Dr. Ibrahim Dremali


Experience Summary

Dr. Ibrahim Dremali has over twenty years experience in the United States as an Imam, Director for Islamic schools, and Professor for universities.  He is a frequent speaker for Islamic centers, universities, dawah conferences, radio shows, and interfaith programs across the U.S. and overseas.


  • 2002 – Ph.D Sharia, First level of distinction, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1998 – Ph.D Geology, Florida International University, Florida, USA
  • 1996 – M.S. Geology, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA
  • 1995 – M.S. Sharia, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1988 – B.S. Geology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

Job Title History

Islamic Work and Teaching Experience

  • Director, Vanguard International Academy, TX (Aug 2008-present)
  • Professor, Arees Institute, Houston, TX (2011-present)
  • Director, Islamic Center of Greater Austin, TX (Sept 2007-2009)
  • Director for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Austin Peace Academy, TX (Sept 2007-09)
  • Professor, Drake University, IA, Introduction to Islam (Aug 2006-Sept 2007)
  • Professor, Des Moines University, IA, Medicine in Islam (May 2006-Sept 2007)
  • Imam, Islamic Center of Des Moines, IA (Jan 2005-Sept 2007)
  • Principal, New Horizons Academy, IA (Jan 2005-Sept 2007)
  • Instructor, Quranic Science Institute, IA (Jan 2005-May 2006)
  • Professor, Sharia Academy of America, FL (June 2005-2007)
  • Professor, American Open University, VA (Apr 2005-present)
  • Professor,American International University,VA (Apr 2004-May 2006)
  • Islamic Financial Consultant, National Bank of Dubai, UAE (Dec 2003-Dec 2004)
  • Islamic Financial Consultant, Dubai Bank, UAE (Dec 2002-Dec 2004)
  • Islamic Financial Advisor, Global Protector Financial Group, NY (Jun 2002-Jan 2004)
  • Imam, IslamicCenter of Boca Raton,FL (Aug 1998-Jan 2005)
  • Co-Founder, IslamicCenter of Boca Raton,FL (Aug 1998)
  • Qur’an Teacher, Garden of theSahabaAcademy, FL (Aug 2003-Jan 2005)
  • Qur’an Teacher,Pompano Beach Islamic School, FL (Aug 1997-July 2002)
  • Imam, IslamicCenter of Belle Glade,FL (May 1997-Aug 1998)
  • Principal, Darul Uloom Institute, FL (Aug 1989-June 1994)

Geology Work and Teaching Experience  

  • Geologist-Sedimentologist, Coastal Planning & Engineering, FL (Jan 1997-Jan 2005)
  • Project Manager,UTM,FL (1992-1995)
  • Geologist, DynaTech Engineering, Inc., FL (Jun 1990-Aug 1992)
  • Geologist, Shell Oil Company,Egypt (1986-1988)
  • Professor, Geology,Broward Community College,FL (1998-2005)
  • Professor, Oceanography,Broward Community College,FL (1998-2005)
  • Professor, Environmental Science, Nova Southeastern University, FL (1999-2002)
  • Teaching Assistant,Florida Atlantic University,FL (1996-1997)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant,Florida International University,FL (1992-1993)



  • Successful Dialogue between Muslims & Non-Muslims
  • Forty and Forty (40 Holy Hadith and 40 Hadith on Remembering Allah)
  • Explanation of Asma Allah al-Husna (Names and Attributes of Allah)
  • Taraweeh Prayer (Night Prayer in Ramadan)
  • Application of Modern Fiqh (Jurisprudence)
  • Tawheed (Monotheism), First and Last
  • Under the Shade of Surah al-Kahf


  • Pseudo 3D Borrow Area Sediment Analysis Description, Using GIS (2003)
  • Upgrading Sieve Analysis Manual of Testing Procedures (2003)
  • Sieve Analysis Manual of Testing Procedures (2002)
  • Salt Water Intrusion,Everglades(1999)
  • Salt Water Intrusion,South Florida(1998)
  • Water Resources Classification inSouthern Florida(Nov. 1997)
  • History of Water Management inSouth Florida(1997)
  • Coastal Classification ofBrowardCounty(1996)
  • The Sensitivity of Water Spills inSouth Florida(1996)
  • Shoreline Mapping Techniques,Eastern U.S.FAU (1995)
  • Subsurface Structural Setting and Petroleum Prospect –NileDelta,Cairo(1987)

Personal Details

  • Bilingual Arabic and English

Career Milestones

  • Memorized the Noble Qur’an and Sahih Bukhari
  • 20+ years experience as an Imam with 10 years in Imam Leadership programs
  • Ph.D in Sharia (Islamic Jurisprudence) with specialization in Fiqh (Jurisprudence)
  • Islamic Financial Advisor and Consultant for 5 years while acting as a liaison between UAE banks and clients
  • Current Director for Islamic School (7th-12th Grade)
  • Current Professor for classes in Fiqh, Aqeedah, Islamic Finance and Criminal Law for various Islamic Universities
  • Frequent guest speaker at Universities, Conferences, Radio Talk Shows, Television, Interfaith meetings, and community centers across the nation
  • Regularly teach books of Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Aqeedah (Creed), Tafsir (Explanation of the Qur’an), and Hadith (Traditions of Prophet Mohammed)
  • Teach church courses on Introduction to Islam
  • Taught courses on Islamic Perspectives on Sickness and Death to board of medical doctors
  • Established ‘Muslim Day of Iowa’ with the state of Iowa for two years in a row
  • Appointed to serve on the Religious Affairs Committee by the Governor of Iowa
  • Appointed to serve on the Global Warming Committee by the Mayor of Iowa

Higher Education Courses Recently Taught in Present Positions

  • Comparative Fiqh
  • Tafseer
  • Fiqh of Worship I
  • Fiqh of Worship II
  • Criminal Law
  • Fiqh of Financial Transactions II
  • Family Law II
  • Fiqh of Contemporary Events