Prof. Zafarul Islam
Prof. Zafarul Islam, born in 1950, belonged to Chitteypur (Azamgarh, U.P.). He obtained the degree of Al-Fazilat from Madrasatul Islah (Sarai Mir, Azamgarh), and completed Fazil-i-Adab and B.A. from Lucknow University (Lucknow). He did his M.A., M.Phil. & Ph.D. in History from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. For M.Phil. and Ph.D., he worked on Agrarian Law of the Mughal Empire and Concept of State and Law in the Mughal Empire respectively. For about five years (1980 – 1984), he worked as Research Associate in the Department of History (A.M.U., Aligarh). He joined the Department of Islamic Studies (A.M.U., Aligarh) as Lecturer on 31st October, 1984. Presently, he is Professor in the same department.
The author’s main field of studies and research is religious and intellectual history of medieval India with special reference to Islamic Jurisprudence. His published works are mainly related to fiqh and Islamic law and he has contributed a number of research papers about this subject taking into consideration the contemporary problems. He has to his credit 14 books and 156 articles published in reputed Urdu and English journals of India and abroad. He is associated with several academic institutions including Madrasatul Islah (Saraimir, Azamgarh), Idarah Ulum al-Quran (Aligarh), Darul Musannifin Shibli Academy (Azamgarh) and Idarah Tazkeer (Ghazipur).