He is Allama Sheikh Hashim Jamil, one of the greatest scholar of Comparative Fiqh and Shafi Madhab(School of thought). He is athari in Aqedah. He is also a member of Association of Muslim Scholars Scholars, an association consist of different strands of sunni to resist occupation. Shaykh Allama Muhaddith Maher Yassin has written a detail biography on him.
Here his biography on his life and works.
He is Hashim bin Jameel bin Abdullah bin Yusuf Al-Qaisi Al-Jubawi, born in the city of Fallujah in the year 1941, and he was raised there.
Sheikh Hashim began learning the Quran in the traditional Quranic schools from a very young age, under the guidance of Mullah Saleh. He continued his studies under the supervision of Mullah Mawlood Al-Ani. He entered Ibn Khaldun Elementary School in Fallujah in 1949.
In 1951, he joined a Islamic school and studied for two years under Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Samarai. This happened when he was twelve and thirteen years old. Later, he traveled to Samarra to attend the School, where he studied under the guidance of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Rawi and Sheikh Ayoub Al-Khatib. He stayed in the Scholarly School for seven years, from 1953 to 1960, and graduated with a degree in Islamic studies. During his time there, Sheikh Hashim excelled in memorization.
However, his quest for knowledge didn’t stop there. He continued his studies in Islamic jurisprudence with prominent Iraqi scholars, including Sheikh Amjad Al-Zahawi and Sheikh Fuad Al-Alusi.
In 1963, he traveled to Egypt and joined Al-Azhar University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sharia and Law in 1967. He later earned his Master’s degree in 1969. He returned to Baghdad and then went back to Egypt in 1971 to pursue a doctoral degree, which he successfully obtained in 1973 with the highest honors. His doctoral thesis, titled “Fiqh of Saeed bin Al-Musayyib,” was published in four volumes and proved beneficial to scholars in Egypt at the time. During his stay in Egypt, he met with some of its leading scholars, and Sheikh Abdul Ghani Abdul Khaleq held him in high regard and esteemed his knowledge.
In 1978, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor and later earned the title of Professor in Comparative Jurisprudence in 1990.
Sheikh Hashim does not adhere strictly to a single school of thought but follows what he considers the most convincing evidence, whether he is familiar with it or not. His approach reflects his moderation and freedom from sectarian bias.
– In 1961, Sheikh Hashim was appointed as an Imam and preacher at Al-Shawi Mosque in Baghdad and delivered sermons for two years while pursuing his religious studies under the guidance of eminent scholars in Baghdad.
– In 1967, he became a member of the Higher Endowments Council and received recognition and appreciation from the Endowments Council for his scholarly and practical contributions.
– After returning from Egypt in 1969, he was appointed as an instructor at the College of Imam Al-Azam (now the College of Islamic Sciences) at the University of Baghdad. He later became an acting deputy dean in 1969.
– Following his return from Egypt and the completion of his doctoral degree in 1973, he worked as a lecturer at the same college until 1976. He then served as an acting dean from 1976 to 1977.
– His services were assigned to the United Arab Emirates University from 1977 to 1981. During this period, he earned the title of Assistant Professor in 1978.
– He was then assigned to the University of Al Ain from the end of 1981 until 1982.
– In 1982, he was assigned to the United Arab Emirates University again to benefit from his scholarly expertise.
In 1989, he was appointed as a member of the Scientific Committee in the Department of Studies at the College of Sharia.
After obtaining the title of Professor in 1990, he was appointed as a member of the Committee for the Preparation of Imams and Preachers at the Higher Islamic Institute in 1991. He was also appointed as a legal advisor to the Islamic Bank of Iraq in 1993 and became a member of the Department of Da’wah and Islamic Thought at Saddam University for Islamic Sciences (currently the University of Baghdad).
These were the positions held by Sheikh Hashim Al-Jubawi at the College of Islamic Sciences, Department of Sharia, until the year 2000 when he traveled to the United Arab Emirates. He continued his academic career as a professor at the College of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Dubai. When his contract ended there, he moved to Ajman and then to the University of Sharjah, where he continues to teach to this day.
Sheikh Hashim received seventeen certificates of appreciation, beginning from his work in religious endowments (waqf) and extending to his teaching career in Islamic colleges and institutes in Iraq.
His scholarly contributions and publications:
– He supervised and examined over a hundred master’s and doctoral theses.
– He demonstrated great patience in discussions and had a deep love for the Sunnah (Prophet Muhammad’s traditions).
– He is a leading authority in Islamic jurisprudence, especially in deducing legal rulings, preserving schools of thought, discussing their positions, and responding to their evidence. He has a long history in the study of hadith but with his unique approach, not following traditionalists, and he is well-versed in other Islamic sciences.
Some of his notable teachers from Iraq include:
– Abdul Aziz Salim Al-Samarai
– Ahmed Muhammad Amin Al-Rawi
– Sheikh Amjad Al-Zahawi
– Abdul Qadir Al-Fadhli
– Sheikh Abdul Karim Al-Mudarris
– Sheikh Fuad Al-Alusi
– Sheikh Kamal Al-Din Al-Ta’i
– Sheikh Ayoub Al-Khatib
– Sheikh Abdel Halim Mahmoud (Former Grand Imam of Al-Azhar)
– Sheikh Abdul Ghani Abdul Khaleq (Supervisor of his doctoral thesis)
His works and publications include:
– A doctoral thesis on Sa’id bin Al-Musayyib (in four volumes)
– Issues in Comparative Jurisprudence (two volumes)
– Rulings of Peace in the journal of the College of Imam Al-Azam
– Rulings on the Sale of Crops and Fruits in the Economic and Administrative Research Journal
– The Principle of Differentiation of Judicial Rulings in Islamic Sharia in the journal of the College of Imam Al-Azam
– Ownership in Islam in the First Cultural Season of the University of the United Arab Emirates
– Studies in Criminal Jurisprudence for Postgraduate Students
– The Ruling on Singing and Its Elements in Islamic Sharia (in three parts)
– Methods of Commercial Agency Investment in Light of Islamic Jurisprudence
– Prepared for the International Islamic Jurisprudence Conference held in Dubai in 2005
He has participated in numerous academic and cultural conferences both within and outside Qatar. Some of the notable conferences include:
– Islamic Conference in Baghdad (1975)
– Mosque Conference in Mecca (1975)
– Islamic Conference in Malaysia (1976)
– Arab-European Dialogue Seminar in Dubai (1980)
– Hearing Conference in Jeddah (1982)
– Popular Islamic Conference in Baghdad (1990-1992)
– First Mosque Conference in Baghdad (1994)
– 16th International Islamic Fiqh Conference in Dubai (2005)
– The First Conference at the College of Sharia and the Cultural Center at the University of Jordan, titled “New Developments in Islamic Banking Transactions”.