Muhammad Taqi Usmani

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Muhammad Taqi Usmani (born 3 October 1943) is a Sunni Hanafi Maturidi Islamic scholar from Pakistan. He served as a judge on the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistanfrom 1981 to 1982 and the Shariat Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan between 1982 and 2002. He is an expert in the fields of Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), economics, Tasawwuf, and hadith.


  • None of them was able to compose even a few sentences to match the Qurānic verses. Just think that they were a people who according to ‘Allāmah Jurjāni, could never resist ridiculing the idea in their poetry if they heard that there was someone at the other end of the globe who prided himself on his eloquence and rhetorical speech. It is unthinkable that they could keep quiet even after such repeated challenges and dare not come forward… They had left no stone unturned for persecuting the Prophet. They tortured him, called him insane, sorcerer, poet and sooth-sayer, but failed utterly in composing even a few sentences like the Qurānic verses.
    • Taqi Usmani, (2000) An Approach to the Quranic Sciences, p. 262.
  • The question is whether aggressive battle is by itself commendable or not. If it is, why should the Muslims stop simply because territorial expansion in these days is regarded as bad? And if it is not commendable, but deplorable, why did Islam not stop it in the past? … Aggressive Jihad is lawful even today for the purpose it was lawful in those days.
    • Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Islam and Modernism p. 91
  • [elements of explicit modernity are engulfing] the whole world in the tornado of nudity and obscenity, and has provided an excuse for fornication, and more so it has led under thunder claps to the passage of a bill in the British House of Commons to legalize homosexuality. It is in the shadow of the same modernity that Western women are openly displaying banners on the streets demanding legalization of abortion.
    • Taqi Usmani, Muhammad. Islam and Modernism. p. 6.
  • "Nothing destroys one’s respect in the hearts of others more than greed."
  • "Since wealth is the property of God, humanity does not have autonomy in this ownership but through the specific path He has instituted in the Islamic Shari‘ah."
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