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Nematullah Shahrani

Known as the teacher of teachers, professor Nematullah Shahrani is one of the most prominent Afghan scholars. He is one of four vice presidents the Afghan Transitional Administration and the head of the Afghan Constitutional Commission. He is the writer and translator of more than thirty books and has written more than hundred academic articles. He belongs to a very respectable and academic family in Afghanistan whose family in Afghanistan is known as the family of scholars.

From Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan., Shahrani is ethnically Uzbek. Although he was one of the ideological figures behind the Afghan resistence against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, he was never involved in any sectarian, party and other ethnic conflicts in Afghanistan. For that he earned the nickname of Mr. Clean.

He studied at Kabul University, Al-Azhar University (Cairo) and George Washington University (USA).

Currently some of his other family members are teaching at academic institutions in the United States (such as Indiana University, Bloomington) and Great Britain.