Shaikh Khalil-ur-Rahman Sajjad Nomani is a prominent Indian Islamic scholar, spiritual leader, author, founder of many educational institutions, chief editor of Al-Furqan, a leading Islamic magazine in Urdu, being published regularly since 1933. An alumnus of premier Islamic and modern educational institutes, he is well versed in both classical Islamic learning and modern disciplines. Shaikh Khalil-ur-Rahman is known for his interest in inter-faith dialogue and a special invitee to inter-religious conferences, within and outside the country. He is a visiting faculty of many local and foreign universities
He is a qualified spiritual guide, authorized by more than one Mashayakh of Chisti and Naqshbandi Mujaddidi school of Sufism to carry out spiritual guidance. Thousands of people flock to his spiritual center and thousands of others log on to the internet to listen to his live speeches. He has delivered speeches at many important places such as UnitedNations Organization (U.S.), University of Leeds (U.K.), and Stanford University(U.S), Fatih University (Turkey).
He is actively associated with organizations working for social upliftment & peaceful co-existence. Besides, he has personal contacts with many top ranking civil servants/bureaucrats as well as spiritual & political leaders in India and abroad. He has discussed various critical issues of social & national concern with several Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, & other leaders of national repute. Internationally, he has formally as well as informally interacted with many global leaders in various fields, all across the socio-politico-economic spectrum including former General Secretary of UNO as well.
Moreover, he is a keen observer of local and international political developments. He has written extensively on crucial political and social issues. Of late, he has shown special interest in studying and appreciating the leading role of the Turkish leadership and intelligentsia who have adopted a sensible & pragmatic approach in facing the modern-day challenges. He has educated his readers and audience about the transformation of Turkey as a role model for the Muslim World. He believes in gradual social change through continuous, peaceful & constructive efforts with a pragmatic approach.