Dr. Hassan earned his PhD from the Faculty of Shariah at al-Azhar University in Cairo in 1965. He obtained a Master degree in Comparative Law at New York University and a Bachelors of Law and Islamic Shariah from Cairo University and Al-Azhar University.
He was the Chairman of the Board for the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) and was also a member of the European Council for Fatwa, the International Union of Muslim.
In a career over 50 years, Dr Hassan was professor of Law at Cairo University; head of the Higher Studies Department at the University of Mohamed bin Ali Al-Sunosi, Libya; president of the International Islamic University, Islamabad; advisor of Islamic education affairs and Shariah implementation, Islamabad; legal and constitutional advisor of the president of Kazakhstan; and director of the Institute of Scientific Research and Revival of Islamic Heritage, Mecca.
He was an expert advisor for the Fiqh Academy of the Organization of Islamic Conferences and on the board of numerous financial organizations. He was also the chairman of a number of Shariah boards in several Islamic financial institutions in the Middle East and helped several traditional banks convert into Islamic banks, including the transformation of the Dubai Financial Market into the first Islamic Financial Market in the world.
Dr. Hassan was the author of more than 400 books and research papers on Islamic banking and finance.
Dr Hussein Hamed Hassan passed away Tuesday, August 19th, 2020 (May he be in Heaven).