Muhammad Farooq I Azam Malik: A Scholar, Politician and Author
Muhammad Farooq I Azam Malik is a prominent figure in Pakistan who has contributed to various fields of Islamic studies, law, economics, business and politics. He is also an accomplished author who has written several books and translated the meaning of the Qur'an into English. In this article, we will explore his life, achievements and works in detail.
Early Life and Education
Muhammad Farooq I Azam Malik was born in Pakistan in 1942. He received his early education from his father, Hafiz Muhammad Akmal, who was a renowned scholar and teacher of the Qur'an and Hadith. He then pursued higher studies at various institutions, earning B.A. Honors in Islamiat and Arabic Language in 1963, LL.B. in Islamic Law (Shariah) in 1965, M.A. in Economics in 1966, Accounting, Auditing, and Business Law Degree in 1975 and Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1983.
Career and Services
After completing his education, Malik worked for three years as a college professor, five years as an attorney and eighteen years as an audit manager at a major U.S. Corporation. However, he was not satisfied with his career choices and decided to dedicate his life to the service of Islam. He moved back to Pakistan and started an organization called Anjaman-e-Islãh-e-Muãshra (Social Welfare Society) in 1959 to reform Aqeedah and fight against un-Islamic local customs. This organization worked in all the surrounding villages and was successful in achieving most of its objectives.
He also started Tarjama-tul-Quran (Translation of the Holy Quran) sessions at various Masãjid and is among the pioneers of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). He moved to New York in 1970 and continued his Dars-e-Quran (Quranic Study Sessions) within Bronx and Manhattan.
He then moved to Houston in 1975, where he was elected three times, for a total of six years, as a Treasurer of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH). He was later elected twice in the position of Director of Religious Affairs, as well as the Director of Education, for six years. In these positions, he organized the Zonal system of ISGH for childrens Islamic Education and Quranic Tajweed. In his eventual position as President of ISGH, which he held for two years, Malik led the community in buying the Zonal facilities at the North, Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Bear Creek. He put these facilities in Owqãf (Trust) with North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). Later serving as Chairman of the Planning and Administration and Vice President of the ISGH for ten years, Malik cultivated numerous initiatives that benefited his community.
He is a founding member of the Islamic Education Institute of Texas (IEIT) and the Institute of Islamic Knowledge (IIK). Currently, he is serving the Islamic Society as Chairman of the Al-Dawah Committee.
On the national level, Muhammad Farooq I Azam Malik worked as Vice Chairman of the Islamic Coordinating Committee (ICC), has been a member of ISNA Majlis-e-Shura and the Board of Advisers. To date, he is part of the Board of Trustees of North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).
Muhammad Farooq I Azam Malik is also a Pakistani politician who had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from August 2018 till January 2023. He was elected from Constituency NA-170 (Bahawalpur-I) as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in General Election 2018.
Books and Works
Muhammad Farooq I Azam Malik is an accomplished author who has written several books that are dedicated solely for the sake of Allah (Fee-S
abee-Lillah). His most famous work is the English Translation of the Meaning of Al-Qur'an: The Guidance for Mankind, which is widely used and appreciated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. He has also written books on Islamic economics, business ethics, Islamic history, Islamic law, Islamic education and Islamic da'wah. Some of his books are:
The Noble Qur'an: The English Translation of the Meanings and Commentary
Al-Qur'an: The Guidance for Mankind
Islamic Economics and Business Ethics
The History of Islam: From Adam to Muhammad
The History of Islam: From Muhammad to the Present
The Islamic Law (Shari'ah)
The Islamic Education System
The Islamic Da'wah Methodology
All of his books are available in PDF format and can be downloaded for free from his website: www.farooqmalik.com. He has also uploaded his lectures and videos on various topics related to Islam and Qur'an on his YouTube channel: farooqmalik786.
Muhammad Farooq I Azam Malik is a remarkable scholar, politician and author who has devoted his life to the service of Islam and humanity. He has achieved excellence in various fields of knowledge and has shared his wisdom and insights with the world through his books and works. He is a role model for Muslims who aspire to follow the Qur'an and Sunnah in every aspect of their lives. He is also a source of inspiration for non-Muslims who want to learn more about Islam and its teachings. We hope that this article has given you a glimpse of his life, achievements and works. If you want to know more about him or download his books in PDF format, you can visit his website or YouTube channel. d282676c82