Dr. Salah as-Sawy (b. 1954, Fazarah, Egypt) is a senior scholar affiliated with the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America. As a youth in 1962 he won the Egyptian National Quran memorization contest. In 1976, he completed his Bachelors degree in the Faculty of Legislation and Law in al-Azhar University, going on to earn his Doctorate and an assistant professorship on the Faculty. From 1981 to 1986, he worked as an assistant professor at the prestigious Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca, and from 1987 to 1985, was Director for the Scientific Miracle Association for the Islamic World League. From 1987 to 1992, he directed the Legislative Research Center of the office of the Islamic World League in Islamabad, Pakistan.
From 1992 to1995, al-Sawy was a visiting professor in the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences, a satellite campus of Saudi Arabia's Ibn Saud Islamic University in Fairfax, Virginia. He was Director of the Legislative Research Center in the United States, as well as the Vice-President of the American Open University since its inception in 1995 until 2004. He has worked as a legislative consultant for Dar Al-Salam in Maryland and in 2009 holds the position of Secretary General for the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America.