Jafar Sheikh Idris

Jafar Sheikh Idris

Jafar Idris (born 15 June, 1931) is a Sudanese Muslim lecturer, public speaker and writer of articles, papers and pamphlets in Arabic and English. He studied in the University of Khartoum obtaining a Ph.D on Philosophy and later did a post-graduate Ph.D degree in the University of London in 1970. Dr. Jafar Idris is considered one of the few Muslim scholars of this era who comprehended the knowledge of Islam and Western Ideologies.


Dr. Jafar Sheikh Idris was born on 15th June 1931 in Port Sudan, Sudan.


He obtained his Ph.D. (Philosophy), from the University of Khartoum/University of London, 1970. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was "The Concept of the causality in Islam".

Books and articles

There are many published and unpublished articles, papers and pamphlets, in Arabic and English of Dr. Jafar Idris. Some of the published English ones are:

  • Islamic Social Science
  • The Islamic Way of Developing Nations
  • Human Nature and Human Values
  • The Islamization of the Sciences: Its Philosophy and Methodology
  • Is Man the Vicegerent of God?
  • The Pillars of Faith
  • The Process of Islamization
  • The Attributes of God, an Islamic point of view
    • There are also many articles in different magazines as well as papers presented in many Islamic conferences but were not published.

      Professional work

      His Professional Teaching and Experience include:

      • Consultant for various Islamic Organizations around the world.
      • Chairman of the founding council of the American Open University.
      • Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Research Center of The Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America.
      • Professor of Islamic studies, Departments of Aqeedah, Da'wah and Information, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia. Taught graduate courses of Aqeedah (Islamic Creed), Theology and Contemporary Ideologies.
      • Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Dept. of Islamic Culture, Riyadh University. Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Khartoum.

      Islamic work and contributons

      His lectures are mostly seen on Peace Tv


      Sudani, English and Arabic

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