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Abdul Haq Ansari

Abdul Haq Ansari

Full name Born Abdul Haq Ansari January 9, 1931 (age 79) Uttar Pradesh, India Influenced by

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari is an Islamic Thinker of Modern times. He is the former Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), the largest organisation in India for Islamic cause. He is presently the Member of Central Advisory Council of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. He was attached with JIH since his High school period and became its Member in 1952. He is also directing Research on Religious Traditions, Islamic and others at the Centre for Religious Studies and Guidance, Aligarh, as its Director since 1996. For more than ten years, he has pursued research in various aspects of Islamic thought at the Centre for Academic Research, Imam Muhammad b. Saud Islamic University, Riyadh. He is the Chancellor of Jamia Islamia (Islamic university), Shantapuram, Kerala (India).


M.T.S. (Comparative Religion & Theology), Harvard University U.S.A. 1972. Ph.D. (Philosophy), Aligarh Muslim University, India 1962. M.A. (Philosophy), Aligarh Muslim University, India,1959. B.A.(Arabic), History and Philosophy, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1957. Alim , Darsgah Islami, Rampur, 1953.

Participation in Conferences

International Orientalist Conference, New Delhi, January 1964, paper read : The Concept of Ultimate Happiness in Muslim Philosophy Compared with Buddhist Nirvana. International Fifth East-West Philosophers Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1969, Presided over a week-long Sectional meeting, and read paper on Alienation of Modern Man and Islam. International Religious Conference, Patiala University, 1969, paper read : Guru Nanaks View of God. Participated in the International Seminar on Morality and Law, New Delhi, 1973. World Conference on Religions and Peace, Brussels, 1974.

International Islamic Education Conference, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, 1977, read paper : Transformation of the Perspective.


Islamic Studies Conference, Aligarh, 1962, paper read: The Ethics of Ibn Sina. Oriental Studies Conference, Gauhati, 1965, paper read : The Good and the Right in the Mutazilite Theology. Seminar on Religion, Bhagalpur University, 1969, paper read: Integration of Indian Society and Islam (Urdu: Qowmi Ekjihati Aur Islam). Sahitya Academy Seminar, New Delhi, 1969, paper read: Some Observations on Guru Nanak. Philosophy Conference, Madras University, 1969, paper read: Liberation and Islam. Seminar on Philosophy of Religion, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 1974, paper read: Myth, Truth and the Quran. Sahitya Academy Seminar, New Delhi, 1975, paper read: Shaykh Farid Ganj Shakar: An Ideal Sufi. Seminar on Islamic Thought, Jamia Millia, New Delhi, 1976, paper read: A critical Review of Islamic Theology Urdu: Ilm Kalam Ka Tanqidi Jaizah. Seminar on Islam in a changing World, Aligarh Muslim University, 1977 paper read: Islamic Values and Change.

Research and Works


The Ethical Philosophy of Miskawaih, Aligarh Muslim University Press, Aligarh, India, 1964. The Moral Philosophy of al-Farabi, Aligarh, India, 1965. The Islamic Ideal (in Urdu: Maqsad Zindagi Ka Islami Tasawwar), Maktaba Islami, Delhi, India, 1970 Sufism and Shariah: A Study of Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindis Effort to Reform Sufism, The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, U.K. 1985 An Introduction to the Exegesis of the Quran, (English translation of Ibn Taymiyahs Muqaddamat al-Tafsir with introduction and notes), Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1989. Learning the Language of the Quran, Centre for Religious Studies and Guidance, Aligarh, India, 1997. Ibn Taymiyah Expounds on Islam, Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, Washington, U.S.A., 2000. Commentary on the Creed of Al-Tahawi, transl. with an Introduction of Ibn Abi l-Izzs Sharh al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyah, Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences, Washington, U.S.A., 2000.

Tasawwuf aur Shariah: Shaykh Mujaddid Ke Fikr Ka Mutaliah, Urdu trans. of my Sufism and Shariah, with a new Introduction, Maktaba Islami, New Delhi, 2001. Serving God (translation of the Risalah al-Ududiyah of Ibn Taymiyah). Sufi Perspectives on Experience and Reality: An Exercise in Understanding Sufism Mujaddid Deen-e-Ummat aur Tasawwuf, MMI Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.

See also

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maulana Maududi Jalaluddin Umri Yusuf Islahi Sadat Husaini K K Suhail

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