Prof. Dr S Z Hasan was one of the greatest acknowledged philosophical thinkers of this age. The first Asiatic to get D. Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford, his great work on ‘REALISM’ (Published by the Cambridge University Press) was hailed as a classic on the subject, unsurpassed to this day. In that book he founded a new school of Philosophy in conformity with Islamic norms, which he later developed in his book, PHILOSOPHY a critique completed shortly before his demise in Pakistan in 1949. He was Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the Aligarh Muslim University for decades and also held the honours of being Dean, Faculty of Arts and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy there.