Faisal Laureate Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi: Life and Works
September 25th, 2018
By Dr. Nasir Nabi
One of the pioneer Islamic economists in modern times is Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi. He occupies a position of esteem amongst the founders of the nascent discipline of Islamic economics. He has sought to respond to the many challenges that the modern economic system poses for Muslims. Dr. Siddiqi is also amongst the few economists who initiated research and dialogue on the interest-free economy before the issue came to the fore in the context of reconstruction of Islamic economy. He is one amongst such Islamic economists who have shown genuine flexibility and creativity necessary for the evolution of a new discipline along with a strong sense of history, moral integrity and intellectual commitment to Islam. In this paper,an attempt has been made to highlight his life and works that led to his immense contribution to the Islamic economics in modern times.