Ali, Bizaa Zeynab (2010). "The Religious and Political Dynamics of Jamiat Ahle-Hadith in Pakistan". Columbia Academic Commons. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Alliance in the making". The News International (newspaper). 18 March 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Merger of JAH factions". Dawn (newspaper). 2 March 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Efforts on for union of religious parties". The Nation (newspaper). 5 March 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2021.

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