Dr Mohammad Naim Yasin

Dr. Yasin completed two B.A. degrees, one in Sharia (1964) and another in Law (1965), from Damascus University. He also received and M.A. degrees, one in Sharia (1968) and another in Law (1968), from al-Azhar University in Cairo. He was awarded his PhD in Sharia from al-Azhar University in 1972. Specializing in Comparative Fiqh and Islamic Politics, Dr Yasin has published numerous books, including Al-Iman (Faith), Abhath Fiqhyyah fi qadaya tibbyyah (Juridical research in Contemporary medical issues) and more recently Mabāḥith fī al-‘aql (Philosophy of Mind). He has written more than 40 research papers on medical issues and contemporary zakat. He has been member of some 30 educational and research institutions, including the scientific committee of the Juristic Encyclopedia issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Kuwait, in addition to serving on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals and research funds. In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences (IOMS) Prize in the field of Medical Jurisprudence from the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences. Dr Yasin has worked in a range of institutions for higher education, including the University of Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and the World Islamic Sciences & Education University. His current position is Professor in the Faculty of Sharia and Law, World Islamic Sciences & Education University (WISE), Jordan.