Mohammad Najatuallah Siddiqui

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Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqi
Born Gorakhpur, India
Occupation Islamic Economist and Islamic Finance Scholar

Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqi (Urdu: محمّد نجات الله صدیقی‎) is an Indian economist and is the winner of the King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies,

He was born in India in 1931, educated at Aligarh Muslim University and also at Rampur and Azamgarh.

Siddiqi served as Associate Professor of Economics and Professor of Islamic Studies at the Aligarh Muslim University and as Professor of Economics at the King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, in its Center for Research in Islamic Economics. Later, he was a Fellow at the Center for Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and after that a Visiting Scholar at the Islamic Research & Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah.

During his long academic career, he has supervised a number of Ph.D. theses in the universities in India, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

For his contributions to Islamic Economics, he was awarded the Shah Waliullah Award in New Delhi (2003). A prolific writer in Urdu on subjects as Islami Adab[1] (1960), Muslim Personal Law (1971), and Islamic Movement in Modern Times (1995), Siddiqi has also translated Abu Yusuf's Kitab al Kharaj (1966).

His major works on Islamic banking have been written in English.[2] Among them are : Recent Theories of Profit: A Critical Examination (1971); Economic Enterprise in Islam (1972); Muslim Economic Thinking (1981); Banking Without Interest (1983); Insurance in an Islamic Economy (1985); Teaching Economics in Islamic Perspective (1996); Role of State in Islamic Economy (1996) and Dialogue in Islamic Economics (2002).[3] He has a comprehensive work on Islam's View on Property (1969). Several of his works have been translated into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Indonesian, Malaysian, etc.

His book Issues in Islamic banking : selected papers Leicester, UK : Islamic Foundation, ©1983. ISBN 978-0-86037-117-5,[4] held in 78 WorldCat libraries, was reviewed by Faramarz Damanpour in The Middle East Journal, Autumn, 1984, vol. 38, no. 4, p. 775-776 [5] by Horma Karouzian in International Journal of Middle East Studies, Aug., 1985, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 383-391,[6] by E J G Joffe in Bulletin (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies) 1984, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 90-91 [7]

He has been and continues to be associated with a number of academic journals as editor or advisor. He has served on numerous committees and participated in many conferences in various parts of the world. He is a very helpful for all and shares his valuable knowledge in the society. Presently he lives in Aligarh, India. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Management Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, India.


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