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Jafri (Arabic: جعفری‎) is a surname commonly associated with those who are the descendants of the 6th Imam, Ja'far al-Sadiq, who was a direct descendant of Ali and Muhammad. Since the Jafri clan trace their lineage to Fatima Az-Zehra, they are Sayyed
Sayyed
who are the direct descendants of Muhammad. Many Shia Jafris lived in the Iraq, Iran, India and Pakistan. Some Sunni
Sunni
Muslims also associate with the surname Jafri. Variant transliterations include al-Ja'fari, Jafari,Jaffrey or Jaffery

Contents

1 Notable people with the surname Jafri

1.1 Afghanistan 1.2 Britain 1.3 India 1.4 Iran 1.5 Pakistan 1.6 United States

2 See also

Notable people with the surname Jafri[edit] Afghanistan[edit]

Azra Jafari
Azra Jafari
(born 1978), mayor of Nili, the capital of Daykundi Province in Afghanistan

Britain[edit]

Raza Jaffrey (born 1975), British actor and singer

India[edit]

Ali Sardar Jafri (1913–2000), Urdu writer, poet, critic and film lyricist from India Ehsan Jafri (1929–2002), Indian Muslim parliamentarian Saeed Jaffrey
Saeed Jaffrey
(born 1929), Indian-born British actor Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey
(born 1933), Indian actress and food writer Javed Jaffrey
Javed Jaffrey
(born 1963), Indian dancer Syed Aminul Hasan Jafri (born 1955), Indian journalist and politician.

Iran[edit]

Mohammad-Taqi Ja'fari
Mohammad-Taqi Ja'fari
(1923-1998), Iranian scholar, thinker, and theologian Masoud Jafari Jozani
Masoud Jafari Jozani
(born 1948), Iranian film director, screenwriter and film producer Davoud Danesh-Jafari
Davoud Danesh-Jafari
(born 1954), Minister of Economy and Finance Affairs of Iran Mohammad Ali Jafari
Mohammad Ali Jafari
(born 1957), commander of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Afshin Jafari, known as Afshin (born 1978), Iranian pop singer and songwriter Hadi Jafari (born 1982), Iranian footballer Mehran Jafari (born 1985), Iranian footballer Ali Jafari, Iranian computer scientist Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Ibrahim al-Jaafari
(born 1947), Prime Minister of Iraq

Pakistan[edit]

Zamir Jafri (1916 – 1999), Pakistani poet Husain Mohammad Jafri,(born 1938) Chairman of Islamic Pakistan Study Centre, Aga Khan University of Karachi, Pakistan Aqeel Jafri
Aqeel Jafri
(born 1957), Pakistani writer, poet and architect Muhammad
Muhammad
Nawfal Aleem Jafri (born 2004)

United States[edit]

Sakina Jaffrey
Sakina Jaffrey
(born 1962), Indian-American actress Jonathan Aryan Jafari, known as JonTron (born 1990), American comedian, internet personality, and video game critic

See also[edit]

Ja'fari jurisprudence

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