Javed Ahmad Ghamidi

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi was born in 1951 in a village of Sahiwal, a district of the Punjab province. After  matriculating from a local school, he came to Lahore in 1967 where he is settled eversince. He did his BA  honours (part I) in English Literature and Philosophy from the Government College, Lahore in 1972 and  studied Islamic disciplines in the traditional manner from various teachers and scholars throughout his early  years. In 1973, he came under the tutelage of Amin Ahsan Islahi (d. 1997) (www.amin-ahsan-islahi.com),  who was destined to who have a deep impact on him. He was also associated with the famous scholar and  revivalist Abu al-A‘la Mawdudi (d. 1979) for several years. He taught Islamic studies at the Civil Services  Academy for more than a decade from 1979 to 1991.  

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi has written and lectured widely on the Qur’an, Islamic law and various other aspects of Islam. He is the founder-president of Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences (www.al-mawrid.org) and is the chief editor of the Urdu Monthly “Ishraq” (ghamidi.org) and the English Monthly “Renaissance” (monthly-renaissance.com). He is also the founder of the Mus‘ab School System (musab.edu.pk). He appears regularly on various tv channels to discuss Islam and contemporary issues as a part of his campaign to educate people about Islam. His lectures and talks can be accessed at tv-almawrid.org