Hameed Fayaz is the new elected Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami

Dr. Hameed Fayaz

Srinagar: Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday elected Dr. Abdul Hameed Fayaz as Ameer-e-Jamaat of the largest socio-religious party of the state.

Sources in the party said that Fayaz got 79 votes out of the total 160 casted while as Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, the present Ameer-e-Jamaat got 35 votes.

Dr. Abdul Hameed Fayaz is a famous Islamic scholar and a firebrand orator. Born in 1957 in Nadigam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian, Fayaz has a PhD in Islamic Studies.

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He joined the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba in 1978 and became Nazim-e-Zillah, Anantnag in 1982. He was also Nazim-e-Aala (President) of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba from 1987 till 1997.

Completing his PhD in Urdu from the University of Kashmir in 2001, he became Ameer-e-Zillah for District Shopian in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Hameed became General Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami.

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