Taha Jabir Al 'Alwani
Dr. Taha Jabir al Alwani was born in Iraq in 1354/1935. He
received his primary and secondary education in his native land and
then graduated with an Honors Degree from the College of Shariah
and Law at Al Azhar University in Cairo in 1378/1959. From the same
university he was awarded his Master's Degree in 1388/1968, and a
Doctorate in Usul al Fiqh in 1392/1973.
For ten years (from 1395/1975 to 1405/1985) Dr al 'Alwani was
a Professor of Fiqh and Usul al Fiqh at Imam Muhammad b. Sa'ud
University in Riyadh.
Dr. al 'Alwani participated in the founding of the International
Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in the USA in 1401/1981, and is now
the Institute's President and a member of its Board of Trustees.
He is a founder-member of the Council of the Muslim World
League in Makkah.
A member of the OIC Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah since
President of the Fiqh Council of North America 1408/1988.
Among his works on Islamic Jurisprudence are:
His edition of Al Mahsul fi `Ilm Usul al
Fiqh "The Sum and Substance of Usul al
Fiqh", by al Imam Fakhr al Din al Razi, in six volumes.
Al Ijtihad wa al Taqlid fi al Islam "Legal
Reasoning and Imitation in Islam"
Huquq al Muttaham fi al Islam "Rights of The
Accused in Islam."
Adab al Ikhtilaf fi al Islam "The Ethics of
Disagreement in Islam."