Darul Uloom Haqqania

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Darul Uloom Haqqania
دار العلوم حقانیہ
Established September 23, 1947;71 years ago (1947-09-23)
Founder Maulana Abdul Haq
Chancellor Maulana Sami-ul-Haq
Location Akora Khattak , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Pakistan

Darul Uloom Haqqania[ pronunciation? ] (Urdu : دار العلوم حقانیہ) is an Islamic religious seminary located in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The seminary propagates the Deobandi trend of Sunni Islam and was founded along the lines of Darul Uloom Deoband. It has been dubbed as The University of Jihad due to the methods and content of instruction along with the future occupations of its alumni. [1]

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On September 23, 1947, Maulana Abdul Haq, father of Maulana Sami ul Haq, founded the institution. [2]

Notable people

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