Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed

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Abubakr Ahmad
Arabic: أبوبكر أحمد[1]
Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed.jpg
Assumed office
24 February 2019
Personal details
Born (1939-03-22) 22 March 1939 (age 80)
Kanthapuram, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India.
NationalityIndian
Spouse(s)Zainab
ChildrenAbdul Hakeem Azhari
MotherKunheema Hajjumma
FatherMouthariyil Ahmad Haji
ResidenceKanthapuram near Poonoor Kozhikode District
EducationBaqiyat Salihat Arabic College
OccupationChancellor of Markaz and Secretary-General of the All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama
Known forIslamic Scholarship and education leadership
Website

Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed (born 22 March 1939 in Kerala, India) also known as Kanthapuram A.P Aboobacker Musliyar (Kāntapuraṃ Ě.pi. Abūbakkar Musliyār) in Kerala, He is the leader of Sunni Muslims in India. He is the General Secretary of the All India Muslim Scholars Association (All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama), Founder and Chancellor of Markaz University, Kerala. He is also chief patron of the Sunni Youth Society and General Secretary, Samastha Kerala Sunni Jamiat Ulema[2][3][4] Over the years Sheikh Aboobacker has expressed very conservative views on women's liberties.[5]

Religious and social views[change | change source]

Sheikh Aboobacker has condemned Islamic extremism saying "Militant groups such as the Islamic State (IS) are trying to defame a religion that advocates peace and tolerance."[6][7]

In November 2015, he commented on gender equality saying women could never equal men [8][9]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "أبو بكر أحمد (المسليار)". ويكيبيديا العربية).
  2. "The 500 Most Influential Muslims : 2011" (PDF). Gwu.edu. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  3. "HRD panel to oversee RTE rollout". The Times Of India. 26 June 2010.
  4. Updated Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:27 AM IST (2013-11-13). "Home | Muslim |". Manorama Online. Retrieved 2013-11-26.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. "Education doesn't mean women should have more freedoms: Kerala Muslim leader".
  6. "Ruthless activities of ISIS 'against Islamic principles'". arabnews.com.
  7. Staff Reporter. "Kanthapuram calls IS enemy of Islam". The Hindu.
  8. "Women only fit to deliver children: Indian Muslim leader". The Express Tribune. 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  9. "Kerala Muslim leader calls gender equality 'un-Islamic'". Hindustan Times. 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2016-05-23.