Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Professor Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masud: Islamic Norms in Secular Public Spheres



Born April 15, 1939, Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masud holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and is a renowned scholar and academician with knowledge of English, Arabic, Persian, French(R), German(R) and Spanish(R) languages.

He has worked and taught at the following institutions as:

* Professor: Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
* Senior Lecturer: Centre for Islamic Legal Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
* Fulbright Fellow: Pennsylvania University, USA.
* Lecturer: École des Haute Études Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.
* Professor: Collège de France, Paris.
* Professor: Leiden University, The Netherlands.
* Academic Director: International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, The Netherlands.
* Visiting Professor: Faculty of Law, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Authored, edited and co-edited a number of books such as:

- Muhsin-i A‘zam (1963)
- Islamic Legal Philosophy (1977)
- Iqbal’s concept of Ijtihad (1975)
- Shatibi’s Philosophy of Islamic Law (1996)
- Iqbal’s Reconstruction of Ijtihad (1995) and
- Muslim Jurists’ Quest for the Normative Basis of Shariah (Leiden : ISIM)

He has edited and coedited:

- Islamic Legal Interpretations (Harvard, 1996)
- Travellers in Faith (Brill, 2000)
- Dispensing Justice in Islam (Brill, 2006) - Atharwin sadi men Barri Saghir men Islami Rahnuma - (2008) - Islam and Modernity (Edinburgh)

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