Maulana Fazlur Rahman is the Secretary-General of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal coalition of religious parties in Pakistan’s parliament. He is also the president of the Deobandi religio-political organization, Jamiat Ulema-Islam, or Assembly of Islamic Scholars. Fazlur Rahman leads one of two main branches of the expansive organization which is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. He is widely respected as a dedicated scholar of Islam and is a seasoned politician. In March 2018, he became head of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and in August 2018 was nominated as a Presidential candidate.