Syed Iqbal Zaheer, a mechanical engineer by training and profession, is today a well-known researcher and writer on Islam, its culture and civilization. Quite apart from the Tafsir Ishraq al-Ma’ani, the fourteen-volume commentary on the Qur’an, he is also the author of numerous books and booklets on Islam.

Recently, he headed, in his capacity as the Chief Editor, the ambitious ‘An Educational Encyclopedia of Islam’ project which is a two-volume, 1300 multi- colour page, compendium of knowledge on Islam, its civilization and heritage. The Young Muslim Digest, one of the most authentic periodicals on Islam in English has been edited by him since the last three decades.


Abul Hasan Ali An-Nadwi: A Man of Hope through a Century of Turmoil (Part – IV)

1968 onwards, Ali Miyan began to travel to the Arab world with quite regularity. When asked to comment on the 1967 Arab defeat and the loss of Jerusalem, in an interview conducted by the “An-Nadwah” paper of Saudi Arabia,

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Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi: A Man of Peace in a Century of Turmoil (Part III)

With the travel expenses jointly arranged by his brother and Sheikh al-Hadith (Mawlana Zakariyyah), he traveled to Egypt. Cairo then (1951) was a galaxy of scholars, literary masters and Shuyukh. Some of those living in Cairo at that time were greatest figures of the Islamic world: Dr. Ahmed Amin Bek,

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Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi: A Man of Peace in a Century of Turmoil (Part II)

In 1939 he met another important figure of the century, Mawlana Manzoor Ahmed No’mani. The Mawlana had read his Seerat Sayyid Ahmed Shaheed and had asked him through a letter if, beyond words,

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Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi: A Man of Peace in a Century of Turmoil (Part I)

Some seventy km off Lucknow (capital of Uttar Pradesh – India), lies a district in the north-west called Rae Bareli. A winding narrow path on the north-eastern flank of the town, across the agricultural fields, meadows and shrubs, insects and surprise birds,

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The Old and the New Century

By any measure, the past century was the most eventful century ever. It saw such upheavals, accomplishments and changes in the history of mankind as were never the share of any other one hundred years before.

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