Kalim Siddiqui

“Our task is to dream and work for the future – for a time when a new Muslim civilization will emerge – a dynamic, thriving, growing, healthy and happy civilization; a civilization in which man will be at peace with himself, with the physical environment and, above all, with his Creator. In the meantime, we must plan and produce the prerequisites for such a civilization.”

Dr Kalim Siddiqui (1931-1996) was one of the leading intellectuals and Islamic movement activists of the modern era. As Founder and Director of the Muslim Institute, London, he played a leading role in developing the political understanding and thought of the contemporary Islamic movement, and in globalizing the movement after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He also founded and led the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, which was a radical new sort of Muslim community institution when it was inaugurated in 1992.

Dr Kalim Siddiqui combined intellectual insight and understanding with movement activism and political leadership. Intellectually, his major contribution was to the political thought of the Islamic movement, in a series of papers published in the 1970s and 1980s, which presented radical and revolutionary ideas in a way which ordinary Muslims found accessible and easy to understand, and were influential throughout the Muslim world.

His intellectual work culminated in his paper Processes of Error, Deviation, Correction and Convergence in Muslim Political Thought (1989) and his last book, Stages of Islamic Revolution (1996). When he passed away in South Africa in 1996, he was working on a new project on political dimensions of the Seerah. His final paper on this subject, The Seerah: a power perspective (1996) was published after his death by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT).

The two major institutions he founded and worked through, the Muslim Institute, London, and the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, both declined after his death. However, the ICIT was established in 1998 by some of his closest colleagues and associates, including Zafar Bangash (now Director of the ICIT), Imam Mohammed Al-Asi, and his son, Iqbal Siddiqui, to continue his intellectual work for the Islamic movement.

Works

Dr Kalim Siddiqui on The road back to Palestine

Kalim Siddiqui

Sha'ban 27, 1426 2005-10-01

Islamic Movement

Imam Khomeini in history, by history, for history

Kalim Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 1424 2003-06-16

Islamic Movement

Dr Kalim Siddiqui on the intellectual potential of the Seerah

Kalim Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 1424 2003-06-16

Islamic Movement

Islamic Revolution: the only possible future for Pakistan

Kalim Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula' 11, 1422 2001-08-01

Islamic Movement

Ulama must solve leadership and organization problems

Kalim Siddiqui

Safar 07, 1422 2001-05-01

Islamic Movement

Roots of The Islamic Revolution in Iran

Hamid Algar

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 1421 2001-02-01

The intellectual potential of the Seerah

Kalim Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 07, 1419 1998-07-01

Special Reports

The road back to Palestine

Kalim Siddiqui

Sha'ban 25, 1437 1998-06-01

Special Reports

Political Dimensions of the Seerah

Kalim Siddiqui

Ramadan 02, 1418 1998-01-01

Occasional Paper

Elite - the minority that takes all in any society

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 1416 1996-04-01

Features

The global Islamic movement: outline of a grand strategy

Kalim Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 1412 1992-01-01

Occasional Paper

Generating ‘power’ without politics

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 1410 1990-07-14

Occasional Paper

THE MUSLIM MANIFESTO - a strategy for survival

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 1410 1990-07-14

Occasional Paper

Political thought and behaviour of Muslims under colonialism

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Qa'dah 30, 1406 1986-08-06

Occasional Paper

Nation-States as obstacles to the total transformation of the Ummah

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Qa'dah 13, 1405 1985-07-31

Occasional Paper

Primary goals and achievements of the Islamic Revolution in Iran

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Qa'dah 11, 1404 1984-08-08

Occasional Paper

The struggle for the supremacy of Islam—some critical dimensions

Kalim Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani 17, 1403 1983-02-01

Occasional Paper

The Islamic Revolution: achievements, obstacles and goals

Kalim Siddiqui

Shawwal 21, 1400 1980-09-01

Occasional Paper

The Islamic Movement: A Systems Approach

Kalim Siddiqui

Rajab 19, 1400 1980-06-03

Occasional Paper

The state of the Muslim world today

Kalim Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani 09, 1399 1979-12-08

Occasional Paper

Beyond the Muslim Nation-States

Kalim Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani 11, 1397 1977-03-31

Occasional Paper

The Draft Prospectus of the Muslim Institute

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 07, 1393 1974-01-01

Occasional Paper

Conflict, Crisis and War in Pakistan

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Qa'dah 14, 1391 1972-01-01

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