born in 1925 at Azamgarh in India,is an Islamic spiritual scholar who is well versed in both classicalIslamic learning and modern science. The mission of his life froma very early stage has been the establishment of world-wide peace.To this end he has devoted much time and effort to the developmentof a complete ideology of peace and non-violence based on theteachings of the Quran. In the course of his research, the Maulanacame to the conclusion that the need of the hour was to presentIslamic teachings in the style and language of the present day.Keeping this ideal consistently before him, he has written over 200 books on Islam. In 1983, he wrote a commentary on the Quran, theArabic version of which was published by Darel Wafa, Cairo as
al-Tadhkir al-Qawim fi Tafsir al-Quran al-Hakim
. To cater toinquisitive minds and the needs of the spiritually inclined, theMaulana established at New Delhi in 2001 the Centre for Peace andSpirituality. His most recent publications are,
The Ideology of Peace, God Arises
Muhammad, the Prophet for All Humanity
the daughter of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan,holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. She is currently an associate professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University at New Delhi. She haswritten and translated a number of books on Islam.