Muhammad Modassir Ali | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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Dr. Muhammad Modassir Ali

Dr. Muhammad Modassir Ali (PhD)


Senior Researcher
Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization (CMCC)
Islamic Studies
College of Islamic Studies
Master of Arts in Contemporary Islamic Studies

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  • Office locationC.02.008

Dr. Muhammad Modassir Ali earned his Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies and his Master’s and PhD in Comparative Religion from the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). He was selected twice for the Fulbright Scholar Program; in 2003 at the University of Santa Barbara and in 2008 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Having worked at his alma mater, IIUI, for some years where he taught courses on world religions, particularly Christianity and Indian religions, he moved to Qatar University in 2011, where he was Associate Dean for Student Affairs until 2014. In 2015, he joined the Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization (CMCC) at CIS, HBKU.

 

 


Research Interests

  • Comparative Religion
  • Muslim Thought of the Sub-continent
  • Eastern Religions
  • Quranic Civilizations
  • Tasawwuf

Experience

Senior Researcher

Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization (CMCC), CIS, HBKU

Sep 2017 – Present
  • Reseach Coordinator

    Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization (CMCC), CIS, HBKU

    Aug 2015 – Aug 2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

    CIS, HBKU

    Jan 2015 – Jun 2015
  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs

    College of Sharia and Islamic Studies, Qatar University

    Sep 2011 – Jul 2014
  • In-Charge, Department of Comparative Religion

    Faculty of Usuluddin (Islamic Studies), International Islamic University, Islamabad

    Jun 2007 – Aug 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Religion

    Faculty of Usuluddin (Islamic Studies), International Islamic University, Islamabad

    Jun 2007 – Aug 2011
  • Lecturer

    Faculty of Usuluddin (Islamic Studies), International Islamic University, Islamabad

    Feb 2006 – Jun 2007
  • Research Associate and Lecturer

    Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad

    Sep 1999 – Feb 2006

Education

PhD in Comparative Religion

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)

2014
  • MA in Comparative Religion

    International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)

    1999
  • BA (Hons.) in Usuluddin (Islamic Studies)

    International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)

    1994

Selected Publications

  • BOOKS

  • (آلاء الصديق ومحمد مدثر علي (تحرير

    رهاب الإسلام: الإسلاموفوبيا (الدوحة: منتدى العلاقات العربية والدولية، 2017)

    2017
  • محمد مصطفي صلي الله عليه وسلم: نبي بے مثال

    دار الأرقم بپليكيشنز، استنبول، 2010

    2010
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Ali, M. M. (2019). [Review of the book Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, by O. Safi].

    AFKAR, 3(1). 85-90.

    2019
  • مراجعة كتاب الإسلام وحقوق الإنسان: التراث والسياسة لآن أليزابيث ماير

    مجلة كلية الشريعة والدراسات الإسلامية، المجلد 36، العدد 1، جامعة قطر، 2018

    2018
  • Ali, M. M. (2017). Comparative Study of Hinduism and Islam: Gīlānī’s Approach.

    The Muslim World Journal-Hartford Seminary, 107(2).

    2017
  • هند الحمادي ومحمد مدثر علي، "ظاهرة الطلاق والمناهج المتبعة لمعالجتها في مركز الاستشارات العائلية في المجتمع القطري للعام 2016"

    أفكار مجلة مؤسسة العلوم الاجتماعية والتنمية، كراتشي، المجلد 2، العدد 2

    2016
  • Ali, M. M. (2016). Making Sense of Dei Verbum: Moslem Reflections on the Relation between Scripture and Tradition.

    DINIKA: Academic Journal of Islamic Studies, 1(1). State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Surakarta, Central Java. 1-28.

    2016
  • Ali, M. M. (2016). Obituary: Zafar Ishaq Ansari (1932-2016).

    Islamic Studies, 55(1-2). 201-203.

    2016
  • Ali, M. M. (2015). Revelation in Hinduism: A Muslim Reading.

    Al-Baṣīrah, 4(8). Research Journal of the Department of Islamic Studies, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 31-48.

    2015
  • Ali, M. M. (2010). A Muslim Interfaith Initiative (A Common Word) and its Christian Response: A Reading.

    Insights, 2(1). International Islamic University, Islamabad.

    2010
  • Ali, M. M. (2008). Spiritual Values and World Peace: The Nizam al-Din Awliya’ Model.

    Hawliah al-Jamiah al-Islamiyyah al-Alamiyyah, 15 & 16.

    2008
  • Ali, M. M. (2004). Al-Sumaniyyah.

    Al-Dirasat al-Islamiyyah, 3(39).

    2004
  • OTHERS

  • Ali, M. M. (2012). Mecca.

    In Juergensmeyer, M., & Roof, W. C. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Sage Publications.

    2012
  • Ali, M. M. (2012). Muhammad.

    In Juergensmeyer, M., & Roof, W. C. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Sage Publications.

    2012
  • Ghazi, M. A. (2004). Jihad and Terrorism (M. M. Ali, Trans.).

    In Kashmir al-Muslimah, 139-140.

    2004