Wael Hegazy

Area:
Islamic Studies, Laws of War in Islam, Early Conquests and Legal theory of War
Email:
wael_hegazy@umail.ucsb.edu

About:

I am currently a PhD student at Religious studies in UCSB. My study is on Islamic studies with special focus on Sufism, Islamic laws of war, Jihad with its two kinds i.e militant Jihad and peaceful Jihad and Islamic movements. In 2008, I graduated from department of Islamic studies of Al Azhar University in Egypt. In 2015, I attained M.A degree from the department of Islamic studies of Al Azhar University in Egypt with distinguished degree. From 2012 – 2016, I worked as teaching assistant at the department of Islamic studies of Al Azhar University in Egypt. My tasks were assistance in teaching Islamic studies classes such as speculative theology, Hadith, Tafsir, and comparative religion. From 2016-2018, I worked as assistant lecturer at the department of Islamic studies of Al Azhar University in Egypt. I participated in teaching for undergraduate students Islamic studies courses such as Islamic history, Fiqh and Islamic civilization in addition to attendance of seminar discussions for graduate studies. Meanwhile, I worked as a permanent member of Al Azhar Observer in foreign Languages which is an authorized institution specialized in observing and analyzing religious and ideological misconceptions about Islam in Western Media under the supervision of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al Taib. I also worked in Al Azhar Centre for Fatwa and Translation which is concerned with translating the Islamic books and articles with regard to controversial and problematic issues about Islam and Al Azhar worldwide. I have also published some Arabic articles about Muslim personal affairs and debates on problematic fatwas in the Egyptian courts such as the second wife permission, divorce and pilgrimage. I am also working in translation of Arabic and Islamic books from English into Arabic and vice versa.