Javid Ahmad Ghamidi

(b. 1951)

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(b. 1951)

A former member of the Jamaat-i Islami, this influential Pakistani Islamic scholar has, in his Urdu translation of the Quran and commentary, extended the work of his tutor, Amin Ahsan Islahi. Is frequently labeled a modernist for his insistence on the historical contextualization of Muhammad's revelation in order to grasp its true moral import. Has established two research centers in Lahore, al-Mawrid and Danish Sara, and teaches at the Civil Service Academy.

Subjects: Islam.

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