Prof. Jasser Auda
Prof. Jasser Auda is a renowned global authority and distinguished scholar in the field of maqasid al-shariah. He is a Founding and Board Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Member of the Executive Board of the Fiqh Council of North America, Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and Fellow of the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from University of Wales in the UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from University of Waterloo in Canada. Early in his life, he memorized the Quran and studied Fiqh, Usul and Hadith in the halaqas of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo. He was founding Director of the Maqasid Center in the Philosophy of Islamic Law in London and founding Deputy Director of the Center for Islamic Ethics in Doha. He has held teaching positions at the University of Waterloo, Alexandria University, Islamic University of Novi Pazar, Qatar Foundation and the American University of Sharjah. He lectures in Islamic law, ethics and thought around the world and has written over two-dozen books in Arabic and English, some of which have been translated into twenty-five languages.