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MOHAMMAD SHAIKH is a public speaker on Islam and comparative religion and the founding chairman of the International Islamic Propagation Center in Karachi, Pakistan. His lectures based on Qur’anic textual inflection serve to remove numerous misconceptions, present authentic Islamic beliefs and appeal for a rational and objective analysis of the Qur’an instead of a traditionally biased one. In addition to conducting Da’wah and public lectures, he is also the founder of IIPC TV, an internet-protocol television channel, which broadcasts Islamic programs to a global audience via the web. Since obtaining early retirement from the Merchant Navy, he has devoted himself full time to the service of Islam, inviting all to understand the religion directly from the text of the Qur’an instead of any other source.Without taking political or sectarian sides, he calls people to understand and analyze what the Qur’an has to say about a subject first and foremost, as it is the Qur’an which is Islam’s principal authoritative text and Allah’s word and revelation to humankind. Given this status, in religious matters no other book is equal or above the Qur’an in anyway whatsoever. Therefore, when there are disputes and confusions, people need to rationally and objectively turn to the Qur’an, to observe what it states instead of taking sides with opinions to the contrary. This Qur’an-Is-Above-All approach often brings him at odds with traditional and conservative scholarship that is accustomed to subjecting the book to the prism of numerous other texts instead of its own pristine form. Nevertheless Shaikh’s lectures are of value to those who wish to understand Islam directly from the Qur’an without recourse to doctrinal bias.