ZEENAT SHAUKAT ALI
Dr Zeenat Shaukat Ali , the Founder , Director General of The World Institute of Islamic Studies For Dialogue, Organization of Mediation and Gender Justice (The Wisdom Foundation) and as Professor of Islamic Studies has taught the subject at St. Xaviers College for several years. For decades she has tirelessly worked for the cause of gender justice, peace, non-violence and dialogue in Islam both Nationally and Internationally.
She has stood as a champion for the cause of Muslim Women, toiled towards promulgating gender justice in Islam and has authored two pioneering, seminal books on the subject. Justice Hidayatullah , Former Acting Vice President and Chief Justice of India, in his Foreword to her first book “Marriage and Divorce in Islam : An Appraisal” ( June 1985, Published by Jaico ) said , “this book will prove a treasury of information’ and will “illumine these difficult subjects alike for lawyers, teachers, and students”