ISLAMIC SCHOLAR SHEIKH IMRAN HOSEIN
Signs of The Times
Based on Al-Qur’an and Sunnah
DIVIDING THE QUR’ĀN INTO AJZA OR SIPARAS IN
About the Essay
This essay is a part of a chapter of my forthcoming book entitled: “The Qur’an and the Moon – Methodology for Recitation of the Qur’an”.
About the Author
Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein was born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 from parents whose ancestors had migrated as indentured labourer from India. He is a graduate of the Aleemiyah Institute in Karachi and has studied at sevaral instutions of higher learning including the University of Karachi,the University of the West Indies, Al Azhar University and the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Switzerland. He worked for several years as a Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago but gave up his job in 1985 to devote his life to the mission of Islam. He lived in New York for ten years during which time he served as the Director of Islamic Studies for the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations of Greater New York. He has traveled continuously and extensively around the world on Islamic lecture-tours since graduating from the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in 1971 at age 29.