List of contemporary Islamic scholars


List of contemporary Islamic scholars


This article is an incomplete list of noted modern-era (20th to 21st century) Islamic scholars. This refers to religious authorities whose publications or statements are accepted as pronouncements on religion by their respective communities and adherents.

Geographical categories have been created based on commonalities in culture and across the Islamic World.

Africa

Nigeria

  • Ja'afar Mahmud Adam

Egypt

  • Abd al-Hamid Kishk date(1933–1996)
  • Ahmad al-Tayyeb (born 1946)
  • Ahmad Muhammad Shakir (1892–1958)
  • Ali Gomaa (born 1952)
  • Muhammad Metwalli al-Sha'rawi (1911–1998)
  • Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (1928–2010)
  • Zainab al Ghazali (1917-2005)

Mauritania

  • Abdallah Bin Bayyah (born 1935)

South Africa

  • Abdalqadir as-Sufi (1930–2021)
  • Ebrahim Desai (1963–2021)
  • Taha Karaan (1969–2021)
  • Yusuf Karaan (1935–2015)

Zimbabwe

  • Ismail ibn Musa Menk (born 1975)

Ghana

  • Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar (born 1950)
  • Osman Nuhu Sharubutu (born 1919)

Senegal

  • Ibrahim Niass (1900–1975)

Somalia

  • Sharif Sheikh Ahmed (born 1964)

Morocco

  • Abd al-Aziz al-Ghumari (1920-1997)
  • Asma Lamrabet (Born 1951)
  • Fatima al-Kabbaj (born 1932)
  • Muhammad Abu Khubza (1932-2020)

Asia

West Asia

Iran

  • Abd al-A'la al-Sabziwari (1910–1993)
  • Abdollah Javadi-Amoli (born 1933)
  • Ahmad Mojtahedi Tehrani (1923–2008)
  • Ali Akbar Ghoreishi (born 1928)
  • Ali Mohammad Dastgheib Shirazi (born 1935)
  • Ali Movahedi-Kermani (born 1931)
  • Ahmad Jannati (born 1927)
  • Ali Khamenei (born 1939)
  • Fakhraddin Mousavi (born 1930)
  • Hassan Hassanzadeh Amoli (born 1928)
  • Hossein Mazaheri (born 1933)
  • Hossein Wahid Khorasani (born 1921)
  • Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922–2009)
  • Iftikhār al-Tujjar (1912-1977)
  • Ja'far Sobhani (born 1929)
  • Jawad Tabrizi (1926–2006)
  • Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani (born 1919)
  • Mohammad Ali Gerami Qomi (born 1938)
  • Mohammad Ali Mousavi Jazayeri (born 1941)
  • Mohammad Ebrahim Jannaati (born 1933)
  • Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari (1904–1986)
  • Mohammad Khamenei (born 1935)
  • Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1903–1981)
  • Mohammad Sadeq Rouhani (born 1926)
  • Mohammad Sadeqi Tehrani (1926–2011)
  • Mohammad Sadoughi (1909–1982)
  • Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi (1935–2021)
  • Mohammad-Taqi Bahjat Foumani (1916–2009)
  • Mohammad Yazdi (1931–2020)
  • Mousa Shubairi Zanjani (born 1928)
  • Naser Makarem Shirazi (born 1927)
  • Ruhollah Khomeini (1900–1989)
  • Taqi Tabatabaei Qomi (1923–2016)
  • Yasubedin Rastegar Jooybari (born 1940)
  • Yousef Saanei (1937–2020)
  • Zohreh Sefati (born 1948)
  • Zīnah al-Sādāt Humāyūnī (born 1917)

Cyprus

  • Nazim Al-Haqqani (1922–2014)

Iraq

  • Abbas Modaresi Yazdi (1943–2020)
  • Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (1899–1992)
  • Ahmad Hassani Baghdadi (born 1945)
  • Ali al-Milani (born 1948)
  • Ali al-Sistani (born 1930)
  • Allaedin Ghoraifi (born 1945)
  • Fazel Maleki (born 1953)
  • Hassan al-Shirazi (1935–1980)
  • Hussein Esmaeel al-Sadr (born 1952)
  • Kamal al-Haydari (born 1956)
  • Kazem al-Haeri (born 1938)
  • Mahmoud al-Sarkhi (born 1964)
  • Mohammad al-Sadr (1943–1999)
  • Mohammad al-Shirazi (1928–2001)
  • Mohammad Ali Tabatabaei Hassani (1945–2017)
  • Mohammad Hussaini Shahroudi (1925–2019)
  • Mohammed Ridha al-Shirazi (1959–2008)
  • Mohammad Taher Khaqani (born 1940)
  • Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi (born 1945)
  • Mohammad Yaqoobi (born 1960)
  • Morteza Hosseini Fayaz (1929–2014)
  • Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1935–1980)
  • Sadiq al-Shirazi (born 1942)
  • Shamsodin Vaezi (born 1936)
  • Shahab ud-Din Mar'ashi Najafi (1897–1990)

Jordan

  • Umar Sulayman al-Ashqar (1930–2012)

Lebanon

  • Abdullah al-Harari (1910–2008)
  • Gibril Haddad (born 1960)
  • Hisham Kabbani (born 1945)
  • Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935–2010)
  • Musa al-Sadr (1928–1978)
  • Sobhi Mahmassani (1909–1986)

Palestine

  • Taqiuddin al-Nabhani (1909–1977)

Saudi Arabia

  • Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd Allah ibn Baaz (1910–1999)
  • Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (born 1960)
  • Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh (born 1943)
  • Abdullah ibn Abdulrahman ibn Jibreen (1933–2009)
  • Abdur-Rahman al-Mu'allimee al-Yamani (1894–1966)
  • Adil al-Kalbani (born 1959)
  • Ali Bin Abdur Rahman Al Huthaify (born 1947)
  • Muhammad Al-Munajid (born 1960)
  • Muhammad ibn al Uthaymeen (1925–2001)
  • Muhammad Muhsin Khan (born 1927)
  • Rabee al-Madkhali (born 1931)
  • Saleh Al-Fawzan (born 1933)
  • Saud Al-Shuraim (born 1964)

Syria

  • Ahmed Kuftaro (1915–2004)
  • Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani (1914–1999)
  • Muhammad al-Yaqoubi (born 1963)
  • Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy (born 1966)
  • Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti (1929–2013)
  • Munira al-Qubaysi (born 1933)

Turkey

  • Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü (born 1965)
  • Ali Bardakoğlu (born 1952)
  • Mahmud Esad Coşan (1938–2001)
  • Mahmut Ustaosmanoğlu (born 1929)
  • Mehmet Görmez (born 1959)
  • Muhammed Hamdi Yazır (1878–1942)
  • Mustafa Çağrıcı (born 1950)
  • Muzaffer Ozak (1916–1985)
  • Osman Nuri Topbaş (born 1942)

Yemen

  • Abdul Majeed al-Zindani (born 1942)
  • Habib Ali al-Jifri (born 1971)
  • Habib Umar bin Hafiz (born 1963)
  • Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi'i (1933–2001)
  • Yahya al-Hajuri

South Asia

Bangladesh

  • Abdul Latif Chowdhury Fultali (1913-2008)
  • Abdul Halim Bukhari (born 1945)
  • Abdul Jabbar Jahanabadi (1937–2016)
  • Abdur Rahman Bangladeshi (1920–2015)
  • A F M Khalid Hossain (born 1959)
  • Azizul Haque (1919–2012)
  • Delwar Hossain Sayeedi (born 1940)
  • Fazlul Karim (1935–2006)
  • Fazlul Haque Amini (1945–2012)
  • Muhibbullah Babunagari (born 1935)
  • Mahfuzul Haque (born 1969)
  • Mahmudul Hasan (born 1950)
  • Muhammad Abdul Malek (born 1969)
  • Muhammad Asadullah Al-Ghalib (born 1948)
  • Muhammad Faizullah (1892–1976)
  • Muhammad Wakkas (1952–2021)
  • Nur Hossain Kasemi (1945–2020)
  • Nurul Islam Jihadi (born 1948)
  • Rezaul Karim (born 1971)
  • Shamsul Haque Faridpuri (1896–1969)
  • Sultan Zauq Nadvi (born 1939)

India

  • Abdul Hamid Qadri Badayuni (1898–1970)
  • Abdul Haq Azmi (1928–2016)
  • Abdul Khaliq Sambhali (1950–2021)
  • Mufti Abdul Razzaq (1932–2021)
  • Anzar Shah Kashmiri (1927–2008)
  • Akhtar Raza Khan (1943–2018)
  • Ali Naqi Naqvi (1905–1988)
  • Ameen Mian Qaudri
  • Amjad Ali Aazmi (1882–1948)
  • Asjad Raza Khan
  • Atiqur Rahman Usmani (1901–1984)
  • Bashir al-Najafi (born 1942)
  • Bashir-ud-din Farooqi (1934–2019)
  • E. K. Aboobacker Musliyar (1914–1996)
  • Mufti Faizul Waheed (1966–2021)
  • Fuzail Ahmad Nasiri (born 1978)
  • Habibur Rahman Khairabadi (born 1933)
  • Hafizur Rahman Wasif Dehlavi (1910–1987)
  • Hamid al-Ansari Ghazi (1909–1992)
  • Hashmi Miya (born 1947)
  • Kafilur Rahman Nishat Usmani (1942–2006)
  • Kalbe Abid (1923–1986)
  • Kalbe Sadiq (1939–2020)
  • Kanniyath Ahmed Musliyar (1900–1993)
  • Kanthapuram A. P. Aboobacker Musliyar (born 1931)
  • Khalid Saifullah Rahmani (born 1956)
  • Maulana Ziauddin Madani
  • Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi
  • Muhammad Salim Qasmi (1926–2018)
  • Muhammad Sufyan Qasmi (born 1954)
  • Muhammad Taqi Amini (1926–1991)
  • Muhammad Yunus Jaunpuri (1937–2017)
  • Minnatullah Rahmani (1913–1991)
  • Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi
  • Muhammad Madni Ashraf Ashrafi Al-Jilani (born 1938)
  • Mujahidul Islam Qasmi (1936–2002)
  • Mustafa Raza Khan Qadri
  • Nazir Ahmad Qasmi (born 1 June 1965)
  • Nizamuddin Asir Adrawi (1926–2021)
  • Noor Alam Khalil Amini (1952–2021)
  • Qamaruzzaman Azmi
  • Rafiq Ahmad Pampori (born 1956)
  • Rahmatullah Mir Qasmi (born 1956)
  • Saeed Ahmad Akbarabadi (1908–1985)
  • Sa'id Akhtar Rizvi (1927–2002)
  • Salman Mazahiri (1946–2020)
  • Sayyid Abdurahman Imbichikoya Thangal Al-Aydarusi Al-Azhari (1924–2015)
  • Sayyid Ibraheem Khaleel Al Bukhari (born 1964)
  • Shihabuddeen Ahmed Koya Shaliyathi
  • Shakir Ali Noori
  • Shams Naved Usmani (1931–1993)
  • Syed Ahmad Hashmi (1932–2001)
  • Syed Hamidul Hasan
  • Syed Mohammed Mukhtar Ashraf (1916-1996)
  • Syed Muhammedali Shihab Thangal (1936–2009)
  • Syed Zafrul Hasan Rizvi (1911–1983)
  • Usman Mansoorpuri (1944–2021)
  • Wahiduddin Khan (1925–2021)
  • Yasin Mazhar Siddiqi (1944–2020)
  • Zayn al-Abidin Sajjad Meerthi (1910–1991)
  • Zeeshan Haider Jawadi (1938–2000)
  • Ziaul Mustafa Razvi Qadri

Pakistan

  • Abdur Razzaq Iskander (1935–2021)
  • Abu Salman Shahjahanpuri (1940–2021)
  • Abu Yahya (born 1969)
  • Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi (1915–2001)
  • Amin Ahsan Islahi (1904–1997)
  • Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan (1934–2017)
  • Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (1940-1987)
  • Fazal-ur-Rehman (born 1953)
  • Ghulam Ali Okarvi (1919–2000)
  • Ghulam Ahmed Perwez (1903–1985)
  • Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar (1928–2013)
  • Israr Ahmed (1932–2010)
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi (born 1952)
  • Khadim Hussain Rizvi (1966-2020)
  • Khalid Masud (1935–2003)
  • Khurshid Ahmad (born 1932)
  • Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri Ziaee (12 July 1950)
  • Muhammad Ishaq Madni (1935-28 August 2013)
  • Muhammad Adil Khan (died 2020)
  • Muhammad Rafi Usmani (born 1936)
  • Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai (born 1972)
  • Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (born 1951)
  • Muhammad Taqi Usmani (born 1949)
  • Muneeb-ur-Rehman (born 1945)
  • Nizamuddin Shamzai (12 July 1952 – 30 May 2004)
  • Rasheed Turabi (1908–1973)
  • Shah Ahmad Noorani (1926–2003)
  • Shah Turab ul Haq (1944–2016)
  • Syed Adnan Kakakhail (born 1975)
  • Syed Jawad Naqvi (born 1952)
  • Syed Shehanshah Hussain Naqvi (born 1974)
  • Syed Shujaat Ali Qadri (1941–1993)
  • Talib Jauhari (1939–2020)
  • Tariq Jamil (born 1953)
  • Tariq Masood (born 1975)
  • Uzair Gul Peshawari (died 17 November 1989)
  • Zar Wali Khan (1953–2020)
  • Zubair Ali Zai (1957–2013)

Indonesia

  • Abdurrahman Wahid (1940–2009)
  • Fakih Usman (1904–1968)
  • Hamka (1908–1981)
  • Ilyas Ruhiat (1934–2007)
  • Maria Ulfah (born 1955)
  • Mas Mansoer (1896–1946)
  • Mohammad Natsir (1908–1993)
  • Oemar Said Tjokroaminoto (1882–1934)
  • Quraish Shihab (born 1944)
  • Siti Noordjannah Djohantini (born 1958)
  • Siti Chamamah Soeratno (born 1941)

Malaysia

  • Abdul Hadi Awang (born 1947)
  • Asri Zainul Abidin (born 1971)
  • Haron Din (1940–2016)
  • Imran N. Hosein (born 1942)
  • Nenney Shushaidah Binti Shamsuddin (born 1975)
  • Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (1931–2015)
  • Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas (born 1931)

Singapore

  • Abdul Aleem Siddiqi (1892–1954)

Central Asia

Uzbekistan

  • Muhammad Sadik Muhammad Yusuf (1952–2015)

East Asia

China

  • Muhammad Ma Jian (1906–1978)
  • Du Shuzhen (born 1924)

Europe

Eastern Europe

  • Abdul Qader Arnaoot (1928–2004) Kosovo
  • Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani (1914–1999) Albania
  • Mustafa Cerić (born 1952) Bosnia and Herzegovina

Western Europe

Austria

  • Adnan Ibrahim (born 1966) Vienna
  • Muhammad Asad (1900–1992)

Germany

  • Ahmad Milad Karimi (born 1979)
  • Halima Krausen (born 1949)m

Ireland

  • Umar Al-Qadri (born 1982) Dublin

United Kingdom

  • Abdul Qayum (born 1960) London
  • Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera (born 1974)
  • Abu-Abdullah Adelabu London
  • Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq (born 1971) Leicester
  • Ajmal Masroor (born 1971) London
  • Ahmed Saad Al-Azhari (born 1978) London
  • Haifaa Jawad Birmingham
  • Haitham al-Haddad (born 1971) London
  • Ibrahim Mogra (born 1965) Leicester
  • Joel Hayward (born 1964) London
  • Khurshid Ahmad (scholar) (born 1932) Leicester
  • Martin Lings (1909–2005) Manchester
  • Marmaduke Pickthall (1875–1936) Surrey
  • Mohammad Akram Nadwi (born 1964) Oxford
  • Muhammad Abdul Bari (born 1953) London
  • Muhammad ibn Adam Al-Kawthari, Leicester
  • Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada (born 1946) Nottinghamshire
  • Musharraf Hussain (born 1962) Nottingham
  • Nahiem Ajmal (born 1979)
  • Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood (born 1942) London
  • Shabbir Akhtar (born 1960) Bradford
  • Timothy Winter (born 1960) London
  • Yasser Al-Habib (born 1979)
  • Yusuf Motala (1946–2019) Lancashire

Sweden

  • Ivan Aguéli (1869–1917)

Switzerland

  • Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998)
  • Tariq Ramadan (born 1962) Geneva

North America

Canada

  • Ahmad Kutty (born 1946), Toronto
  • Faraz Rabbani, Ontario
  • Farhat Hashmi (born 1957)
  • Ingrid Mattson (born 1963), Ontario
  • Jamal Badawi, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Muzaffar Iqbal (born 1954), Edmonton

United States

  • Aminah McCloud (born 1958)
  • Caner Dagli
  • Amina Wadud (born 1952)
  • Amir Hussain Los Angeles, CA
  • Asifa Quraishi
  • Asma Barlas (born 1950)
  • Azizah Y. Al-Hibri (born 1943) Virginia
  • Dalia Mogahed
  • Fazlur Rahman (1919–1988) Illinois
  • Fetullah Gulen (born 1941) Pennsylvania
  • Hamza Yusuf (born 1958) Berkeley, CA
  • Hamid Algar (born 1940) Berkeley, CA
  • Hassan Hathout (1924–2009) Pasadena. CA
  • Jonathan A.C. Brown (born 1977) Washington DC
  • Kecia Ali (born 1972)
  • Khaled Abou El Fadl (born 1963) California
  • Khalid Yahya Blankinship (born 1949) Philadelphia, PA
  • Louay Safi (born 1955)
  • Mohammed Adam El-Sheikh (born 1945) Virginia
  • Mohammad Hassan Khalil Michigan
  • Muqtedar Khan (born 1966) Delaware
  • Muzammil H. Siddiqi (born 1943)
  • Omar Khalidi (1953–2010)
  • Omar Suleiman
  • Omid Safi North Carolina
  • Ovamir Anjum Ohio
  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr (born 1933)
  • Sherman Jackson California
  • Wael Hallaq (born 1955) New York
  • Warith Deen Mohammed (1933–2008) Illinois
  • Yasir Qadhi (born 1975) Texas
  • Yasir Nadeem al Wajidi (born 1982) Chicago
  • Zaid Shakir (born 1956) California

Trinidad

  • Imran N. Hosein

Oceania

Australia

  • Charis Waddy (1909–2004)
  • Fehmi Naji (1928–2016)
  • Ibrahim Abu Mohamed
  • Taj El-Din Hilaly (born 1941)

New Zealand

  • Joel Hayward (born in Christchurch in 1964), lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE

See also

  • Allamah
  • Education in Islam
  • Islamic studies by author (non-Muslim or academic)
  • Islamic studies
  • List of Da'ees
  • List of female Islamic scholars
  • List of Islamic historians
  • List of Islamic jurists
  • List of Islamic philosophers
  • List of Muslim astronomers
  • List of Muslim mathematicians
  • List of Muslim scientists
  • Permanent Committee of Scholars for Research and Fataawa

References


List of contemporary Islamic scholars