Dr. Jamal Badawi - Canada
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 Master's and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.Dr. Badawi is the author of several works on Islam, including Gender Equity in Islam and a 352-segment television series on Islam, now available under “Islamic Teachings”.
In addition to his participation in lectures, seminars and interfaith dialogues in North America, Dr. Badawi has been frequently invited as guest speaker 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 the grandfather of 16.