Major writings of Dr Kalim Siddiqui

Dr Kalim Siddiqui was a prolific writer. A selection of his major writings is given below. He also wrote many articles in Crescent International and elsewhere, speeches and lectures. Some of these are available from the Resources section here. More will be added in due course, therefore please check back later.

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A.  Pre-Muslim Institute

B.  The 1970s: The early years of the Muslim Institute

C.  The 1980s: Islamic Iran and the global Islamic movement

D.  The 1990s(i): Muslims in Britain and the Muslim Parliament

E.  The 1990s(ii): Looking back and looking forward

  • The global Islamic movement: outline of a grand strategy (1992)
    This is written by Dr Kalim Siddiqui in 1992, as the introduction to a book that he later decided not to proceed with. When Zafar Bangash edited ‘In Pursuit of the Power of Islam: Major Writings of Kalim Siddiqui’ in 1996, he felt that the tone and content of this paper made it an appropriate opening paper for that book.  It provides an excellent overview of Dr Kalim’s understanding of contemporary history, the Islamic movement, and his own role and work within them.
  • Stages of Islamic Revolution (1996)
    This was Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s final book, published just days before his death. It was written when he was already very ill, and he writes in the Foreword that it has ‘the flavour of a last testament.’ The file provided here is a scanned PDF of the first edition. 
  • Political dimensions of the Seerah (1996/1998)
    This is a proposal for research into the Seerah that Dr Kalim Siddiqui left uncompleted when he died. An introduction, including details of its publication, are available in this article by Iqbal Siddiqui. Dr Kalim intended this research to be the Muslim Institute’s next major project. It was published by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) in 1998. The ICIT has published research on its basis, notably by Imam Zafar Bangash and Imam Muhammad al-Asi.