Country: Uganda Religious affiliation: Islam

Dean of the faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language and Head of department Shariah at the Islamic University in Uganda

Dr. Walusimbi Abdul Hafiz has a PhD in Islamic law with qualifications in education, project management, Islamic banking and finance and law. His work experience started as a secondary school teacher and progressed as a university lecturer since 2004. He is currently the Dean of the faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language and Head of department Shariah at the Islamic University in Uganda. He is also the Director of Al-Haq Shariah Consultancy and Advisory Bureau which deals in research, consultancy and advocacy in Islamic banking, Muslim personal law, and comparative human rights and international humanitarian law.

Dr. Walusimbi is passionate in reading, research and public speaking. He has taken part in many local and international conferences, symposia, and workshops as a trainer, researcher, presenter and participant in areas of interreligious dialogue, Islamic banking and finance, comparative human rights and international human rights law, and Muslim personal law.

As an academician, Dr. Walusimbi has authored and published articles in areas of legal reference to DNA in paternity disputes, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, and female genital mutilation.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the Shariah course at Islamic University Kampala Campus and is one of the key players in advocacy against gender-based violence and interfaith tolerance through public presentations and preaching.

His Motto is “Success belongs to those who do their homework”.