Professor Abdur Rahman I. Doi (1933 - 1999) was born in Himmatnagar, Gujrat in India and educated at the University of Bombay, and later at Cambridge University, England. He taught for many years in various institutions in Nigeria. He held posts in Malaysia and the position of honourary professor at Universitas Islamica, Italy, and was visiting professor to University of Bayreuth, Germany and University of Bordeaux, France. Towards the end of his life he lived and taught in South Africa. Of all his authorship, he is most justly famous for his book 'Shari'ah: Islamic Law', published by Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd.