Burhanuddin Rabbani

Politician

1940 – 2011

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Who was Burhanuddin Rabbani?

Burhanuddin Rabbani was President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. After the Taliban government was toppled during Operation Enduring Freedom, Rabbani returned to Kabul and served as a temporary President from November to December 20, 2001, when Hamid Karzai was chosen at the Bonn International Conference on Afghanistan. Rabbani was also the leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan, which has close ties to Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami.

He was one of the earliest founders and movement leaders of the Mujahideen in the late 1970s, right before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He served as the political head of the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan, an alliance of various political groups who fought against the Taliban in Afghanistan. His government was recognized by many countries, as well as the United Nations. He later became head of Afghanistan National Front, the largest political opposition to Hamid Karzai's government. On 20 September 2011, Rabbani was assassinated by a suicide bomber entering his home in Kabul. As suggested by the Afghan parliament, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai gave him the title of "Martyr of Peace". His son Salahuddin Rabbani was chosen in April 2012 to lead efforts to forge peace in Afghanistan with the Taliban.

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Born
1940
Fayzabad, Badakhshan
Children
Religion
  • Sunni Islam
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Tajik people
Nationality
  • Afghanistan
Profession
Education
  • Kabul University
  • Al-Azhar University
Died
Sep 20, 2011
Kabul

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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