Zafarul-Islam Khan is an Indian Muslim author and journalist based in New Delhi.
He was appointed as the Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission on July 2017 for a three year term.
He is founding editor of The Milli Gazette focusing on issues concerning the Muslim community, which is a minority in India. He is also the founder and chairman of Charity Alliance, an organisation involved in relief and welfare work in India. He is Managing Director of Pharos Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd.
He is author and translator of over 40 books in Arabic, English and Urdu including Hijrah in Islam (Delhi, 1996) and Palestine Documents (New Delhi 1998). He has contributed eight articles to the Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden) on Indo-Muslim themes. He is a regular commentator on Islamic and South Asian issues on radio and TV channels, including Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and BBC Arabic and his writings appear in Arabic newspapers and magazines.
All India Muslim Majlis-E-Mushawarat, Delhi
Darul Musannifin Shibli Academy, Azamgarh
MA (Islamic history), Cairo University, 1978;
PhD (Islamic Studies), Manchester University, 1987.
Translator-announcer, Urdu Service, Cairo Radio, 1972-3;
Translator-Editor, Foreign Ministry, Tripoli, Libya, 1973-79;
Senior Research Fellow, The Muslim Institute, London, 1979-1993;
Director, The Institute of Islamic & Arab Studies, New Delhi, 1993-;
Visiting professor, Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September-October 1991;
Resource person (expert/lecturer) in the methodology of research, Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 1991-;
Contributor, The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Leiden, and the Encyclopaedia of Islamic History, Cairo.
Muslimedia News & Features Service, London, 1981-84;
Orient Press International (OPI) News & Features Service,
Muslim & Arab Perspectives, New Delhi 1993-;
Journal of Islamic History, New Delhi 1995-.
The Milli Gazette (fortnightly newspaper) Jan. 2000-2016
Muslim India monthly magazine 2003-04
Al-Hayat Newspaper, London, 1991-92;
Arab News, Jeddah, 1992-97;
Al-Riyad Daily, Riyadh, 1991-2006.
Political analyst/ commentator:
BBC Radio & TV-London, Voice of America, Washington, Al-Jazeerah Satellite Channel, Doha, Kuwait Radio, Al-Arabiya, Kuwait, Manar TV, Beirut, Iran Radio, Tehran, All-India Radio, New Delhi etc.
Author and translator:
Over 40 books in Arabic, English and Urdu, published in Kuwait, Cairo, Beirut, London and Delhi since 1968.