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Dr. Awad Al-Khalaf

Associate Professor, University of Sharjah

Special Advisor, University of Durham

Telephone: +971 6 50 50166

Fax: +971 6 50 50334

Contact (email at alkhalaf@sharjah.ac.ae)

Member in 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 Arabic Language Preservation Society, Sharjah.
Member of the Q and S Research Group, University of Sharjah.
Member of the Ultrasonic Research Group, University of Sharjah.
Former Head of the Department of Scientific Publishing, University of Sharjah.
Former Head of the Department of Scientific Research, University of Sharjah.

Biography

After graduating with a B.A.(1992) and M.A.(1998) Awad Al Khalaf completed his Doctorate in Foundations of Religion in 2001, from the University of Al-Karaouine, Morocco. He now works with the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where he is also a member of numerous committees.

Dr. Al Khalaf is currently the Managing Editor of the UoS Journal of Shari'a & Law Sciences, since 2010 (a position he held previously from 2005 until 2007). In recognition of his research and accomplishments, he received several awards and honours from international and local bodies, including several Rulers.

Dr. Awad Al Khalaf has supervised six postgraduate students and been an examiner at local and international institutions, including being a PhD examiner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Scientific Refereeing and Consultancy

  • Participation in several consultations through the Virtual University Experts Committee, of the Federation of the Universities of Islamic World, upon an invitation by the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World and a nomination by the University of Sharjah. The Committee has held a number of meetings in different parts of the Islamic World.
  • Participation in developing educational curricula for the Ministry of Endowments - Kuwait, through the membership of the Committee of Curricula and Study Plans Development.
  • Participation in the development of curricula through the Committee of Curricula and Study Plans Development at Ajman University of Science and Technology.
  • Participation in the implementation of distance learning at the American Academy in Kuwait through a website which he designed for this purpose.
  • Accredited referee for the First Conference of Environment, United Arab Emirates, Al Ain.
  • Accredited referee for the Journal of Islam in Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Member of the Consultative Board of "Maalem" Journal, Islamic Sciences University, Malaysia.
  • Providing consultancy for the Institute of Hadith Shareef and SiraNabawiya, Kuwait.
  • Member of the Consultative Board of "CQR" journal, Malaya University, Malaysia.

Scientific Missions

  • Delegated by Kuwait University to the United States of America, the American University, Washington DC, 20 - 28/6/1997.
  • Delegated by Ajman University to Germany in a scientific mission in Hanover, 21 - 26/3/2004.
  • Participation in representing Ajman University Network in the conference of the Islamic World Universities Federation convened in Sharjah from 9 - 11/6/2004.
  • Participation in representing the University of Sharjah in the Meeting of the Experts of the Virtual University of the Islamic World Universities Federation - 2006.
  • Participation in representing the University of Sharjah in the Meeting of the Experts of the Virtual University convened in Rabat on 23/7/2007.
  • Visiting scholar, Durham University - UK, from 10/6/2007 to 10/7/2007 with the aim of participating in writing a chapter of a joint publication project between the University of Sharjah and Durham University.
  • Visiting scholar, Durham University - UK, from 15 - 30 July 2009.

Patents

  • USPTO App. No.: US60/912,718; "Legacy and zakat(alms tax) calculating mechanism using mobile devices".
  • USPTO App. No.: US60/868,732; "Transliteration device", co-inventor(s): AnasBoubas.
  • USPTO App. No.: US60/896,091; "Nondestructive portable sugar level measurement instrument with applications in food production and distribution industries", co-inventor(s): MaamarBettayeb and AnasBoubas.
  • USPTO App. No.: US60/943,048; "Portable ultrasonic instrument used to distinguish among pork meat and meats of other origin", co-inventor(s): Hussein Elmehdi and Ibrahim Kamel.
  • USPTO App. No.: US60/943,048; "Portable ultrasonic instrument that can be used to distinguish meats that were slaughtered from those which were killed using other methods", co-inventor(s): Hussein Elmehdi and Ibrahim Kamel .
  • USPTO App. No.: US12/437,800; "Traffic Congestion Estimation Based on Motion of Cellular Devices", co-inventor(s): AnasBoubas.
  • USPTO App. No.: US12/637,992; "Automatic integrity checking of Qur'an script", co-inventor(s): AnasLutfi.

Awards and Honours

  • 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.
  • Silver Medal of the World Exhibition of Inventions - Geneva -2009 for an innovation that has been registered in the United States Patent Office, titled "Effective Reading in the Dark via Exciting an Electric-Field Sensitive Ink"
  • Silver Medal of the World Exhibition of Inventions - Geneva -2009 for an innovation that has been registered in the United States Patent Office, titled "Traffic Congestion Estimation Based on Motion of Cellular Devices".
  • Prize for the best scientific project at the University of Sharjah (jointly) - Scientific Research Forum IV, 2008, by HH the Ruler of Sharjah in Scientific Research Forum IV in 2008 for a record number of innovations.
  • Honored by HH the Ruler of Sharjah in the graduation ceremony of 2007-2008 for a Gold Medal and two Silver Medals received in the World exhibition of Inventions - Switzerland.
  • Gold Medal World Exhibition of Inventions - 2007, Geneva - "Nondestructive Portable Sugar Level Measurement Instrument with Applications in Food Production and Distribution Industries" (in conjunction with a number of colleagues)
  • Silver Medal World Exhibition of Inventions - 2007, Geneva - for the idea of creating the first device that differentiates between pork and other meat by ultrasound (in conjunction with a number of colleagues)
  • Silver Medal World exhibition of Inventions - 2007, Geneva - for the idea of creating the first device that differentiates between slaughtered meat and non-slaughtered meat by ultrasound (jointly with a number of colleagues)
  • Award of Excellence in Scientific Research, University of Sharjah 2006
  • Award of the best Scientific Research Project, University of Sharjah, 2006.

Publications

Authored book

  • Al-Khalaf, Awad. (2010). Musnad Al Huffaz. Beirut: Al Basha'er Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2008). Almuntakhab Fi Uloum Alhadith. Beirut: Al Basha'er Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2006). The Hadith Relaters whom Al Nasa'ee Deemed Weak, and Included their Relations in his Sunan – Gathering and Examination. University of Sharjah: Scientific Publishing.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005). Al Moqadema Dhat al Niqab Fi Al Alqab, Study and Examination. Lebanon: Al Basha'er Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005). Names of those who Lived Eighty Years or more after their Sheikhs, Study and Examination. Lebanon: Al Basha'er Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2004). Islamic Culture. Beirut: Al Basha'er Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2001). Sahih Al Huffaz of What has Been Agreed Upon by the Six Imams. Beirut: Al Basha'er Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2000). The Relations of Modalleseen "Fabricators" in Sahih Muslim. Beirut: Al Basha'er Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (1998). Fadheelat Al Aadeleen, Study and Examination. Kuwait: Ibn Al Atheer Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (1998). Modhakara and its Importance for Hadith Relaters. Kuwait: Elaph Publications.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (1996). Al Amali Al Halabiya, for Al Hafiz Ibn Hejr. Lebanon: Al Rayan Publications.

Journal Article

  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2010). Hadiths of the Prophet which were considered as Rules of Jurisprudence.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2006). Al Tasheefatwa Al TahreefatOccuring in the Examination of Juz'e Al Ansari.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2006). Juz'e Al Ansari, Study and Examination.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2006). MaraseelSahih Muslim. UoS Journal for Shari'ah Sciences
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005). Juz'e Al Neel, Study and Examination.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005). Juz'eIbn Masi, Study and Examination.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005). Maraseel Mentioned in Al Jamie' Al Saheeh.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005). The Hadith Relaters whom Ibn Habban Deemed "Majrouheen" Unreliable, and Included their Relations in his Saheeh. UoS Journal for Shari'ah Sciences
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2004). Environmental Protection in Sunnah, Shar'ah Rules and a Future Vision.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2003). Juze' Al Qazaz, Study and Examination.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2002). Imam Bukhari Method in his Book "Khulq Afaal Al Ibad".

Conference Paper

  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2010), “Mary scholars in hadith”, Mary scholars. Mary, Turkmenistan., Lacal institute of manuscripts, Mary.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2010), Differentiate between pork and other meats in an innovative way, International Conference on Scientific Miracles in the Quran and Sunnah - World body of scientific miracles in Quran and Sunnah Makkah. Farhat, Algiers., University of Algiers, Farhat.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2009), Dictionary of hadith scholars in the Seljuk era, Seljuk era. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan., Turkmen Ministry of Culture, Ashgabat.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2008), Hadith method in najm uldeen alkubra In His commandments, Najm Uldeen Alkubra. Qurkanj, Turkmenistan., Turkmen Ministry of Culture, Qurkanj.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2008), The contributions of Arab scientists and Muslims in the scientific renaissance in the last six decades, First International Conference on Arabs' and Muslims' History of Sciences. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, University of Sharjah, Sharjah.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2007), Jurisprudence Rules, and Hadiths, First Scientific Conference of Sunna Nabawiya. Yarmouk University, Jordan.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2007), The Respect of the Other Side in Prophet-related Dialogue, The Dialogue (with the other) in the Islamic Ideology. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates., University of Sharjah, Sharjah.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2006), The Method of Ibn Kamal Basha in the Illustration of Hadith Shareef through his Book: Al Fawa'ed Al Mutra'at Al Hiyadh fi Sharh Al Riyadh, The International Conference of the Explanation of the Noble Quran and the Illustration of Hadith Shareef. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005), Mo'jam Al Muhadditheen Al Mo'asereen, Olamaa' wa Bahetheen, The Efforts Exerted in the Service of Sunna. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates., University of Sharjah, Sharjah.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005), The Lease of Waqf and its Contribution to Development, Sharjah Conference of Islamic Waqf and International Community. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates., General Secretariat of Waqf, Sharjah.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005), The Personalities of the People of Makkah and their Effect on the Success of the Islamic Da'wa, Makkah, Saudi Arabia., UmmulQura University, Saudi Arabia, Makkah.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2005), The Syllabuses of Religion Teaching between Stillness and Renewing, Islamic Culture as a Model, The Syllabuses of Religion Teaching in the Islamic World. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2004), The Reasons of Divorce in the UAE – Field Study, The Conference of the Phenomenon of Divorce. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates., University of Sharjah, Sharjah.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2003), Environmental Protection in Sunna Nabawiya, First Conference of the Protection of the Environment . Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Environment Friends Society, Al-Ain City.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2003), The Effect of Sunna upon the Unity of the Nation, The Unity of the Islamic Nation in the 21st Century. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2003), The Methods of Hadith science, Considerations and Contemplations, International Scientific Forum, Hadith science, Reality and Outlooks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates., Arabic Studies College, Dubai, Dubai.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2002), Globalization, Aspects and Outcomes, The Arabs and the Westerners. Philadelphia University, Jordan, Philadelphia University.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2002), The Discrepancy of the Opinion of an Imam of the same Hadith Relater (IbnHabban as a Model), Methodological Discrepancy between the Advanced and the non-Advanced in the Hadith Science. Kuwait University, Kuwait., Kuwait University.
  • Al Khalaf, Awad. (2001), Television and its Required Role, Media Security. Royal Divan, Kuwait., Royal Divan.