Professor Akhtarul Wasey, Padma Shree (b. 1951), President (Vice-Chancellor) of Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur, is a distinguished Islamic scholar, with 36 substantial books and 500 articles to his credit. Presently Professor Emeritus at the Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, he also served as Dean and Head of the Department earlier. In recognition of his sterling contributions, many prestigious awards, including Padma Shree and Makhdoom Quli Medal by the President of Turkmenistan have been conferred upon him. He has delivered lectures as a Fulbright Fellow in several US universities and across India. He is widely acclaimed for his specialisation in Sufism, minority issuesand higher education.