Dr. Jamal Badawi
Dr. Jamal Badawi is a Muslim Canadian, well-known author, activist, preacher and speaker on Islam. Dr. Badawi completed his undergraduate studies in Cairo, Egypt and obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in Business Administration at Indiana University. He is a former professor of both the Religious Studies and Business Management departments at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Badawi is the author of many books and articles on Islam, with his most recent publication titled ‘Gender Equity in Islam.’ In addition, he researched, designed and presented a 352 segment television series on a variety of Islamic topics, that aired on many local TV stations in Canada and the US as well as 35 other countries around the world. Dr. Badawi actively participates in lectures, seminars and interfaith dialogues across North America. He also serves as a guest speaker in various functions around the world, where his expertise is sought. Additionally, he plays an active role in several Islamic organizations, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He is the founder/chairman of the Islamic Information Foundation, a non-profit foundation and internet forum seeking to promote a better understanding of Islam.