The Islamic Revolution Movement (Harakat-i-Inqilab-i-Islami, Persian:
حرکت انقلاب اسلامی افغانستان) was a
traditionalist Islamist (as opposed to revolutionary Islamist) Afghan
mujahedeen group fighting against Soviet forces during the Soviet war
Mohammad Nabi Mohammadi
Mohammad Nabi Mohammadi was the leader of the group.
It operated in Southern Afghan Provinces of Kandahar, Helmand,
Uruzgan, Ghazni, Paktika, and Wardak. It was not as strong a group as
Hezb-i-Islami or Ahmed Shah Massoud's forces.
The movement was part of the 'Peshawar Seven' coalition of mujahedeen
During the 1990s the group fell into decay. Most of its cadres later
defected to the Taliban, including the spiritual leader of the Taliban
Mohammed Omar. The movement was also weakened by the founding of the
breakaway National and Islamic Prosperity Party of Afghanistan, formed
by Maulawi Muhammad Osman Salekzada, which captured much of the HIIs
following in northern Afghanistan.
After the death of its leader, Mohammed Nabi Mohamadi, in
2001, the leadership of the movement was taken over by his son Ahmad
Nabi Muhammadi. Under its new leadership the name of the movement was
changed to Islamic and National Revolution Movement of Afghanistan
(Harakat-e Inqilab-e Islami wa Melli-ye Afghanistan). In April 2005,
it joined the National Understanding Front of Afghanistan, a coalition
of 12 opposition parties. The front did however not last long.
In 2015, the group named a new leader: Mawlawi Qalam U Din
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