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Dr. Ahmed Kamal Abul-Magd

Thursday، 04 April 2019 - 02:55 PM

He was an Islamic intellectual and a jurist. He was a pioneer in the fields of thought, politics and law since the sixties of the past century. He witnessed the Egyptian revolutions since July 23, 1952 until June 30, 2013.  He was well known for his tolerance, broadmindedness and abundance of intellectual and legal works where he provided the Arab and Islamic Library with many valuable works in several fields. Among them are "Dialogue.. not confrontation", "Contemporary Islamic vision" and "Studies in the Arab society".


Born in 1930 Assiut Governorate.

He received his LL.B. in 1952. Received a doctorate in law from the University of Cairo in 1960.


- Bachelor of Law, Cairo University, 1950.

- Diploma of Public Law, Cairo University, 1951.

- Diploma of Islamic Law, Cairo University, 1952.

- Doctorate of Law, Cairo University, 1958.

- Master in Comparative Law, University of Michigan, USA, 1959.


Member of the Islamic Research Complex in Al-Azhar Al-Sharif. - Member of the Royal Society for Research on Islamic Civilization in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

- Member of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat.

- Member of the Egyptian Association for Political Economy and Legislation.

- Commissioner of Dialogue of Civilizations Affairs at the Arab League.

- Member of the Arab Organization for Human Rights.


- Vice-President of the National Council for Human Rights

- Former Minister of Information and Youth

- Professor of Public Law, University of Cairo and Kuwait.

- Judge and President of the Administrative Tribunal of the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Scientific Publications

- Supervision of the constitutionality of laws in the United States and Egypt, Cairo, 1960. - Judicial control of the work of the administration, Cairo, 1964.

- The Constitution of the United Arab Emirates, Cairo, 1978.

- Studies in the Arab Society, Cairo, 1962.

- Dialogue.. Not confrontation, Cairo, 1988.

- Contemporary Islamic Vision, Cairo, 1991.

Awards and medals

He was awarded Order of the Republic of the first class in 1976.

His death

The Egyptian thinker and former minister, Dr. Ahmed Kamal Abul-Magd died on Wednesday April 3, 2019 in Cairo at the age of 89. His loss was mourned by several public figures and Egyptian institutions.

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