Advisory Board

Maulana Abdullah Javed
Abdullah Javed belongs to a prominent religious family of Ghazipur, UP. He is a graduate of DU Deoband. He is the famous editor of voluminous Mazahir-e Haq, the Urdu commentary of Mishkat. Currently he is working as an administrator in the Education and Curriculum Dept (Talimat) of Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband. He is also the trustee of Imam Muhammad Qasim Al-Nanotvi Educational Foundation.

Prof. Dr. Thameem Ushama
Thameem Ushama is an eminent scholar and intellectual in Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion. Thameem Ushama got a Ph D in Islamic Studies from AMU, Aligarh, India. At present, he is a Professor and Head of Dept of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, IRKHS, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur .

Prof. Dr. Ebrahim Moosa
Ebrahim E.I. Moosa is a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of History and the Kroc Institute for International Studies. He was previously Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies at Duke University. Moosa earned his MA and Ph.D from the University of Cape Town. Prior to that he obtained `alimiyya degree in Islamic and Arabic studies from Darul Uloom Nadwatul`Ulama, Lucknow, India. He also got a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the City University in London. As a journalist, he wrote for Arabia: The Islamic World Review, MEED (Middle East Economic Digest) and Afkar/Inquiry magazines in Britain, and later became a political writer for the Cape Times in South Africa .

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Abullais Khairabadi
Abullais Khairabadi is the professor of Hadith at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He is a senior graduate in the Islamic Religious Sciences from Darul Uloom Deoband. Mohammad Abullais earned postgraduate degree in the Prophetic Sciences from Medina University, and a Ph. D from UmmulQura University, Makkah. He has authored more than 30 books in his field of Hadith specialization.

Prof. Dr. Zafarul Islam
Zafarul Islam is the former Chairman of Dept of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University. His area of research is Development of Islamic Sciences (Ulum-i-Islamia) during Muslim Rule in India with Special reference to Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh-i-Islamia). At present, he is a Professor at the Dept of Islamic Studies, AMU .

Assoc Prof Dr Fauzi Bin Hamat
Fauzi Bin Hamat currently is the formerhead of the Dept of Aqidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He got Ph. D and M A from University of Malaya (UM). Prior to it Fauzi Bin Hamat obtained BA from Al-Azhar, Cairo.  

Mohammad Umar Gautam
Mohammad Umar Gautam is the Founder-Chairman of Islamic Da’wah Center, New Delhi. A revert to Islam, Umar Gautam obtained a degree of B. Sc. Ag. & A.H from G.B. PANT University of Agriculture & Tech, Pant Nagar, Naini Tal. Later, his journey to Islam from Hinduism moved him to Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi. He obtained a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies from JMI, New Delhi. Umar Gautam worked as the Director, of Markazal-Ma’arif Research and Education Center. He was also Project Director, Markaz Academy, Markazul Maarif, Hojai, Assam and Director, Al-Hira Public School, Dasna, Ghaziabad. Currently he is involved in Da’wah and travelled several countries for delivering lectures.

Muhammad Azhar Siddiqui
Azhar is the Chairman of MS Multi Product Company in Deoband as well as Managing Director of Idara Ta'imat e Islam. His Idara is involved in the publication of books related to Islamic Sciences and Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqah etc.

Dr. Atif Suhail Siddiqui
Atif Suhail Siddiqui is the Founder and President of Deoband Institute of Islamic Thought (DIIT). Atif Suhail completed graduation in Commerce in 1998 from Udaipur, Rajasthan, later he earned a degree of M.A. in Islamic Studies from JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi. Suhail moved to International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and got a Ph. D in Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion in 2010. Prior to establishing DIIT Atif Suhail Siddiqui was working as a visiting lecturer at Dept. ofAqidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Atif Suhail is also the Manager of Imam Muhammad QasimAl-Nanotvi Educational Foundation, he is also the chairman at the editorial board of Islamic Literature Review, An International Journal of Islamic Revival.

Dr. Mufti Yasir Nadeem
Yasir Nadeem is a graduate of prestigious Darul Uloom Deoband, India; he obtained a postgraduate degree in Arabic Literature from American Open University of VA, USA, later he moved to IIUM for a doctoral degree in Hadith, which he earned in 2011. Yasir Nadeem is the Founding-Director of Darul Uloom Online, Director and Deputy Dean of DIIT; he also serves as the co-editor at the editorial board of Islamic Literature Review, An International Journal of Islamic Revival and deputy editor of Tarjumane Deoband, Urdu monthly regularly published from Deoband.

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