Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh (أ.د. أحمد بن يوسف بن أحمد الدريويش) is a veteran academician, administrator with a specialty in Islamic jurisprudence and known for his scholarly works in number of Islamic fields. In addition he is a well known intellectual who has narrated as many 73 books on various topics such as peace, inter-faith harmony and moderation.
Across the Muslim World, Dr- Al-Draiweesh is highly respected for his contributions in academic spheres and research, while teaching ads more in his caliber as he is worldly known for his teaching experience.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh is also heading a premier seat of learning International Islamic University, Islamabad as its President where he has involved faculty, students and employees to broaden the exposures regarding mutual dialogue. He has repute of writing matchless dissertations on peace as he has highlighted Islam’s message of peace, brotherhood. On various forums he has apprised how extremism and violence are totally against the Islamic values and teachings while Islam’s leading attribute is peace.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh was also awarded the Imam Mohamed bin Saud Islamic University 1st Excellence Award for best performance while in recognition of his services in research and teaching he was also awarded Al-Madina Al-Munawarah Award.
After assuming his position as President IIUI, he has represented the varsity on numerous national and international forums. He has also launched various new departments during his present tenure as president IIUI while he has also played a vital role for various MoUs of IIUI with many national and international universities. Numbers of Pakistani universities have also granted him with awards in recognition of his services in the field of education. He is known for involving administration and faculty in constructive steps for the betterment of institution where he personally visits all the departments during all the month and directs for expedition of efforts to fulfill university tasks on priority basis.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh, through his works conveys to the world that how traditional juristic rulings can be applied for having solution of core issues. In his narrations and dissertations, he has explored how much tolerance, communication and inter-faith harmony is advised in Islam.
He has focused on most important contemporary issues and viwed solutotion of those problems of hour in the light of Islam, such as his works on envoireent and water preservation. He also emphasized on the teachings of Islam pertaining to fundamental human rights. He has narrated on issues such as citizenship, politic obligation, death penalty, prisoner’s rights, Fatwa (legal opinion), rules of marriage & divorce, forming of family and the rights of women etc.
In short, Dr. Al-Draiweesh is an Islamic scholar of impeccable academic credentials, a public intellectual of high moral, professional integrityand excellence, and, as the President of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, a great ambassador of goodwill between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
He is one of the most outstanding scholars who has been awarded Pakistani award ‘Tamgha-e- Imtiaz’  by President of Pakistan due to his efforts in the field comparative jurisprudence. ()
As the President of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, he is serving as a great ambassador of goodwill between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.