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About Jamal Khwaja


Born in 1928, Jamal Khwaja, has devoted a lifetime to the challenge of living the Quran with integrity. His forefathers worked closely with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, and with Mahatma Gandhi. Khwaja studied Philosophy in India, England, and Germany. In 1957 he was elected to the Indian Parliament. His engagement with power politics was short lived. In 1962 he resumed his beloved, scholarly & contemplative lifestyle at the Aligarh Muslim University. He retired as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy. He performed Hajj in 2005.

Jamal Khwaja has written seven major books. Anyone interested in the intersection of Islam and Modernity will find Khwaja to be a reliable guide. His work is magisterial in scope. It is full of passion but remains balanced in perspective. He believes in judicious modernization rooted in the Quran and firmly opposes shallow, unprincipled imitation of the West.

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A vision of how Muslims can revitalize their faith, while being faithful to God and His messenger

In the past, authentic Muslims, including the closest Companions of the Prophet, often differed sharply in their political and social beliefs. In our times the challenges posed by modernity have made such differences especially toxic. In this work, the Author clarifies the core teachings of  perennial Islam and their continuing relevance to our daily lives.

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Other Books by Jamal Khwaja

I want to stimulate authentic communication and dialog between genuine seekers of truth, on the real issues facing mankind in general and the Muslim Ummah in particular. That is why I write and that is why this website has been created.

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