Professor Khurshid Ahmad is a world-renowned research scholar, an educationist, economist and a versatile writer. Born in 1932, Prof Khurshid Ahmad earned his BA in Commerce (1953), MA in Economics (1955), LLB (1958) and MA in Islamic Studies (1964). He also holds an honorary doctorate (PhD) in Education from University of Malaysia. In July 2003 Loughborough University UK honoured him another Degree of Doctor of Letters. Prof Khurshid Ahmad spends a big part of his year lecturing around the world. He has also participated in more than a hundred international conferences and seminars on a variety of subjects.
It is very difficult to encompass all the services rendered by him to the cause of Islam, education, economy and society at large. In-depth comparative study of the oriental as well as occidental philosophies in the areas of religion, academics, economics, constitution together with his pragmatic approach have earned him the position of a world-class statesman. He has served three periods in the Senate of Pakistan from 1985 – 2012.
In addition to his public positions, he was founder secretary general of Islamic Research Academy, and a research scholar at the University of Leicester, England. He has been associated with a large number of international organizations (in various capacities) in USA, UK, Middle East, and Asia. Professor Ahmad was awarded the prestigious King Faisal Prize for "Service to Islam" in 1990 and the Islamic Development Bank first award in Islamic economics in 1988 as well as La-Riba Prize in 1998 from American Finance House.