Syed Nomanul Haq

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Syed Nomanul Haq
سید نعمان الحق
Born (1948-02-15) February 15, 1948 (age 70)
NationalityDual citizen of Pakistan and United States
OccupationProfessor of Humanities
Known forHistorical and philosophical scholarship. Professorial appointments at various prestigious Ivy League universities
Academic background
Alma materUniversity College London, Harvard University, Hull University
Academic work
InstitutionsInstitute of Business Administration, Lahore University of Management Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
Main interestsPoetry, Philosophy, Sufism[citation needed]

Syed Nomanul Haq (Nu'man al-Haqq) (Urdu: سید نعمان الحق‎; born February 15, 1948 in Karachi, Pakistan) is an international Pakistani scholar and intellectual historian noted especially for his contributions to the fields of Islamic history and Islamic philosophy. He is currently a faculty member at the Habib University, Karachi[1]. In his career spanning twenty years, Haq has gained widespread repute for his teaching, publications and editorial and research work on the history and philosophy of science, postmodern philosophy, history of religion, history of art and history of literature, for which he has won multiple prizes and awards.[2]

Early life[edit]

Haq was born in Pakistan, but spent most of his early life in England and the USA. At Hull University he received an undergraduate degree in applied physics and at University College London he studied the history of science and philosophy.

Professional career[edit]

Haq has published widely, with a number of books and numerous articles to his credit. He writes both in English and in Urdu. He is serving now as the general editor of Oxford University Press Pakistan.

In 2009 he contributed to a seminar at the Metanexus Institute.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Noman has extended family in Pakistan, but his immediate family resides in the United States. Noman was married at the early age of 18, while attending Sheridan College.


  • Names, Natures, and Things: The Alchemist Jaabir ibn Hayyaan and his Kitaab al-Ahjaar (Book of Stones). Dordrecht/London/ Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993 (Cloth). Paperback Edition, 1995.[2]
  • With Ted Peters and Muzaffar Iqbal, God, Life, and the Cosmos: Theistic Perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2002.[4]
  • Harris Khalique, Select Verses, with an Analytical Introduction and Annotation (in Urdu). Karachi: Maktaba-e Daniyal, 2006.[2]
  • Refiner’s Fire: Some Reflections on Neville, Postmodernism, and the Tends in Discourses on Islam in P. Heltzel and A. Yong eds. Theology in a Global Context: Essays in Honor of Robert Neville. New York/London: Continuum, T & T Clark International, 2004.[4]
  • Islam and Ecology: Toward Retrieval and Reconstruction. Daedalus. Fall 2001. Vol. 130, No. 4, 141-177.
  • Occult Sciences and Medicine. New Cambridge History of Islam. Vol. 3, Michael Cook ed.-in-chief. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.[2]

For a full list, see[dead link]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dr. Syed Nomanul Haq | Habib University". Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  2. ^ a b c d Syed Noman-ul-Haq :: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences :: LUMS[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Anindita N. Balslev (1 December 2009). "Compassion: A Shared Value and A Common Project". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b[dead link]

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