About the Author
Sameh Strauch was born in Liverpool, U.K in 1955. It was while working as a nurse in Saudi Arabia that he first encountered Islam. Arriving for the first time in the Kingdom in the month of Ramadan, he was impressed by the sight of people fasting, praying, and reading the Qur’an. He returned to London and declared his allegiance to Islam.
From 1985 until 1989 he studied in Madinah Islamic University, after which he worked in Abu Bakr Islamic University in Karachi, Pakistan, teaching 'aqeedah (Islamic creed) in the Arabic Language Institute. In 1993, he moved to the UAE and took up a position as teacher in the Zayed Centre for New Muslims in Al-Ain.
Sameh Strauch is also a lecturer on Islamic topics, has been a contributor to the MWL Journal and a frequent guest on TV and radio in the UAE. He is a well-known writer and translator, specializing in translations of the works of the early Islamic scholars, such as at-Tabari, Ibn Katheer and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal.