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HARIPUR: Maulana Qazi Ashfaq-ur-Rehman Qureshi, who had dropped out of school and joined a madressah, has been appointed as Assistant Public Prosecutor in Haripur.
The students of madrassahs are increasingly becoming part of modern institutions at higher grades on merit. In Haripur, the caretaker of Jamia Makhzan-ul-Uloom Khalilia Sikandarpur Maulana Qazi Mujahid-ur-Rehman Qureshi’s son, Maulana Qazi Ashfaq-ur-Rehman Qureshi, has been appointed as Assistant Public Prosecutor through Public Service Commission.
Religious scholars and people from different walks of life have congratulated Maulana Mujahid-ur-Rehman Qureshi on his appointment as assistant public prosecutor.
Maulana Mujahid-ur-Rehman Qureshi received his early religious education at Jamia Makhzan-ul-Uloom Khalilia under the tutelage of his uncle, Ameer Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Haripur District, Maulana Qazi Fayyuz-ur-Rehman Madani.
He dropped out of Al-Ahmer School after third grade due to the hostile attitude of the teacher towards his family who thrashed and humiliated the minor child. Later, he became a Hafiz-e-Quran and completed his course in one year. He became proficient in English after which he did his matriculation privately from Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in 2009.
During his preparation for matriculation and intermediate exams, he received tuitions from Zia-ur-Rehman, Qazi Ateeq-ur-Rehman and Qazi Taimoor and secured third position in the Inter-General Group from Abbottabad Board in 2011.
It should be noted that Mujahid-ur-Rehman gave his entrance exam in the seventh grade of the madrassa. Due to his remarkable success, the headmistress of Jinnah Jamia Public School, an educational institution in Haripur, contacted his mother and offered him a scholarship for further education.
After his intermediate exams, Mujahid-ur-Rehman chose the country’s leading religious school Darul Uloom in Karachi under the guardianship of Shaikh-ul-Islam Mufti Taqi Usmani to acquire knowledge of Hadith and graduated in 2012-13.
After graduating from Wafaq-ul-Madaris Arabia, Maulana Qazi Mujahid-ur-Rehman passed his BA exams privately from Haripur University in 2014, followed by LLB at Ayub Law College Haripur for three before graduating from University of Peshawar with First Division.
Mujahid-ur-Rehman’s father Maulana Qazi Ashfaq-ur-Rehman Qureshi told the correspondent that during his law studies, he was given special attention by senior lawyers.
He practiced law under Advocate Usman and guidance of Advocate Ilyas Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Services Tribunal Judge Sultan Khan, Malik Khaliq Dad and Naveed Khan (Sessions Judge).
He appeared for Assistant Public Prosecutor (APP) Grade 17 examination under the Public Service Commission in which five people including a woman were declared successful among thousands of candidates in Hazara Division.
Maulana Qazi Mujahid-ur-Rehman was recommended for appointment to the post of Assistant Public Prosecutor by the Public Service Commission after a test interview.
Maulana Qazi Khalil-ur-Rehman Qureshi, trustee of Jamia Makhzan-ul-Uloom Khaliliya Sikandarpur, said his son’s success proves that a person who reads on the mats of madressahs can reach any position.
“Maulana Mujahid-ur-Rehman has proved that he did not get education from school, but he still got a position in the board, he got First Division in the university and in the time to come, he will bring more good news,” he said.
“My son Mujahid had to drop out of school in the third grade because he was being beaten and humiliated. We tried and started a religious school as well as Al-Khalil Public School where students Is taught and trained,” he added.
His father said they are receiving congratulatory messages by religious scholars across the country on his son’s success. He said this shows that religious graduates can only perform important services and are also far ahead in many fields
In their congratulatory messages, people from different walks of life also expressed the hope that Mujahid-ur-Rehman would show his skills in this field as well and defend madrassas against propaganda and hoped they will become a shining example of therole of religion in society.