Mawlawi Mujeeb Rahman Ansari was an Afghan Islamic cleric famous for his harsh conservative remarks and for attracting criticism from fellow Afghans.
Ansari was born in 1362 (solar year) in Herat and received his education there and later went on to become the imam of Guzargah mosque in Herat.
He was targeted and killed by a suicide attack that took place inside the Guzargah mosque during the Friday prayers.
He was one of the famous critics of the former republic government of Afghanistan.
“We were struggling for the freedom of the country, today we are struggling for the reconstruction of the country,” Ansari recently told a gathering of people in Herat.
He studied Islamic education at Ansar Darul Uloom in Herat.
Ansari become a public figure after he and his followers prevented a music concert in Herat in 1391 (solar year).
“If anyone makes any small movement against the current government-- I am junior and younger than all of these Ulema (Islamic clerics)-- if so all of the Ulema, all over Afghanistan should reach out to give the Fatwa (order) to behead those who stand against the Islamic Emirate, and they should be eliminated,” he told a gathering of Islamic clerics in Kabul.
He was also the head of a radio station called "Ansar" in Herat province.
No one has yet claimed the attack on Ansari.
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