Imam Dr. Jamal Taleb was born in Tripoli Lebanon, he has been serving as an Imam, Educator, and Consultant in Canada for almost 25 years in different religious and educational institutions. He is an academic scholar, a spiritual leader, a teacher, and a Community Developer. He is married and has three daughters and one son.
Dr. Taleb’s academic specialty is in Islamic studies and Law as well as Arabic literature. In addition to the academic degrees known as Ijazah (bachelor’s degrees in both fields), he holds a Master’s degree with High Honors from the University of Tripoli, Lebanon, and a Ph.D. in Islamic Law from the Islamic University of Beirut, Lebanon. His Doctorate in Islamic Studies was under the title of: “Family structures between Shariah and Canadian Laws; A comparative Study”. Imam Jamal is a board member of the Canadian Council of Imams and Representative of the Lebanese Dar-AlFatwa in Canada.
Dr. Taleb has been educated in Arabic. He received intensive training and learning in many Islamic disciplines including Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usul-ul-Fiqh, Maqasid, Tafseer, Seerah, Qur’an and Hadith Sciences and ‘Ulum al-Lughah. Both His Ijazah and Graduate Shahadat are in Fiqh – Islamic Jurisprudence – and Usul-ul-Fiqh – Fundamentals of Jurisprudence. Dr. Taleb has been representing the Muslim community in Canada and abroad at many Multi-Faith Councils and in the continuous Interfaith Dialogues. Dr. Taleb lectures mainly in English and Arabic. He appears occasionally as a guest and consultant on local and national TV networks both in English and Arabic.