Mohammed Murtuza Siddiqui

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Mohammed Murtuza Siddiqui
Born 1935
Hyderabad Deccan
Died October 4, 2000
Resting place Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Indian
Education MA,PHD
Occupation Scholar of Islam
Title Doctor and Professor
Religion Islam
Children Sameer Mehmood Siddiqui(Son)

Professor Maulana Hafiz Muhammed Hamid Siddiqui(Uncle), Maulana Hafiz Muhammed Ibrahim Siddiqui(Uncle) Maulana Hafiz Muhammed Masood Siddiqui(Uncle) Maulana Hafiz Muhammed Sayeed Siddiqui(Brother) Muhammed Mujtaba Siddiqui(Brother) Muhammed Javeed Mehmood Siddiqui(Nephew) Muhammed Sajid Mehmood Siddiqui(Nephew) Mir Mohammed Ali(Nephew)

Dr.Mir Mukkaram Ali(Nephew)

Mohammed Murtuza Siddiqui (1935 — October 4, 2000) was born into a family of Islamic Theologians, Huffaz and scholars. His father Maulana Hafiz Mohammed Mehmood Siddiqui was known for his contributions to the poetic translation of the Qur'an into English by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall (1875–May 19, 1936).

He studied, lived and worked in India, United States, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Author of The Message of the Qur'an As interpreted by Maulana Azad. Prof. Mohammad Murtuza Siddiqui, a noted Islamic scholar and teacher at Riyadh University held a doctorate from Osmania University. Dr. Siddiqui had done post-doctoral studies at California University. He had done research on works of Hazrat Abdul Quader Jeelani and educational philosophy of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

He was a Muslim researcher in the contributions of the Islamic Civilization to science and technology. Dr.Siddiqui spoke on 'Sufism of Islam, Vedantism of Hinduism and Evangelism of Christianity.

He was the first Indian to be a faculty Member at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies, an affiliate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Siddiqui's mission of life was erudition and skillful presentation of Islamic Thought and Philosophy in the contemporary context, both in theory and practice. He lectured in several countries: Jordan, Syria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, US, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland and Italy. He suggested that the future of India is in a significant role of mutual respect for the different religions. He authored three books on Islamic Civilization and hundreds of articles on Islam.

He was deeply concerned with the Muslim Youth and the first speaker who presented an article on the mysticism of Abdul Quader Jeelani.