Zafarul Islam Khan

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Zafarul-Islam Khan
Zafarul-Islam Khan, February 2007
Born (1948-03-12) March 12, 1948 (age 70)
India Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Residence South Delhi
Nationality Indian
Education PhD (Islamic Studies), Manchester University, 1987
Occupation Journalist, author, Islamic scholar
Known for Translation of Al-Islam Yatahadda; Compilation of Palestine Documents; Contributions to The Encyclopaedia of Islam; and Encyclopaedia of Islamic History
Title Editor
Parent(s) Sabea Khan, Wahiduddin Khan

Zafarul Islam Khan is an Indian Muslim author and journalist based in New Delhi. He is currently editor and publisher of The Milli Gazette fortnightly focusing on issues concerning the Muslim community, which is a minority in India. He is also the founder and chairman of Charity Alliance, an organisation involved in relief and welfare work in India.[1][better source needed]

Khan was born in Azamgarh, India, in March 1948. He is the son of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, a Muslim thinker who runs the Al Risala/Islamic Center in New Delhi. His primary education was at Madrasa-tul-Islah, a madrasah in Azamgarh, and Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow. Later he studied at Al-Azhar and Cairo University during 1966-73. He obtained his PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Manchester in 1987.[2] In the 1970s he worked with the Libyan Foreign Ministry as translator-editor. In the 1980s he was with the London-based The Muslim Institute, running their MuslimMedia newsservice and other publications. The Muslim Institute went on to form the Muslim Parliament, an informal body of leading British Muslims. He is author and translator of over 50 books in Arabic, English and Urdu including "Hijrah in Islam" (Delhi, 1996) and Palestine Documents (New Delhi 1998). He has contributed eight articles to the Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden) on Indo-Muslim themes. He is a regular commentator on Islamic and South Asian issues on radio and TV channels, including Al Jazeera and BBC Arabic and his writings appear in Arabic newspapers and magazines. In December 2007, he was elected for a two-year term (2008–2009)as President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Muslim organisations in India. He has also been elected as the President of AIMMM for 2012 and re-elected for a further two-year term (2014-2015). In an interview to he claimed there is "no tangible proof of Muslims' involvement in terrorism" in India. In July 2017, he was appointed as Chairman for a three year term of Delhi Minorities Commission, a quasi-judicial body to take care of the welfare and interests of the designated minorities in the Indian capital region.[3]

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  1. ^ "Charity Alliance". Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  2. ^ International, Orient Press. "Brief Bio: Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan (India)". Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Zafarul Islam Khan appointed chairperson of Delhi minorities commission". Hindustan Times. July 14, 2017.