Qamar-ul Huda

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Qamar-ul Huda is an American religious scholar.[1] He is a senior program officer in the United States Institute of Peace Religion and Peacemaking program.[2] He is the author of "Striving for Divine Union: Spiritual Exercises for Suhrawardi Sufis". He wrote a personal account of the new demands for his expertise following the attack on the USA on September 11, 2001.[3] He was one of three American Professors of Religion who drafted letters to be submitted to Murat Kurnaz's Administrative Review Board.[4] Their letter assured his Board that the Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamaat was a peaceful apolitical group. Kurnaz's affiliation with Tablighi Jamaat was one of the justifications for his continued detention in the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.


  1. ^ Official biograph: Qamar-Ul Huda Archived September 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Boston College
  2. ^ Guide to Specialists: Qamar-ul Huda Archived November 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., United States Institute of Peace Religion and Peacemaking program
  3. ^ Qamar-ul Huda, Since 9/11, a scholar of Islam finds himself in demand -- for the wrong reasons, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, February 29, 2004
  4. ^ letter on behalf of Murat Kurnaz from pages 93-95 of Transcript Set 5 of the OARDEC's Administrative Review Boards