Al Alwani, Dr. Taha Jabir
Posted Oct 5, 2005

Dr. Taha Jabir al Alwani (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) was born in Iraq in 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 1959. From the same university he was awarded his Master’s Degree in 1968, and a Doctorate in Usul al Fiqh in 1973.

For ten years (from 1975 to 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 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 1987, and President of the Fiqh Council of North America since 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.”)