Imran N. Hosein

Imran Nazar Hosein (born 1942) is an Islamic scholar, author and philosopher, who specializes in Islamic eschatology, world politics, economics, and modern socio-economic/political issues. He is the author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an and other books.[1][2][3]

Imran Nazar Hosein
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Imran Nazar Hosein
TitleSheikh, Mawlānā
Born1942 (age 77–78)
Alma materUniversity of Karachi

University of the West Indies
Al Azhar Egypt

Institute of International Relations of Switzerland
OccupationIslamic scholar, author, philosopher , Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Muslim leader
Imran N. Hosein
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Years active2011–present
Total views19,884,155 (May, 2020)

Background and educationEdit

Hosein was born into an Indo-Trinidadian family in Trinidad and Tobago.[4] He studied Islam under the guidance of the Islamic scholar, Muhammad Fazlur Rahman Ansari at the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies, Karachi, Pakistan. He also did post-graduate studies in Philosophy at Karachi University, and International Relations at the University of West Indies, Trinidad, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.[5] He led the Jumu'ah prayers and delivered the sermon at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan once a month for ten years.[6]


Ebrahim Desai, who runs the website "Ask Imam", has claimed Hosein has deviant positions, such as rejecting certain authentic hadiths and diverting from the consensus opinion. For example, he issued a fatwa, an Islamic legal opinion, discouraging Muslims from listening to his talks.[7] A second fatwa by the same scholar said that this is due to Hosein's views that some hadiths of Sahih al-Bukhari are fabricated, that all Shias are Muslim "whereas many Shias have beliefs that are inconsistent with the fundamental beliefs of Islam", and that Gog and Magog have already been released.[8]

Two other Islamic websites have published articles espousing similar views.[9][10]

Hosein has been banned from speaking at Mucurapo Mosque.[11]


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  2. ^ ".:Plata:". Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  3. ^ "EGYPT – MALAYSIA Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein: The referendum and the Constitution in Egypt are an insult to Islam – Asia News". Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  4. ^ "About Sheikh Imran Hosein – Sheikh Imran Hosein".
  5. ^ "Sheikh Imran Hosein – Islamic Scholar & End of Times Expert".
  6. ^ "Online edition of Sunday Observer – Business". Archived from the original on 2003-08-17. Retrieved 2014-05-11.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Muhammad Haris Siddiqui; Mufti Ebrahim Desai. "Fatwa 28482: Should we listen to Imran Houssien?". Ask Imam. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  8. ^ Muhammad Haris Siddiqui; Mufti Ebrahim Desai. "Fatwa 28659: Why shouldn't we listen to Imran Hossien??". Ask Imam. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  9. ^ "Why shouldn't I listen to Imran Hosein?". Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  10. ^ Arshad Ali. "Should I listen to Sheikh Imran Hosein?". Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  11. ^ Prange, Astrid (25 March 2017). "'Islamic State' and the mosques of Trinidad". DW.

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