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Renowned Islamic Scholar Maryam Jameelah Passes Away In Lahore

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maryam jameelah latest pictureLahore: Imminent female Islamic scholar Maryam Jameelah who converted to Islam at the age of 27 has died here today after prolonged illness aging 78. The deceased was suffering from illness from the past several years because of her age for which she was also shifted to hospital at times.

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Margaret Marcus converted to Maryam Jameelah was born to a Jewish family in New Rochelle, New York, on May 23, 1934. She was brought up in a secular environment, but at the age of nineteen, she developed a keen interest in religion.

On her way of finding the righteous Deen, she was greatly influenced by Marmaduke Pickthall’s ‘The Meaning of the Glorious Koran’ and by the works of Muhammad Asad who was himself converted Muslim from Judaism.

She embraced Islam in New York on May 24, 1961 and soon began began writing for the Muslim Digest of Durban, South Africa where she became familiar with the writings of Mawlana Sayyid Abu Ala Mawdudi, the founder of the Jamaati Islami, who was also a contributor to the journal.

On the advice of Mawdudi, Jameelah traveled to Pakistan in 1962 and joined his family in Lahore. She then got married to Muhammad Yusuf Khan, as his second wife.

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Her writings include marvelous religious and intellectual materials. A list of her articles and books is mentioned below,

  • Islam and modernism
  • Islam versus the west
  • Islam in theory and practice
  • Islam versus ahl al kitab past and present
  • Ahmad khalil
  • Islam and orientalism
  • Western civilization condemned by itself
  • Correspondence between maulana maudoodi and maryum jameelah
  • Islam and western society
  • A manifesto of the Islamic movement
  • Is western civilization universal
  • Who is Maudoodi ?
  • Why I embraced Islam?
  • Islam and the Muslim woman today
  • Islam and social habits
  • Islamic culture in theory and practice
  • Three great Islamic movements in the Arab world of the recent past
  • Shaikh hasan al banna and ikhwan al muslimun
  • A great Islamic movement in turkey
  • Two mujahidin of the recent past and their struggle for freedom against  foreign rule
  • The generation gap its causes and consequences
  • Westernization versus Muslims
  • Westernization and human welfare
  • Modern technology and the dehumanization of man
  • Islam and modern man

 

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  1. Please provide more details. Do you have a recent pic of the Maryam Jameelah. major newspapers have not reported this loss.

  2. FawazHusain says:

    Innalillahi wa’enna elaihi raajioon allahumma aghfirlaha warhamha wafeehi waghfu anha.

  3. saadiqa says:

    MAY ALMIGHTY ALLAAH GRANT HER JENNATHUL FIRDHOUSE..,AND INSHALLAH GIVE US ALL AN OPPURTINITY TO MEET HER THERE
    SHE MUST HAVE BEEN A VERY COURAGEOUS LADY…IMAGINE IN THAT ERA FROM A JEWISH FAMILY IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK TO REVERT TO ISLAM WOULD HAVE CAUSE AN UPROAR AMONG THE AMERICANS!!!
    WE MAKE DUA THAT ALMIGHTY ALLAH REWARDS HER – MAKES HER GRAVE ILLUMINATED -SPACIOUS WITH A GOOD COMPANION – AAMEEN

  4. Masuma says:

    I’m Maryam Jameelah’s grand daughter. I’m sorry but you’ve put up the wrong picture, this is not her. This lady shares the name Maryam with my grandmother and is a convert too. Please, if you will, put up the correct picture.

    1. Dina says:

      @Masuma, This picture belongs to Dr. Ingrid Mattson.

    2. Ph.D scholar says:

      @Masuma, Masuma im doing phD on Maryam Jameelah Mam can u plz contact me on this email”phdscholar9@gmail.com”. I want some information abut Maryam jameelah mam for research purpose plz send me your email on this id which i mention above.I will eagerly wait for ur kind response thank u.

  5. Masuma says:

    Also there was no ‘prolonged’ illness. She was perfectly fine the night before her passing. She just had a high blood pressure two days ago which reduced considerably as well.
    Kindly, correct your facts. I shall be grateful.

  6. Salaam: Ina lilah wa enha elaih raje’on
    Please remove this pict, it is for Dr. Ingrid Mattson not Maryam Jameelah.
    Thanks

  7. Deeply saddened to hear of the death of my dear friend Maryam Jameelah.May Allah fill her grave with noor and grant her a place in jannat for her great sacrifices.I used to correspond wither in my college days in the 70s and personally met her in 1982 in lahore.

  8. Abu Ayman says:

    May Allah forgive her sins, give sabr to her family and bestow on her the enternal abode Jannatul Firdaws. I will miss her, she made a mark on my life through her writtings. Innah Iillahi wa Ina ilayhi rajiun

    Abu Ayman

  9. Zaka says:

    Our family was reader of her books since 1990. She was a great writer and a great lady ! May Allah accept her sacrifices.

  10. Hammad Advocate says:

    May Allah give her Jannah and Sabar to her family and our women fallow her.its Great Loss…

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