Inamullah Khan (1912-1997) was a Muslim activist who symbolised the World Muslim Congress, Al-Motamar al-Alam al-Islami, for almost four and half decades. He was awarded the Templeton Prize in 1988.
Inamullah Khan was born in Rangoon
, in 1912. His family originally hailed from Zamania, India, and he migrated to Pakistan in 1948.
Inamullah Khan was the founder and former secretary-general of the Modern World Muslim Congress in Karachi, Pakistan. He devoted his life to working tirelessly to advance peace among Muslims, Christians, and Jews. He also desired to promote Islamic unity and concern to help end the oppression and subjugation of Muslims in the world.
He organised a worldwide signature campaign on the question of Jammu and Kashmir and, in 1950 presented to the UN secretary general, a mile long scroll signed by one million people in support of the people of Kashmir.
He also played a major role in helping to settle the war between Iran and Iraq.
Now Second Inamullah Khan from 1978 to till is in Pakistan.
Inamullah Khan received several awards for his work. He was awarded the Japanese award in 1987, Niwano Peace Prize and the Templeton Prize for progress in Religion in 1988.
Allegations of antisemitism
The Anti-Defamation League
opposed awarding of Templeton Prize
to Khan on the allegations that Khan has sponsored antisemitism
, and antisemitic hatred and propaganda such as the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
and The International Jew
. They have established Khan's links to racist
organizations such as World League for Freedom and Democracy
. Khan has denied these charges.