Monday, July 25, 2011

Dr Fazlur Rahman Fareedi (Faridi) is no more!

Eminent Islamic Scholar, Ideologue and Islamic Economist, Dr. Fazlurrahman Faridi expired today (monday, 25th July 2011) morning. (Inna lillahi wa inna iliaihi rajiiwoon.) Namaz-e-Janaza and Tadfeen will be on 26th July 2011 at 8:30 AM at Aligarh.
Dr. Faridi has been the member of Markazi Majlis-e-Shura of Jamaat, Editor of Zindagi-e-Nau, Director Research and Study, and has been on board of many trusts and organisations. He wrote many books on Islamic Economic, and on the ideology and strategies of Tahreek in India.
His books on general economics and Islamic Economics are:
1. Nature and Significance of Economic Activity in Islam.
2. Towards a Theory of Fiscal Policy in Islam.
3. Economic Developments and Islamic Moral Values.
4. Essays in Islamic Economic Analysis.
5. Islamic Economics and Economy of Indian Muslims.
6. Living as a Muslim in a Plural Society.
7. Economic Development and Fiscal Policy in Egypt.
8. Indian Economic Development and Planning (1951-1965).
Dr. Faridi was born on 2nd April 1932 in Machli Shahar, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. He got Primary Education, high school and intermediate from Jaunpur. He learnt Arabic and Islamiat from Rampur. He did Masters in Economics and Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University. He retired as Professor of Economics after a long career in research and teaching in India and abroad.
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H Abdur Raqeeb writes:  

May Allah grant him Jannah
Dr Fazlur Rahman Faridi, was the Chairman of Indian Centre for Islamic Finance-ICIF, New Delhi which is spearheading and striving the cause of Islamic Finance and Banking in our country. One year ago, when he was in the hospital he inaugurated the website of the organization viz.,, which is extremely popular and seen in over 50 countries of the world. (News of the launching ceremony Link Here)
When RBI constituted a Working Group in 2005 to study the feasibility of Islamic banking instruments, he was the chief convener of an international conference by JIH, entitled- Equity & Justice: Message of Islamic Banking in FICCI Auditorium which provided an impetus to the activities increasing awareness among the masses, madarsas and mainstream media and the regulators, the need and relevance of Islamic Finance and Banking in our great country.

May Allah grant him Jannah
H Abdur Raqeeb, General Secretary, ICIF in email.

1 comment:

Dr Javed Jamil said...

It is indeed a graet loss. He was surely one of the most brilliant Islamic scholars of the world. He presided two of my lectures at Aligarh Muslim University, one in Department of Theology and the orher in Department of Economics. I have not met any other person who had a better vision and grasp on Islamic economics than he. When I was delivering my lecture on "The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism", I remember he commented something which only a person of great integrity and selfless devaotion could say. He said that "What we have been preaching asIslamic Economics for last thirty years is nothing more than mere introduction of Interest free economics to the otherwise Western Model of Economics. What Dr Jamil has done is an open challenge to Western Economics and will help in much better way in the progress of Islamic Economics." Really great words for a man almost half hisage at that time, and much less known than him. Speaking high of younger people is a quality not easily seen anywhere.
May Allah give him a high rank in Paradise and give paience to his family members, friends and admirers!

Dr Javed Jamil


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