Assembly of Islamic Clerics, JUI is a Sunni Deobandi political party in Pakistan. Established as JUI (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam) in 1917, president of JUI is Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.
The JUI follows the Sunni Deobandi school. In Pakistan, Deobandis have a presence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Balochistan. The JUI traces its roots to Politically active Deobandi who formed the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), in 1919 in British India. The JUH was against colonialism and for a united India, opposing the formation of a separate homeland for Indian Muslims. A faction supporting the creation of Pakistan parted ways in 1945 to support the All Indian Muslim League. This faction came to be known as the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI).