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The profound scholar of Islamic law and thought, Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi, passed away at the age of sixty on 26 September 2010 due to cardiac illness in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the time of his death Professor Ghazi was a judge on the Federal Shari'ah Court of Pakistan and Chairman of the Shari'ah Board of the State Bank of Pakistan. Previously, he served for many years as President and Vice-President of the International Islamic University at Islamabad and as Minister of Religious Affairs in the Federal Government of Pakistan. Dr Ghazi also contributed in various capacities to higher education and legal reforms in several Muslim countries such as Malaysia, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.