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Muhtar Holland Author and Translator

Muhtar Holland Author and Translator

Muhtar Hollandwas born in 1935, in the ancient city of Durham in the North East of England. This statement may be considered anachronistic, however, since he did not bear the name Muhtar until 1969, when he was moved-by powerful experiences in the latihan kejiwaan of Subud-to embrace the religion of Islam.

At the age of four, according to an entry in his father's diary, he said to a man who asked his name: "I'm a stranger to myself." During his years at school, he was drawn most strongly to the study of languages, which seemed to offer signposts to guide the stranger on his "Journey Home," apart from their practical usefulness to one who loved to spend his vacations traveling-at first on a bicycle-through foreign lands. Serious courses in Latin, Greek, French, Spanish and Danish, with additional smatterings of Anglo-Saxon, Italian, German and Dutch. Travels in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Denmark. Then a State Scholarship and up to Balliol College, Oxford, for a degree course centered on the study of Arabic and Turkish. Travels in Turkey and Syria. Then National Service in the Royal Navy, with most of the two years spent on an intensive course in the Russian language.

In the years since graduation from Oxford and Her Majesty's Senior Service, Mr. Holland has held academic posts at the University of Toronto, Canada; at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London, England (with a five-month leave to study Islamic Law in Cairo, Egypt); and at the Universiti Kebangsaan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (followed by a six-month sojourn in Indonesia). He also worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Islamic Foundation in Leicester, England, and as Director of the Nur al-Islam Translation Center in Valley Cottage, New York.

His freelance activities have mostly been devoted to writing and translating in various parts of the world, including Scotland and California. He made his Pilgrimage [Hajj] to Mecca in 1980.  (Taken From http://www.al-baz.com/translator.shtml )

 

Published works include the following:
 

  Jilani, Sh Abdul Qaqir  Concerning the Affirmation of Divine Oneness:[b (Risala fi't-... Tawhi ,By Shaikh Wali Raslan Ad-Dimashqi, PB, 105pp,Al-Baz Pub,Tr, Muhtar Holland, Includes 2 Classi  £7.99 
 Jilani, Sh Abdul Qaqir  Emalations of Lordly Grace [(Al-Fuyudat ar-Rabbaniyya)  By: Ismai'l M S Al-Qadiri , Trans Muhtar Holland (PB, 491pp) Incl: Jilani's Basha'ir al-Khairat 
 Other  Emanations of Lordly Grace (Al-Fuyudat ar-Rabbaniyya):Qadiri Pra  Prayers& Wisdom By By Imail Muhammad Sa'id Al-Qadiri, Tr: Muhtar Holland, Al-Baz Publishing, PB, 491 
 Imam Al-Ghazali  Inner Dimension Of Islamic Worship (From Ghazali's Ihya ulum ud  PB, 144PP, Translated by Muhtar Holland, Published by The Islamic Foundation UK 
 Jilani, Sh Abdul Qaqir  Necklace of Gems [(Qala'id al-Jawahir)  A Biography of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani: Shaikh at-Tadifi Tr:Muhtar Holland,PB, Baz Publishing 
 Ibn Taymiyah  Public Duties in Islam:The Institution of the Hisba (Ibn Taymiya  Translated by Muhtar Holland, PB, 160pp, The Islamic Foundation, Leicester UK 
 Jilani, Sh Abdul Qaqir  The Book of the Secret of Secrets(Abdal-Qadir al-Jilani)  PB, Translated from the Arabic by Muhtar Hollad, Published by Al-Baz Publishing, Florida 
 Shaykh (Other)  The Call to the Believers in the Clear Qur'an:[(Nida' al-Mu'm  fi 'l-Qur'an al-Mubin By Shaikh Ahmad Fathu'llah Jami, Tr.Muhtar Holland, by Al-Baz USA, {89 verses 
 Imam Al-Ghazali  The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam (From Imam Ghazali's Ihya Ulu  PB, 95pp, Translated by Muhtar Hollannd,Published by The Islamic Foundation UK 
 Jilani, Sh Abdul Qaqir  Utterances of Shaikh Abd al-Qadir Jilani (Malfuzat)  Tran By Muhtar Hollad (PB, 144pp) Al Baz Publications, USA

 

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