Prof. Abdul Ghafoor Ahmad was born on 26 june 1927, belongs to a Muslim family in Barley,British Indian.He recieved his early education in his home town and than earned a master degree in Commerce from University of Lucknow in 1948.
At the age of 23 He joined Jamaat e islami as a member of youth wing in 1950. after eight years he was elected as member of the Karachi metropolitan in 1958.Prof Gafoor worked closely with Syed Abul Aaala Moudoodi.
Prof Ghafoor was elected twice as member of National Assembly of Pakistan in 1970 and 1977.He participated as signatory and member of member of National Assembly,s drafting committee for the constitution of Pakistan in 1973.He was an author of five books.
Prof Gafoor died at Patel hospital on wednesday 26 december 2012 at the age of 85. EX Ameer Jamaat e islami Syed Munawwar Hassan led the funeral prayers which was attended by thousands of party workers along the top leadership of known politiacal parties .He was buried in Sakhi Hassan graveyard in karachi.