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
- Eid Milad un-Nabi Address, London, 1958
- Writings on Pakistan 1971-72
- Conflict, Crisis and War in Pakistan (1972)
- Functions of International Conflict: A Socio-economic Study of Pakistan (1975)
B. The 1970s: The early years of the Muslim Institute
- Towards a New Destiny (1973)
- The Draft Prospectus of the Muslim Institute (1974),
The Draft Prospectus of the Muslim Institute was written by Kalim Siddiqui but authored by the Preparatory Committee of the Muslim Institute. For an account of its origins and a discussion of its significance, see Zafar Bangash, In Pursuit of the Power of Islam: the Life and Work of Kalim Siddiqui (1996), pp. 7-10.
- The Islamic movement: a systems approach (1976)
- Beyond the Muslim nation-states (1977)
C. The 1980s: Islamic Iran and the global Islamic movement
- The Islamic Revolution: achievements, obstacles and goals (1980)
- The state of the Muslim world today (1980)
- The Islamic movement: setting out to change the world again (1982)
This was written as the introduction to Issues in the Islamic movement 1980-81 (London: The Open Press, 1982), the first compilation of articles from Crescent International. In it Dr Kalim lays out his understanding of the nature and impact of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in terms of world history.
- Integration and disintegration in the politics of Islam and kufr (1983)
- The struggle for the supremacy of Islam – some critical dimensions (1983)
- Primary goals and achievements of the Islamic Revolution in Iran (1984)
- Nation-States as obstacles to the total transformation of the Ummah (1985)
- Muslim political thought and behaviour under colonialism (1986)
- Processes of Error, Deviation, Correction and Convergence in Muslim Political Thought (1989)
This is one of Dr Kalim’s key papers. In it he argues that the developments of both the Sunni and Shi’i understandings of politics were based on historical errors and deviation, and that Imam Khomeini’s ijtihad on Valiyat-e Faqih has begun a process of correction and convergence towards the real meaning of khilafah.
D. The 1990s(i): Muslims in Britain and the Muslim Parliament
- Generating ‘power’ without politics: the future of Muslims in Britain (1990)
Speech by Dr Kalim Siddiqui at the Muslim Institute conference on ‘The Future of Muslims in Britain’, London, 14 July 1990.
- The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain: political innovation and adaptation (1992)
Leader’s Address by Dr. Kalim Siddiqui at the Inauguration of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, London, 4 January 1992. A video of the Inauguration, including Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s presentation of this address, is available here.
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.