About the Author
Dr. Hatem al-Haj is Dean of the Sharia Academy of America and a member of the Fatwa Committee of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA). He holds a PhD in Comparative Fiqh and a Masters in Islamic Law. He is the author of many published articles on Islamic topics.
Dr. al-Haj’s website, www.drhatemalhaj.com, is a useful resource for information on Islam and topics of interest to new Muslims, young Muslims, and Muslims living in non-Muslim societies.