Dr. Mutaz Al-Khatib is currently Assistant Professor of Methodology and Ethics at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, as well as the first-of-its-kind MA program in Applied Islamic Ethics at the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Damascus (1997) and in Arabic Literature from Al-Azhar University.
Al-Khatib was a founding member of the al-Multaqā al-Fikrī li-l Ibdā’ (Intellectual Forum for Innovation, 1999), and the anchor of “Al Sharia wa-l Ḥayāt” program on Al Jazeera Channel (2004 -2013). He was also Editor-in-Chief of the section "Islam and Contemporary Affairs" on IslamOnline.net (2003-2008).
He was a visiting fellow at ZMO in Berlin (2006) and a visiting scholar at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin (2012-2013) as well as a Visiting Lecturer at the American University of Beirut, the Islamic University of Beirut and Qatar University. He has presented lectures at various reputable academic institutions.
He is a reviewer for a number of journals and has authored and edited several books and over 30 academic articles on Ḥadīth criticism, Islamic Ethics, Islamic intellectual history, Maqāṣid (the higher objectives of Sharia) and Islamic Law. He has also written numerous journal articles for Arabic language newspapers and magazines.
CILE2020 - Present
CIS, HBKU2020 - Present
CILE2014 - 2020
CIS, HBKU2014 - 2020
American University of BeirutWinter 2018 – 2019
Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin2012 - 2013
Qatar UniversityFall 2010 – Spring 2011
Islamic University of BeirutFall 2010 – Spring 2010
Al Jazeera Network, Doha2005 - 2013
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin2006
Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf), Doha2000 - 2005
Omdurman Islamic University2009
Omdurman Islamic University2002
Al-Azhar University, Cairo1998
Omdurman Islamic University1997
In Abo-Alabbas, B., Dann, M., & Melchert, C. (Eds.). Modern Ḥadīth Studies. Edinburgh University Press.2020
In Bagheri, A. (Ed). Abortion: Global Perspectives and Practices. Notre Dame University Press.2020
In Ghaly, M. (Ed.). Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question. Leiden: Brill.2019
In Gräf, B., Krawietz, B., & Amir-Moazami, S. (Eds.). Ways of Knowing Muslim Cultures and Societies: Studies in Honour of Gudrun Krämer. Leiden: Brill.2018
In Gräf, B., & Skovgaard-Petersen, J. (Eds.). The Global Mufti: the phenomenon of Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī. Columbia University Press.2009