Dr. Abdul-Hameed Al Ansari is Professor of Islamic Studies at the Law College of Qatar University. He specializes in Islamic Shari’a and Islamic Law Politics.
He has a keen interest in political and religious reform, democratic development, human rights issues, women rights, issues of relevance to developing family legislations, cultural and religious dialogue as well as issues of relevance to religious fanaticism.
He holds a Master degree and a PhD degree in (Doctrine Policy) from the Shari’a and Law College of Al Azhar University, and holds a Bachelor degree in Islamic Shari’a from the same university.
Dr. Al Ansari assumed a number of scientific posts that commenced with being a teacher at the Shari’a Law and Islamic Studies College at Qatar University in 1980, and then became the Dean of the same college in the periods from 1990-1994 and 2000-2004. He is currently a part-time professor at the College of Law at the University of Qatar.
Dr Al Ansari wrote a number of books and scientific researchers including: The Impact of Shura on Democracy; Rights and Guarantees of the Defendant in the Shari’a and Law; The Role of Gulf Women in Development; The Status of Women in Contemporary Arab Legislation; Political Rights of Women: An Analytical Jurisprudential Contemporary View; The Islamic Ruling System; The Islamic World between Shura and Democracy; and others.
Dr. Abdul-Hamid Al-Ansari has contributed to the development of the Islamic education curricula in Qatar and the UAE, and the drafting of Qatar familial legislation.
Dr. Al-Ansari has prepared several studies for submission to scholarly conferences and research centers locally and around the world on issues related to religious dialogue, political reform, democratic development, human rights issues, political rights issues, women political rights, extremism issues. He also has regular writings in a number of local and Gulf newspapers.