Abdul Haq Ansari
Islamic scholarDied when: 81 years 268 days (980 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari (1 September 1931 – 3 October 2012) was an Islamic scholar from India.He was the Amir (president) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) from 2003 to 2007.
He was the member of Central Advisory Council of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.He was also the Chancellor of Jamia Islamia, Shantapuram, Kerala.
His book Sufism and Shariah is a synthesis of Sufi and Shariah thought, especially a Tatbiq (application, coherence, synthesis) of Shaikh Ahmed Sir Hindi and Shah Waliullah's thought.
It grew out of his in-depth engagement with kalam, tasawwuf and fiqh in Islamic history.His other major contributions are a book on Mishkawah's philosophy and an English translation of Ibn Taymiyyah's fatwas with an introduction.
He also wrote 'Learning the Language of Quran' it is one of the best English guides for the beginners learning to read the Qur'an.
In New Delhi he established the Islami Academy, aimed at training graduates from secular educational background in Islamic Sciences based on the madrasa curriculum.