Famous Philosophers from Pakistan

List of notable or famous philosophers from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Pakistan and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Pakistan is included when available.

This list below has everything from Muhammad Iqbal to Ashfaq Ahmed.

This historic philosophers from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Pakistan?" These prominent philosophers of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani philosophers.

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  • Absar Ahmad

    Absar Ahmad is a distinguished Pakistani philosopher. He is a brother of Dr. Israr Ahmad. He was born in Hisar, Haryana,. Ahmad took a B.A. and M.A. degree in philosophy from Karachi University, and then went to the United Kingdom for further studies in philosophy. He obtained his M.Phil. degree from the University of Reading and a Ph.D. degree from the University of London. Coming back to Pakistan, Ahmad began to teach philosophy at the philosophy department of University of the Punjab Lahore. He has been chairperson of the philosophy department twice. He is currently teaching as a visiting at IBIT Department. Besides he has been the visiting professor at IASUniversity of the Punjab for ...more
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: India
  • Allama Talib Jauhri
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    Talib Jauhari (Urdu: طالب جوہری‎) (born 27 August 1939) is a Pakistani Islamic scholar, religious leader, public speaker, Qur'anic interpreter, Urdu poet, historian and philosopher of the Shia Sect of Islam. He is one of the well known Majalis khwan in Pakistan, and is known for his powerful knowledge of Arabic language.
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Patna, India
  • Rasheed Turabi
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    Rasheed Turabi (1908–1973) was an Islamic scholar, religious leader, public speaker, poet and philosopher. He was born on 9th Jamadi-us-Sani 1326, 9 July 1908 in Hyderabad, India. He was the eldest son of Maulvi Sharaf Hussain Khan, a nobleman from Hyderabad. He got his basic Islamic education from his father who taught him till the age of 5. He did matriculation from Hyderabad, intermediate-high school from Shia College Lucknow. He was awarded a BA from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India) and MA in Philosophy from Allahbad University, India. He delivered more than 5,000 religious lectures and speeches over the period of 57 years that he spent out of his 65 years of total life in the ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1908-1973)
    • Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
  • Ashfaq Ahmed (Urdu: اشفاق احمد‎; 22 August 1925 – 7 September 2004) was a writer, playwright and broadcaster from Pakistan. He wrote several books in Urdu. His works included novels, short stories and plays for television and radio of Pakistan. He was awarded President's Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) awards for his services in the field of literature and broadcasting.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)
    • Birthplace: Firozpur, India
  • Bano Qudsia
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    Bano Qudsia (Urdu: بانو قدسیہ‎‎; 28 November 1928 – 4 February 2017), also known as Bano Aapa, was a Pakistani novelist, playwright and spiritualist. She wrote literature in Urdu, producing novels, dramas plays and short stories. Qudsia is best recognized for her novel Raja Gidh. Qudsia also wrote for television and stage in both Urdu and Punjabi languages. Her play Aadhi Baat has been called "a classic play". Bano Qudsia died in Lahore on 4 February 2017.
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Firozpur, India
  • Fazlur Rahman Malik (Urdu: فضل الرحمان ملک‎) (September 21, 1919 – July 26, 1988), generally known as Fazlur Rahman, was a modernist scholar and philosopher of Islam from today's Pakistan. He is renowned as a prominent liberal reformer of Islam, who devoted himself to educational reform and the revival of independent reasoning (ijtihad). His works are subject of widespread interest in countries such as Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey.After teaching in Britain and Canada, he was appointed head of the Central Institute of Islamic Research of Pakistan in 1963. Although his works were widely respected by other Islamic reformers, they were also heavily criticized by conservative ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1919-1988)
    • Birthplace: Pakistan