About the Author
Dr. ‘Umar Sulaymân al-Ashqar is a professor in the Faculty of Islamic Law at the University of Jordan. He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law at al-Zarqa’ University, also in Jordan.
Dr. al-Ashqar was born in Palestine in 1940. His family later moved to Madinah, Saudi Arabia, and he attended the Islamic University of Madinah, where he completed his bachelor’s degree. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from al-Azhar Univeristy in Cairo, and he was a student of several eminent scholars such as Shaykh ibn Bâz and Shaykh al-Albâni.
Dr. al-Ashqar is the author of numerous books on Islam, including the Islamic Creed Series.