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Afzalur Rahman (Author)

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Afzalur Rahman was born in 1915 in Malikpur village, Gujranwala, Punjab.

He received his Bachelor and master's degree from Islamia College, Lahore (1934-1940). He taught as a lecturer in a college in what is now Indian Punjab, Jullundar. He later lectured at Islamia College, Lahore (1948-1951) and Emerson College, Multan (1951-1955) where he began writing on Economics and Islam.[1]

He travelled to London in 1955 and attended the London School of Economics but gave up his research and took up teaching in Makkah, Saudi Arabia for a year (1964-65); then continuing as a teacher in London with the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA).

Afzalur Rahman was a founder of the Muslim Educational Trust (MET).[2] He also began writing the book Economic Doctrines of Islam. In 1976 he left the MET and formed The Muslim Schools Trust[3], which later became the Seerah Foundation[4]. This is when Afzalur Rahman, who had written multiple books now, began compiling and publishing an Encyclopaedia on the life of the Prophet Muhammad. 8 Volumes of Muhammad: Encyclopaedia of Seerah were published between 1981 and 1992.

He passed away in London in 1998, aged 83.[5]


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