Dr. Jasser Auda

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Professor Jasser Auda is a scholar of Islamic legal theory, especially the higher purposes (maqasid) of the Islamic law. He is the President of Maqasid Institute Global, a think tank registered in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Indonesia, a Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of Islam at Carleton University, Canada, a Visiting Professor at the Rule of Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Loyola University Chicago, and Al-Shatibi Chair for Maqasid Studies at the International Peace University in South Africa.

He is a Founding and Board Member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, an Executive Member of the Fiqh Council of North America, a Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and a Fellow of the Fiqh Academy of India. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Early in his life, he memorized the Qur’an and undertook traditional studies at the Study Circles of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. He worked previously as a professor at the universities of Waterloo and Ryerson in Canada, Alexandria University in Egypt, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar, American University of Sharjah, UAE, and University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. Professor Auda lectured on Islam and its law in dozens of countries, and wrote 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which were translated to 25 languages.’

Fiqh of Hadith: A Holistic Approach

This course by Dr. Jasser Auda offers an introduction to the topic of the Fiqh or a deep understanding of the hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It presents a general framework…

Understanding the Qur’an

Dr. Jasser Auda stresses that there is no other book in the world in which Allah is speaking. Even if you look at the books of the other originally heavenly religions in which there is a Prophet speaking. If you read the Bible, sometimes Jesus would say that God is saying this

Introduction to Islamic History

In this course, Dr. Jasser Auda introduces Islamic history based on the definition of Islam as the original disposition (fitrah) of all creation and the faith of all prophets, messengers and their followers from the time of Adam to the time of Muhammad

Introduction to the Fiqh of Zakah

Dr. Jasser Auda takes you to explore a variety of topics, the knowledge of which is necessary for every Muslim male and female. Why do we study Fiqh, in general, and the Fiqh of Zakah, in particular, is going to be highlighted here.

Objectives-oriented (Maqasidi) Thinking

In Islam, according to Dr. Jasser Auda, the heart can be examined as an apparatus with independent thinking. But how can the heart think, how can the thinking faculty of the heart be in harmony with nature?

Women and the Mosque

By design, this course by Dr. Jasser Auda delivers deep insight into Islam and women. The aim is to provide a holistic approach so we do justice to this topic and our women.

A Journey to God – Ibn Ata’s Words of Wisdom

With Dr. Jasser Auda, we embark on a spiritual journey to our Lord. Our teacher is a scholar who mastered the knowledge of the apparent and the knowledge of the soul. He is Ibn Ata, Master, Imam, and Shaykh Ibn Ata-Allah al-Sakandari


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