• Prof. Awad AlKhalaf
  • Dean of Sharia & Islamic Studies College/
  • Academic RankProfessor
  • Email:alkhalaf@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165050180
  • Fax:0097165050334
  • Specialization:Ḥadīth and Ḥadīth Sciences
  • Research Interests:Ḥadīth Studies, Hadīth Sciences, Hadīth Documentation and Validation.

EducationPh.D.: 2001 (High Honors) Fundamentals of Religion, University of al-Qarawiyyin, Morocco M.A.: 1998 (Distinction) Master in Hadith and its Sciences, University of Kuwait, Kuwait B.A.: 1992 (Distinction) Bachelor in Hadith and Islamic Studies, Islamic University, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Professional MembershipsMember of The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Member of The Arab Historians Union, Arab League. Member of NEMLAR (Network for Euro-Mediterranean Language Resources) - France. Member of The Arabic Language Preservation Society, Sharjah. Member of The Qur’an and Sunnah Research Group, Univ. of Sharjah. Member of The Ultrasonic Research Group, Univ. of Sharjah. Former Head of the Department of Scientific Publishing: Univ. of Sharjah. Former Head of the Department of Scientific Research: Univ. of Sharjah.

Selected PublicationsBooks Authored: • Al Khalaf, Awad(jointly with a number of colleagues). Biography of the Prophet (PBUH), University of Sharjah, Academic Publications, 2014. • Al Khalaf, Awad(jointly with a number of colleagues). Islamic Culture, University of Sharjah, Academic Publications, 2014. • Al Khalaf, Awad. Glossary of Islamic Jurisprudence Terms on Crime, University of Sharjah, Academic Publications, 2013. • Al-Khalaf, Awad. Al Muntakhab fi ‘ilm alhadeeth le Rady ad deen at Tabari, (A Chosen Selection in the Sciences of Hadeeth) Al Unwaan Publications, Beirut: 2012. • Al-Khalaf, Awad. Almulakhas fi Ma‘rifat ‘ilm al hadeeth le Rady ad deen at Tabari . (A Selective Study in the Knowledge of Hadeeth) Al Unwan Publications, Beirut: 2012. • Al-Khalaf, Awad. Musnad al Huffaz fi ma it Tafaqa alayhi al A’imah as Sitta (Collection of the Narrators Regarding what the Six Imams Agreed Upon). Al Basha'er Publications, Beirut:2010. • Al Khalaf, Awad. Almuntakhab Fi Uloom Alhadeeth. Li Ibn at Turkamani.( A Chosen Selection in the Sciences of Hadeeth). Al Basha'er Publications. Beirut: 2008 • Al Khalaf, Awad. The Hadith Narrators whom Al Nasa'ee Deemed Weak, and Included their Narrations in his Sunan – Gathering and Examination Collection and Critique. University of Sharjah: Academic Publishing. 2006 • Al Khalaf, Awad. Al Muqademah Dhat al Niqab Fi Al Alqaab, Li adh Dhahabi, (An Introduction to Unveil the Titles) Study and Examination. Al Basha'er Publications. Lebanon: 2005 • Al Khalaf, Awad. Asma’ man ‘Asha ba’da Sheikhayhe Thamaneena Sannah aw Akthar, Li adh Dhahabi (Names of Those who Lived Eighty Years or More After their Sheikhs, 1996), Study and Examination. Al Basha'er Publications. Lebanon: 2005 • Al Khalaf, Awad. Islamic Culture (in collaboration). Al Basha'er Publications. Beirut: 2004 • Al Khalaf, Awad. Sahih Al Huffaz fi ma it Tafaqa alayhi al A’imah as Sitta (Collection of Authentic Narrations of what the Six Imams Agreed Upon) Al Basha'er Publications. Beirut: 2001 • Al Khalaf, Awad. Riwayaat al Mudalleseen fee Saheeh al Bukhari, (The Narrations of Fabricators in Saheeh al Bukhari) in Saheeh Muslim. Al Basha'er Publications, Beirut. 2002 • Al Khalaf, Awad. Riwayaat al Mudalleseen fee Saheeh al Muslim, (The Narrations of Fabricators in Saheeh al Muslim). Al Basha'er Publications, Beirut. 2000 • Al Khalaf, Awad. At Tasheefaat wa at Tahreefaat al Waqi’ah fee Tab ‘ah kitaab al Mu’een fee Tabaqaat al Muhaditheen, lil Dhahabi, (The Alterations in the Printing of the Book Mu’een Regarding the Levels of the Hadeeth Narrators) Elaf Publications, Kuwait: 1998. • Al Khalaf, Awad. Fadheelat Al ‘Aadeleen, li Abi Na’eem (The Virtue of the Just) Study and Examination. Ibn Al Atheer Publications. Kuwait: 1998. • Al Khalaf, Awad. Mudhakara wa Ahmiyatuha ‘ind al Muhaditheen (The Importance of Conferring amongst Hadeeth Narrators). Elaf Publications. Kuwait:1998. • Al Khalaf, Awad. Al Amali Al Halabiya, lil Hafiz Ibn Hajr (The Halabi Reflections) Al Rayan Publications. Lebanon: 1996.

Patents• Paper Based Touch Book; USA Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), US61/473,890, Inventors: Anas Boubas. It is an oral and sensory hand touch book that won the gold medal at the World Exhibition Inventions in Geneva – Switzerland 2011. Won the ‘Prize for the Best Device to Serve the Holy Qur’an during ‘The International Kuwait Award for the Holy Qur'an’- 2011. • Braille Display Tablet with Automatic Scanning, Recognizing and Converting Written Text USPTO, US61/622,013: Inventors: Awad Al-Khalaf and Anas Youssef Boubas. It is a device that converts the saved text into Braille memory ballet-like ipad. It won the first prize in the Best Device Category for the Service of the Qur'an, Kuwait International Award 2012, held in Honor of the Emir of Kuwait. • Automatic Integrity Checking of Qur'an Script, USPTO App. No.: US12/637,992; Co-inventors: Awad Al Khalaf and Anas Lutfi It is an automated checker for printing of the Holy Qur’an. It is the first encryption of the Qur’an on the movement and stillness process level. It has been implemented and has won the first prize in the Kuwait International Award 2010 in ‘The Best Technology in the Service of the Qur’an Category. • Inheritance and Zakat (alms tax) Calculating Mechanism using mobile devices. USPTO App. No.: US60/912,718 • Transliteration Device, USPTO App. No.: US60/868,732; Inventors: Awad Alkhalaf and AnasBoubas • Nondestructive Portable Sugar Level Measurement Instrument with Applications in Food Production and Distribution Industries. USPTO App. No.: US60/896,091; Inventors: Awad Alkhalaf, Maamar Bettayeb and Anas Boubas. • Portable Ultrasonic Instrument used to distinguish among pork meat and meats of other origin. USPTO App. No.: US60/943,048; Inventors: Awad Alkhalaf, Hussein Elmehdi and Ibrahim Kamel. • Portable Ultrasonic Instrument that can be used to distinguish meats that were slaughtered from those which were killed using other methods. USPTO App. No.: US60/943,048; Inventors: Awad Alkhalaf, Hussein Elmehdi and Ibrahim Kamel. • Traffic Congestion Estimation Based on Motion of Cellular Devices. USPTO App. No.: US12/437,800; Inventors: Anas Boubas and Awad Alkhalaf. • Effective Reading in the Dark via Exciting an Electric-Field Sensitive Ink; USA Patent and Trademark Office: USPTO App. No.: US61/119,499 and US12/416,190, Inventors: Awad Husain AlKhalaf, Anas Youssef Boubas and Maryam Al-Jallaf.

Awards Recognitions• Univ. of Sharjah Award for Excellence in Scientific Research 2014– 2015, honored by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. • Univ. of Sharjah Award for Excellence in Scientific Research 2011– 2012, honored by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. • Prize for ‘The Best Device in the Qur’an for Non-sighted’ : The International Kuwait Award for the Holy Qur'an, 2012, honored by His Highness the Emir of Kuwait. • Certificate of Appreciation from the Univ. of Sharjah chancellor , 2012 ,for winning first place in the Kuwait International Award. • Prize for the Best Device to Serve the Holy Quran ,The International Kuwait Award for the Holy Qur'an, 2011. • Certificate of Appreciation from the Univ. of Sharjah chancellor , 2011, for winning The International Kuwait Award for the Holy Qur'an. • Gold Medal World Exhibition of Inventions - 2011, Geneva – “Paper Based Touch Book”. • Prize for the Best Technical Project in the Service of the Holy Qur'an: The International Kuwait Award for the Holy Qur'an, 2010, by His Highness the Emir of Kuwait.

Services• Member of the Advisory Committee to develop Study Plans for Qasimiyah Univ. 2014. • Evaluation of Foundation of Religion Program for the National Authority for Academic Assessment and Accreditation of Saudi Arabia 20/3/1435 • Academic Adviser for Planning the Islamic Studies Program for the Univ. of Jumeirah for the purpose of approval for accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education 21-6-2012. • Academic Adviser for the Award of HH Sheikha Shamsa bint Suhail - 3/4/2011. • Special Advisor: Univ. of Durham • Consultant for the World Federation of Islamic Universities for the setting up of an virtual University 2007.