Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Obituary: Prof. Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Obituary: Prof. Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari

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We announce the passing away of Prof. Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari, a permanent, notable member of the Advisory Board of our journal, the Hamdard Islamicus.

Prof. Ansari (27 December 1932-24 April 2016), after graduation from the University of Karachi joined the McGill University, Canada and did his Ph. D. (1966) on the contributions of the two celebrated classical Muslim jurists and fuqahä', Imam Abü Yüsuf and Imam Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Shaibânî. He also acquired mastery over Arabic, Persian, English, French and German languages.

He started his teaching and academic career from the Department of Oriental Studies of the Princeton University (USA). He also taught at various international universities. In Pakistan he served as the President of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and since 1988 had remained the Director General of its Islamic Research Institute and also the Editor of its quarterly research journal, the Islamic Studies. …

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