Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi

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Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi (Urdu: جامعہ دارالعلوم کراچی‎), Jāmi‘ah-yi Dāru’l-‘Ulūm-i Karāchī; Arabic: جامعة دار العلوم كراتشي‎, Jami‘ah Dār al-‘Ulūm Karātshī), is an Islamic seminary in Karachi, Pakistan. It continues the tradition of the Darul uloom system initiated by Darul Uloom Deoband (the largest Sunni Hanafi Deobandi Fiqh following Madarsa).[1][2]

Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi
جامعہ دارالعلوم کراچی
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TypeIslamic university
Established1951 (1370 AH)
AffiliationWifaq al-Madaris al-`Arabiyah, Pakistan
PresidentMuhammad Rafi Usmani
Vice-presidentMuhammad Taqi Usmani
Academic staff
Location, ,
24°50′44.74″N 67°9′55.17″E / 24.8457611°N 67.1653250°E / 24.8457611; 67.1653250Coordinates: 24°50′44.74″N 67°9′55.17″E / 24.8457611°N 67.1653250°E / 24.8457611; 67.1653250
CampusUrban (56 acres)

The secondary schools have individual faculties for both boys and girls. The school has the highest standards of Islamic education and offers a combined curriculum covering traditional Islamic studies and contemporary academic subjects.


The seminary was started by the late Mufti Muhammad Shafi and Maulana Noor Ahmad in 1951.[3] He was previously associated with Darul Uloom Deoband, where he served as the Grand Mufti, but moved to Pakistan following the independence of Pakistan in 1947. The current president of Darul Uloom Karachi is the Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Muhammad Rafi Usmani; the Vice President is Muhammad Taqi Usmani. Both are the sons of the founder, Mufti Muhammad Shafi Deobandi (25 January 1897 – 6 October 1976).[4]


The Jamiah has the following departments:


  1. ^ Madressahs and myths Dawn (newspaper), Published 10 January 2014, Retrieved 25 February 2020
  2. ^ Religious leaders to politicians: fight within legal limits The News International (newspaper), Published 13 August 2014, Retrieved 25 February 2020
  3. ^ Mufti Muhammad Shafi: The Grand Mufti of Pakistan Deoband.org website, Published 4 December 2011, Retrieved 25 February 2020
  4. ^ Muhammad Taqi Usmani – Leading scholar for the Deobandis and in Islamic finance The Muslim500 website, Retrieved 25 February 2020
  5. ^ Naimat Khan (24 March 2019). "In a first, Karachi madrassa offers business management course to its students". Arab News (newspaper). Retrieved 25 February 2020.

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