Dr. Anees is a writer and a social critic. A biologist by training
(Doctorate: Indiana University), his contributions in the monthly Inquiry
(London) have played a pioneering role in the Muslim dialog on religion and
science. One of his books, Islam and
Biological Futures, has brought the Muslim bioethical problems to the
forefront of contemporary discourse.
Author of half a dozen books and over 300 articles, book reviews, and
bibliographies, he has contributed to the Encyclopedia
of the Modern Islamic World
and Encyclopedia of the History of Science,
Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, among others
. Philosophy of Islamic science and the study of Sira
and Hadith are among his perennial
interests. His book, Guide to Sira and Hadith
Literature in Western Languages is considered a "classic."
He founded the world's premiere journal of current awareness on the Muslim
world: Periodica Islamica. It has
been recognized as "an invaluable guide" for all multidisciplinary
discourses on the world of Islam. He is a founding editor of the International
Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies, and an advisory editor of the Journal
of Islamic Science and Islamic
Studies. In 2000, he was selected as Religion Editor for the new
online encyclopedia, Nupedia.
Dr. Anees is an elected member of the Royal Academy for Islamic Civilization
Research, Jordan, and a founding member of the International Society for Science
and Religion, Cambridge, England.
An American citizen, he is married to Nadia with their children, Aisha and
Omran. In February 2002, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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