Dr. Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani is the Vice Chair of Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the Founding Director of the Islamic Studies at the Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD). She is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and the chair of Master of Arts (Religious Studies) program at HUSD. She is an Islamic scholar, researcher, and community activist. Dr. Alwani is the first female jurist to serve on the board of the Fiqh Council of North America. Her most recent publication is Socioeconomic and Gender Justice in the Qur’ān: Modern Challenges in Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Palgrave Macmillan US, July 2016).She received her Ph.D. in Islamic Sciences from the International Islamic University in Malaysia.

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