IOS Condolence on the demise of Prof. Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqui

IOS Condolence on the demise of Prof. Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqui

IOS Condolence on the demise of Prof. Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqui New Delhi, Nov. 12: With immense grief and sorrow, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, offers his deep condolences on the sad demise of Prof. Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqui, who passed away today morning in Palo Alto, CA, USA. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajewoon!

“Prof. Nejatullah Siddiqui was my teacher, guide and philosopher, who always guided and supported me. I have lost a great teacher, and a renowned scholar of Islamic banking and finance”, Dr. Alam said.

Prof. Siddiqui was the recipient of prestigious King Faisal Award. He was one of the founders of the Institute of Objective Studies and had been member of its governing council. He was also a recipient of the Third IOS Shah Waliullah Award conferred on him in the year 2003 for his contributions in Islamic Economics. He authored books titled “Jihad, Ijtihad aur Mujahida-e-Nafs” and “Tashaddud Islam aur Tahreek-e-Islami” for the Institute, contributed several articles for different IOS publications, and participated in a number of conferences and seminars on banking and finance organised by the Institute.

Born in 1931 and educated at Aligarh Muslim University, he served as associate professor of economics and professor of Islamic studies at the Aligarh Muslim University and as professor of economics at the King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in its Center for Research in Islamic Economics. He later became a fellow at the Center for Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and after that a visiting scholar at the Islamic Research & Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, KSA.

He was a prolific writer in Urdu and English, he has 63 works in 5 languages and 1,301 library holdings to his credit. Several of his works have been translated into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, etc.

May Allah accept all his good deeds, bless him with the choicest place in the heaven and grant sabr to all in the grieved family and us to bear this loss. Aameen.

Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi (India)

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