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Prof.Kotb Rissouni Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Fundamentals of Jurisprudence

Research Interests:

  • Foundations of Jurisprudence; objectives of Shari’a; Maliki jurisprudence; contemporary jurist issues

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• Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and its Foundations (With distinction)) – Department of Islamic Studies, College of Philology, University of Complotensi, Madrid, 2000 (Thesis title: Foundations of Nawazli jurisprudence among Andalusian Malikis and verification of Nawazil ibn Bishtigheir al-Lorgi. • M.A. in the Department Islamic Studies, University of Arts and Philosophy, University of Garanada (Grade: Excellent), 1998. (Thesis title: A study and verification of Ibn Qunfud’s Honor of seeker in the most sublime demands). • B.A. in the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Abdul Malik al-Sa’idi, Tetouan, Morroco, 1995.
• Assistant Lecturer, Imam Mohammed Bin Saoud Islamic University, Nouakchott Campus (30/102002). • Assistant Professor, College of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Dubai (20/8/2004). • Associate Professor in Foundations of Jurisprudence, College of Shari’a and Islamic Studies, University of Sharjah, UAE (30/1/2011). • Professor in Foundations of Jurisprudence and Objectives of Shari’ah, College of Shari’a and Islamic Studies, University of Sharjah, UAE (17/6/2016).
• Member of Academy of Islamic Jurisprudence, India. • Member of the General Secretariat of the Prophetic Tradition Symposium, College of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Dubai • Member of the Moroccan Society for Andalusian Studies • Member of the Scientific Committee of al-Ibaanah Journal (issued by the Mohammadan for Moroccan Muslim Scholars. • Chief Editor, al-Noor Journal, Morocco • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of College of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Dubai.
I authored or co-authored (27) research papers in my area of specialization which have been published or accepted for publication in refereed journals. The most recently published papers are the following: 1. An applied study of the origins of unusual opinions in Maliki jurisprudence. Journal of College of Islamic and Arabic Studies Vol. 46, Dubai, 2013 (pp. 171-227). 2. Expounding Islamic opinions online: Merits and demerits. Journal of College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, Vol. 31/1, Qatar, 2014 (pp. 311-360). 3. The rule of “warding off public harm by the private one” and its implementation in the environmental and medical fields. Journal of College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, Vol. 32/1, Qatar, 2014 (pp. 251-306). 4. Documentation and verification of “Fundamentalist opinions ascribed to Ibn Malik”. Accepted for publication in Journal of the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, University of Kuwait (18/6/2014). 5. Revisiting collective duties. Al-Sirat Journal of the College of Islamic Studies, Vol. 30, Algiers, 2015 (pp. 9-57). 6. Fundamentalist rules and their applications in the environmental field (Co-author) Journal of Islam in Asia, Vol. 12/1, 2015 (pp. 180-199) 7. Jurisprudence of the soul: A study in the concept, its origin and impact. Accepted for publication in Journal of the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, University of Kuwait (11/4/2016).
I authored (22) books of which the most recently published are the following: 1. Interpretative Studies on modern calamities. Ibn Hazm Publishing House, Beirut (2011) 2. The concept of “unlawfulness” in Islamic Shari’ah: Its jurisprudence, determinants and modern applications. Ibn Hazm Publishing House, Beirut (2011) 3. A study of the rule stating that ”the Imam’s conduct in dealing with his subjects is determined by their interests” and its application in the environmental field. Dar al-Kalima, Mansoura (2012) 4. An applied study of the origins of the rule stating that “what is prescribed as unlawful to block pretexts may be considered lawful for a common interest that is most likely to be achieved”. Dar al-Kalima, Mansoura (2012) 5. Dictionary of scholars of Exegesis. Salma Cultural Bookshop, Tetouan, Morocco (2013) 6. Biographies of Muslim scholars of Tetouan (1): Ahmed El-Zuwaqi, the Chief Scholar. Salma Cultural Bookshop, Tetouan, Morocco (2013) 7. The practice of expounding Islamic opinions on contemporary issues. Ibn Hazm Publishing House, Beirut (2014) 8. Studies on Maliki jurisprudence. Ibn Hazm Publishing House, Beirut (2014) 9. Biographies of Muslim scholars of Tetouan (2): Abdulrahman al-Hayik al-Nawazili. Salma Cultural Bookshop, Tetouan, Morocco (2015)
1. King Mohammed V Award for Islamic Studies (2010). The award-winning book titled “ The Quranic text: From implausible interpretations to profound contemplation”. 2. Abdulla bin Kannon’s Award for Islamic Studies (2011). The award-winning book titled “The practice of expounding Islamic opinions on contemporary issues”. 3. University of sharjah’s Annual award for Scientific Research (2015/2016). Award granted in light of all the books and research papers published by me.
I have served as coordinator or a member of (14) committees at the university, college and department levels in the University of Sharjah. These include University Postgraduate Studies Council, University Curricula and Study Plans Committee, University Central Committee for Faculty Affairs, College Council, College Academic Promotions Committee, College Academic Accreditation Committee, Department Postgraduate Studies Committee and Department Academic Promotions Committee.
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