Hasan Awan, MD is an advisor to and a research scholar at the Alkaram Institute. He is a physician of internal medicine in private practice in Baltimore, MD and also provides services at the Islamic Society of Baltimore Free Health Clinic. Over the past 20 years he has studied legal praxis, Quranic exegesis, Islamic theology, and the Islamic Hikma tradition (Islamic philosophy and Sufi metaphysics) under several Muslim scholars and imams. He has interests in alternative and holistic medicine and spiritual psychology and counseling. In addition to his role as a physician, he has also been serving the greater Baltimore Muslim community in various pastoral roles for over a decade.