Who are we?

Shaybani Foundation is an academic and research institution that focusses on jurisprudence, international law, classical Islamic sciences, modernity, philosophy, social sciences and socio-political issues of the Muslim communities.
While legal, economic, and technological discourses are driving human intellectual discourses and affecting the general masses globally, Muslim societies are a no exception.
As the dominant civilization of our time, western enlightenment provides a cradle to such discourses influencing the individual as well as the collective or societal realms. Unlike many other societies with civilizational backgrounds, sections of the Muslim societies have attempted to offer a great deal of resistance to such tidings and at the same time are struggling to offer an alternative discourse rooted into their own paradigm of Tawhid. This movement of Islamic revival offers to solve intellectual, social and spiritual issues of mankind from a perspective that is rooted in Islamic knowledge and Muslim heritage.

What do we want to do?

Shaybani Foundation aims to be a part of this intellectual corpse by educating individuals with diverse backgrounds to understand the actual status of Muslims in the present day scenario while focusing on solutions to the challenges faced by Muslims and humanity at large. In addition to academic trainings, SF would pursue a genuine intellectual activity in various domains and produce adequate literature in the form of books, journals, research articles, video content, etc.

What is it that we want to achieve?

This effort is expected to contribute to the overall intellectual activity which would ultimately bring a confidence among Muslims about their heritage, explore the solutions to the issue being faced today and develop forward thinking while being wedded to the Islamic tradition and Muslim legacy.

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What We Have Done So Far?

Given Below is the detail of what we have achieved so far!

Students who attended our online workshops and found it knowledgeable and Useful

Publications that Shaybani Foundation has completed

Completed More than 1 year (365 days) of work towards enlightemnet and uplifting of Muslim Ummah

Acheivements so far are establishment of various E-libraries of Sayed Mawdudi's literature

Board Of Directors

Dr. Habib ur Rahman

Dr. Usman Zafar

Wasim Gul

Murad Ali

Our Scholars

Dr. Safir Akhtar

Senior Research Fellow, IPS
  • Professor Dr. Safir Akhtar obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of York, United Kingdom. He has been a professor of social sciences at International Islamic University, Islamabad. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies and editor of the institute’s Urdu journal Nuqta-e-Nazar and a member of the editorial board of Maghrib awr Islam. He has widely published on political science, history, literature and Islamic studies. He has attended and participated in dozens of seminars and conferences at national and international level.
  • Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmad

    Ex- DG Shari‘ah Academy IIUI
  • Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmad started his career as Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate and, then, joined the University of Peshawar (UOP) as Lecturer in Islamic and Oriental Studies. In 2005, he joined IIUI as Lecturer in Law and later served the same University as Chairman, Department of Law (2016-2018), and Director-General, Shari‘ah Academy (2018-2020). He obtained his degrees of LLB (Hons) Shari‘ah and Law, LLM Shari‘ah and Law and PhD in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence from IIUI and MA in Political Science from UOP. His LLM dissertation was on the legality of armed liberation struggle in Islamic and modern international law, while his PhD dissertation was on the doctrine of siyasah in the Hanafi criminal law and its implications for Islamization of laws in Pakistan. He has widely published on issues of Islamic law and jurisprudence, criminal law, international humanitarian law, Qur’anic Studies and comparative religion. He has also served the Supreme Court of Pakistan as amicus curiae and the Federal Shariat Court as jurisconsult in several cases.
  • Nadir Aqueel Ansari

    Humanities Department, York University, Toronto
  • Nadir Aqueel Ansari works in the field of religious and Islamic Studies, focusing on Tafsir Studies, and Modern Muslim Thought. He teaches courses in these areas at the Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Toronto and at the Humanities Department, York University, Toronto.
  • Dr. Muhammad Rasheed Arshad

    Assistant Professor, University of Punjab
  • Dr. Muhammad Rasheed Arshad is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of the Punjab, Lahore. He obtained his Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of the Punjab in 2007. In his MA Philosophy, he was awarded K. B. Sheikh Nanak Bakhsh Silver Medal, and Khawaja Ghulam Sadiq Gold Medal by the University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Karachi; his dissertation was on the issue of Islamic Modernism with reference to Fundamentalism and Cosmopolitan Liberalism. He also obtained Bs (Hons) in Tafseer & Hadith and M.Phil. in Hadith Studies, from the faculty of Usuluddin, International Islamic University, Islamabad. Previously he had completed Master of Business Administration degree from Hamdard University. He is a keen scholar of Islamic and Western thought. In Philosophy his major areas of interest are: Modern Political theory, Contemporary Moral Philosophy, Modernity and Postmodernism.
  • Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman

    Assistant Professor, IIUI
  • Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman is Assistant Professor at Shari‘ah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). He obtained his degree of LLB from IIUI and MA in Islamic Studies and Arabic and PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence from University of the Punjab. He is Fazil Dars-e-Nizami and also abstained diploma in Arabic language form Arabic Language Institute for Foreigners, Damascus Syria. He has widely published on family law, Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic law, Hidith studies.
  • Waqar Akbar Cheema

    Waqar Akbar Cheema is a civil servant by profession and has served on different administrative posts across Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Waqar Akbar Cheema is a civil servant by profession and has served on different administrative posts across Punjab, Pakistan. Before joining civil service he studied at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and later completed Master's degree in International Relations in 2017. Moreover, he took courses in basic Islamic sciences at Mishkah University. His academic introduction is his writings on ICRAA.org (Islamic Centre for Research And Academics) and its precursor letmeturnthetables.com which are now recognized sources for Islamic rebuttals to lies and misleading missionary and orientalist propaganda. Lately, he has been engaging with certain revisionist tendencies within Muslim academia as well. He works as a freelance researcher and has authored over 300 articles. He has also co-authored a book Education & its Paradigms, besides contribution to the study titled Reflections on the Socio-political Economy: A Preliminary Discourse from an Islamic Ethical Perspective, both published by Riphah International University, Islamabad.
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