Abdus Sattar Ghauri Fellow


Abdus Sattar Ghauri the senior most fellow of Al-Mawrid passed away on 22 April 2014. He remained associated with Al-Mawrid for almost two decades. He was a profound scholar of Biblical Studies. He devoted a greater part of his life to this subject and contributed deeply-researched books and articles in this area.

Born in Patiala (India) in 1935, Abdus Sattar Ghauri migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and taught for several years after he completed his MA (Islamic Studies) and M Phil (EPM). He remained a member of the National Curriculum Development Committee set up by the Ministry of Education of the government of Pakistan. He participated in many seminars and Master Trainers Workshops as a resource person throughout Pakistan.

Asif Iftikhar Fellow


Mr Asif Iftikhar is a Fellow at Al-Mawrid and also a permanent member of the Social Sciences Faculty at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore (Pakistan) where he has been teaching courses related to Islam, Islamic law, business ethics, and communication skills for more than seven years now. He is also serving as a Member of the UBL Shari’ah Advisory Board. Mr Iftikhar has a wide and rich teaching experience of 15 years, and has taught at some of the best national and international educational institutions as the Civil Services Academy, National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), Pakistan Administrative Staff College, the Punjab University (various institutes and departments), and McGill University (Montreal, Canada). He has also served in various capacities earlier at al-Mawrid for different periods of time as a faculty member, writer, vice-president and editor (Renaissance, a journal of the institute).
Mr Iftikhar holds two…

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Fellow


Dr. Khalid Zaheer (1958) is currently serving as Vice President Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. He is a member of the Executive Committee and also a member of the Board of Governors; Al-Mawrid.

Prior to this, he taught at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and before joining LUMS, he taught at the Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab (1986 to 1990) as a Lecturer and later (1994 to 1998) as an Assistant Professor.

He served as an adviser to Crescent Standard Islamic Bank on “Islamic Banking” from July 2005 to June 2006, as Shari’ah Adviser to Atlas Islamic Fund from 2006 to 2007. He was appointed in January 2000 as a member of the task force of the Finance Division of the Government of Pakistan. He was also appointed a non-official member of the Board of Management of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal in May, 2000; he resigned…

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Fellow


Born in 1966 Shehzad Saleem has been under the tutelage of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi since 1988 and is currently a Research Fellow and one of the Vice Presidents of Al-Mawrid. He has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan and holds a PhD in the History of the Qur’an from the University of Wales, UK.

Special Area of Interest
  He recently (2014) completed a fifteen year research work on the History of the Qur’an, a part of which constituted his doctoral thesis (the thesis portion is available at: http://www.al-mawrid.org/index.php/books/view/collection-of-the-quran-a-critical-and-historical-study-of-al-farahis-view).  The work addresses some nagging questions related to the revelation, collection and transmission of the Qur’an. These questions include narratives found in our legacy on the alleged incompleteness of the Qur’an, scribal errors found in it,  its variant readings, chronology of its compilation, order of the surahs, and manuscript studies.

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Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Fellow


Javed Ahmad Ghamidi was born in 1951 in a village of Sahiwal, a district of the Punjab province. After matriculating from a local school, he came to Lahore in 1967 where he is settled eversince. He did his BA honours (part I) in English Literature and Philosophy from the Government College, Lahore in 1972 and studied Islamic disciplines in the traditional manner from various teachers and scholars throughout his early years. In 1973, he came under the tutelage of Amin Ahsan Islahi (d. 1997) (http://www.amin-ahsan-islahi.com), who was destined to who have a deep impact on him. He was also associated with the famous scholar and revivalist Abu al-A‘la Mawdudi (d. 1979) for several years. He taught Islamic studies at the Civil Services Academy for more than a decade from 1979 to 1991.

Muhammad Rafi Mufti Fellow


Mr Muhammad Rafi Mufti was born on December 9, 1953 in district Wazirabad Pakistan. He received formal education up to BSc and joined Glaxo Laboratories Limited. He came into contact with Mr Javed Ahmad Ghamidi in 1976 and started occasionally attending his lectures. This general and informal learning and teaching continued for some time until he started regularly learning religious disciplines from Mr Ghamidi in 1984. He resigned from his job when it proved a hindrance in his studies. He received training in Hadith from the scholars of Ahl-i Hadith School of Thought and learned Fiqh disciplines from Hanafi scholars. He was trained in Arabic language and literature by Javed Ahmad Ghamidi. He is attached to Al-Mawrid from 1991.

Rehan Ahmed Yusufi Fellow


Mr Rehan Ahamd Yusufi started his career as a teacher and an educationist after obtaining Masters Degrees in Islamic Studies and Computer Technology from the Karachi University with distinction. He started his professional career by serving as a system analyst in a commercial organization. In 1997 he joined service in Saudi Arabia and later immigrated to Canada. 

Mr Rehan Ahmad Yusufi has been attached to people of learning from the beginning of his education career. In 1991, he was introduced to Mr Javed Ahmad Ghamid, a Pakistani religious scholar. After his return from Canada in 2002, Mr Yusufi joined Al-Mawrid, a Foundation for Islamic Research and Education, founded by Mr Ghamidi. Presently Mr Yusufi is an Associate Fellow at Al-Mawrid. His job responsibilities include propagation and communication of the religion as well as religious and moral instruction of people. He is heading a training center in Karachi which offers…

Sajid Hameed Fellow


Sajid Hameed was born on October 10 1965 in Pakpattan. He did his MA in Urdu and another MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He studied Arabic grammar, language and literature. He leant the holy Qur’an from Mr Muhammad Sabiq, a Deobandi scholar. He studied the Muwatta of Imam Malik, the celebrated hadith compilation and Nuzhah al-Fikr, the famous work on Hadith criticism from Hafiz Ata ur Rehman an erudite Hadith scholar. For advanced studies in religious disciplines he has remained a student of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi since 1987. He has deeply studied the Qur’an, Hadith, Arabic literature and other religious disciplines.

Talib Mohsin Fellow


Mr Talib Mohsin was born in 1959 in the district Pakpattan of Punjab. He received elementary education in his native town. Later on he moved to Lahore and passed his matriculation from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore. He joined F.C College Lahore and graduated in 1981. He has his MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He joined Mr Ghamidi to learn religious disciplines during early years of his educational career. He is one of the senior students of Mr Ghamidi form whom he learnt Arabic Grammar and major religious disciplines.

He was a major contributor in the establishment of the institutes and other organizations by Mr Ghamidi including Anṣār al-Muslimūn and Al-Mawrid. He worked in Ishrāq, a monthly Urdu journal, from the beginning. He worked as assistant editor of the journal for many years. He has been engaged in research and…