Impact International was a world-recognised, independent Muslim current affairs publication launched in London on 15th May 1970 as “a newspaper which seeks to interpret the ethos of the Muslim world; [provide] balanced reporting and analysis on education, society, economics and politics; book reviews, briefings and other special features”. It lived up to this ambition for over 35 years.

The journal’s founder and chief editor, Hashir Faruqi was born on 4th January 1930 in UP. During his student years he was an activist in the Pakistan movement and served as secretary of the Muslim Students Union at Kanpor Agriculture College (later University). Prior to his journalistic career he specialised as an entomologist.

Salaam is grateful for his permission to reproduce here a selection from Impact International’s Obituaries section.