Dr. Mu'taz A. Al Khatib
Associate Professor of Methodology and Ethics

Mutaz al-Khatib is Associate Professor of Methodology and Ethics at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and an editorial board member of Studies in Islamic Ethics and Journal of Islamic Ethics both published by Brill. His research interests include ethics and moral philosophy, Islamic law (fiqh); Ḥadīth criticism; the higher objectives of Sharīʿa (maqāṣid al-Sharīʿa) and Islamic intellectual history. Al-Khatib was a Visiting Fellow at ZMO in Berlin (2006), and a Visiting Scholar at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin (2012-2013). Previously, he was a Visiting Lecturer at the Islamic University of Beirut, Qatar University and the American University of Beirut.

Al-Khatib has given lectures at various universities such as the University of California-Berkeley, Princeton University, Cambridge University, Oxford University and the University of Tübingen. He authored and edited several books and over 30 academic articles. His books include: Radd al-Ḥadīth min Jihat al-Matn: Dirāsa fī Manāhij al-Muḥaddithīn wa-l Uṣūliyyīn (Matn Criticism: a study of the methods of traditionists and jurists) (2011), Ma’ziq al-Dawla bayna al-Islāmiyyīn wa-l ‘Almāniyyīn (The dilemma of the state between Islamists and secularists) (2016), al-‘Unf al-Mustabāḥ: al-Sharia fī Muwājahat al-Umma wa-l Dawla (Violence Made Permissible: ‘Sharia’ versus the people and the state) (2017) Qabūl al- Ḥadīth (The Reception of Hadith) (2017), Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm (co-editor) (2020).