Taha Jabir Alalwani, Ph.D., President of Cordoba University, occupies the Imam Al-Shafi'i Chair in Islamic Legal Theory at The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, as an internationally-known scholar in his field. Dr. Alalwani shares his mastery of the field of Islamic Legal Theory and considerations related to Muslims in the modern world with his students.
He was the Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, and the President of the International Institute of Islamic Thought in Herndon, Virginia. He taught Islamic legal theory for more than ten years at various universities in the Muslim world before emigrating to the United States. Particularly interested in the social implications of Islamic law, he is a major participant in the activities of Muslim social scientists, publishing works such as his Ethics of Disagreement and The Rights of the Accused in Islam and a participant in The Association of Muslim Social Scientist conferences and seminars.Since coming to the United States in 1984, Dr. Alalwani has been a regular contributor to the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences and a keen observer of intellectual trends throughout the Muslim world.