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ICNA mourns the passing of one of the most renowned Islamic scholar of economics, Dr. Nejatullah Siddiqi on Friday, Nov 11th, 2022 at the age of 91. He was also a member of Jamaat-e-Islami India central executive.
Dr. M. Nejatullah Siddiqi (born 1931, Gorakhpur, India) died this morning. He was a pioneer of Islamic economics and taught this subject in Aligarh Muslim University and King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He was also associated with Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah.
He was a prolific writer in Urdu and English and had 63 works in 177 publications. His works were translated into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, etc. His most widely read book is “Banking without interest” which was published in 27 editions between 1973 and 2000. He supervised dozens of PhD theses in Indian, Saudi and Nigerian universities.
He was also associated with Jamaat-e Islami of India and was a founder-member of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, an umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations established in 1964.