DR. LOUAY ABDULBAKI

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Louay Abdulbaki holds a PhD in Islamic Studies and has written and published more than 40 books, book-chapters and scholarly articles on Islamic education, Arabic studies, Islamic political thought, parenting, and other contemporary issues. He is the Director of Wisdom Consulting and Training and an Islamic education consultant with more than thirty years of experience in teaching and research. He is a former imam, director of several institutions, researcher/research fellow at Melbourne University and the University of Western Australia, Head of Islamic Studies and Arabic at several Islamic schools and has developed comprehensive Islamic education and Arabic language curricula, including more than 60 personalised textbooks for Islamic schools.

Dr. Abdulbaki is a current member of the Australian Fatwa Council, the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and the League of the Syrian Ulama (scholars).

Dr. Louay Abdulbaki

Education

  • PhD in Islamic Studies- University of Melbourne 
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Islamic Studies)- University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science- Victoria University
  • Islamic Studies and Da’wa – Islamic Dawah College, Damascus, Syria

Experience

  • Director and Principal Lecturer- Wisdom Centre, Wisdom Consulting and Training, Campbelltown, NSW
  • Director Islamic Studies and Arabic Language- Unity Grammar College, Austral, NSW
  • Imam and Islamic Studies Coordinator- Al Faisal College, Campbelltown, NSW
  • Visiting Research Fellow- Centre of Muslim States and Societies, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • Imam and Islamic Studies Coordinator- Australian International Academy, Melbourne, Australia
  • Researcher- University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Co-Founder/Principal -Maarefa School, Melbourne, Australia
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies Instructor -Preston Mosque Saturday School. Melbourne, Australia

Organizations

  • Member of the Australian Fatwa Council
  • The League of the Syrian Ulama (Islamic Scholars) 
  • ANIC (Australian National Imams Council) 
  • League of Al-Shaam (Levant) Intellectuals/Literates 
  • NSW Institute of Teachers

Conference/Presentations

  • Islamic Perspectives on Organ donation’,12th Congress of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement, Sydney
  • The concept of Authority in Islam’, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, the University of Western Sydney
  • ‘Shari’ah: Islamic Law and the Worldview,’ Imams, Academics and Muslim Youths Conference organized by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the University of Western Sydney
  • Caliphate: Islamic State and Politics of Government’, “Imams, Academics and Muslim Youths” organized by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the University of Western Sydney,
  • Values Education in Australian Muslim Schools,’ Summer Extension Program, University of Western Australia,
  • Structural Scaffolding for Building Islamic Democracy, Islamic Culture(s), Nation-building and the Media: Contemporary Issues,” organized by Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne

Publications

  • Muslims in the West: The Challenges of Integration and Identity  al-Alamiyah
  • The Fiqh of Necessities and the Legality of Emergency Las, Raabitat Udabaa’ ashShaam, London, UK
  • The State of Justice and Law, Annidaa
  • Reflections on the Project of Arab Revivalism, Niroon News
  • The Prospects of Democracy with the Banning of Islamic Parties in Egypt (Arabic), Raabitat Udaba ash-Shaam, London, UK
  • The Concept of freedom in Islam, Udabaa’ ash-Shaam, London, UK
  • The Principles of Good Governance in Islam: Bases and Pillars for the Construction of Contemporary Islamic Democracy (Arabic), Raabitat Udabaa’ ash-Shaam, London, UK
  • Critical Reading on Modern Concepts in Contemporary Arabic Discourse (Arabic), alWarshah
  • The Socio-Political Thought of ibn Khaldun (Arabic) Raabitat Udabaa’ ash-Shaam, London, UK