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Scholars in Islamic studies are both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars who work in one or more fields of Islamic studies. "Islamic studies" an umbrella term for all Islam-related studies, related to both Islamization of knowledge and an extrinsic study of Islam, and Islamic culture. This article conflates scholars of Islam and Islamic scholars, i.e., objective and subjective scholars students of Islam.

MODERN-DAY SCHOLARS
  • Entries on this page feature Modern-Day Muslim Scholars from 1900 onwards.
  • Significant amount of "scholarly work on Islam/Qur'an in print or on audio-visual media", are thought to be necessary for listing on this page.
  • For Muslim scholars from earlier eras, refer to other lists on Wikipedia.
  • Entries on this page are organized primarily by Nation/Region where the scholar spent most of his/her career.
  • Entries are accompanied by a brief pen sketch of the scholars background and accomplishments.


CRITERIA
  • Authorship in general, a significant public speaking record and/or political activism are not considered as an automatic qualification to be listed as a scholar.
  • As a result, Imams, Preachers, Educators, Reformists and General Authors on Islam are listed at the bottom in a separate category "General Writers and Speakers (GW&S)".
  • Refer to the GW&S section before posting what you may think is a missing scholar. As the person of your choice may already be listed in the GW&S, not having met the criteria of what is considered here to be a scholar.


MUST HAVE WIKI ENTRY
  • Entries in the main section MUST HAVE their own wiki page to be listed here as a scholar.
  • If scholar does not have his/her own wiki Entry, he/she is moved to the bottom of the page under MISSING WIKI ENTRY.


North America

  • Hamza Yusuf - (1960-) Charismatic public speaker, Shaykh Hamza spent years studying Islam and Arabic in the Muslim world following his conversion in 1977. Recently founded California-based Zaytuna Institute to implement his vision of a revival of islamic sciences.
  • Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips - (1952-) Jamaican-born Dr. Philips of Canada has virtually lived overseas since his conversion, for decades studying and preaching in Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, UK, and U.A.E. at various times. A popular TV personality, he is also a prolific author of numerous books and audio material.
  • Imam Zaid Shakir - (1956-) Closely associated with Hamza Yusuf, like whom, he converted to Islam in 1977 and studied in Syria for seven years thereafter and now features at the Zaytuna Institute in California.
  • Nuh Ha Mim Keller - (1954-) Translator of classical Islamic books and a specialist in Islamic Law, Shaykh Nuh is also n authorised sheikh in tasawwuf in the Shadhili Sufi order and currently lives in Ammanmarker, Jordanmarker.
  • Sherman Jackson - is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Michiganmarker, Ann Arbormarker.
  • Laleh Bakhtiar - (1938-) Chicago-based Iranian-American Muslim author and translator of numerous classical works, including 'The Sublime Quran, an English translation of the Qur'an.
  • Ingrid Mattson - (1963-) Canadianmarker Muslim convert Prof. Mattson holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicagomarker. In 2001 she was elected Vice-President of ISNA and in 2006 she was elected the first female President of the organization.
  • Jamal Badawi - Egyptianmarker-born Prof. Badawi is a long-time faculty at Saint Mary's Universitymarker in Halifaxmarker, Nova Scotiamarker. He is a well-known author, activist, preacher and speaker on Islam and Muslims, having researched and starred in a 352-segment television series on Islam.
  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr - (1933-) Iranian-born Prof. Nasr from George Washington University is a prolific writer in the fields of Islamic Esotericism, Sufism, Philosophy of Science, and Metaphysics.
  • Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo - (1960-) Former Imam of the Islamic Center of Boulder, Colorado, UC-Berkley graduate Imam Zarabozo, originally of Spanish heritage, is a prolific writer.
  • Taha Jabir Alalwani - (1935-) Iraqi-born Dr. Alalwani was previously chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America. He writes frequently on the Islamization of Knowledge, the need for Ijtihad, and Muslim Minority Jurisprudence.
  • Ahmad Kutty - (1946-) Dr. Kutty, originally from Keralamarker, India, is a long-time founding member of numerous Islamic organizations in Canada, having completed his Doctoral studies in Shari’ah thought at McGill Universitymarker.
  • Wael Hallaq - (1955-) Palestinian-American Dr. Hallaq is Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and has numerous academic works in the field of Islamic Law and Philosophy to his credit.
  • Jerald F. Dirks - (1950-) Dr. Dirks is a former ordained Methodist minister, Harvard Divinity College graduate, Muslim convert and popular author of several books on Islam and Christianity.
  • Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi - (1975-) is an American-Muslim Imam of Indian parentage, currently pursuing doctoral studies at Yale Universitymarker, having graduated in Islamic Studies from Islamic University of Madinah.


Great Britain

  • Ahmad Thomson - Rhodesian-born British barrister and Muslim convert Ahmad Thomson is a high profile public figure for Islam in Britain, with several books to his credit.
  • Abdalqadir as-Sufi - (1930-) Scotsman Abdalqadir as-Sufi is the leader of the Darqawi-Shadhili-Qadiri Sufi Tariqa, founder of the influential Murabitun Movement and author of numerous books on Islam, Sufism (Tasawwuf) and political theory.
  • Abdal Hakim Murad - (1960-) High profile British convert T.J. Winter is Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and has several translations of classical works to his credit.
  • Mohammed Daniel - (1980-) is a British born Imam of welsh ancestry, who currently resides in the Gulf where he works with numerous organisations for increased Muslim-Western understanding. He is also the founder of Cordoba Academy for Classical Islamic Sciences.
  • Marmaduke Pickthall - (1875-1936) Novelist and orientalist British convert M.M. Pictkhall is forever linked to his famous translation The meaning of the Holy Qur'an.
  • Martin Lings - (1909-2005) was an English Sufi Muslim writer and scholar, a student and follower of Frithjof Schuon, and Shakespearean scholar. Having earnt a BA in Arabic and a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies marker.


Western Europe

  • Muhammad Asad - (1900-1992) German-Jewish journalist and later foreign correspondent to the Middle East, Leopold Weiss converted to Islam and wrote several books including a highly regarded translation of the Qur'an.
  • Ivan Aguéli - Shaykh Abd al-Hadi Aqhili (1869-1917) Swedish-born wandering Shadhili Sufi.
  • Frithjof Schuon - (1907-1998) Swiss-born Frithjof Schuon was known as a philosopher, metaphysician and author of numerous books on religion and spirituality, writing primarily in French. He is also considered one of the chief representatives of the Perennialist School.
  • Tariq Ramadan - (1962-) Born in Switzerland to exiled prominent Egyptian parents, Dr. Ramadan is also the grandson of the influential Hassan al-Banna. He has written several major works primarily on Islamic theology and the position of Muslims in Europe.


Hijaz (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Gulf States)



Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine



Turkey, Albania, Bosnia



North & West Africa (Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria etc)



Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia



Sub-Continent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh)

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Far East (China, Malaysia, Indonesia)



Miscellaneous

Converts to Islam



Female Scholars



General Writers (GW&S)



Missing Wiki Enteries



See also





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