Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad

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Abubakr Ahmad
Arabic: أبوبكر أحمد
Sheikh Abubakr receiving an Award by OIC Today.jpg
Assumed office
24 February 2019
Personal details
Born (1939-03-22) 22 March 1939 (age 84)
Kanthapuram, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India.
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

Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad (born 22 March 1939; also known as Kāntapuraṃ Ě.pi. Abūbakkar Musliyār) is Grand Mufti of India.[1][2][3] He is the President of the Islamic Community of India,[4] Founder and Chancellor of the Jamia Markaz[5][6][7] and General Secretary of the All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama.[8]

Religious and social views[change | change source]

In August 2014, he has condemned Islamic extremism saying "Militant groups such as the Islamic State (IS) are trying to defame a religion that advocates peace and tolerance."[9][10]

In November 2015, he commented on gender equality saying women could never equal men [11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kumar, Ashwani. "Education is key to peace, says India's Grand Mufti". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  2. "Kanthapuram elected as new Grand Mufti". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  3. Feb 27, tnn |; 2019; Ist, 04:54. "Kanthapuram selected Grand Mufti of India | Kozhikode News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-02-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. "'Women need not participate in CAA protests like men,' Aboobacker Musliyar stokes row". 28 January 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  5. "The boys from Kashmir: How a Kerala institute offers peace, and hope, to children from the Valley". The Indian Express. 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  6. "Scholars call for embracing message of Islam for peace". Arab News. 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  7. MuslimMirror (2019-11-01). "Musliyars from God's own country turn lawyers". Muslim Mirror. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  8. (19 May 2015). "All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama opposes Centre's move to categorise OBCs in three groups –". Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  9. "Ruthless activities of ISIS 'against Islamic principles'". 30 August 2014.
  10. Staff Reporter. "Kanthapuram calls IS enemy of Islam". The Hindu.
  11. "Women only fit to deliver children: Indian Muslim leader". The Express Tribune. 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  12. "Kerala Muslim leader calls gender equality 'un-Islamic'". Hindustan Times. 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2016-05-23.