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Dr. Jamal A. Badawi, Member at Large


Dr. Jamal Badawi is “Professor Emeritus” at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he served as Professor of both Management and Religious Studies.

He completed his undergraduate studies in Cairo, Egypt and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Dr. Badawi is the author of several works on Islam, including books, chapters in books and articles. Some of his works are available also on the internet including Gender Equity in Islam available on www.Soundvision.com  and a 352-segment television series on Islam, now available [in audio format] under “Islamic Teachings” at www.Islamonline.net  and other sites.

Articles on topics such as “Apostasy” and “Muslim/Non-Muslim Relations” are also available at the Islamonline site.

In addition to his participation in lectures, seminars and interfaith dialogues in North America, Dr. Badawi has been frequently invited as guest speaker on Islam in nearly 30 other countries. 

He is a member of the Islamic Juridical [Fiqh] Council of North America, The European Council of Fatwa and Research and the International Union of Islamic Scholars.  He has been serving as a volunteer Imam of the local Muslim community in Halifax since 1970.


Dr. Badawi is father of 5 children and grandfather of 17 [so far!]