Dr. Jamal Badawi was born and raised in Egypt, and it was in Cairo that Dr. Badawi started his career as a student. He received his bachelors from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt). Upon receiving the degree, he headed for America, and enrolled in Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) where he received both his Masters and doctorate in the department of Business Administration. Upon completing his education, Dr. Badawi began working right away and still is quite active in the Muslim community.
Currently, Dr. Badawi is the director of the Islamic Information Foundation (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), which is a non-profit foundation seeking to promote better understanding of Islam by Muslims and non-Muslims.
He is also working in his own field in Business Administration, as a Professor of Management at St. Mary University (Halifax). He is also a cross-appointed faculty member in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management, at St. Mary University. Previously, Dr. Badawi has taught a course on Islam at Stanford University (California). Along with all these commitments, Dr. Badawi is a member of the Fiqh Council of North America, a part of the Islamic Society of North America, a member of the Consultative Council of North America, and a member of the Juristic Council of North America.
Dr. Badawi is a highly sought after lecturer here in North America and abroad. He is an excellent orator on various pertinent topics, especially Islam and Christianity. He is also very active in journalism and broadcasting. He has researched, designed, and presented a 350 1/2 hour segment television series on Islam, which was shown on many TV stations in Canada, the US, and other countries, as well. Some titles of his published works are: Selected prayers, Gender Equity in Islam, Muhammad in the Bible, Status of Women in Islam, Polygamy in Islamic Law, Islam: A Brief Look, Muslim Womans Dress According to the Qur’an and the Sunnah and Islamic Ethics.