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
Imran Nazar Hosein Eid lecture 2005.JPG
Imran Nazar Hosein
TitleSheikh, Mawlānā
Personal
Born1942 (age 76–77)
ReligionIslam
OccupationIslamic scholar, author, philosopher
Senior posting
Websitewww.imranhosein.org

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Background and educationEdit

Hosein was born into an Indo-Trinidadian family 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 weekly Jumu'ah prayers and delivered the sermon at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan once a month for ten years.[6]

Hosein has suggested that Muslims should ally themselves with Russia.[7][8]

ControversyEdit

Various Sunni scholars have claimed Hosein has deviant positions, such as rejecting certain authentic Hadith and diverting from the consensus opinion. For example, the popular Islamic Q&A site Ask Imam issued a fatwa, an Islamic legal opinion, discouraging Muslims from listening to his talks.[9] A further fatwa clarified that this is due to Hosein's views that some Hadith of Sahih al-Bukhari are fabricated, his view that all Shias are Muslim and that Gog and Magog have already been released.[10] Other Islamic websites have published articles espousing similar views.[11][12]

Hosein has been banned from speaking by Muslim groups after giving a speech at Mucurapo Mosque.[13] Women accused of supporting Al-Qaeda also received a package from him, according to court papers.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Islamic centre the voice for poor Muslims in the world, says scholar | The Brunei Times". bt.com.bn. Archived from the original on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-11.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ ".:Plata:". plata.com.mx. 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". asianews.it. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  4. ^ http://imranhosein.org/n/about-imran-n-hosein/
  5. ^ http://imranhosein.org/n/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Online edition of Sunday Observer – Business". sundayobserver.lk. Archived from the original on 2003-08-17. Retrieved 2014-05-11.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Muslim Alliance With Rum & The Role Of Russia & China In WW3". Eventbrite. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  8. ^ "When would the Muslims make and alliance with Rum, Is Rum the Rome in Italy?". Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  9. ^ Muhammad Haris Siddiqui; Mufti Ebrahim Desai. "Fatwa 28482: Should we listen to Imran Houssien?". Ask Imam. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  10. ^ Muhammad Haris Siddiqui; Mufti Ebrahim Desai. "Fatwa 28659: Why shouldn't we listen to Imran Hossien??". Ask Imam. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  11. ^ "Why shouldn't I listen to Imran Hosein?". Jamiat.org. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  12. ^ Arshad Ali. "Should I listen to Sheikh Imran Hosein?". Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  13. ^ Prange, Astrid (25 March 2017). "'Islamic State' and the mosques of Trinidad". DW.
  14. ^ Montemayor, Stephen (8 May 2017). "Evidence in FBI probe of former St. Kate's student includes package allegedly sent from Islamic scholar in Malaysia". Star Tribune.

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