Dr Sheikh Mohammad Iqbal (Kashmir)

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Dr Sheikh Mohammad Iqbal is an educationist and a well-known historian of contemporary Kashmir. Born at Sialkote in 1929, he was brought up in the Valley of Kashmir.[1] Dr Iqbal taught and lectured in American Universities as a Visiting Asian Professor and Fulbright-Hays Senior Scholar. Invited to Saudi Arabia a number of times, he attended the Third Islamic Summit Conference of Islamic States at Makkah/Ta'if. He was a visiting scholar to King Abdulaziz University, and participated in numerous International Conferences and Seminars contributing his papers to them. He has been visiting the Middle-Eastern countries especially Saudi Arabia and Egypt since 1958 in connection with his research and has been in touch with eminent scholars and leaders of the Muslim world. He served in Kashmir with dedication for almost three decades, holding, besides others, the posts of a Professor, Principal, and Director. He is associated with a number of social, educational and religious organizations. Owing to his differences with the bureaucracy, he voluntarily retired from Government service in December 1977.


  1. Iqbal, Dr Sheikh Mohammad (September 10, 2012). "Daily Kashmir Uzma" (in ar). Vol. 10. Daily Greater Kashmir. p. 7. http://epaper.kashmiruzma.net/Details.aspx?id=1648&boxid=154211511. Retrieved 28 August 2014.