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Mr.Justice Dr.Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi, Judge

Born on 18th September, 1950




  • PROFESSOR,  ASSOCIATE  DEAN, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation, Doha
  • Professor of Shari’ah, Faculty of Shari’ah and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad.  ( on long leave)
  • Chairman, Shari’ah Board, State Bank of Pakistan
  • Chairman Shariah Advisory Cell, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Chairman, Shariah Supervisory Committee, Takaful Pakistan, Karachi. ( 2005-2008)


    • President, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 2004-2006
    • Vice President (Academics), International Islamic University, Islamabad, November 1994-June 2004.
    • Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, August 2000 to August 2002
    • Member, National Security Council, Government of Pakistan, 1999-2000.
    • Judge (Adhoc Member), Shariah Appellate Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan, 1998-1999.
    • Member, Council of Islamic Ideology, 1990-1993 and 1997-2000.
    • Director General, Shariah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 1991-2000.
    • Director General, Dawah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 1988-1994.
    • Khatib, Faisal Mosque/Director, Islamic Centre, Faisal Mosque, 1987-1994.
    • Editor, Al-Dirasat al-Islamiyyah, an Arabic quarterly journal of the Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, 1981-87, 1991-93.
    • Editor, Fikr-o-Nazar, an Urdu quarterly journal of the Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, 1984-87.
    • Associate Member, Constitution Commission appointed by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1983-85.
    • Professor, Faculty of Shari’ah and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 1987— till date.
    • Associate Professor, Islamic Research Institute, 1981-87.
    • Research Fellow/Assistant Professor, Islamic Research Institute, 1979-81.
    • Fellow/Lecturer, Islamic Research Institute, 1973-79.



  • Member, Working Committee, Al-Tajammu’ al-Alami li Ulama al-Muslimin, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member, Al-Ittihad al-Alami li Ulama al-Muslimin (headed by Shaikh Yusuf al-Qardawi), Cairo, Egypt.
  • Member, World Forum for the Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Tehran, Iran.
  • Member, Arab Academy, Damascus, Syria.
  • Member, Syndicate, Arid Agricultural University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2006-2008..
  • Member, Executive Council, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, 2004-2007.
  • Member, Board of Advanced Studies and Research, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, 1991-1994
  • Member, Religious Board, Modarabah Companies in Pakistan, Corporate Law Authority, 1990-1994.
  • Jurisconsult, Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan, 1980-1998.
  • Jurisconsult, Shariat Appellate Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan, 1981-1998.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Ibn Rushd Islamic University, Cordova, Spain, 1992-1996.
  • Member, Academic Council, International Islamic University, Islamabad.




  • Completed memorization of the Holy Qur’an 1958.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic 1962
  • Honors in Arabic 1966
  • Dars-i-Nizami (equal to M.A. Arabic and Islamic Studies) in 1966.
  • Honors in Persian, First Position with Gold Medal 1968.
  • M.A. Arabic, Punjab University, Lahore, 1972.
  • Certificate in French Language from French Cultural Centre, Islamabad.
  • Ph.D. in Oriental Learning, Punjab University, 1988


















      • Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Shariah and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad 1981-85 and 1989-todate.
      • Member, Academic Council, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 1989-todate.
      • Member, Committee of Courses, Proposed Islamic University of Azad Kashmir, 1978-84.
      • Member, International Advisory Board, National Hijrah Council, Pakistan, 1986-88.
      • Member, Working Group on Zakat and Ushr, constituted by the Government of Pakistan, 1978.
      • Member, Working Group on Public Finance, constituted by the Government of Pakistan, 1992, etc.
      • Member, Committee of Legal Education, constituted by the Islamic Research Institute to design programme for the Faculty of Shariah, 1978-79.
      • Member, Legal Education Committee, set up by the University Grants Commission, 1991-92.
      • Member, Executive Council, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
      • Member, Shariah Academy’s Council, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
      • Member, Dawah Academy’s Council, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
      • Member, Board of Trustees, Pakistan Model Educational Institutions, set up by the Government of Pakistan, 1991-94.
      • Member, Academic Council, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, 2002-todae.
      • Member, Syndicate, Islamic University, Bahawalpur, 1996-99.
      • Member, Board of Studies, Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan, 1992-95.




  • Taught Arabic, Islamic Law and Jurisprudence in Madrassah Furqania,     Rawalpindi, 1967-68.
  • Taught Arabic and Islamic Studies, Madrasah Milliyyah, Rawalpindi, 1968.
  • Taught Arabic in the Islamic Research Institute, 1969-80.
  • Taught a course on the Historical Development of Muslim Political Thought to M.A. students in the Department of International Relations, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, 1974.
  • Taught following courses to LL.B., LL.M., Diploma in Qada students of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, since 1981:-

             - Muslim International Law.
             - Administrative and Constitutional Law of Islam
             - Procedural Law of Islam
             - Application of Shariah in the Modern World – Problems and            Prospects
             - Islamic Law of Procedure
             - Legal Study of the Qur’an and the Sunnah
             - Crimes against Human body
             - Islamic Law of Evidence
             - Claims and Plaints in Islamic law
             - Codification  (Taqnin) of Shariah
             - Textual Study of Usul-al-Fiqh
             - Constitutional Law
             - Islamic Legal Maxims
             - Islamic Law of Rights and Obligations etc. etc.



    • Collaborated with the Shaikh Sawi Ali Shalan, the renowned Egyptian poet, in the Arabic translation of some of the poetic works of the great Muslim thinker, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, 1969.
    • Worked as a researcher in the Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, 1969-1987.
  • Attended  around 100 national and international conferences in and outside Pakistan.



        Books: more than 30 (Areas: Islamic Law, Muslim Political                  Thought, Islamic Resurgence, Islamic Economics, Islamic                  Education).

      Some Titles:

      1. The Hijrah: Its Philosophy and Message for the Modern Man, 1980, 1988, 1999.
      2. An Analytical Study of the Sannsiyyah Movement of North Africa, Islamabad, 2001 (Based on Ph.D. Thesis).
      3. Renaissance and Revivalism in Muslim India: 1707-1867, Islamabad, 1998.
      4. The Shorter book on Muslim International Law (Edited and translated), Islamabad, 1998.
      5. State and Legislation in Islam, Islamabad, 2006
      6. Prophet of Islam: His Life and Works (translated from French).
      7. Qadianism: Lahore, 1992


         1.  Adab al-Qadi (a comprehensive work on Islamic           Law of procedure), Islamabad, 1983.


    2.  Musawwadah Qanun-i-Qisas-wa-Diyat, (a book           on Islamic law of crimes against human body)           (Edited and partially translated), Islamabad,           1986.

    3.  Ahkam-i-Bulughat (the Islamic law of majority),      Islamabad, 1987.

    4.  Islam Ka Qanun Bain al-Mamalik, (a comprehensive      book on Muslim International Law), Bahawalpur,      1997, Islamabad, 2007.

    5.  Muhadarat-i-Quran, a collection of twelve Lectures      on the study of Ulum al-Quran, Lahore, 2004.

    6.  Muhadarat-i-Hadith, a collection of twelve lectures      on Hadith, its history, compilation and      methodology, Lahore, 2004.

    7.  Muhadarat-i-Fiqh, a collection of twelve lectures on      various aspects of Islamic law, Lahore, 2005.

    8.  Muhadarat-i-Sirat, a collection of twelve lectures on      the history and Development of the science of      Sirah. Lahore, 2007

    9.  Muhadarat-i-Shari’at, a collection of twelve lectures      on various aspects of Islamic Shari’ah, Lahore,      2009.

    10. Islami Shari’at Awr Asr-i-Hazir, a collection of eight       lectures on the understanding and application of       Shari’ah in the modern world, Islamabad, 2009.

    11. Quran: Ek Ta’aruf (An Introduction to the Qur’an),       Islamabad, 2003

    12. Muhkamat-i-Alam-i-Qurani (A Study of Iqbal’s       concept of the ‘Quranic World’), Islamabad, 2002.

    13. Amr bil Maruf wa’l-Nahy an-al-Munkar, Islamabad,       1992.

    14. Usul-al-Fiqh-I (An Introduction), Islamabad, 2004.

    15. Usul-al-Fiqh-II (An Introduction), Islamabad, 2004.

    16. Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah-I (A historical survey),       Islamabad, 2004.

    17. Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah-II (Study of Selected Qawa’id),       Islamabad.

    18. Taqnin al-Shariah, Islamabad, 2005.


                     1.  A Critical Editing of Al-Siyar al-Saghir, by Imam Muhammad                           ibn al-Hasan al-Shaibani, Islamabad, 1998.
                     2.  Al-Quran al-Karim: Al-Mujizah al-Ilaliyyah al-Kubra,                           Islamabad, 1994.
                     3.  Ya Umam al-Sharq (translation of a Diwan of Allama Iqbal                           from Persian into Arabic with commentary in collaboration                           with an Egyptian poet), Damascus, 1986.
                     4.  Tarikh al-Harakah al-Mujaddidiyyah, Beirut, 2009.
                     5.  Al-Awlamah, Cairo, 2008


 A:       Articles: More than one hundred: (Areas: Islamic Law; Muslim                           resurgence, Islamic education, Sirah, Islamic history,                           Islamic economics).                     
                          (List can be furnished on request)



    • Al-Wajiz fi Dirasat Ijaz al-Kitab al-Aziz an introduction to the study of Ijaz al-Quran down the ages, ( approximately, 200 pages) 
    • A Selection of Mujadid’s Epistles. (With Arabic translation), pp. 250
    • Mabadi’ al-Qanun al-Duwali al-Insani fi’l-Shari’ah al-Islamiyyah ( An Introduction to the Shari’ah Principles of International Humanitarian Law)


    • Islamic Legal maxims. (Urdu)
    • A Text Book on Muslim International Law. (Arabic)
    • A fresh Arabic translation of Muhammad Iqbal’s Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam.
    • A Textbook on the Philosophy of Islamic Law, (based on Maqasid al-Shari’ah)
    • Islamic Banking: An Introduction ( Urdu) under print in Karachi
    • Muhadarat-i-Ma’ishat-o-Tijarat, a collection of twelve presentations on Islamic principles of trade, commerce and economics ( under print in Lahore)
    • Islam Awr Maghrib, a collection of lectures on the relationship between Islam and the West, under print in Karachi
    • A Brief Introduction to Maqasid al-Shari’ah, ( Urdu) ( under print in Karachi)
    • English translation of Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah’s Le Prophete de l’ Islam: Sa Vie et son Oeuvre (2nd volume).
    • English Translation of Ghazali’s Kitab Qawa’id al-‘Aqa’id with notes and Introduction,



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