Muhammad Jan is PhD scholar in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. He is also a graduate of Dars-e-Nizami (Equivalent to Master in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language & Literature), the traditional Islamic curriculum prevailing in South Asia. Currently he is working as lecturer of Islamic Law at the Government Post Graduate College in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtoonkh, Pakistan. His experience includes research, policy and social engagement. His research interests are jihad, minorities rights, Muslim and non-Muslim relations, peace and tolerance in the light of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. As a member of prestigious policy-level governmental organization for two years, he has played significant role in penning down several policies on countering violent extremism and counter terrorism. Being consultant to several NGOs, he has developed training manuals, modules, booklets for engaging inter- and intra-faith leaders. He has also trained a large number of religious community leaders on peace and conflict resolution, human rights, civic education, democracy and democratic values across inter- and intra-faith lines. Besides that, he is a veteran translator from English and Arabic to Urdu on the above-mentioned themes. He is published translator of nine books so far.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Translation and Publication of Booklet on Intra-Religious Dialogue
As the title indicates, the booklet lays down ten basic principles for intra-religious dialogue written in religious language in a scholarly fashion supported by evidences from Islamic sources (such as; Quran and Sunnah). The translation of this book will serve as a source of reference for the IRD initiatives. It will benefit not only the intra-religious scholars but also fulfil the requirements of NGOs and government organizations working in the field of IRD. Keeping in view the popularity of author and the core subject, the translation and publication of this booklet will prove to be a valuable addition to the field of IRD in Urdu language.