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Kanthapuram A. P. Aboobacker Musliyar



Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad
A. P. Aboobacker Musliyar
Sheikh Abubakr receiving an Award by OIC Today
Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad receiving an Award by OIC Today, Malaysia
Pronunciation Šayḫ Abūbakr ʾAḥmad (/ʃɑːjx ɑːbbɑːkr ɑːhmɑːd/)
Born
Aboobacker


(1931-03-22) 22 March 1931 (age 89)[1]

Nationality Indian
Other names Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed
Citizenship Indian
Occupation Grand Mufti of India
Era Contemporary
Employer Markaz
Organization All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama
Notable work
Fatwa of Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad on ISIS
Style Grand Mufti
Title Grand Mufti of India
Movement Sunni Islam
Board member of Islamic Community of India and Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
Spouse(s) Zainab
Children Abdul Hakeem Azhari
Parents
  • Mouthariyil Ahmad Haji (father)
  • Kunheema Hajjumma (mother)
Relatives C Muhammed Faizy (son-in-law)
Honors The 500 Most Influential Muslims (2009–2020)
Grand Mufti of India
In office

24 February 2019 -
Preceded by Akhtar Raza Khan
Title Sultanul Ulama, Qamarul Ulama, Abul Aytam, Ibn Battuta of India
Official name مفتي جمهورية الهند، الشيخ أبوبكر أحمد
Personal
Religion Islam
Home town Kanthapuram
Spouse Zainab
Children Abdul Hakeem Azhari
Parents
  • Mouthariyil Ahmad Haji (father)
  • Kunheema Hajjumma (mother)
Ethnicity Malayali
Jurisprudence Shafi‘i
Notable work(s) Established more than 500 educational and charitable institutions across India, Middle East and Malaysia.
Alma mater Baqiyat Salihat Arabic College
Known for Educational leadership
Profession Chancellor of Markaz
Founder of AISJU and Markaz
Muslim leader
Teacher Bahrul Ulum Ustad O.K. Zainuddin Kutty Musliyar, Hadrat Sheikh Hasan, Hadrat Aboobacker, Hadrat Abdul Jabbar, Hadrat Saeed, Hadrat Meeran, Abdulla Musliyar Puthoor
Literary works See the list
Profession Chancellor of Markaz
Website Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad
Grand Mufti styles
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style The Honourable
Religious style Mufti Azam-e-Hind, and Mufti al-Diyar al-Hindiyyah and Shaykh al-Islām in Arabic
Alternative style Hadrat, Sheikh and Sahib-ul-Ma'ali
Informal style Mr. Grand Mufti

Kanthapuram A. P. Aboobacker Musliyar known as Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad[2][3][4] (/ʃɑːjx ɑːbbɑːkr ɑːhmɑːd/ (About this soundlisten); Born as A. P. Aboobacker at Kanthapuram on 22 March 1931) is the Grand Mufti of India[5][6][7][8][9] and President of the Islamic Community of India.[10] He is also the Chancellor of the Jamia Markaz, Chairman of the Siraj Daily[11][12][13] and General Secretary of the All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama, (the Indian Muslim Scholars Association).[14] He is a notable Muslim scholar, writer, author, Educational revivalist, environmentalist,[15] and peace and interfaith dialogue promoter.[16][17][18][19]

Grand Mufti

The Grand Mufti of India is the most senior, most influential religious authority and spiritual leader of Muslims in India. Sheikh Abubakr is elected by the Muslim organizations in India and appointed by the Electoral college.[5][20] (After the death of Grand Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan following an illness on 20 July 2018[21][22][23]) and sworn in as Grand Mufti of India in a programme conducted at Ramlila Maidan.[24][5][25] After his election conducted several receptions in various countries including UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia and Indonesia especially at his birthplace in India, Kozhikode. Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly Sri P. Sreeramakrishnan, Kerala Minister TP Ramakrishnan, Karnataka Ministers UT Khader and Rahim Khan, and A Pradeepkumar member of 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly, Kerala Haj Committee chairman C Mohammed Faizi, Tamil Nadu Haj Committee chairman Haji Abdul Jabbar, Mayor of Kozhikode Thottathil Raveendran, Zamorin K.C. Unniyanujan Raja and Dr MGS Narayanan, politicians, religious and cultural leaders including from other Indian states participated in the civil reception.[26][27] In the function, Minister T. P. Ramakrishnan expressed appreciations to the Grand Mufti for the Government of Kerala.

Peace and interfaith dialogue work

Sheikh Abubakr is peace and interfaith dialogue promoter. He conducted and attended in many National and International conferences for Peace and Interfaith dialogue.[28][29][30] He is the Chairman of Sheikh Zayed International Peace Conference[31][32][33][34] and one of the Speakers of First World Tolerance Summit.[35] conducted by the International Institute for Tolerance Dubai, UAE.[36] The banner of second Sheikh Zayed International Peace Conference was "Renaissance of the World Through Peace"[37] In 2019 he attended Global Conference of Human Fraternity[38][39] and met with Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church.[40][41]

Environmentalist

Sheikh Abubakr is an environmentalist in India. He launched a campaign to plant 100,000 trees in different parts of India as part of preparations for the Sheikh Zayed International Peace Conference, held in New Delhi.[15]

Educational revivalist

His many students come from all over India.[42][43] He is involved with Markaz Knowledge City, Unani Medical College, and with higher education and research.[44][45][44] He said in an interview with Khaleej Times that the "Education is key to peace".[46]

Views

Aboobacker has condemned Islamic extremism. He says that "Militant groups such as the Islamic State (IS) are trying to defame a religion that advocates peace and tolerance."[47][48] In November 2015, he commented on gender equality, saying: "Gender equality is something which is never going to be a reality. It is against Islam, humanity and was intellectually wrong."[49][50][51]

Fatwa against ISIS

The Fatwa of Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad is the first fatwa issued against ISIS.[52][53][54]

On CAB and CAA

Sheikh Abubakr opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill[55][56] and Citizenship Amendment Act,[57][58] and he organised and attended in many protests against the act.[59][60][61][62] He has not supported the hartal was organised by SDPI[63][64][65][66] and said the hartal is needless.[67][68][69][70] He visited the family members of protesters killed in police firing at Mangalore to expressed his condolences.[71]

On Babri Masjid Verdict

Sheikh Abubakr appealed to the Islamic Community of India to welcome the Supreme Court verdict in the Babri Masjid dispute case before the verdict[72][73] and accepted after. He said "We respect the Supreme Court. Everyone must strive for peace in India.[74] The victory or defeat over the Babri Masjid incident may be significant to every party, but the protection of India and its sovereignty is much more important."[75][76] "Babri Masjid is a place of worship for Muslims,[77] but equally important is that all people live peacefully in India."[78]



Malayalam

  • Musliṃ lōkattint̲e vicāradhāra [Thoughts of the Muslim World] (in Malayalam). Kozhikode: SYS Books. 1995. p. 210. OCLC 37115589.
  • Mind of Islam. Kozhikode: Poomkavanam Publications. 2010.

Honours, awards and international recognition

Bibliography

See also

References

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Further reading

He has consecutively been ranked for many years as an influential Muslim from India by the prestigious Directory, The 500 Most Influential Muslims published by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan.

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Religious titles
Preceded by

Akhtar Raza Khan
Grand Mufti of India

2019–present
Succeeded by

not elected yet
Academic offices
Preceded by

E. K. Aboobacker Musliyar
Chancellor of the Markazu Ssaqafathi Ssunniyya

1996–present
Succeeded by

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