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Hatem Al-Haj’s Biography

Hatem Al-haj biography

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Dr. Hatem al-Haj holds a PhD in Comparative Fiqh from al-Jinan University. He is the Dean of the College of Islamic Studies at Mishkah University, a member of AMJA permanent Fatwa Committee, and a board-certified pediatrician.

He was born in Cairo, Egypt, and currently lives in the United States of America.

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Married and has four children.



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PhD in Comparative Fiqh from al-Jinan University, Tripoli, Lebanon. Grade: excellent

Master’s Degree in Islamic law (Sharee’a) from the American Open University. Grade: excellent

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Board Certification in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics 

M.B., CH.B. (Equivalent to MD) Graduated with Honors from Alexandria University Medical School, Alexandria, Egypt

Jobs and Memberships

Dean, College of Islamic Studies – Mishkah University.

Attending pediatrician

Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA), Member of the Permanent Fatwa Committee

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow



Umdat Al-Fiqh Explained: A Commentary on Ibn Qudamah’s The Reliable Manual of Fiqh. Riyadh: IIPH. 2020. Print.

(‘Athār Tāṭāwwor Al-Ma’arif At-Tibbiyyah ‘ala Taghayyor Al-Fatwa wal Qada’) The Impact of Medical Advancements on Religious Edicts and Judgeship. Al-Haj, Hatem. Cairo: Dar Bilal ibn Rabah and Dar Ibn-Hazm, 2012. (In Arabic)

Fiqh of Worship. Riyadh: IIPH. 2011. Print.

A Manual for Gender Interactions. Riyadh: IIPH. 2014. Print.

Between the God of the Prophets and the God of the Philosophers: self-pub., Kindle, 2020. Print.

Stations of the Travelers: self-pub., Kindle, 2020. Print.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

(‘Athār Al-Hajah fee Raf’ Al-‘Ithm ‘an Ba’ḍ ma Ya’ṭariḍ Al-‘Amileen fee Al-Qita’ Al-ṭibbee) “The Impact of Necessity in Removing the Sin from Some of the Healthcare Practices.” Majallat Al-Jinan, Al-Muhakkamah, (Peer Reviewed). Tripoli, Lebanon. Feb. 2011.

(Nadhariyyat At-Taḥkeem fee Ash-Sharee’a) “The Theory of Arbitration in Shari’a Law.” Al-Fiqh wal Qanoon, Al-Muhakkamah, (Peer Reviewed). Morocco. May 2013.

(Hukm ‘Isti’mal Al-Mokhadirat fee At-Tadawee) “The Ruling on Using Narcotics for Medical Treatment.” Al-Bohooth wal Dirasat Ash-Shar’iyyah, Al-Muhukkama (Peer Reviewed). Cairo, Egypt. July 2013.

The Significance of Tangible Proofs in Asserting a Verdict. Al-Azhar University – Faculty of Languages and Translation’s Journal. 9(II): 221-272

“Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America and its Contribution to Guiding Religious Edicts in North and South America.” 2007, Mo’tamar Al-‘Ifta’, Kuwait.

(Al-‘Amal fee Al-Majal Al-Handasee) Labor in the Engineering Field. Majma’ Fuqaha’ Al-Shari’a. 2007.

(Majma’ Fuqaha’ Al-Shari’a Bi’America wa ‘Ishamoho fee Tarsheed Al-‘Ifta’ Bil-Amreekatayn)

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