Dr. Ahmed MabroukAhmed Mabrouk is a practicing scientist and an author of Islamic law (fiqh), Islamic philosophy of science, and the structure of human cognitive abilities. Based on his belief that Muslims should regain their leadership of science and technology, Dr. Mabrouk has taken the initiative to establish the Islamic Institute for Computing Research (IICR) in December 2017. The aim of the institute is to revive the qualities of observation, precision, objectivity, and reflection, which initially propelled the Islamic civilization. Articulating physical phenomena in a computational framework linked to a plethora of divine attributes, is a major project of IICR for achieving this aim.

During the past five years, most of Dr. Mabrouk’s efforts have been directed toward reproducing the authentic Islamic knowledge in a contemporary context, following recent technological trends. SKIL, an automated semantic platform for Islamic law, and QAIS, a predictive assessment of the cognitive abilities of candidates of Islamic studies, have been originated and architected by Dr. Mabrouk to serve this purpose.

Fiqh has always been a central interest and an area of attraction for Dr. Mabrouk. He has been teaching practically oriented fiqh topics in societies of different cultural backgrounds and lifestyles for thirty-five years. In 2016, Dr. Mabrouk has published Islamic Worship: Fundamentals and Applications, a practical guide with hundreds of real-life cases, which capitalized on the teaching experience of the author and the numerous fiqh issues he encountered.

Dr. Mabrouk is an expert consultant in Electrical Engineering. Over the past twenty years, he has worked for industry and academia in various technical and managerial capacities across three continents. Fulfilling his part in transferring advanced technologies to Muslim countries, he moved to Malaysia in 2003 to lead the wireless broadband department in MIMOS Berhad. During his term with MIMOS, Dr. Mabrouk led the team that developed the first multi-million gate system-on-chip in Malaysia.