Adil Salahi simultaneously pursued two lines of education. In his formal education he got a degree in English translation and literature, as well as a doctorate in English Studies and a Masters degree in Victorian Studies in British universities. Informally he pursued Islamic studies under different scholars in mosques from Damascus, Syria, and that he had been certified by several teachers at the age-old heritage of Islamic scholarship.
His professional career has been in broadcasting and print media, with stints in the Syrian radio and the BBC Arabic Service. He was the spiritual editor at Alsharq Alawsat, an Arabic daily paper and Almajallah, a weekly magazine (1982-1986), and Arab News, a British Saudi daily (1981-2012)
He also served as Public Information Officer in the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Region (1986-2000), during which period he produced over 20 videos on health issues of public attention. In the work in WHO'S past year that he was also in control of the Tobacco Free Initiative. Within this capacity, he initiated the project of creating the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah cigarette free.
His first publication on the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad: Man and Prophet, has now been printed 9 times, and also printed in Russian and French, and is now being prepared for publication in Arabic. He is the writer of Pioneers of Islamic Scholarship. His answers to viewers’ queries were edited and published under the title Our Dialogue, with translations into Urdu and Sindi. He's translated into English many books on Islam, including In the Color of the Qur’an, an 18-volume commentary on the Qur’an by Sayyid Qutb.
Adil Salahi’s Islamic thought could possibly be called liberal, since he considers the right to freedom, in all aspects, the best human right from the Islamic perspective.
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