Al-Sadig Al-Siddig Abdel-Rahman –Al-Mahdi.
- Imam of Alansar Religious Group, elected, December 2002
- President of Umma Party elected February 2009. http://www.umma.org/umma/ar/index.php
- President of International Forum for Moderation http://www.wasatyea.net/ (since 2007)
- Chairman of the Council of Arab Wiseman, in the Arab Gulf for Settling Disputes.
- Member of Club De Madrid clubmadrid.org
- Member of Arab Water Council’s Water Forums http://www.arabwatercouncil.org/
- Member of The C1 World Dialogue c1worlddialogue.org
- Member of National Islamic Conference, Beirut, Lebanon.
- Member of the Advisory Council of the International Task Force for Preventive Diplomacy.
- Member of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, http://www.aalalbayt.org/
- One of the Founding Members of the Network of Democrats in the Arab World http://www.ndaworld.org/
- One of the Founding Members for Yasser Arafat Foundation http://www.yaf.ps
- Board of Trustees Member of Arab Democracy Foundation http://www.adf.org.qa/
- Honorary member of the Egyptian Council of African Affairs 2013 http://www.sis.gov.eg
- President of “Unified National Front” 1961-1964, leading the opposition against the November military Regime.
- Drafted the 1964 October Revolution Charter.
- President of Umma Party, elected 14th November 1964.
- Elected Sudanese Prime Minister: 27th July 1966 – 15th May 1967.
- President of “National Front” 1972-1977 opposing the second autocracy in Sudan.
- Drafted the April 1985 Revolution Charter.
- President of Umma party- reelected 1st March 1985.
- Elected Sudanese Prime Minister, 6th May 1986 – 30th June 1989.
- Member of Club De Madrid’s Board of Directors (2006-2010).
- Chairman of the Strategic planning meeting for Club De Madrid’s Project (Freedom of Association in the Middle East and the North of Africa), Cairo 2007.
- Led the International Forum for Moderation’s mediation in Egypt between President Muhammad Mursi and the opposition.
- On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, a carnival ceremony and a symposium on his works was organized by a ‘National committee Celebrating the Seventieth Birthday of Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi’ in Ahfad University for Women in the period 25-26th December 2005. The symposium and the event in general yielded papers, press articles and testimonies valuing his public role.
- In 2006, the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in New Delhi, India, selected him as one of the 100 Great Muslim Leaders of the twentieth Century in the realm of Leaders and Rulers. He was the only Sudanese citizen in the list.
- The Center for Development of Democracy, a local NGO, chose him as the man for Democracy for the year 2007.
- In 2009, he was enlisted in the 500 most influential Muslim leaders, by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordan, in cooperation with Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in the United States.
- In January 2013, he was chosen by UNFPA as a goodwill ambassador in combating FGM in Sudan.
- In April 2013, the Gusi Peace Prize Institution granted him its Peace Prize, in Manila, Philippines on the 27th of November 2013.
- In September 2013, the Environmental Association in Ahfad University for Women granted him its medal, acknowledging his endeavors in raising awareness about ecological issues.
Omdurman (Al-Abasya),Sudan- on 25th December 1935.
Father: Imam Al-Siddig Abdel-Rahman Al-Mahdi (1911 – 1961) graduate of Gordon Memorial College, Department of Engineering. Assumed leadership of the Ansar after the death of his father, Imam Abdel-Rahman Al-Mahdi in March 1959. He led the opposition against Aboud military regime and the struggle to restore democracy until his death in October 1961.
Mother: Sayeda Rahma Abdallah Jad-Allah (1909 – 1985). Well versed and knowledgeable in Mahdist and Islamic heritage, she was one of the pioneers of women renaissance in Sudan, she founded with others, the first women society ‘Jameeat Targyiat Almaraa’, which was the society for Women Renaissance.
Religious Education, (Khalwa): Omdurman (Al-Abasya) at an early age under the teachings of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Agab and later in Gezira Aba under Sheikh Ali Al-Seouri.
Civil Education: Elementary School: Gezira Aba. Primary School: Ahfad School for Boys- Omdurman. Secondary School: Began it in Comboni School (Khartoum) and continued at Victoria College (Alexandria , Egypt 1948 – 52) when he left the college. He returned home to accompany Shiekh Al-Tayeb Al-Sarraj and learn extensively from his Arabic language and literature’s repertory.
Graduate and Postgraduate Studies
Al-Sadig Al-Mahdi returned to regular education late in 1952, where he was matriculated as a listener freshman at the School of Sciences, University of Khartoum, with a promise from its dean to be officially admitted if he passed the final exams, but later, the dean failed to keep his promise, and alternatively offered to help him in sitting for the Oxford school certificate. He was then sent to Saint John’s College, University of Oxford in 1954, where he graduated with Honors in Economics, Politics and Philosophy in 1957, and was automatically granted a Masters Degree two years later.
In 1957, Al-Sadig Al-Mahdi joined the Minister of Finance as a civil servant, but resigned in November 1958 as the coup of the 17th of November was a beginning of a military reign that he rejected.
He then joined the ranks of the opposition, and hence entered the political arena with his main aim being to serve the plight of democracy, development and authenticity in Sudan, holding the slogan of Islamic Revival in the Muslim World, a revival recipe implementing Human Rights, Democracy and Religious Tolerance, in short of achieving Modernity and Globality in the Muslim World.
In October 1961, his father, Imam Al-Siddig, who was the elected Umma Party’s President died, and his uncle, Imam Al Hadi Al Mahdi was nominated as Imam of Al Ansar. Al-Sadig Al-Mahdi , played a major role in closing the ranks of Sudanese factions to oppose the Aboud regime, and hence was chosen as the president of the Unified National Front, which led the opposition.
He was the first to call for the necessity of the political solution to the Southern civil war which erupted in 1963. He issued his book “Southern Sudan Question” in April 1964. He contributed to the downfall of the Aboud regime and the making of the October revolution of 1964. He led the funeral prayers on the revolution’s martyr Alghorashi which sparked the October revolt. He also wrote the draft of the revolution charter (manifesto) which was signed by all political parties and trade unions leading to the democratic transformation.
Al-Sadig Al- Mahdi was elected president of the Umma party in November 1964, and led a campaign to reform the party by expanding its base and promote political activity and democracy within it, as well as crystallize and modernize its Islamic slogans. This campaign, was exploited by others to sown the seeds of conflict between him and his uncle, Imam Al-Hadi Al-Mahdi and led to the split of the Umma party in the period 1966-1969.
As a result Al-Sadig Al-Mahdi, assumed the Premier post in 27th July 1966 in a coalition government between his party and the National Unionist Party led by Ismael Al Azhari. He was the youngest Prime Minister in Sudan and in few months he could move forward several issues that were halted, such as the Southern file. Inter alia, he encouraged the Twelve man committee which yielded from the Roundtable Conference of 1965, convened the all-party conference in October 1967 and made a field tour in the South. He also gave the slow constitution drafting process a higher priority. Despite his swift conduct and progress some of his own allies, decided to join the opposition. This new multilateral opposition bloc led to the overthrow of his government in Parliament by a 16 votes’ difference on the 15th May 1967, because several MPs supported him despite their parties’ positions. Nevertheless, he shifted to the ranks of the opposition.
A splintered Umma party ran for the 1968 elections, while its unionists’ rivals: the National Unionist Party and the Popular Democratic Party, were united in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in 1967. The Umma Party, was once again reunited in February 1969 but had not benefited from its new power because of the coup of 25th of May 1969 which undermined the constitutional legitimacy.
Sayed Al-Sadig Al-Mahdi, was first to announce opposition to the communist alignment of the May Regime and called for a national solution, he joined his uncle Imam Al Hadi and the rest of Ansar in Aljazeera Aba soon after the coup. But the coup leaders used deception to send him to Khartoum claiming that they want to start dialogue with Umma Party, alternatively, he was arrested after one meeting with Jaffar Numeiri, the coup leader, and was sent on 5th June 1969 to solitary arrest in Jabait, then to the black Port Sudan prison, then to Shendi prison. During these times he experienced several attempts on his life.
The new regime embarked on a policy of repression against the Ansar religious group, which led to the mass atrocities of Gezira Abba and Wadnabawi, Omdurman in March 1971 yielding about a thousand martyrs; and the Kurmok massacre, with the martyrdom of the Ansar Imam Al Hadi Al Mahdi and two of his companions.
After the Abba, Wadnubawi and Kurmuk massacre, Al Sadig Al Mahdi was sent to exile in Egypt and was placed there under house arrest. He was then returned as a detainee again to Port Sudan black prison, where he was held until May 1973. Released for several months, then detained again in Port Sudan prison, (from December 1973 until May 1974). During this period he wrote his book “Questions on Mahdism”.
In 1974, Sayed Al Sadig traveled abroad where he started a tour to Arab, Western and African Capitals during which he delivered a number of lectures, some of which were published in his book “Speeches of Exile”.
The National Democratic Front (NDF), opposing the May regime, was formed under his leadership in exile (it comprised of the Umma Party, Democratic Unionist Party and the Muslim Brotherhood). The NDF undertook an attempt to liberate Sudan from the internal occupation through an armed uprising of July 1976, which failed to oust the May regime; however it convinced the regime of the vitality and strength of the opposition. That worked with other factors leading to the ‘National Reconciliation’; a political accord between the May regime and the NDF in 1977 according to which the regime should have undertaken fundamental democratic reforms.
Sayed Al Sadig Al Mahdi returned to Sudan in 26th September 1977, where he soon came to realize the regime’s deception and its reluctance in guaranteeing democracy and political reform. He considered that the reconciliation had failed; however, he preferred to stay in Sudan to oppose the May regime from inside Sudan.
On the 8th of September 1983, the May regime declared what it called the Legislative Revolution, which was considered by Sayed Al Sadig as biggest distortion to Islamic jurisprudence, he declared his opposition to it at the Adhha Eid khutba of 18th of September. He was again arrested on the 25th of September 1983. During the detention period he wrote “The Position of Legitimate Penalties in the Islamic Social System”. He was released in December 1984 along with other detainees opposing the so called Shariaa Law such as the Republicans led by the late Ustaz Mahmoud Mohammed Taha. Their release was according to a conspiracy to get rid of the regime’s opposition through judicial assassination, Al Sadig Al Mahdi unveiled the plot and payed advise to the Republicans to avoid the trap, nonetheless, they issued a statement opposing the notorious laws and the regime went on to assassinate Ustaz Mahmoud Mohammed Taha. That event, along with the accumulating economic failures, the Falasha migration to Israel, etc, sparked the April 1985 revolution, in which Al-Sadig Al-Mahdi played an important role, writing again the draft of the revolution manifesto which was signed by all political parties and trade unions of the April/Rajab revolt.
Umma Party held its Fifth Congress in Feb/March 1985 in which Sayed Al Sadig was elected as the Party’s President. the party’s name was changed to Umma National Party UNP.
General elections were held in April 1986 after one year of transition. UNP got the majority votes and Sayed Al Sadig was elected Prime Minister. Several coalitions followed, in which he held the Premier position until the advent of the 30th of June 1989 coup.
During that short period, his governments which faced so many internal and external challenges, managed to revive the fallen economy, and was about to hold a constitutional conference in the 18th of September 1989 to put an end to the civil war in the South.
He detailed the third democracy conduct, successes and failures in his book “Democracy in Sudan: Will Return and Triumph”.
Sayed Al Sadig, was arrested on the 7th July 1989, when he was about to present a memorandum to the coup leaders which was found with him, the memorandum called for national consensus on Sudan’s pressing issues of peace, governance and the like.
He was sent along with other political leaders in Kober prison until December 1990 when he was moved to house arrest. During the Kober detention, in 2nd October 1989, he was threatened and subjected to a mock execution if he didn’t cooperate with the security agents and declare the failure of democracy. He refused to comply and was then kept in solitary arrest for several days, as a result he wrote his book favoring Democracy compared to military reign in Sudan .
In October 1989, he signed with other detained political leaders the “National Charter” forming the National Democratic Alliance NDA.
In December 1990, he was transferred to house arrest at his aunt’s house (the house of Professor Shaikh Mahgoub Jaafar). Members of his family were allowed to accompany him. In this period he wrote: the “Challenges of the Nineties” and “We Laughed in Sad Times”.
He was released on the 30th of April 1991 and was held under close surveillance from the security service, his movement was restricted, whereby he could not move outside the Capital Khartoum. He raised a flag of Civil Struggle “Jihad” and advised regime rulers to install justice and democracy in all his public addresses, a situation that had exposed him to lengthily interrogations and detentions, e.g. he was detained in 1993, in June 1994 and the detention of hundred and one days from May to September 1995, whereby he experienced repression in the so called “ghost houses”, i.e. Houses in which the security forces used to brutally torture opposition leaders.
After that he was subjected to threats from the authorities and his close surveillance by the regime’s security continued. Security officials told him that he will be responsible of all the external opposition deeds, which somehow restricted their acts. These factors convinced him of the necessity of his departure to deprive the regime of any hostage.
Therefore, he emigrated secretly on the dawn of Monday the 9th of September 1996 on his way to Eritrea. The exit operation has been called Tahtadoon (meaning: getting the right path, after a Quranic verse).
Sayed Al Sadig, joined the Sudanese opposition abroad, he started the biggest diplomatic and political campaign witnessed by the opposition since its formation.
The rising inside and outside political efforts led to the Khartoum’s Regime changing positions, seeking dialogue with the opposition, this attitude led to the Geneva meeting between Sayed Al Mahdi and Dr. Hassan Al Turabi the then secretary general of the governing party (National Congress) in 1st and 2nd of May 1999. This meeting was arranged by Dr. Kamil Attayeb Idris, the then Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The negotiations led to signing the “National Call” contract with the Regime in Djibouti in 25th November 1999. UNP then decided to resume its public activity inside the country, and its President, Sayed Sadig Al-Mahdi retuned on the 23rd November 2000 to Sudan giving his return the title of Tuflihoon (meaning achieving prosperity, after a Quranic verse also).
UNP continued dialogue with the regime to achieve just peace and democratic transformation. The regime urged the party to participate in Government but the party’s Politburo made a decision in 18th February 2001, that participation should be either in a National Government or after fair and free elections.
The regime then managed to convince some of the party’s delegates in the dialogue process to participate in Government and convened a mock and secretly arranged party congress in July 2002, announcing a new UNP leadership and deciding to participate in Government without fulfilling the party’s mentioned conditions. UNP considered this the most hostile and irresponsible action from the Regime and the dialogue process was halted.
In the period 19-21st December 2002 the Ansar Organization made its First Congress and Sayed Al Sadig Al-Mahdi was elected as the Imam of Al Ansar.
In the period 15-18th April 2003 UNP convened its Sixth Congress and Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi was re-elected as the Party’s President.
Al Mahdi continued his efforts in supporting the Sudan’s peace process by different means. He and his party supported the Mashakos Protocol signed between the warring parties in 20th July 2002, and led several initiatives to strengthen the popular movement supporting that process.
In 24th May 2003 Al Mahdi signed with The Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) the Cairo Declaration.
On 9th January 2005, an agreement between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the SPLM was finalized in Naivasha, Kenya.
Al Mahdi and his party welcomed that accord as a means to cease-fire, yet called for revisiting several points so as to achieve its claimed goals, namely; unity, sustainable peace and democratic transformation. He was the only genuine critique to the accord among the opposition body politic. His widely then criticized position turned to be a public opinion now. As he and his party expected, neither unity, democracy nor peace were achieved.
Again, in May 2006, a peace accord between the Government of National Unity (GNU) and some of the Darfur rebels was signed in Abuja, Nigeria, and in October 2006 another accord was signed with the Eastern Front in Asmara, Eritrea. The Abuja accord was poorly supported by the people of Darfur and led to further Security and Humanitarian crisis; the same criticism applies to the Asmara accord. The Doha document of 2011 was also short of addressing the legitimate aspirations of the peoples of Darfur. UNP led by Al-Mahdi called for regional conferences based on certain Declaration of Principles, and ultimately convening a National Conference to ratify them.
On May 20, 2008, UNP signed the National Accord Agreement with the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). The agreement called for an all parties’ national convention to address peace and democratization aspirations. Despite being bilateral, it called for others to join, but the Regime’s hawks toppled down the whole plan.
Al Mahdi’s expectations on the Naivasha Peace accord of 2005 that it will neither achieve unity nor peace were found to be true, since the Southerners voted for secession overwhelmingly in 2011, and war in the two disputed areas: South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states soon followed.
Again, following the economic depletion of the year 2013, the Regime’s President visited Al Mahdi at his residence in Omdurman, on the 27th August, and agreed with him that issues of Governance, Constitution and Peace are national and should be neither dominated by nor denied to anyone.
Soon after that was the September 2013 uprising protesting the announcement of heavy economic austerity measures, which the regime suppressed brutally, resulting in more than 200 martyrs. The Regime faced strong national and international condemnation, under that pressure, it appeared to be fulfilling the national dialogue requirements. The Regime’s President announced the Wathba National Dialogue in January 2014. Al IMahdi participated enthusiastically in the process, but found it completely monopolized by the Regime and chaired by its President; he called for a neutral presidency. The Regime soon showed intolerance towards his stance and arrested him on May 16, 2014, claiming that his criticism to the Rapid Support Forces (RSP) is a criminal act, charging him with crimes amounting to death penalty, the Regime’s parliament even announced that he should be charged with treason and a fierce media campaign was launched against him, which was seen as preparatory for judicial assassination. Later on, the Regime responded to many internal and external pressures and released him on Sunday, 15th June 2014.
On 8/8/2014, Al Mahdi signed with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front SRF the Paris Declaration, which was a breakthrough in Sudanese politics, with the unanimous support of the armed factions to a political non-military resolution to Sudan’s disputes, involving one of two methods: credible dialogue fulfilling certain requirements, or peaceful uprising. The declaration also held consensus on unity, rather than self determination, under a new fair and just Sudan. The indiscriminately hostile Regime, rather than welcoming this huge national breakthrough, arrested Dr. Maryam Sadiq al-Mahdi who participated in the meetings which yielded Paris Declaration, upon her return from Paris at the Khartoum airport, on 10th August 2014, she remained in solitary confinement for a month.
Imam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi continued his activities abroad, residing in Cairo in voluntary exile. His endeavors focused on national agenda to build national consensus on the Paris Declaration principles, on regional tasks through the International Forum for Moderation, and on international missions through Club de Madrid.
On September 4, 2014, his contacts with the African Union High Implementation Panel AUHIP, headed by President Thambo Mbeki, led to an eight points’ agreement signed by Mbeki and each of the Sudanese parties separately, namely: the GoS represented by the 7+7 committee on one hand and the Paris Declaration Forces on the other. The points constituted the basis of the African Union Peace and Security Council AUPSC resolutions of its 456th session, held on the 12th of September 2014.
The second breakthrough in the national agenda was in Addis Ababa on 3rd December 2014, where the SRF, the UNP, the National Consensus Forces NCF and the Civil Society Initiative signed “Sudan Call” with principles similar to that of Paris Declaration plus the 456th AUPSC resolutions. The Regime’s hostility showed up again in arresting Dr. Amin Makki Madani, head of the civil society initiative, and Mr. Farouk Abu Eissa, chairman of the NCF after their return from Addis Ababa.
Immediately after the signing of Sudan Call, and on December 5, Imam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, wrote a letter to Mr. Thabo Mbeki, in which he presented a proposal for a Roadmap to the required National Sudanese Dialogue.
On the 20th of December, he also wrote a letter to the UN Security Council urging it to adopt the AUPSC resolutions which enlisted the prerequisites of a credible national dialogue process, regarding freedoms, humanitarian accessibility to civilians in war torn areas, etc. However, the Regime marched in the opposite direction, issuing on 4th January 2015 constitutional amendments withdrawing all democratic features in the Interim Constitution of 2005.
Al Mahdi was interviewed in Doha in the “Witness on Time” episodes on Al Jazeera Channel, which were broadcast in October and November 2015. He traveled to Berlin, Paris and Addis Ababa during that period, to participate in consultations on Sudan.
In 21st March 2016 Mbeki proposed a Roadmap and signed it bilaterally with GoS. The opposition parties refused to sign until their reservations were addressed. Imam Al Sadig led several talks and negotiations with Mbeki to put their remarks under consideration, which ultimately led to their signing of the Roadmap in Addis Ababa in 2016/8/8.
It was since then expected that the Regime implement the Roadmap which it first signed, conversely, it participated in the Saudi Yemen storm, and thought its new regional alliance, its international alliance with EU in combating illegal migration, and with the US in anti terrorism efforts, are substitutes to internal reconciliation and peace processes, announcing the monologue of the Wathba Dialogue as final.
Through the International Forum for moderation, Al-Mahdi led a vigorous movement to end the polarization between Sunni and Shii Muslims, and extinguish conflicts raging within Muslim countries and between them, this resulted in adoption of an Ummah Mobilization Call.
In Club de Madrid, he has been active in the (Stop Violent Extremism) program, providing with objective diagnosis of terrorism root causes, and hence the adoption of adequate remedy policies.
By the end of 2016, Al-Mahdi announced that his duties abroad were concluded. UNP institutions decided his return on the 26th January 2017, the same date of the great Mahdi’s liberation of Khartoum in 1885.
He is now calling for a (Convention for a Democratic South Africa, CODESA) type encounter to reach to a comprehensive and just peace and a real democratic transformation in Sudan, assuring that if the Government failed to comply, a third revolution will take place.
He continues his contacts and mobilization efforts nationally, regionally and internationally, to restore comprehensive peace and real democracy in Sudan, and to solve the dialectic between modernity and Religious revival in the Muslim World.
In 1960 he married Sayeda Hafya Mamoun Sharief and in February 1963 he married the late Sayeda Sarrah Al-Fadil Mahmoud (1934-2008).
His children from both wives are:
Umsalama (1961) an agronomist, and op-ed columnist.
Randa (1963) a pharmacist, deputy dean of college of Pharmacology, Altigatna Univerisity.
Maryam (1965) a medical doctor by profession, deputy chairperson of Umma National party.
Abdelrahman (1966), Colonel in Sudanese Armed Forces.
Zienab (1966), architect, associate professor at Al Ribat University, college of Architecture.
Rabah (1967) electrical engineer, op-ed columnist and his private secretary for research and publications.
Siddig (1968) a petroleum engineer, businessman.
Tahra (1969), Medical Doctor, Deputy dean of School of Medicine, Ahfad University for Women.
Mohamed Ahmed (1974) electronic engineer, businessman,
Bushra (1978), Lieutenant in Sudanese armed Forces.
- Breeding and rearing of horses and horse riding.
- Tennis and Polo.
He is keen to follow up the news of the intellectual arena, through the reading of books, newspapers, and magazines. He also participates actively in debates, various intellectual activities and closely follows up radio news bulletins and satellite channels.
Imam Al Sadig Al-Mahdi has registered his voice and opinion in a large volume of written work where he has contributed his rich intellectual participation and mobilization, in both published and unpublished documents. Some of which are:
- The South Sudan Question: published April 1964.(Arabic)
- Speeches of exile, Dar AlGadhaya- Beirut, 1976. (Arabic)
- National Reconciliation from A to Z. 1978 (Arabic)
- Questions on Mahdism: Dar AlGadhaya 1979. (Arabic)
- Islam and Social Change, lecture, 1979.
- Secularism: Roots and Dimensions (lecture), Omdurman Islamic University, 1979. (Arabic)
- The Islamic Revolts and Challenges., 1980 , (Arabic)
- Development: The Islamic Approach. 1980
- Social Change in Islam. 1980
- Mahdism in Islam. 1980
- The Economic System of Islam, 1980.
- The Creed Book, 1981(Arabic)
- The Traditions Book, 1981 (Arabic)
- Islamic Renaissance and the Future of Preaching, 1981.
- My Brother Citizen,
- Islam and Revolution in the Middle East and Northern Africa. 1982
- Development and Politics in the Modern Sudan, 1982.
- The Message of Independence, 1982.
- The Future of Islam in Sudan: A paper at the seminar held by the group of thought and culture. 1982. (Arabic)
- The Islamic Perspective for Economic Development: published 1984. (Arabic)
- The Ideology of Mahdism– a paper presented to the conference on the memorial of Mahdism in Sudan, University of Khartoum, 1986.
- Legitimate Penalties and their Position in the Islamic Social System: published by Al-Zahra for Arab Media 1987. (Arabic)
- Zakat (alms) and the Financial System in Islam (lecture 1988). (Arabic)
- Islam and the Southern Sudan Question (lecture) (Arabic), 1988
- Religious Extremism and its Impact on Sudanese National Security (lecture 1988). (Arabic)
- Al Jazeera Aba and its role in Sudanese Renaissance., 1988, (Arabic)
- The Message of Independence, 1982
- The Mahdist Ideology (a paper published at the symposium to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Mahdiya)
- Women and their Rights in Islam: Umma Publications., 1985.
- Democracy in Sudan: Will Return and Triumph: Published 1990.
- The Challenges of the Nineties: published 1991.
- We Laughed in Sad Circumstances: not published.
- Abdel Rahman Al Sadig: The Religious Leader “Imam”. A paper presented to the Scientific Symposium accompanying the centaury anniversary’s celebration of Imam Abdel Rahman’s Birth, 1996.
- On the Road to the Second Migration: published 1997.
- Now, What is in the Sudan, 1997 (Translation)
- The Truth About the Sudanese Agreement Signed on 21st April 1997 (translation)
- Future of Higher Education in Sudan, paper presented to the Conference of Future of Higher Education, Cairo, 1998.
- Islamic Perspective of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a paper presented to the Conference of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an Islamic Perspective, UN, Geneva , November1998.
- The Syrian – Turkish Conflict from the Perspective of the Islamic- Arab Civilization, Oct, 1998.
- 43 Years of Sudanese Independence: A Tearful Smile, Jan 1999.
- Second Birth in Sudan: In the Cradle of Sustainable Human Rights, 1999.
- The IGAD Process After the Sixth Round of Talks Between GOS and SPLM/A, May 1999.
- A Joint Analysis of the Political Situation in the Sudan, June 1999.
- Human Rights in Sudan, paper to the 2nd Kampala Conference on Human Rights in Sudan, July 2000.
- Calls of the Modern World, 2001, Khartoum, Ashshamasha publishers.
- Religion and National Integration, at The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Lagos, Nigeria, On Thursday the 28th of June 2001, (under the chairmanship of General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) Former Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria).
- Lessons From Modern Islamisation Programmes, At Arewa House Kaduna, Nigeria, On Saturday The 30th Of June 2001, Under The Auspices Of Assembly Of Muslims In Nigeria (A.M.I.N.)
- Strategic Interests and Emotional positions, 2001, not published.
- Islam and the West, Lecture presented to the National Defense Institution, U.S.A, 8th Feb 2002.
- The Future of Relationship between Islamic Civilization and other Civilizations, a paper presented to the 14th Islamic Conference, Cairo, May 2002.
- Dialectic of Origin and Modern, Khartoum, 2002, Ashshamasha publisher.
- Islamic Minorities in Today’s World, a lecture presented to Omdurman Islamic University Students’ Union, July 2002.
- SHURA and Democracy: A Modern View, a paper presented to the First Conference of the Arabic Thought Institution, Cairo, October 2002.
- Political Poem in Sudan, Khartoum-3 Symposium, 2002.
- Towards a National Plan for Plastic Arts in Sudan, 5th March 2003, a lecture presented to the Plastic Artists’ Association and the General Union of the Sudanese Plastic Artists.
- Human Civilizations Clash or Dialogue?, a paper presented to the Civilizations’ Dialogue’s Conference, University of Alnilein, Khartoum, 6th March 2003.
- Towards a National Plan for Sports in Sudan, a lecture presented at Baytalmal sports’ club, 23rd April 2003.
- The Role of the International Community in the Promotion of Democracy and the Rule of Law– Paper presented to the round Table discussion organized by “No without Justice” in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the high Patronage of the Italian Senate. Date 18th July 2003.
- Future of Democracy in the Arab and Muslim World, a paper presented at the Regional Governmental Conference on Human Rights, Good Governance and the Role of the International Criminal Court, Yemen, Sanaa, 10-11th Jan 2004.
- Future horizons for Nile Waters as an Essential Element in Sudan’s Economic Development, a lecture presented at Alnilin University, Faculty of Law, under the auspices of the Nile Basin Research and Studies’ Center, 16th Feb 2004.
- Woman in Islamic View between Reality and Future Horizons, a lecture prsented at Omdurman Islamic University for Women, 22nd Feb 2004.
- Differing Identities: Clash or Integrity?, a paper presented at Shargah Hall, under the auspices of Women Studies Center.
- Reconciliation and Confidence building in Sudan. A paper presnted to a Symposium on: “: Between Partnership and participation” held by the Center of Studies, Juba University, in cooperation with Fredrech Ibert Foundation, and Tiba Press Foundation 6-7th March 2004, Sharga Hall, Khartoum.
- Towards an Essential Solution to Darfur Crisis, 11th March 2004, a workshop held by Khartoum University Students Union “KUSU”. Shargah Hall, Khartoum
- Democratic Reform in Arab World, a paper presented 3-4th June 2004, Conference Democracy and Reform in Arab World, held by Center of Gulf Studies.
- Social Upbringing of Sudanese Child, a paper presented at the Nubian Club, organized by Nob charity association. 20th June 2004.
- Neccessity of IJTIHAD in confronting Modern Challenges including CEDAW, a paper presenter to a workshop about “CEDAW”, held by Women Trustee, Ansar Affairs Association. 21st July 2004. (Also presented to a workshop on “CEDAW between Religion and Law” held by The Consultational Council for HR, office of HCHR (Khartoum), and International Geneva Institute for HR , Khartoum, 20-21 Dec 2004.
- Towards a New Islamic Reference: Free of the Rigid dealings with the Past, and Submissiveness to the West. A paper presented to a Workshop held by Ansar Affairs’ Association, Omdurman, Sudan, 16-18 Aug, 2004.
- Security Threats on Water Resources of Sudan, a paper presented at the syposium of: The Convention of Nile Waters and its Effect on Sudanese National Security, Ribat University, Institute of Social and Criminal Studies, 21st Aug 2004.
- Transparency: A Pillar in Combating Corruption and a Prerequisite to Good Governance, paper presented at the Workshop on: “Towards a Comprehensive Strategy for Promoting Transparency”. National Center for & Development, in cooperation with African Bank for Development and Transparency International, Khartoum, 23-26th Aug, 2004.
- Sudan and International Order, paper presented to a working session about “Internationalization and it’s effect on Sudanese Issues” held by Foreign Relations Trustee in Umma Party, Khartoum, 28th Aug, 2004.
- Role of Political Parties in Promoting Female Role in Politics paper presented to a workshop held under the auspices of Teeba Press & UNDP, Khartoum, 14th Dec 2004.
- The National and International Protection for Human Rights, April 2005.
- On scale: The Agreement Jan. 2005 & The draft Constitution May 2005, Cairo, May 2005.
- Towards a Renewed Islamic Reference, Cairo, 2005.
- Memorandum About The Plight of Immigrants in the West- 2005
- Horn of Africa Conference IV: Good Governance and the Rule of Law – Comment: Transitional Blockages to Human Development – October 2005, Lund, Sweden
- Conference on: Political Management of Transformation – Enhancing Governance Capacity” Under the Auspices of Bertelsmann Stiftung Shaping Change: Strategies of Development Transformation- Political Management of Transformation: Enhancing Governance Capacity– Berlin, October 2005.
- Statement By Imam Al sadig Al Madi On: Religious Co-Existence in Sudan- 2005
- HORN OF AFRICA CONFERENCE IV Good Governance and Rule of Law: Key to ,Democratization and sustainable Development- GOVERNANCE AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF COLLAPSED STATES (Sudan as a Model) – October 2005 in Lund, Sweden.
- Speech East West Dialogue 2005 November, Barcelona, Spain
- Workshop on Freedom of Religion and Belief – Oslo Coalition on Religion and Belief In Collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid Paper Titled: Religious Coexistence in the Sudan – 5-6 December 2005 El Amirei Restaurant- Khartoum
- Escaping the Resource (Oil) Curse: Revenue Management for Sustainable Development The Sudanese Case- 2006
- Democratizing energy, geopolitics And power the role of energy In power polities – Africa- 2007
- Round Table on the Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of genocide Expert Round Table- 2008
- The Three Questions: Interview with Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi- 2009
- Address to the African Panel- 2009
- The Arab House in Madrid- Speech on: Optimum Terms for Euro-Arab Relations -2009
- Can Unity be saved? Article 2009
- Contribution to the Consultation on Justice and Reconciliation During Sudan’s Post-2011 Transition- September 2010
- Work Iftar in Honour of the Diplomatic Corps in Sudan– September 2010
- The Issue of Unity and Separation September 2010
- The Berlin International Congress : An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding (Berlin, 09th – 12th March 2011)
- Memorandum to the Club of Madrid -Arab Revolutions and the Reshaping of International Relations -3rd April, 2011
- The International Institute for Muslim Unity- International Conference on Islam in Africa: Intellectual Trends, Historical Sources and Research Methods -Recommendations -July 2011
- A National Charter for: Freedom, Justice and Development-2/10/2011
- Statement to the US Institute -Washington, DC, November 12, 2011
- Democracy and the Challenges of the Arab Spring -Doha Forum &Enriching the Middle East’s Economic Future Conference– )20th -22nd May, 2012( Doha, Qatar Sheraton Hotel
- Reflections on Relations Between Ethiopia and Eritrea-17th November 2012 – St Antony’s College – University of Oxford
- The Two Sudans: A Partnership or Mutual Suicide?– the Sudan Centre at St. Antony’s College- University of Oxford – November 2012
- Dialogue between Civilizations and Religions is pointless- Cultures would be drawn together or driven apart in terms of their reconciliation or distance from the Human Rights Creed– 14th Number, 2012- St Antony’s College – University of Oxford
- (The Critical Preset and the Promising Future) -December 2012
- Good Governance -The British Council Management Forum -24th December, 2012
- Addressing the New Generation, December 2012, Madarik, Khartoum.