Dr. Mohammed Hashas


Forschungsprojekt: Contemporary Moroccan Thought: On Philosophy, Theology, Society, and Culture

Mohammed Hashas [transliterated as “ḥaṣḥāṣ”] is Senior Research Fellow at La Pira Library and Research Center for Islamic History and Doctrines, of FSCIRE Foundation for Religious Studies “Giovanni XXIII”, in Palermo, Italy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Political Science of LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. He holds a PhD in Political Theory from LUISS (2013). His research areas are Contemporary Arab-Islamic Thought, European Islamic Thought, and Contemporary Moroccan Thought. 

Hashas was previously a Research Fellow at Babylon Center for the Study of the Multicultural Society in Tilburg, the Netherlands (July-October 2010), the Center for European Islamic Thought at the University of Copenhagen (Sept. 2011 – July 2012), a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, of the University of Oxford, (January-March 2017), and a Guest Scholar at Leibniz-ZMO Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin (April - May 2017). 

Hashas has authored The Idea of European Islam: Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity(Routledge, 2019), Intercultural Geopoetics: An Introduction to Kenneth White’s Open World (Cambridge S. Publishing, 2017), and has led the edition of Islam, State and Modernity: Mohamed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World (Palgrave, 2018), Imams in Western Europe: Authority, Training and Institutional Challenges (Amsterdam UP, 2018), Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm: Taha Abderrahmane’s Philosophy in Comparative Perspectives (Brill, 2020).

His forthcoming edited volume is Pluralism in Islamic Contexts: Ethics, Politics and the Challenge ofModernity (Springer 2021). And he is currently editing the first volume in non-Arabic language on Contemporary Moroccan Thought (for 2022).

His papers have appeared with the Journal of Muslims of Europe, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, the Journal of Studia Islamica, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, and Oriente Moderno in English. Working papers and long essays have appeared with the International Affairs Institute IAI-Rome, Critical Muslim in London, Nama Center in Beirut, and al-Mesbar in Dubai, but mostly with Reset Dialogues on Civilizations in Milan since 2010.