Muhammad Saleem Al-'Awwa

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Biographical Details

Muhammad Saleem Al-`Awwa is currently a member of the International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS), and is an Egyptian Law Expert and Former University professor. [1]

Academic Posts:

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Law, London 1972.
  • Diploma in Public Law, Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, 1965.
  • Diploma in Shari`ah, Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, 1964.
  • LL.B. Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, 1963.


  • Chairman of the Egyptian Society for Culture and Dialogue.
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (1994-2000)
  • Member of the Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue.
  • Professor of Law - at the Faculty of Law, Zagazig University (1985-1994).
  • Consultant for the Arab Educational Office for Gulf Countries, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1979-1985).
  • Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence and Comparative Law, Islamic Studies Department, Riyadh University (Currently King Saud), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Associate Professor of Comparative Law, Abdullah Bayero’s College, Ahmad Bello Univ., Kano, Nigeria, 1972.
  • Doctorate Student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. (1969-1972)
  • A lawyer at the Fatwa and Legislation Dept., Kuwait Ministerial Council, (1967-1979)
  • A lawyer at the State Council, Egypt (1966-1971)
  • Deputy for the Public Attorney (1963-1966)

Resources and articles

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  • Author of "Pluralism In Islamic Political Thought," a chapter in: Islam And Democracy, London, 1993.


  1. Muhammad Saleem Al-'Awwa,, accessed February 7, 2011.