|Born||1 January 1925|
Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Occupation||Islamic spiritual leader, speaker and author|
|Notable works||Tazkirul Quran|
Wahiduddin Khan (born 1 January 1925), known with the honorific Maulana, is an Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist known for having written a commentary on the Quran and having translated it into contemporary English. He has been listed in the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world.
Khan has received the Demiurgus Peace International Award, under the patronage of the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; India's third-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in January 2000; the National Citizens' Award, presented by Mother Teresa and the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (2009). He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour, in January 2021.
The Ar-risala (The Message) Urdu magazine started in 1976, consisting of almost entirely his articles and writing. An English edition of the magazine started in February 1984 and a Hindi version started in December 1990. His articles include 'Hijacking — A Crime', 'Rights of Women in Islam', 'The Concept of Charity in Islam' and 'The Concept of Jihad'.
List of selected works
- The Prophet of Peace
- The Quran: A New Translation
- A Treasury of the Quran
- Tazkirul Quran
- Indian Muslims: The Need for a Positive Outlook
- Introducing Islam: A Simple Introduction to Islam
- Islam Rediscovered: Discovering Islam From its Original Sources
- Islam and Peace
- Islam: Creator of the Modern Age
- Words of the Prophet Muhammad
- The Issue of Blasphemy
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- http://www.goodword.net/read_quran_online.aspx Archived 3 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine A new translation of the Quran by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
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- Tamara Sonn & Mary Williamsburg, (2004), A Brief History of Islam, Blackwell. ISBN 1-4051-0902-5.
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- "Hijacking - A Crime". Archived from the original on 17 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- "Rights of Women in Islam". Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- "The Concept of Charity in Islam". Archived from the original on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- "The Concept of Jihad". Archived from the original on 18 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- Profile on The Muslim 500
- "Maulana Wahiduddin Khan - 17 products available". Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2009.