Islamic scholar Currently President of Cordoba University in USA, Dr. al-Alwani is also the Imam al-Shafi'i Chair in Islamic Legal Theory at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social sciences in USA. He is a founder-member of the Council of the Muslim World League in Makkah and a member of ...
Pakistan's veteran journalist Pakistan's veteran journalist and columnist Tahir Mirza who was a former editor of The Dawn had a long and distinguished career in journalism. Born into a learned family of Delhi Tahir Mirza spent his formative years in journalism as a reporter with Press Trust of India and ...
Novelist, poet, playwright and essayist In 1966, Tahar was arrested as a student radical and detained at a military camp for 18 months. After his release he became a teacher, moved to Paris, in 1971, making his mark as a journalist for Le Monde. His first novel, Harrouda, set in the traditionalist Fez ...
An eminent Turkish archaeologist. Dr Ozguc digs in Anatolia documented the intermingling of Bronze Age cultures and commerce in what in now central Turkey. For more than 50 years, Dr Ozguc, a professor of archaeology at Ankara University, led the excavation of Kultepe, the ancient Kanesh, near today's Kayseri. Situated on ...
Saudi political analyst, academic, novelist and liberal reformer. Turki al-Hamad's publication of Adama (1998), the first instalment of his sweeping trilogy, banned in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, has sold some 20,000 to his readers' delight. His second novel, Shumaisi, in the trilogy published in English, in November 2004, to impressive reviews. Turki ...
Urdu poet and broadcaster. Tabish Dehlavi was admired not only as poet but also as a broadcaster and Urdu newsreader - he read the news bulletin announcing the establishment of Pakistan on 14 August 1947, from the All India Radio. He was associated with Radio Pakistan as programme producer and was regarded ...
Acclaimed Swiss philosopher and Islamic thinker. In May 2023 , a Swiss court ruled ruled lack of evidence for prosecuting over a sexual abuse allegation.
Ramadan became enormously influential among Muslims throughout Europe for his calls for Muslims to embrace and practice Islam in a thoroughly ...
Writer and film-maker. In 1967, 25,000 students marched on the American Embassy in London in a violent outburst against Vietnam War and at their head was Tariq Ali, blessed with film-star good looks, who urged the masses on to revolution. He earned a national reputation through debates with political heavyweights like Henry ...
The celebrated governor of North Africa. Musa sent him in 710 on a reconnaissance before he sent Tariq ibn Ziyad to Spain. He landed on the southern most tip of Spain. This peninsula, now Tarifa, has since borne his name.
Islamic scholar. Prof Ibrahim was a renowned scholar who had spent most of his life in Islamic academic and Da'wah in Malaysia. He was rector of the International Islamic University of Malaysia. Prof. Ibrahim was expert in Islamic legal matters and served as member of the PAS (Islamic Party) committee ...