MEF International Advisory Board


Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at The George Washington University. He is the author of over sixty books and five hundred articles, and is the subject of a number of books, articles, and edited collections, including a volume dedicated to his thought in the famous Library of Living Philosophers series entitled The Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr (2001). Among Professor Nasr’s many influential publications are Science and Civilization in Islam (1968), Knowledge and the Sacred (1989), A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World (1994), Religion and the Order of Nature (1996), Islamic Philosophy from Its Origins to the Present (2007), The Garden of Truth (2007), The Study Quran (2015), and Islam, Science, Muslims, and Technology: Seyyed Hossein Nasr in Conversation with Muzaffar Iqbal.

Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas


Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas is a polymath, with deep roots in traditional Islamic sciences, metaphysics, philosophy, history, and literature. He pioneered the concept of Islamization of knowledge. Al-Attas' philosophy and methodology of education have one goal: Islamisation of the mind, body and soul and its impact on the personal and collective life of Muslims.He is the author of 27 works on various aspects of Islamic thought and civilization, cosmology, metaphysics, philosophy and Malay language and literature.


Shaykh Abdullah Idris Ali

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Shaykh Abdullah Idris Ali, an educator, thinker, scholar and past president of ISNA (from 1992-1997. He is a leader, Imam, fundraiser and public speaker who has served the Muslim community through tremendous contributions in promoting education, Islamic knowledge and community cohesion. His expertise in the Islamic sciences which he studied with scholars in his native Sudan, are in Tafsīr, Sharīʿah, and counselling. As a community leader, he founded the first full-time Islamic school in North America (ISNA Islamic Community School), where he served as principal for seventeen years and was integral in implementing Islamic and Arabic studies syllabuses for elementary and junior high students. Shaykh Abdalla has also served as the Director of Religious Affairs at Jami Mosque, dubbed "the mother of all the mosques in Toronto.