Treatment of Minorities in Christianity and Islam

Dr. Jamal Badawi was born and raised in Egypt. He received his bachelors degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo. He thereafter moved to the U.S. and attended Indiana University, where he earned both his masters and doctoral degrees in the department of Business Administration.

A highly sought-after lecturer, Dr. Badawi has been one of the best known Muslim speakers in the West for two decades. He has written numerous books on Islam and Muslim-Christian issues. Some titles of his published works are: Selected prayers; Gender Equity in Islam; Muhammad in the Bible; Status of Women in Islam; Polygamy in Islamic Law; and Islam: A Brief Look.

Badawi is the director of the Islamic Information Foundation (located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), which is a non-profit entity that characterizes itself as striving to promote a better understanding of Islam by both Muslims and non-Muslims. He is also a professor of in the departments of management and religious studies at St. Mary University (Halifax). Previously, he has taught a course on Islam at Stanford University. He is currently a member of the Fiqh Council of North America, the Islamic Society of North America, the Consultative Council of North America, and the Juristic Council of North America.


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