Dr. Syed Hussain Mohammad Jafri has earned Ph.D.
degrees from the University of Lucknow and the University of
London. He has taught at the University of Malaysia, the
Australian National University and was the founding Director of
the Pakistan Study Centre from 1982-1998 at the University of
At present, Dr. Jafri is
the Professor and Chair of Islamic/Pakistan
Studies at the Aga Khan University.
Other than his many books and articles published
in national and international journals, he has contributed to
The Encyclopedia of Islam, Leiden; The Encyclopedia of
World Religions, U.S.A.; Al-Munjid, Beirut; and was
co-editor of Hamdard Islamicus. He has served a number of
important national and international academic and cultural
organizations including Islam and the West International as
Vice-Chairman from 1979-1984.