An authorized and authoritative republication of B.A Masri’s seminal book and reflections on his work by important scholars and experts.
The uniqueness of this book, Animals in Islam, is that it is possibly the only truly authoritative work on Islamic Concern for Animals. The author, Al-Hafiz B.A. Masri, was the first Sunni Imam of the Shah Jehan mosque, and is widely respected for the depth of his scholarship in this field. The observations he makes are supported by a wealth of quotes from the Qur’an and Hadith. Animals in Islam is a republication of this iconic text for the world to enjoy, edited by his grandson, Nadeem Haque.
True to Islamic tradition, Al-Hafiz Masri welcomes readers—particularly theologians and scholars—to write to him, giving their opinions on what must be one of the most relevant and thought-provoking pieces of literature on animals within Islam to be released for several centuries. The esteemed contributors are Joyce D’Silva, D.Litt, Richard Foltz, Michael W. Fox, Princess Alia, Sarra Tlili, Lisa Kemmerer, and a biography on Masri by Nadeem Haque.
About the author
Nadeem Haque is a researcher and author of several non-fiction and (philosophical) fiction books, focusing on animal rights, ecology, the nature of consciousness, the history of science, and theology. He has also written novellas in the extremely rare genre of Islamic/philosophical science fiction and futurism. His main goal has been to show the unity between science and religion—one of the most crucial areas facing humanity today. Nadeem was the co-founder of the King's College Islamic Society at the University of London and one of the founders of the Institute of Higher Reasoning (IHR). He is also the grandson of the late Al- Hafiz B.A. Masri, who is internationally known as the pioneer of Animals and Islam theological research. Nadeem and his colleagues were instrumental in holding the lectures on Embryology and the Quran at the University of Toronto. Beyond his academic work and interests, Nadeem is a practicing engineer in Ontario, Canada.