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Introduction – IRD   Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, Executive Director   Ahl-e-Hadith Movement in Bangladesh

Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD) was originally established at Lahore as a global centre of excellence in Islamic Studies to encourage critical interdisciplinary approaches to the study of contemporary Islamic thought. With particular emphasis on areas such as human rights, rule of law, pluralism, diversity, democracy, Islam and the West, its aims from the beginning have been to build an inter-faith dialogue and construct intrareligious relations, and to inject multiple Islamic responses to religious extremism and violence. Read More

 

Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, Executive Director, IRD associated with the University since 2007. He is a Professor of Political Science at Hampton University, VA, USA. He received an M.A in Political Science from Karachi University, an M.A. in Development Administration from the American University of Beirut, and Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Read More

  Until very recently, very few observers of South Asian Islam, including scholars of the intellectual history of Islam in India, paid any attention to the Ahl-e-Hadith movement. Read More
       
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