DSC_0086Professor Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq is the Director General of the Islamic Research Institute and Professor of Shariah & Islamic Law at International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, where he has been a  Dean of the Faculty of Shariah and Law from 2010–14 and Chair of department of Shariah (Islamic Law) from 2008-2010. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow and professor at the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2013–14. He holds Ph.D. (1998) in Comparative Fiqh (Islamic Law) from the Institute Superieuer du Theologie, Ezzituna University, in Tunis. He has had post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Glasgow, U.K. and other fellowships at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain; and the University of Warsaw, Poland. He also taught and chaired the Islamic Law Dept. of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, 1999–2008. He has produced several PhD, LLM M.Phill, MS and MA scholars. He is active member of various important International professional organizations such as Secretariat of world and Traditional religions Kazakhstan. He specializes in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, International Islamic Law, Islamic civilization studies, Human Rights in Islamic perspective, Muslim Family laws and Interfaith Relations and Dialogue in Islamic perspective. He has organized and presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout Pakistan and internationally and authored dozens of research articles in Arabic, Urdu, and English, published in Journals of International repute. His post doctoral research at Glasgow University, UK, Xavier university, Cincinnati, USA and many of his articles are related to inter religious dialogue which includes his most recent publication ‘Muslims’ participation in interfaith dialogue Prospects & Challenges’, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Temple University, USA, Fall, 2014, issue (49:4).He believes on ethics of disagreement and aims to promote culture of disagreement in an agreeable way. After a rigorous international competition, he was selected as an International Fellow King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Inter religious and Inter Cultural Dialogue (KAICIID) Vienna, Austria. On completion of this fellowship he has been given the title of Ambassador for Dialogue and Peace Building by KAICIID in December 2015. He has been working as the Editor of Fikr o Nazar from November 2014.