Department of Arabic and Translation Studies
Faculty Name: Dr. Ahmed Ali
Title: Assistant Professor of Translation
Administrative Title: Dr.
College/School: College Of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Arabic and Translation Studies
Office Location: NAB 012B
Phone: +(971) 6 515 2812
Fax: +(971) 6 515 2491
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Teaching Areas  
Translation and Interpreting, Contrastive Linguistics, Translation Studies, Qur'anic Studies, Islamic Fiqh (Jurisprudence).
Research Areas
Translation Studies, Interpreting, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication.
  • BA in English Language, Literature & Translation, Al-Alsun, ARE.
  • MA in Translation & Interpretation, Al-Alsun, ARE, 1992.
  • Higher Diploma in Egyptology, Helwan University, ARE.
  • PhD, University of Durham, UK, December 1998.
Professional Experience  
  • 1989: Teacher of English & Freelance Arabic-English-Arabic Translator
  • 1991: Egyptologist.
  • 1995/1996 & 1997-1998: Tutor of Arabic & Translation, (Durham University, UK)
  • 2001-2008: Assistant Professor of Translation at the Faculty of Languages & Translation, KKU, SA.
  • 2008-Present: Assistant Professor of Translation, Department of Arabic & Translation Studies, AUS.
President of Arabic Translators International (ATI), Antwerp, Belgium. Editor of ATI's Academic Series and (Arabic Literature Unveiled) Series. Member of The Society of English & Translation, SA. Member of the Committee of the Scientific Signs in the Qur'an and Sunnah, SA. Member of the Egyptian Tourist Guide Syndicate, ARE. Honorary Member of Egyptian Association for Translators & Linguists, ARE.
Academic and Professional Awards  
Selected Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
  • 2010-2011: (1) Translation into English of Hadith al-Dhakirah by HH Sheikh Sultan Al-Qasimi. (2) Translation/Editing into English of Sard al-Dhat /My Early Life/ by HH Sheikh Sultan Al-Qasimi. Bloomsbury, London. Translation into English of /Samson/ by HH Sheikh Sultan Al-Qasimi. (4) Arabicization of Aesop Fables. (5) Translation into Arabic of /Introduction to the History of Science/ by George Sarton, Al-SAyyed Publishers,2011, Riyadh.
  • 2009: Editing of and Introduction to Terrorist, Novel by John Updike, translated into Arabic by Dr. Ahmed al-Shimi, Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture Publications, Cairo.
  • 2007: Editing of Language and Culture, by Claire Kramsch, translated into Arabic by Dr. Ahmed al-Shimi, Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture Publications, Cairo.
  • (1) Research Paper on Word Repetition in the Qur'an: Translating Form or Meaning, King Saud University Refereed Journal, 2007. (2) Hellenic Treasures Around the World, by Xeni Arapogianni, Greek National Line Ecumenical Hellenism LTD., Athens, Greece, 2007.
  • Understanding Business Finance, by CRDF, DIILS, USA, 2007.
  • Trial Transcripts, World Criminal Tribunal, DIILS, US, 2006.
  • (1) Translation of the Qur'an and Cultural Dialogue, King Khalid University Symposium Proceedings, 2006. (2) Lex Mitior Principle in the Al-Dujail Case, DIILS, US, 2006.
  • My Great Love for Jesus Led Me to Islam, by Simon A. Caraballo, Al-Ebtekar Press, Dammam, 2005.
  • Funny Stories Chosen by Michael Rosen: A Fish of the World by Terry Jones, King Fisher Publications, London, 2005.
  • The Art of Translation, A Textbook: An Academic Course in General Translation, Written and Oral, Sarawat Publishers, SA, 2001. Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, I. A. Abu Harb, 2004.
  Conference Presentations
  • To Dub or not to Dub? That's the MBC question. Forli, Italy, 2010.
  • Translation Trainer's Dilemma in Teaching Translation of Islamic Texts, Poland, 2008.
  • Translation of the Qur'an and Cultural Dialogue, King Khalid University Symposium Proceedings, 2006.
  • 2006-2007: Asir Province in the Fight Against Extremism, Asir Imarah, Sarawat Publishing House, 1427 AH.
  • 2005: What Everyone Should Know About The Holy Qur'an, Garant Publishers, Belgium, 2005.
  • 2005- Extremists: The Khawararij of the Age (Extremism in Islam), by Dr. Omar Kamel (Bisan Publishers: Cairo, 2005).
  • 2004: Journey of Development: A Testimony of an Eye Witness, by Prince Khalid al-Faisal, Governor of Asir.
  • 2004: Jumu'ah Speech by Dr. Al-Wabil

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