Muḥammad Muneeb-ur-Rehman (Urdu: محمد منیب الرحمٰن Munīb-ur-Rehmān; born (1945-02-08)8 February 1945) is a Pakistani Mufti and former chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. He is a professor at Jinnah University for Women,[5] Member of National Academic Council of Institute of Policy Studies,[6] Head of Shariah Board of Burj Bank[7] and President of Tanzeem-ul-Madaris[8][9][10] and Darul Uloom Naeemia, Karachi.[6]

Naimatullah, Muneeb ur Rehman and Hanif Tayyab (cropped).jpg
Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee
In office
18 October 1998 – 30 December 2020
Preceded byMuhammad Abdullah Ghazi
Succeeded byAbdul Khabeer Azad

(1945-02-08) 8 February 1945 (age 77)
Nationality Pakistani
Notable work(s)Tafheem-ul-Masail
Alma materDarul 'Uloom Amjadia
Known forEducational leadership, Religious leadership and author of books
ProfessionFormer Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (1998-2020)
OccupationGrand Mufti of Pakistan
Muslim leader
Literary worksSee the list
ProfessionFormer Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (1998-2020)
HonorsThe 500 Most Influential Muslims (2009–2020)

Life and educationEdit

Muneeb-ur-Rehman was born on 8 February 1945. He completed his Masters in Islamic Studies. Besides gaining a Bachelor in Law and Education degree, he also received education in Arabic Languages. He completed a master's degree from Darul Uloom Amjadia.[11]

Muneeb-ur-Rehman is a member of the Board of Studies of Federal Urdu University and Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi. He was a member of the Pakistani delegation which visited the UK in February - March 2006 to gain firsthand knowledge as to how Madrassas and Islamic schools operate within a state-regulated system in the UK. He has also attended a number of international conferences in the USA, UK, Norway, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and so many other countries.[12]

Call to sack Information Minister of PakistanEdit

Munib-ur-Rehman called for the removal of Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif take immediate action against him.[13]

Moon sightingsEdit

In December 1999, Mohammed Yousuf Qureshi, a member of the committee from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, accused Muneeb-ur-Rehman and others of distrusting testimonies from his home province to make a hasty announcement that the new moon had not been sighted anywhere in the country.[14] Peshawar has always remained a controversial place when it comes to moon sightings.[15]

Ruet e Hilal CommitteeEdit

In 1998, Government of Pakistan appointed him chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. He served for approximately 22 years as chairman and removed from his office on 30 December 2020.[16][17]



  1. ^ "مفتی اعظم پاکستان مفتی منیب الرحمان کا تحریک لبیک پاکستان کے قائدین سے لاتعلقی کا اعلان". Nawa-i-Waqt (in Urdu). 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "مفتی منیب الرحمن کو بھی گرفتار کر لیا گیا ،بڑی خبر آ گئی". Daily Pakistan. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2020. رویت ہلا ل کمیٹی کے چیئرمین ،ممتاز عالم دین اور مفتی اعظم پاکستان مفتی منیب الرحمن
  3. ^ "سانحہ راولپنڈی سانحہ بولٹن مارکیٹ کا تسلسل ہے، مفتی منیب". Daily Express (in Urdu). 18 November 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2020. رویت ہلال کمیٹی کے چیئرمین مفتی اعظم پاکستان مفتی منیب الرحمن
  4. ^ Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman. "Kitab Ul Fiqh / کتاب الفقہ" – via Internet Archive.
  5. ^ "Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e IPSweb (9 December 2015). "Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman". Institute of Policy Studies. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Pakistan Banks' Association". Archived from the original on 17 February 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Escalating extremism threat to global peace". The News International. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  9. ^ "State Minister Engr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman Met with the Delegation of Ittehad Tanzeem ul Madaris today at his office". Islamabad: Press Information Department. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  10. ^ Sharif, Farhan; Rupert, James (6 January 2011). "Pakistan Lawyers' Garland for Assassin Shows Deepening Militancy". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 21 March 2020. Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, the president of Tanzeem-ul-Madaris Pakistan, the nation's largest association of religious schools.
  11. ^ Hussain, Abid (17 July 2015). "Moon gazing – Profile of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman". Herald Magazine.
  12. ^ Hussain, Abid (17 July 2015). "Moon gazing". Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman demands removal of Pervaiz Rashid from his office". Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  14. ^ Abid Hussain (17 July 2015). "Moon gazing". Daily Dawn.
  15. ^ "Samma local TV". Samma TV.
  16. ^ "Govt removes Mufti Muneeb, appoints Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad as new Ruet-e-Hilal chairman". Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman removed as chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee | SAMAA". Samaa TV. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  18. ^ "Khulasa E Tafseer" – via Internet Archive.
  19. ^ "Marfat Library". Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  20. ^ "Arbaeen e Tijarat Wa Maeshat". Karachi: I S Printing Services. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  21. ^ M Awais Sultan (26 April 2016). Tafhim Ul Masail Jild 6- تفہیم المسائل جلد 6. Vol. 6.
  22. ^ "Marfat Library". Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  23. ^ "Tafheem ul Masail Kamil jild 10 تفہیم المسائل". Al Ghani Publishers. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  24. ^ "Tafheem-ul-Masail". Amazon. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  25. ^ "Tafseer Surah-Tu-Nisa". Amazon. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  26. ^ "Marfat Library". Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  27. ^ Rehman, Muneeb (6 March 2017). Sultan Shamasuddin Altamsh: History and Story. Independently Published. ISBN 978-1-5207-6096-4.
  28. ^ "SULTAN SHAMASUDDIN ALTAMSH: History & Story". Amazon. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  29. ^ "SULTAN SHAMASUDDIN ALTAMSH". Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  30. ^ "Zakat Ke Masail by Prof Mufti Muneeb Ur Rehman". Retrieved 23 March 2020 – via Scribd.
  31. ^ "Zakaat". Maktaba Naeemia. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2020.

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