Model of Individual Human Development to the Fullest Potential – Based on the Qur’anic Concept of Human Being
Noor V. Gillani, D. Sc. is an Ismaili Muslim, of ethnic Indian origin, born in Tanzania, and educated in Tanzania, UK and USA.
Noor did his A.B cum laude at Harvard (1967), his doctorate (1974) at Washington U. in St. Louis (WUSTL) and then joined the WUSTL faculty, becoming Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1985). Noor joined NASA (Principal Res. Scientist) and the U. of AL in Huntsville (Prof. of Atmospheric Science) in 1995. He spent 15 years in these positions before retiring in 2010.
From 1987-97, he was Member of Aga Khan Education Board of the USA and Founder-National Director of its Project PIAR (fore-runner of ECDC) for child development and parent empowerment. It was for PIAR that he first developed his model of Islamic Humanism.
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Over the past fifteen years, inspired by comments made by His Highness the Aga Khan, Dr. Gillani has developed a model of Islamic Humanism based on his personal interpretation of the Qur’anic concept of man. The model addresses both, the question of the purpose of human life and that of balancing our Muslim religious heritage with our non-Muslim Western environment.
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