New head of Darul Uloom appointed

Maulana Gulam Mohammad Vastanwi was appointed the head of Darul Uloom, Deoband, a leading Islamic seminary.

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2011, 21:41 PM IST

Lucknow: Maulana Gulam Mohammad Vastanwi was appointed the head of Darul Uloom, Deoband, a leading Islamic seminary, on Monday.
A meeting of Majlis-e-Shoora chose Mohammad Vastanwi of Gujarat as the Mohatamin (head) of the seminary, Deputy Mohtamin Maulana Khalid Madrasi said.
Prior to his new assignment, Mohammad Vastanwi was a member of the seminary`s managing body.

The post fell vacant following the death of Maulana Marghubur Rehman on December eight.

PTI