Sheikh Gilani’s texts say that he met with Hezb-i-Islami and the Islamic Revolution of Afghanistan in 1979 to try to unify their ranks against the Soviet Union. Gilani said he offered his services to any Islamic group taking part in the jihad.
The group disbanded in the 1990s and most members joined the Taliban.[i]
[i] Harakat Muqatila-e-Islami Afghanistan. Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium. http://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/harakat-muqatila-e-islami-afghanistan-hmia