Maulana Wahidudin Khan


Location of Activities

South Asia
Founder, Centre for Peace and Spirituality International

Board Member, Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is an Islamic scholar who has dedicated his life to Islamic scholarship and teachings in the modern era. He is founder of the Centre for Peace and Spirituality International and India’s Urdu Islamic Institution, the Islamic Centre, which preaches religious awareness, social responsibilities, and peaceful coexistence. An author of over two hundred books in India and abroad, he translated the Quran with commentary into contemporary English, and wrote the Al-Islam Yatahadda (Modern Challenges, which is considered as a standard work on Islam in modern thought). He has received many awards including, the Demiurgus Peace International Award, under the patronage of the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the Padma Bhushan, an Indian civilian honor, the National Citizens' Award, presented by Mother Teresa, and the Sayyidina Imam Al Hassan Ibn Ali Peace Award and numerous others.

Main Publications: 

1.) Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin. Non-violence and Islam. New Delhi: Goodword, 2001.

2.) Khan, Waḥiduddin. Woman between Islam and western society. New Delhi: Goodword, 2001. 

3.) Khan, Waḥiduddin, and Yoginder Sikand. Jihad, peace, and inter-community relations in Islam. New Delhi: Rupa & Co., 2010.

4.) Khan, Waḥiduddin. Prophet of Peace. New Delhi: Penguin.

5.) Khan, Waḥiduddin. Age of Peace. New Delhi: Goodword.

Areas of Actions: 
Peace and ReconciliationConflict PreventionFreedom of Religion or BeliefInterreligious DialoguePreventing and Countering ExtremismReligious, Confessional and Spiritual Activities
Forms of Actions: 
Capacity Building and EmpowermentNetworkingEducational ProgrammesAdvocacy