To coincide with this week’s Islam special, we name the ten most influential modern Islamic intellectuals. These are the names that you should know, the scholars and activists who have changed our thinking about the religion and its place in society.
The prime mover in the Islamic renaissance.
Defender of the faith and key advocate for the Caliphate.
Pakistan’s national poet and the most eloquent proponent of Islamic modernism.
The schoolteacher and founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Islamist politician and leader of the righteous vanguard.
Shia cleric and symbol of the Iranian Revolution.
The radical reformer.