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Profile of Imam Samy Metwally
An Egyptian Islamic scholar with a degree in Christian-Muslim relations.
A Member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS)
worked for the website IslamOnline, as a senior sharia researcher, answering religious questions and giving fatwas - legal rulings - on a variety of issues to an online audience largely made up of North American Muslims;
In 2009, became a Fulbright scholar at the Hartford Seminary, a U.S. institution well-known for its multi-faith programs. A master's student in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, he graduated in September 2011;
In between, studied American culture at Arizona State University, and was imam in the city of Berlin, Connecticut;
- Imam Metwally is married with four children, three boys and a girl aged 4 to 12.
Imam Samy was interviewed recently by the Ottawa Citizen.
Quotes of Imam Samy Metwally as listed in the Ottawa citizen on November 13, 2011:
"I have a mission of building bridges, helping the Muslim community to know the moderate approach of Islam and coexist with the wider community like we have here in Canada,"
"My mission is to help Muslims understand their role in society, help them to understand they have duties and responsibilities to each other, to their neighbours who might be non-Muslims, and to the whole society."
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