Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan

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Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan

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Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan is an Indian Muslim author and journalist based in New Delhi. He is currently editor and publisher of Milli Gazette fortnightly focusing on issues concerning the Muslim community, which is a minority in India. He is also the founder and chairman of Charity Alliance, an organisation involved in relief and welfare work in India. [1] He is author and translator of over 40 books in Arabic, English and Urdu including Hijrah in Islam (Delhi, 1996) and Palestine Documents (New Delhi 1998). He has contributed eight articles to the Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden) on Indo-Muslim themes. He is a regular commentator on Islamic and South Asian issues on radio and TV channels, including Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and BBC Arabic and his writings appear in Arabic newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Khan was born in Azamgarh , India, in 1948. He is the son of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, a controversial Indian Muslim philosopher, who runs the Al Risala/Islamic Centerin New Delhi. His primary education was at Madrasa-tul-Islah, a madrasah in Azamgarh, and Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow. He studied at Al-Azhar and Cairo universities during 1966-73. He obtained his PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Manchester in 1986. In 1970s he worked with the Libyan Foreign Ministry as translator-editor. In the 1980s he was with the London-based Muslim Institute, running their MuslimMedia newsservice and other publications. The Muslim Institute went on to form the Muslim Parliament, an informal body of leading British Muslims.

On 24th December, 2007, Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Editor and Publisher of Milli Gazette fortnightly has been elected as President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat for a two year term (2008-2009). All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat is an umbrella body of Muslim organisations in India.