Usamah El Abed

Al-Abd is a  graduate of Al-Azhar University. In 1985, he completed a PhD in Comparative Fiqh. In 1988, he moved to Kuwait where he taught Islamic law. In 2003, he returned to Egypt where he was appointed Vice President of Al-Azhar University; in 2011, he was appointed President of Al-Azhar University. Al-Abd is fluent in Arabic and French.