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

Mutaz Alkhatib is Assistant Professor of Methodologies and history of Islamic Ethics at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) and College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. He did Islamic Studies in Damascus (BA, 1997) and studied Arabic Literature at al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Al-Khatib was a founding member of the Intellectual Forum for Innovation (1999), and the anchor of Al- sharia and Life program on Al-Jazeera Channel, (2004-2013). He acted as Editor-in-Chief of the section “Islam and Contemporary Affairs” on IslamOnline.net (2008-2003). He was a visiting fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orien (ZMO) in Berlin (2006), and a visiting scholar at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin (2013-2012). Al-Khatib was a Visiting Lecturer at the American University of Beirut, the Islamic University of Beirut and Qatar University. He has given lectures and participated in conferences internationally: Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Princeton University, Florida University, Berkeley School of Law, Tubingen University, University of Ludwig-Maximilians, Osnabruck University, and other universities worldwide.

He is an editorial board member of Journal of Islamic Ethics and the book series “Studies in Islamic Ethics” both published by Brill. He is the Principle Investigator (PI) of a large- scale project on genomics and Islamic ethics funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Alkhatib authored some books including “The textual critical approach to ḥadīth: a study of the methods of traditionalists and jurists” (Beirut: Arab Network for Studies and Publishing, 2011), and “The Justified Violence: «Sharia» versus the people and the state” (Cairo: Dar Almashriq, 2017). He also edited several books and published over 30 academic articles in Arabic and English, some of them published by Brill and Oxford.