Waleed Basyouni is Professor of Islamic Studies. He is a graduate of Al-Imam Muhammad University in Saudi Arabia where he earned the Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Sciences and the Master of Arts in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects. He also holds the Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation from which he was also awarded the Imam Malik Fellowship in 2008 for his doctoral work, “Ibn Taymiyya’s Theory of ‘Shared Meaning’” and “Overlapping Relations in the Divine Names and Attributes.” Dr. Basyouni is trained in traditional Islam and has mastered the classical Arabic language. His extensive writing and teaching have focused on Islamic theology, jurisprudence, and Hadith. Since 2008, he has served as Vice President and Instructor at the AlMaghrib Institute in Houston, Texas, where his duties include serving as head of the Theology and Ethics Department. Since 1997, Dr. Basyouni has also served as Imam and President of the Clear Lake Islamic Center in Houston. He is a member of the North American Imams Federation.