An Interview with Dr. Israr Ahmad

The following interview by Hadi Askari was published in the January-March 1998 issue of Tauheed International, a quarterly magazine of Muhammadi Education & Publications, London. Before reproducing it here, a number of changes have been made in this interview in order to improve its language and readability and to clarify some points. Certain misunderstandings by the interviewer have been corrected, and some less relevant or repetitive passages have been removed for the sake of brevity.

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