|Biographical detail : ||Politician.
Ustaz Fadzil Muhammad Noor was the President of the Malaysian Islamic Party (Parti Islam se Malaysia). His pragmatic and calculated approach indicated the mind of a strategist and planner at work whose own political projects was always framed in moderate and long term. He stood for numerous causes of Malaysian and Muslim concerns and was known and respected in Islamic circles across the world.
Fadzil went to study at the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo and graduated in 1967. During 1970s he also joined Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement, (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia) and the Malaysian Association of ‘Ulama (Persatuan ‘Ulama Malaysia) and also took part in the protests in support of the farmers of Baling that were organised by the students.
In 1997, Fadzil Noor helped to set up an Islamic College, Kolej Islam Darul ‘Ulum (KIDU), based at the Kompleks Pendidikan Islam Muassasah Darul Ulum at Pokok Sena, Kedah.
One of Fadzil’s better-known writings is ‘Aqidah dan Perjuangan’ where he discusses, among other things, the relationship between Islam and Nationalism and the role of Muslim women in politics.
Fadzil Muhammad Noor was born in the village of Seberang Pumpung, near Alor Setar, Kedah. He was always the quite and self-effacing leader – never courted publicity – that earned him the respect of his political opponents.