Mullah Mohammed Omar (Pashto: ملا محمد عمر‎; born c. 1959), eften simply cried Mullah Omar, is the spiritual leader o the Taliban. He wis Afghanistan's de facto 11t heid o state frae 1996 tae late 2001, unner the offeecial teetle "Heid o the Supreme Cooncil". He held the teetle Commander o the Faithful o the Islamic Emirate o Afghanistan, which wis recognised bi anly three nations: Pakistan, Saudi Arabie, an the Unitit Arab Emirates. He is thoucht tae be livin somewhaur in Pakistan.

Mohammed Omar
ملا محمد عمر
Heid o the Supreme Cooncil o Afghanistan
In office
27 September 1996 – 13 November 2001
Prime MeenisterMohammad Rabbani
Abdul Kabir (Actin)
Precedit biBurhanuddin Rabbani (Preses)
Succeedit biBurhanuddin Rabbani (Preses)
Personal details
Bornc. 1959 (age 60–61)
Nodeh, Urozgan Province, Kinrick o Afghanistan[1][2]
Poleetical pairtyIslamic an Naitional Revolution Movement o Afghanistan
Alma materDarul Uloom Haqqania
ReligionSunni Islam
Militar service
Allegiance Mujahideen
Battles/warsSoviet war in Afghanistan
Afghan ceevil war
War in Afghanistan


  1. "Q+A: Leader of Afghanistan's Taliban Mullah Omar: who is he?". Reuters. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2012. Most reports have it that Mullah Omar, an ethnic Pashtun, was born into an impoverished family in the town of Nodeh in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province, some time between 1959 and 1962. After studying at several Islamic schools, he emerged as a Muslim cleric.
  2. "Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice" (PDF). Feinstein Research Center. August 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. Politically and tribally, Uruzgan is part of “greater Kandahar,” and the origin of many of the Taliban’s original leaders, including Mullah Mohammad Omar, who was born in Deh Rawood District.