Dr. Mohammed Ghaly is professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. He has a B.A. in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University (Egypt) and M.A. and PhD in the same specialization from Leiden University (the Netherlands). During the period 2007-2013, Ghaly was a faculty member at Leiden University. Since 2011, Ghaly has been a faculty member at the Erasmus Mundus Program; the European Master of Bioethics, jointly organized by a number of European universities. Ghaly is the founding editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Ethics (published by Brill). Since September 2019, He is the founding Program Coordinator of the newly established M.A. in Applied Islamic Ethics at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Ghaly also chaired the committee that was responsible for establishing this pioneer program.
Islamic Ethics and its intersection with biomedical sciences is Ghaly’s main research interest. Besides his book Islam and Disability: Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence (Routledge, 2010) and the edited volumes Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Imperial College & World Scientific, 2016) and Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question (Brill, 2019), Ghaly is the editor of a number of thematic issues, the single author of more than thirty peer-reviewed publications, and editorial board member of a number of academic journals. He is also the Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) and research consultant of a number of funded research projects related to the field of Islamic Ethics. The overall budget of his funded projects during the last couple of years goes beyond 2 million USD. His publications can be accessed via https://cilecenter.academia.edu/MohammedGhaly. Ghaly lectured on Islamic (bio)ethics at many universities, including Imperial College London, Oxford University, University of Oslo, University of Chicago and Georgetown University. Ghaly was affiliated as Visiting Scholar/Researcher with a number of universities worldwide, including the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, USA (academic year 2014-2015), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford (academic year 2017-2018) and School of Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (academic year 2018-2019).
<p>Searching for guiding principles has always been central in the Islamic tradition and some distinct scholarly disciplines already bear the word "principles", or other synonyms, in their names such as Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh).
<p>The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) resumes its series of events for the new academic year by organizing a public lecture on “Islamic Ethics in Era of Genome”.