Dr. Israr Ahmed (26 April 1932 – 14 April 2010; Msc, MBBS) was a prominent Pakistani Islamic theologian, philosopher, and an Islamic scholar followed particularly in South Asia as well as by a number of South Asian Muslims in the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America.
He was the founder of the Tanzeem-e-Islami and an offshoot activist of the rightist Jamaat-e-Islami. Ahmed wrote and published 60 books on different aspects of Islam and religion, nine of which were translated into English. Prior to that, he was a television personality and hosted a daily religious show on Peace TV. His celebrated Bayan ul-Quran series, a translation and commentary on the Holy Quran in Urdu and English, is still considered to be the best (second to the Tafheem ul-Quran by Abul A’la Maududi) among scholars and students alike.