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Dr. Jasser Auda

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Islamic Scholar & President of Maqasid Institute


Dr. Jasser Auda is a scholar of Islamic legal theory with a focus on the higher purposes (maqasid) of the Islamic law. Among his many prestigious titles, he is the President of Maqasid Institute Global, a think tank registered in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Indonesia, a Founding and Board Member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, and an Executive Member of the Fiqh Council of North America. 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. Early in his life, he memorized the Quran and undertook traditional studies at the Study Circles of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt.

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