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Al-Mawdudi, Sayyid Abul A’la (1903–79)

Oliver Leaman

Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, USA. He is the author and editor of books on Islamic philosophy and philosophy in general. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...al-Mawdudi, Sayyid Abu A’la Sayyid Abul A’la al-Mawdudi was born in Aurangabad in India, and displayed a precocious intelligence, translating Qasim Amin’s Al- mar’a al-jadida from Arabic into Urdu at the age of fourteen. In 1926 he received...

Iqbal, Muhammad (1289–1356/1873–1938)

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Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, USA. He is the author and editor of books on Islamic philosophy and philosophy in general. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot in the Punjab, within a poor but religious environment. He received a secular education in the British school system in India and went on to Lahore to study philosophy with Thomas Arnold. He then went...
...Fazlur Rahman was born in 1919 in the Hazara district, which was then in India and is now in northwest Pakistan. His father ibn Taymiyya ibn Sina al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid al-Ash‘ari Mawlana Shahab al-Din was a graduate of the Deoband school...
...G.H. Langley was born in Earley, Berkshire on 14 July 1881 and died in Ovingdean, Sussex on 14 February 1951. The son of a worker in a biscuit factory, he studied at Open University University College, Reading (under William George De Burgh...