Founders

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is an Islamic spiritual scholar who has adopted peace as the mission of his life. Known for his peace-oriented views, he considers non-violence as the only method to achieve success. Keeping this ideal consistently before him, he has written over 200 books on Islam and a commentary on the Quran. His most recent publication is The Prophet of Peace: The Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (Penguin Books). Internationally recognized for his contributions to world peace, he has received, among others, the Demiurgus Peace International Award, the Padma Bhushan, and the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award.

 

 

Saniyasnain Khan is an Indian television host and children's author with over 100 children's books to his credit. These are on subjects relating to Islam. A number of his books have been translated into French, German, Turkish, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Bosnian, Norwegian, Russian, Uzbek, Arabic, Malay, Bengali, Urdu, Persian, Russian and Chinese. He has also created board games for children on Islamic themes. A trustee of the Centre for Peace and Spirituality (CPS International) – a non-profit, non-political organization working towards peace and spirituality, he contributes articles on Islam and spirituality to English newspapers. He does a weekly TV program, "Islam for Kids" on ETV Urdu and was a co-host of Kahaniyan Quran Se (Stories from the Quran) which was telecasted on ZEE-Salaam. Recently he was recognized by the Limca Book of Records. His book, The Story of Khadija has been awarded Sharjah Children's Book Award He is mentioned in a study done on the World's 500 Most Influential Muslims by the George Washington University, USA.