Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, an original thinker and Quranic scholar will be visiting Australia on a lecture tour speaking at various sessions in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth from Saturday 3 October to Tuesday 13 October.

Mr Ghamidi, originally from Pakistan is the founder-president of Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences (www.al-mawrid.org) and chief editor of the Urdu Monthly “Ishraq” and the English Monthly “Renaissance”.

He has widely written and lectured on Quran, Islamic law and other aspects of Islam. An original contribution of Ghamidi is his categorization of the contents of religion, which can be seen in his book Meezan which is an effort which spans almost two decades of both creative and critical thinking. The entire endeavor is a fresh interpretation of Islam from its original sources.

Mr Ghmidi has drawn heavily from the Qur’anic thought of his two illustrious predecessors, Hamid al-Din Farahi and Amin Ahsan Islahi presenting many of their views in a more precise manner. However, many of his contributions to the Islamic thought are original.

His Australian Lecture Tour will be conducted in the Urdu language has been organized by Al-Mawrid Australia, a non-profit organization. www.al-mawrid.org.au; eMail: [email protected]; Facebook: tinyurl.com/almawridau.

The following is a list of books written by him:

Books Authored

Al Bayan (An Exegesis of the Qur’an)

Meezan (A Comprehensive Introduction to Islam)

Burhan (An Anthology of Critical Essays on Islam)

Al-Islam (A Concise Introduction to Islam)

Maqamat ( A Collection of Essays on Islam Contemporary Issues)

Khayal o Khama (An Anthology of Poetry)