Dr. Jasser Auda
Dr. Jasser Auda is a member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, a founding member and Head of the Dawah Committee at the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and teaches at the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha. He has a PhD in the Philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a M.Jur. thesis on the Maqasid/purposes of the Shariah from the Islamic American University. Early in his life, he had studied Fiqh, Usul, hadith, Sunnah, and memorized the Quran in the halaqas of the Azhar Mosque in Cairo. He was previously a founding Director of the Maqasid Center in the Philosophy of Islamic Law in London, a founding Deputy Director of the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha, and a professor in the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, Egypt, Islamic Fiqh Academy of India, American University in Sharjah, University of Waterloo, Canada. He lectured on Islam and its law and ethics in dozens of universities and institutes around the world, and wrote a number of books, some of which were translated to fifteen languages. Read more about him here.