Dr Idris El-Hareir (Chairman)
Professor of History at the Faculty of Arts
in Benghazi, Libya. He holds a B. A. in History 1969 University
of Libya, M. A. in History 1972 University of Indiana, USA. and
PhD. in History 1976 University of Utah, USA. He was Member
of the Faculty of Arts Committee 1977-1979, Member of the
University of Garyounis Higher Committee 1977-1979, Chairman of
the Research Board of the Faculty of Arts 1977-1980, Member of the
Research Board Centre, University of Garyounis 1977-1980, Editor
of the Bulletin of Faculty of Arts, 1976, Member of the Editorial
Board of Majallat Al-Buhut Al-Tarikhiya, published by Libyan Studies
Centre Tripoli, Director of the Project of rewriting the Libyan
History during the Italian Occupation since 1976, Member of Board
of Governors of the Institute for Studies of Humanistic Values,
Accra, Ghana, Member of the International Scientific Committee for
Drafting a General History of Africa, Chairman of the International
Scientific Committee for the Project of Different Aspects
of Islamic Culture, Member of the Arabian Plan sponsored by UNESCO.
Author of about 25 studies in History. Since 1998, he is
the Delegate of the World Islamic Call Society to UNESCO.
World Islamic Call Society
Professor A. Bouhdiba
Professor of Law at De Paul College, Chicago.
Secretary-general of the International Association of Penal Law.
President of the International Institute of Criminal Science. Author
of numerous publications, including The Islamic Criminal Justice
De Paul College, Chicago
Professor A.Y. al-Hassan
Educated in Jerusalem, Cairo
and London, with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
He was Dean of Engineering, President of the
University of Aleppo, and Minister of Petroleum, Electricity and Mineral Resources in
Damascus. He established in 1974 the Institute for the History of Arabic Science at the
University of Aleppo, and was its first Director. He was for some years Visiting Professor
at the Department for the History and Philosophy of Science, University College, London,
and Visiting Professor at the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies, University of
Toronto. He is an Associate of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and
Technology at the University of Toronto. He is an editor of the Journal for the History
of Arabic Science, a past member of the Advisory Committee of the United
Nations University, Tokyo, a Chevalier of the Legion dHonneur, France, a
Corresponding Member of the International Academy for the History of Science, and a
Corresponding Member of the Iraqi Academy. He has written, edited and published several
books and monograms.
and Arabic Mechanical Engineering,
of the Theory and Practice of the Mechanical Arts by al-Jazari,
(The Book of Ingenious Devices) by the Banu Musa,
A Short History (with Donald Hill), C.U.P. and UNESCO,
Furusiyyah wa al Manasib al Harbiyya of Hasan Al Rammah,
(on gunpowder and incendiary weapons),
Professor Albert Zaki Iskandar (resigned)
Educated at the Cairo University
(B.S.Agr., 1938); University of Oxford (D.Phil., 1959).
Career : Senior Science Master (Victoria College Cairo), Inspector
of Science (Ministry of Education, Cairo), British Council Fellowship
to study at the University of Oxford, Research Fellow (Wellcome
Trust), Lecturer in Medical History (UCLA, School of Medicine),
Cataloguer of Arabic Medical and Scientific Manuscripts (UCLA, Near
Eastern Centre), Medical Historian (Wellcome Institute for the History
of Medicine), Honorary Research Fellow (University College London)
His publications on the history of Arabic and Islamic science
and technology include:
Galen: On examinations by which the
best physicians are recognized (De optimo medico cognoscendo), 1988
Edition of the Arabic version, with
English translation and commentary, Berlin, 1988: Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR,
Akademie-Verlag, Corpus Medicorum Graecorum.
A descriptive list
of Arabic manuscripts on medicine and science at the University
of California, Los Angeles,
Leiden, 1984, E.J. Brill.
A catalogue of
Arabic manuscripts on medicine and science in the Wellcome Historical
"Rhazes" K. al-Murshid aw
al-Fusul (The Guide or Aphorisms), with texts selected from his medical writings, 1961
Revue de l'Institut des Manuscrits
Arabes (Numéro spécial consacré au livre de Rhazès: "Le guide ou
Aphorismes", 1961, vol.VII.
A study of al-Razi's medical
writings, with selected texts and English translations, a thesis submitted for the Degree
of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Oxford, Trinity Term, 1959
Two parts, Part 1. pp. 561 (English
translations), Part 2. pp. 181 (Arabic texts).
"Al-Razi", in M.J.L.
Young et. al. (eds), 1990
Religion, Learning and Science in the
Abbasid Period, the Cambridge History of Arabic Literature, 1990, pp. 370-377, CUP.
of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-western
Kluwer Academic Publishers,
Dordrecht, Boston, London, 1997, Helaine Selin, ed, papers on Ibn al-Nafis (pp.409-410),
Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (pp. 399-400), Ibn Ridwan (pp. 429-431), Ibn Rushd (pp. 431-432), and
al-Razi (pp. 850-852).
El Hadj Ravane M'Baye
Education: Doctorate of Literature at Sorbonne
University (June 1993, France), Doctorate of literature (3rd
Cycle) at Dakar University (1976, Dakar), Master in Teaching (1973),
Bachelor degree in Modern and Contemporary History, Bachelor degree
in Arabic and Islamic Studies (1972, Dakar), General Certificate
in Education specialized in literature and Philosophy.
Professor at Dakar University, General Inspector
of Minister of Education since 1991, General commissioner to Senegalese
Mission of Mecca Pilgrimage since 1974, Managing Director of the
Islamic Institute of Dakar since 1974, President of Jury of examination
at the National and Higher School of Administration and Magistrature
of Senegal, Member of Senegalese Association of Studies and Juridical
Researches (ASERJ), President of the office of Islamic Law Academy.
Chevalier of the National Order of Merit
since 1980 (Senegal), Chevalier of the Legion of Honour 1986
(France), Chevalier of the National Order of Lion 1992 (Senegal),
Chevalier of the Academic Palms.
University of Sheikh Anta Diop
Professor I.I. Nawwab
Ismail Ibrahim Nawwabs
career has spanned the academic and corporate worlds. He studied
in his birthplace, Makkah, and in England and Scotland, where he
graduated from the University of Edinburgh and pursued postgraduate
studies in education. Subsequently he taught at the University of
Edinburgh and the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He then joined ARAMCO, a petroleum corporation, where he rose to
the position of a general manager and founded a state-of-the art
oil and gas museum with a unique interactive section on the Arabic-Islamic
technical heritage. In 1999, he co-edited The Nance Museum :
A Traditional Journey into Saudi Arabia.
Professor Zafar Ishaq Ansari
Zafar Ishaq Ansari is presently the Director
General of the Islamic Research Institute and the International Islamic University,
Islamabad. He holds a Masters and Ph.D. degrees from McGill University, Montreal
Canada. He taught at the University of Karachi, Princeton University, King Abdulaziz
University, Jeddah, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
and International Islamic University, Islamabad.
He edits Islamic Studies and is a member
of the editorial board of Journal of Islamic Studies, American Journal of Islamic
Social Sciences, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Journal of Quranic Studies
and Studies in Contemporary Islam.
He is also a member of the international
scientific committee appointed by UNESCO for the academic supervision of its 6-volume
series on various aspects of Islamic Culture, and is one of two editors of its first
volume, The Foundations of Islam.
He has contributed a number of research articles
to journals of international repute and to Encyclopaedia Britannica and Encyclopaedia
He has also edited and translated Sayyid Abul Ala
Mawdudis Tafhim al-Quran under the title "Towards Understanding of the
International Islamic University, Islamabad
Professor H.A. Mukti Ali
Former Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of
Indonesia and Former Member of the Supreme Advisory Council of the Republic of
Indonesia, Professor Mukti Ali is currently , Professor of Comparative Religion, State
Institute of Islamic Studies in I.A.I.N. He is a member of the Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta,
Indonesia, the National Research Council of Indonesia, the Academy of Jakarta, the
International Scientific Committee of the Work on the Different Aspects of Islamic
Culture, UNESCO and member of the Advisory Board to the Hijra Council, to write 100 books
International Islamic University, Islamabad
Comparative Religion, Its Method
Comparative Religion in Indonesia
The Spread of Islam in Indonesia
Modern Islamic Thought in Indonesia
Religion and Development in
Indonesia, 9 volumes
Various Religious Problems in
The Muslim Muhajir and Muslim
Bilali in the United States of America
The Method of Understanding Islam
Professor Halil Inalcik (resigned)
Professor Ahmed Saleh Taieb