Chauki Lazhar
Deputy Director

Chauki Lazhar, originally from Belgium, is Deputy Director of CILE. He is a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and Lecturer in Applied Islamic Sciences at CIET Institute in Gent, Belgium. He read Islamic Studies at the European Institute of Human Science in Chateau Chinon and Paris, France (2003-2010) where he also memorized the entire Qur’an. He holds a BA cum laude (with honours) in Sharia and Theology and a MA summa cum laude (with highest honours) in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh, and is currently a doctoral researcher in Islamic Law at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Chauki has presented lectures at several institutes in Belgium and France since 2007. In 2012 he was Lecturer in Islamic Sciences at Group T, international University College Leuven, Belgium. Chauki has taught a wide range of courses including Islamic Law, Theology, Quranic Exegeses (Tafsir), Principles of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh), Maqasid al ShariaQuran and Hadith studies. His research interests in the field of Islamic Studies include Islamic Theology, Spirituality, Law and Thought. Latest publications: “The need for reform of Usûl al Fiqh in Modern Times” Arab Network for Research and Publishing (2016); “Gender Differentiation in Islamic Rulings, A Thorough Review of the Concept of Femininity in Islam”, co-authored, al Mudawwanah, Issue 15 (2018); “Women’s Prayer in the Mosque, the Specificities of Femininity that Prevent from the Benefit of Praying in the Mosque, Between Truth and Illusion”, Journal of Islamic Studies and Thought for Specialized Researches, Volume 4, (2018); “The Development of Contemporary Theorizations of Sharia Objectives”, Journal of Islamization of Knowledge, Issue 90 (2018).