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National Islamic Front (Afghanistan)

Mahazmili (or Mahaz-e Milli-ye Islami-ye Afghanistan, Mahaz-i Milli-yi Islami-yi Afghanistan, National Islamic Front of Afghanistan, NIFA) is a political party in Afghanistan.[1][2] It has been led, since its founding, by members of a prominent Sufi family, the Gailani. It is primarily (but not exclusively) a Pashtun party, followers of the Sufi holy man Pir Sayed Ahmed Gailani have a reputation for moderate thought and the traditional mystical and introspective religious currents that characterize Sufism in that sect. During the 90s it was a minor party within the Northern Alliance.

In November 2009 Lal Mohammad, a senior official in the party was assassinated by gunmen mounted on a motorcycle.[3]

Notable members

References

  • Program for Culture and Conflict Studies. Wardak. US Naval Postgraduate School. Last updated 23 January 2009.
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