Research Team Member

Moiz Amjad

Introduction

 

Born in Karachi, Pakistan on 27th Dec 1962, Moiz Amjad matriculated in 1978 from St. Mary's High School, Lahore. In 1986, he completed his MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of the Punjab, Lahore securing top position in the University and was, subsequently, awarded a scholarship for pursuing a PhD in a field of his choice. However, in 1988, preferring to study the Islamic disciplines in the traditional method of personal tutelage which is still in vogue in the sub-continent he was accepted as a pupil by a renowned scholar of Islamic law and philosophy, in Pakistan, Javed Ahmad Ghamidi - a pupil of one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the Sub-Continent and a commentator of the Qur'an - Amin Ahsan Islahi. Under the guidance of Ghamidi, Moiz Amjad studied the Arabic language, the Qur'an and other Islamic disciplines and in January 2000 was appointed Research Associate to his mentor.

Moiz Amjad has remained president of Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Research and Education (1996-7), Director Danish Sara a Center for Islamic Propagation (1997-8) and Editor of Ishraq a monthly (Urdu) Islamic journal in (1997-9). As one of the founders of Mus'ab Public School, he was actively involved in preparing the curriculum of the school. He has served as a visiting Faculty Member at various renowned institutes and colleges in Pakistan.

As a guest speaker, he has lectured at various forums like the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan, Lahore; the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), Lahore; the Administrative Staff College, Lahore; the Da‘wah Academy of the International Islamic University, Islamabad; Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, at the Liaqat National Hospital Auditorium, Karachi; the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore; Management and Professional Development Department, Government of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Moiz has a variety of articles published in renowned Newspapers and journals to his credit in the Urdu language as well. Of particular mention are his critiques on some aspects of contemporary religious thought and his work on some issues of Fiqh (Islamic Law). At present, he is teaching Personality and Moral Development at the University of Central Punjab (UCP).

As the Editor of the website http://www.understanding-islam.com since its inception in 1997, Moiz has extensively written on various aspects of Islamic law and responded to criticisms on the Qur'an posed by various non-Muslims. The site is also rich in answers given by him to burning questions about Islam received from all over the globe.


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