Professor Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
Professor Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee is the author of several books. Among these are: Theories of Islamic Law: the Methodology of Ijtihad (1994); Islamic Jurisprudence: Usul al-Fiqh (2000); Islamic Law of Business Organisations: Partnerships (1997); Islamic Law of Business Organisations: Corporations (1998); Outlines of Islamic Jurisprudence (1998); The Concept of Riba and Islamic Banking (1995); General Principles of Criminal Law: Islamic and Western (1998); Jurisprudence (2007); and Company Law (2008). He translated Ibn Rushd’s Bidayat al-Mujtahid (The Distinguished Jurists Primer) in 1994 and Abu Ubayd ibn Sallam’s Kitab al-Amwal (The Book of Revenue) in 2002 into English. More recently, he translated the first two volumes of al-Marghnan’s famous book al-Hidayah into English. The remaining two volumes are under progress.
After a long teaching career in law and Islamic law, Professor Nyazee is now devoting most of his time to the development of the Advanced Legal Studies Institute as well as the Centre for Islamic Law and Legal Heritage. The former institution is devoted to the publication of law books as well as specialised reports on legislative and legal reform issues. The latter instituation has been established for the preservation and promotion of Islamic law in English. The Centre will translate the works of the classical jurists into English with a focus on providing solutions to modern problems. The Centre will initially publish translations of works from the Hanafi School and then take up the works of the other schools.