Israr Ahmed

Dr. Israr Ahmed (1932-2010) was an Islamic scholar and the founder of the Tanzeem-i-Islami, an off-shoot of the Jamaat-i-Islami. Following the creation of Pakistan in 1947 he worked for the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba and then for the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI). A doctor by profession Ahmed was also a teacher of the Quran and a strong believer and advocate of Islamic revival. He resigned from the JI in 1957 and subsequently set up the Tanzeem-i-Islami which advocated reviving the Caliphate as a means of implementing Islam in all spheres of life. He wrote more than 40 books on topics related to Islam and Pakistan. His lectures focusing on studies of the Quran were also televised in Pakistan.