Dr. Rashid Shaz
Dr. Shaz has authored some twenty books in English, Urdu and Arabic published from New Delhi, London, Beirut and Riyadh.
Some of his books have been groundbreaking on issues of Islamic import and a cause intellectual storm.
From his revivalist childhood to providing a mesmerising leadership and spending the prime of his life in hectic public activities,
Dr. Shaz has experienced various facets of the Muslim mind from close quarters, rather has lived with them. All this, he reflects back, has been crucial for his self-education and for developing his own insight into the nature of the Muslim malaise. Today, he advocates for a major shake-up of the Muslim mind, as he believes that the problem lies nowhere else but right inside the Muslim mind. Those eager to make a new beginning must accept beforehand that the traditional mind will lead them to nowhere. A new Muslim mind is the minimum to start with. Without reactivating our brains we would even fall short of realising in full the nature and magnitude of our malaise, he argues in one of the editorials of FutureIslam.com.