Interview with Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali on Contemporary Islamic Issues

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Setare Sadeghi

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Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is the founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia established in 2007. Originally from Afghanistan, he served as the Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Malaysia from 1985 to 2004). From 2004 to 2006 he was the Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization. Professor Kamali is the world’s leading expert on comparative studies between Islamic and modern law. He is a renowned producer of quality scholarship on Islam in the world today. Professor Kamali received the King Abdullah II bin Hussein International Award for the year 2010 for his intellectual and academic contributions towards serving Islam and Muslims as well as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Prize by President Hassan Rouhani. Professor Kamali visited the faculty of World studies where he delivered a lecture on Islam and moderation. In an exclusive interview with Professor Kamali, we asked him about his take on moderation, unity among Muslims, women’s rights and his visit to Iran.

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