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Inamullah Khan

Birth:1912

Death:1997

Muslim activist. Inamullah Khan symbolised the World Muslim Congress, Al-Motamar al-Alam al-Islami, for almost four and half decades. He set up the All-Burma Muslim League in Karachi and was elected its president. Inamullah was hardworking and driven solely by the desire to promote Islamic unity and concern to help end the oppression and subjugation of Muslims in the world. Inamullah organised a worldwide signature campaign on the question of Jammu and Kashmir and, in 1950 presented to the UN secretary general, a mile long scroll signed by one million people in support of the people of Kashmir. Inamullah was an indefatigable traveller; there was hardly a Muslim country or community which he had not visited and did not know their leaders. He served as a member of Muslim World League (Rabita al-Alam al-Islami), the World anti-Communist League and the World Conference on Religion and Peace. Inamullah was awarded the Japanese award in 1987, Niwano Peace Prize and the 1988 Templeton Prize for progress in Religion. Inamullah set apart the £200,000 prize money for an annual bursary at the Selly Oak Centre for the study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Inamullah Khan was born in Rangoon (Burma) but his family originally hailed from Zamania (India), and he migrated to Pakistan in 1948.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan

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