Nayed was the first post-Gaddafi Libyan Ambassador to the UAE for Libya’s National Transitional Council. He led the Tripoli Stabilisation Team. Prior to the Libyan revolution he worked as an important scholar in the field of Muslim-Christian relations, and was the founder and director of Kalam Research & Media (KRM).
Nayed is a former professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Rome), a former professor at the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC, Malaysia) and a senior advisor to the Cambridge Interfaith Program and the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge, UK. Prior to the Libyan revolution he lectured on Islamic Theology, Logic, and Spirituality at the restored Uthman Pasha Madrasa in Tripoli, Libya, and supervised Graduate Students at the Islamic Call College there. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Templeton Foundation.
He remains an important consensus figure in Libya during frequent governmental change, having held various governmental positions
He took part in demonstrations in Tripoli in the early days of the revolution
Established the Network of Free Ulema
He bridges between the West and the Islamic World and between liberals and Islamists in Libya.