Islamic Foundation
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The Islamic Foundation is an Islamic research and information institute located in the village of Markfield outside the city of Leicester, in England (). It was founded in 1973 as the centre of activities of a network of affiliated organisations in the UK grown out of the Jamāʿat-i Islāmī, founded in Lahore in 1941 by Abū l-Aʿlā Mawdūdī (d. 1979). The Foundation’s founding director was Khūrshīd Aḥmad, a leading figure in the Jamāʿat, and he remains a trustee. In its early years, much of the activi…

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Nielsen, Jørgen S., “Islamic Foundation”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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