Dr. Fazlur Rehman Faridi, the eminent Islamic scholar of contemporary India specialising in Islamic Economics breathed last today morning (25th July 2011) at his residence in Aligarh. He was currently the Chairman of the Indian Centre for Islamic Finance (ICIF).
Mohd. Azharuddin, President, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) condoling the demise expressed, “Dr. Faridi has been a mentor to the growth of Islamic economics in the country. His passing away is a loss of intellectual treasure and guidance”.
“Its a great loss to Islamic Movement. He will be remembered for his contributions to Fiscal Economics in Islam and also for his ideological contributions to the Islamic Movements in Plural Societies across the world”, expressed Sadatullah Hussaini, Former President of SIO.
Dr. Fazlur Rehman Faridi held several positions throughout his organizational life in Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) since 1949.
Born on 2nd April 1932 in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh he retired as Professor in Economics after a long career in research and teaching in India and abroad. Dr. Faridi has been the member of Central Advisory Council of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Editor of Zindagi-e-Nau, Director, Research and Study Group of JIH and has been on board of many trusts and organisations. He wrote many books on Islamic Economic, and on the ideology and strategies of Islamic movement in India.