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Abdulhamid Al-Ansari

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Al-Ansari, a Qatari scholar, writer and academic, holds a Ph.D. in Religious Politics from Al-Azhar University (1980); he is currently a part-time professor at the College of Law at the University of Qatar.

Dr. Al-Ansari has written several books; most notably: The Impact of Shura on Democracy; Regulations for Organ Transfer and Transplant in Sharia and Law; Rights and Guarantees of the Defendant in the Sharia and Law; Children’s Rights and Parents in Islam; Delayed Marriage and the High Divorce Rate in the Gulf society; The Role of Gulf Women in Development; The Status of Women in Contemporary Arab Legislation; Political Rights of Women: An Analytical Jurisprudential Contemporary View; Women Issues between the Teachings of Islam and the Traditions of Society; The Islamic Ruling System; The Islamic World between Shura and Democracy; Towards an Arab Islamic Concept of Civil Society; and The Culture of Hatred.

Dr. Al-Ansari has prepared several studies for submission to scholarly conferences and research centers around the world, including: Tyranny and the Roots of the Culture of Hatred; US-Islamic Relations: Collision or Understanding?; the Intellectual Roots of Extremism in the Gulf; The Possibility for Islamist Groups to Participate in Democratic Systems; Towards a Constructive Islamic–Christian Dialogue; Activating the Commonalities between Religions; Human Rights and the Renewal of Religious Discourse; Coexistence in Light of Religious Differences and the Principle of Citizenship; and Women's Rights and the Law of Personal Status.

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Al-Ansari has contributed to the development of Islamic education curricula in Qatar and the UAE, and the drafting of Qatari familial legislation. He has taken part in numerous local and international seminars and conferences on the issues of religious dialogue, political reform, democratic development, human rights issues, the political rights of women, and religious extremism and fanaticism.