Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri is Director
General of Islamic Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Rubat,
Morocco. Email: cid @isesco.org.ma
Asmer Beg is Managing Editor of Futureislam.com
and Professor of Strategic Studies at the
Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has
extensively published in specialized journals
and is author of the highly acclaimed book
In the Tug of war: India's Relations with
the Superpowers. He can be contacted at: asmer @rediffmail.com
Francis Robinson, Professor of the History
of South Asia, is senior Vice Principal
of Royal Holloway, University of London.
Some of his publications include: Atlas
of the Islamic World since 1500 (1982);
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and
the Maldives(1989) ed.; The Cambridge Illustrated
History of the Islamic World (1996) ed;
Islam and Muslim History in South Asia (2000);
The `Ulama of Farangi Mahall and Islamic
Culture in South Asia (2001). Email him
at: f.robinson @rhul.ac.uk
Hans Kung is very likely the most prominent thinker
of the Catholic world, author of more than
sixty books. Most of them have been translated
into various languages, notably into English.
Some of his well-known books are: On Being
a Christian, Does God Exist? Global Responsibility,
Christianity and the World Religions, Literature
and Religion, or Theology For the Third
Millennium. Needless to say that Professor
Kung's work, which has provided so much
theological guidance all over the world,
is highly acclaimed not only by Christians
but also by those who search for the meaning
of life in the various cultural and religious
traditions of mankind. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Iqbal A. Ansari, formerly Professor of English
at the Aligarh Muslim University, is author
of many acclaimed books on Human Rights
including Readings on Minorities (3 vols.).
He is secretary of Minorities Council of
India and edits a quarterly journal Human
Rights Today. His Email address is: email@example.com
Jamal Harwood is a London based writer who
regularly contributes to Islamic journals.
His Email address is:
John Hull is Emeritus Professor of Religious
Education at the University of Birmingham.
His Email address is:
Khurshid Ahmad, chairman of the Leicester
based Islamic Foundation, is a renowned
Muslim thinker, author of several books
and a senator of the Pakistan National Assembly.
His Email is: khurshid @ips.net.pk
Lord Carey of Clifton, is the Former Archbishop
of Canterbury, UK
His Email address is: glcarey @blueyonder.co.uk
M. Nijatullah Siddiqi, author of several
pioneering works on Islamic economics, is
also recipient of the prestigious Faisal
Award. He now lives in the US. Email him
at: mnsiddiqi @hotmail.com
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Coordinator of Forum
on Religion and Ecology, is a Professor
at Department of Religion, Bucknell University,
Pennsylvania, US. Her Email address is: fore @bucknell.edu
Dr. Mohammed kettani is a
distinguished member of Arab Academy,
Nadeem A. Kazmi is a Consultant in International
Development, Human Rights and Humanitarian
Affairs at Al-Khoei Foundation, London.
He edits an international current affairs
monthly, DIALOGUE, and is also an advisor
to HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.
His Email address is: kazmicolimited @yahoo.com
Omid Safi, author/ editor of Progressive
Muslims (Oneworld, Oxford, 2003), is an
assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion
at Colgate University. He is a member of
the Steering Committee for the Study of
Islam at the American Academy of Religion.
He specialises in the study of Sufism, pre-modern
history of the Islamic world, and post-modern
Muslim thought. His Email address is: omidsafi @hotmail.com
Rashid Shaz, Editor, Futureislam.com is
also Leader of the Milli Parliament (India) an umbrella organization of Indian Muslims
that has been in the forefront calling for
a regeneration in Islamic thought. He has
authored more than a dozen books on Islamic
Thought. Recently, he has published first
volume of his multi-volume project Understanding
the Great Dismissal (Urdu) that is making
waves in the Urdu speaking world of Islam.
For almost about two decades Dr. Shaz has
been in public life. As an activist, scholar,
religious leader with a unique ability of
forging working partnership with people
of other faith groups Dr. Shaz has clearly
displayed well how the Qur'anic call for
a common program, of Kalimatun Sawaun, can
be put to practice.
Professor of Religious Studies and
Humanities at the University of
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Email: riffat @louisville.edu
Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, a political scientist,
a Visiting Professor at Tamkang University, Taipei, Visiting Academic at Queensland University of Technology, Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Professor of Futures Studies with the IMCA (International Management Centres Association), University of Action Learning. Inayatullah is Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and the World Academy of Art and Science.
Mr. S. Abdallah Schleifer, an
Associate Scholar of FPRI, is
director of the Adham Center
(for training and research in
broadcast journalism) at the
American University in Cairo,
and publisher of Transnational
Broadcasting Studies, an
E-journal that the Center
publishes in partnership with
the Middle East Centre, St.
Antony's College, Oxford.
Wahyuddin Halim is a lecturer at the
State Islamic University, Makassar,
Dr. Nader Nada, Ph.D. is an associate
Professor in Al-Ghurair University,
Dr. William F. Vendley is Secretary
General, World Conference of Religions
Email: wvendley @ WCRP.org
Mr. Md. Iqbal Ahnaf is an
Indonesian scholar presently pursuing
his Ph. D in USA. Ha can be contacted on
Siddiqui is a senior reader at the Dept.
of English, Aligarh Muslim
University, Aligarh. His email id is :
Is the Kaplan Professor in the History of Egypt and Israel at Tel Aviv University and former Ambassador of Israel in Egypt and Jordan.
Executive Director of ISNA Leadership Development Center (ILDC), Plainfield, Indiana. He also serves on the board of several leading Muslim organizations, including the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), the Islamic Horizons, and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS).
Professor of Mass Communication, Board Member of AUSACE, member of ASC, IABD, NEBAA, BEA, IMDA, EAJMC American Associations and Fulbright Visiting Scholar.
Naqi Husain Jafri is Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Pete Van der Veer is Professor of
Comparative religion at the University
of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Asma Afsaruddin is a professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame and specializes in Islamic thought and intellectual history. She is the author of Excellence and Precedence: Medieval Islamic Discourse on Legitimate Leadership and the forthcoming The First Muslims: A Short History.
Professor of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck, Austria
President of the International Progress Organization (I.P.O.), Vienna, Austria
Research Fellow at the Max- Planck
Institute for Foreign and International
Criminal Law, Freiburg-Germany
Department of Chemistry, Hazara University,
Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
Abdus Sattar Ghazali is the
Executive Editor of the on-line
magazine, American Muslim
Mohamed Ali El-Saleh
studied Economics in Tübingen /
W. Germany and his doctoral
thesis submitted in 1974 was on
the subject of commerce and the
economic structure of Syria
during the Crusades.
Since 1974, he has been working
in Damascus as a consultant
From 1978 to 1985, he was
engaged in research on the
Israeli economy, at Al Ard
Institute in Damascus.
Since 1998, he has been an
associated with the French
Institute for Arab studies (IFEAD-IFPO)
in Damascus, and is now working
on the economic history of Syria
under the French mandate.
Dr. Syed Nasir Zaidi is a visiting
Professor at Bonn University,
Germany. He can be reached at
Born in Ankara in 1961, Zafer Senocak has been living in Germany since 1970, where he has become a leading voice in the German discussions on multiculturalism, national and cultural identity, and a mediator between Turkish and German culture.
Abraham H. Foxman is national
director of the Anti-Defamation
League and author of “Never
Again? The Threat of the New
Radwan A. Masmoudi, is President of Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.
Prof. Khalid Masud is Chairman of Council of Islamic Thought (Pakistan)
Istvan SERTO-RADICS is Chairman of the Commission for External Relations and Decentralised Cooperation, Committee of the Regions of the European Union.
Bill Moyers is managing editor and Michael Winship is senior writer of the weekly public affairs program Bill Moyers Journal, which airs Friday night on PBS.