13 Facts About Israr Ahmed


Israr Ahmed was the founder of Tanzeem-e-Islami, an offshoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami.

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Israr Ahmed Ahmad was born on 26 April 1932 in Agarwal family in Hisar, Punjab.

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Israr Ahmed's father was a civil servant in the British government who relocated his family from Hisar to Montgomery, now Sahiwal, Punjab Province of Pakistan.

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Israr Ahmed received his MBBS degree from King Edward Medical University in 1954 and began practising medicine.

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Israr Ahmed criticised modern democracy and the prevalent electoral system and argued that the head of an Islamic state could reject the majority decisions of an elected assembly.

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Israr Ahmed has authored over 60 books in Urdu on topics related to Islam and Pakistan, nine of which have been translated into English and other languages.

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Israr Ahmed held the opinion that apparent contradistinction between the Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Bukhari is because the former was a jurist and latter was a muhaddith.

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Israr Ahmed referred a narration about Dajjal in which he said that Saf ibn Sayyad had the biological ability to watch and see from his back.

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Israr Ahmed had appointed Hafiz Akif Saeed the Emir of the Tanzeem to whom all rufaqaa of Tanzeem renewed their pledge of Baiyah.

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Israr Ahmed has acknowledged the "deep influence" of Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, the 18th century Indian Islamic leader, anti-colonial activist, jurist, and scholar.

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Israr Ahmed had given up the leadership of Tanzeem-i-Islami in 2002 due to poor health.

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Israr Ahmed's survivors included a wife, four sons and five daughters.

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Israr Ahmed spent almost four decades in trying to reawaken interest in Quran-based Islamic philosophy.

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