The Muslim umma is internally diverse and reaches across a variety of continents, customs and cultures, yet it retains its sense of unity by virtue of a common set of moral precepts and religious beliefs….
Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding CEO of IAIS Malaysia, graduated from Kabul University, and then earned a PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at the University of London in 1976. He served as Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Malaysia (1985-2004), then Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) from 2004-2006. He was Asst. Professor at McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies; Visiting Professor at Capital University, Ohio; and the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin. He was a member of the Constitution Review Commission of Afghanistan (2003), and a UN shariah expert on the constitutions of Iraq, the Maldives and Somalia (2004-2005). He has published over 260 academic articles and 46 books. His works have been translated into foreign languages. He received the Isma’il al-Faruqi Award for Academic Excellence twice, in 1995 and 1997. He features in the book The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World from 2009, to 2022). He received the King Abdullah II International Award 2010 in recognition of his intellectual contributions towards serving Islam and Muslims.
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