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Rabbani, Burhanuddin

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Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Afghan
Categories: Politician

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1940 - Rabbani, son of Muhammed Yousuf, was born in Badakhshan province. Afghan politician.

         - The leader of Shoora Nazar forces.

1963 - He was hired as a Professor at Kabul University.

1966 - In order to enhance his himself, Rabbani went to Egypt, and he entered the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo.

1968 - He received his masters degree in Islamic Philosophy.

         - Rabbani returned to Afghanistan, where the High Council of Jamiat-e Islami of Afghanistan gave him the duty of organizing the University students.

1972 - Due to his knowledge, reputation, and active support for the cause of Islam, a 15-member council selected him as head of Jamiat-e Islami of Afghanistan; the founder of Jamiat-e Islami of Afghanistan, Ghulam M. Niyazi was also present.

1974 - Police cars came to Kabul University to arrest Rabbani for his pro-Islamic stance, but with the help of his students the police were unable to capture him, and he managed to escape to the country side.

1992 - He served as President until he was forced to leave Kabul because of the Taliban takeover of the city.

         - Rabbani's forces was the first Mujahideen group to enter Kabul and defeat the Communists once and for all.

1996 - The leader of government in exile following seizure of Kabul by Taliban rebels.

2001 - He ceded power to Hamid Karzai.

2005 - He was easily elected, receiving the largest percentage of votes in Badakhshan.

2007 - The formation of a new political grouping called the United Front of Afghanistan was announced in Kabul.

         - Burhanuddin Rabbani was chosen as its leader.

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