Frequently asked questions

Qu: I am new to the work of Dr Kalim Siddiqui. There is a lot of material on this site. Where is the best place to start reading about his work?

A: It is true that there is a lot to read on this site, reflecting the amount of work that Dr Kalim did and the number of areas in which he worked. Where to start depends on what you are interested in.

The Introduction on the home page provides an overview of his work and importance.

Similar overviews, in a little more detail, are provided by the obituaries published in Crescent International and Q-News after his death.

A longer biographical survey of Dr Kalim’s life and work is provided here: A life in the Islamic movement: Kalim Siddiqui, 1931-1996.

For more analytical discussions, you may want to read Zafar Bangash’s introduction to his compilation of Dr Kalim’s writing, In Pursuit of the Power of Islam: Major Writings of Kalim Siddiqui (1996). Muhammad al-Asi’s paper Dr Kalim Siddiqui: A Man of the Qur’an and the Sunnah takes a different approach, as suggested by the title.

And finally, Dr Kalim himself provided an overview of his life and work in his paper The global Islamic movement: outline of a grand strategy (1992).



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