Mohammad Qasim Rasikh

Shiekh Mohammad Qasim Rasikh Turkmen (شیخ مولوی محمد قاسم راسخ ترکمن) is an Afghan Taliban leader and Hadith scholar. He is currently serving as Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Court of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan alongside Sheikh Abdul Malik since 28 October 2021.[1] He has also served as a member of the negotiation team in the Qatar office.[2]

Mohammad Qasim Rasikh
شیخ مولوی محمد قاسم راسخ ترکمن
1st Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
28 October 2021
Serving with Sheikh Abdul Malik
Prime MinisterHasan Akhund (acting)
Chief JusticeAbdul Hakim Ishaqzai
Supreme LeaderHibatullah Akhundzada
Personal details
Born1971 (age 50–51)
Anpikal village, Fayzabad District of Jowzjan Province, Afghanistan
ProfessionIslamic scholar, judge

Early life and educationEdit

Qasim was born in 1971 to Mullah Juma Nazar in Anpikal village of the Fayzabad District of Jowzjan Province, Afghanistan. He received his primary religious and contemporary education from his home country. He completed the hadith course from darul uloom Mazhar Ul Uloom, located in Dagai village in Swabi District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[3][4]


Qasim has taught sharia in different religious schools for 15 years and also served as Sheikh-ul-Hadees for ten years. He has also served as a member of the Da'wah Wal Irshad Commission of Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice and its provincial head of Jowzjan Province from 2007 to 2016. From 2016 to 2020 he has served as the appeal judge of the Taliban military court for 20 eastern and northern provinces.[3] He was a member of the Leadership Council and the negotiating team in Qatar.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Abdul Hakim Haqqani appointed Afghanistan's chief justice". 15 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Afghan Taliban replace head of negotiating team".
  3. ^ a b "Translation of the biographies of the Taleban negotiation team". 21 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Database".
  5. ^ "شیخ راسخ عضورهبری امارت اسلامی به وحدت وهمدلی میان مردم تاکید کرد". آژانس خبری باختر. October 5, 2021.
  6. ^ "شیخ قاسم ترکمن، از رهبران غیرپشتون طالبان".