Dr. Israr Ahmad

 Dr. Israr Ahmad

Dr. Israr Ahmad was born on 26 April 1932 in Hisar, Haryana, India. As a Pakistani philosopher, Islamic theologian and Islamic scholar whom followers are around the world, particularly in South Asia as well as by South Asian Muslims in the Western Europe, Middle East, and America/Canada.

He founded and organized his gathering as Tanzeem-e-Islami, an offshoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami.

Dr. Israr Ahmad was born in Arain family in Hisar, Punjab then United India. Dr. Israr Ahmad's father was a civil servant in the British Government India, who relocated his family from Hisar, Haryana to Montgomery, now Sahiwal, Punjab Province of Pakistan.

He graduated from a local high school and then moved to Lahore and got admitted in King Edward Medical University in 1950. After he secured MBBS degree from King Edward Medical University in 1954 he started practitioner medicine. During his practice in medicine, he continue his study and obtained his master's degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Karachi in 1965.

During independence of Pakistan, Dr. Israr Ahmad worked briefly for Muslim Student's Federation and, soon the creation of Pakistan in 1947, he joined Islami Jamiyat-e-Talaba and in 1950 he joined Jamaat-e-Islami led by Syed Abul Ala Maududi, His view were against electoral politics, he left Jamaat-e-Islami, when the latter opted for participating in electoral politics in 1957. On political difference with Moududi, Israr Ahmad resigned from the Jamaat-e-Islami in April 1957 because of his involvement in national politics, which he believed was against with the revolutionary methodology adopted by the Jamaat-e-Islami before 1947 partition period. On quest of his interest in Islam and philosophy, he subsequently moved to Karachi, Sindh Province in the 1960s. where he enrolled in Karachi University for his master degree.

On morning of 14th April, 2010, when he was at the age of 78 years, Dr Israr Ahmad died of cardiac arrest at his residence in Lahore. Due to poor health conditions, he had given up the leadership of his organization Tanzeem-i-Islami in 2002.

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