Wahiduddin Khan, founder of Centre for Peace and Spirituality, is an Islamic scholar who advocates peaceful coexistence, interfaith dialogue, and social harmony. He has authored over 200 books on Islam, prophetic wisdom, spirituality and coexistence in a multi-ethnic society. Many of his works expound on the Islamic position on modernity, secularism, democracy and freedom of speech. Khan’s English translation of the Quran is widely acknowledged as simple, clear and easy-to-read. Internationally recognised for his contributions to world peace, he has received, among others, the Demiurgus Peace International Award, Padma Bhushan and Sayyidina Imam Al-Hassan Ibn Ali Peace Award by the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies. Khan has launched Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Peace Foundation and Quran Foundation to make people aware of the true message of the Quran. He is also the co-founder of Goodword books, a popular publisher of books on Islam.
Source of Influence: Scholarly
Date of Death: 21 April 2021
Status: Not featured in current year
Place of Death: India