Dr. Waleed Edrees Al-Meneese

Dr. Waleed Edrees Al-Meneese

Professor Dr. Waleed Edrees Al-Meneese, is the President of the Islamic University of Minnesota, the university which is keen on teaching sacred knowledge from its primary sources through the primers, explanations, and commentaries that would produce students that have the ability to independently research the primary sources and understand them with precision.

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Experience & Employment

  • 2013 – Present: President of Islamic University of Minnesota
  • 2006 – 2013: V President of the Islamic University of Minnesota
  • 1998- Present: Member of the Educational Committee at the American Open University
  • 2000- Present: Imam and President of the board of trustees of Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2003- Present: Member of the Permanent Fatwa Committee, of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA)
  • 2003- Present: Member of the board of trustees of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF)
  • 1998-2003: Islamic Preacher, Office of Dawah, Saudi-Arabian Embassy, Washington DC
  • 1998-1999: Imam and speaker of Al-Birr Mosque, Astoria, New York
  • 1990-1997: Teacher of the Sciences of Qira’at at various mosques of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mostly, Masjid Al-Imam Ash-Shafi’ee in As-Salaam district
  • 1989-1997: Teacher of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Badr United school, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 1988-1989: Teacher of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Badr school, Alexandria, Egypt 1983-1989: Teacher of Islamic Studies and Imam, several mosques in Alexandria, Egypt Mostly, Al-Imam Ahmed, Al-Hoda,and Ibn Katheer mosques

Degrees & Achievements

  • 2007 PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence from the Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, IN,
  • Grade: summa cum laude (excellent)
  • 2001 Master’s degree in Islamic Jurisprudence from the American Open University, Washington DC, Grade: summa cum laude (excellent)
  • 1990-1997 Various recognitions in Hadeeth and other Islamic Disciplines from several scholars in Egypt and Saudi-Arabia
  • 1990-1997 Memorized the Quran in many modes of recital:
  • The ten Qera’at according to the Shatebia and Dorra methods, as well as the Tayyeba method He also completed the four Shawaadh (irregular) Qera’at
  • The Qera’at memorized were certified by many scholars with continuous chains linked to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) The Isnaad (Chain of Narrators) of Dr Waleed is of the highest (shortest), people of his age group
  • 1996 General Requirements of the Master’s degree in Arabic Language, Alexandria University
  • 1996 Course of Librarian Studies, General Educational Facility, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 1988 Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Language from Alexandria University