• Conferences & Talks,  Press & Media

    Hashas talks to Islam in the 21st Century Conference at UNESCO Palace in Paris

    Mohammed Hashas talks to Islam in the 21st Century Conference at the UNESCO Palace in Paris, 17 February 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B2mJwyQyfshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpkPOEvRADU Talk’s title: Islam in the 21st Century: From Homo Moralis to Homo Ethics Mohammed Hashas’ talk is at minutes: 04:59:09-05:22:52.The talk was delivered in English, with simultaneous translation into French, which is the language of the video conference. Panel: Vivre l’Islam au XXIème siècle, une spiritualité renouvelée Mohammed HASHAS (membre du dépar- tement de sciences politiques de l’université Luiss de Rome; chercheur associé en islamologie au Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient à Berlin), «L’Islam, l’Homo Moralis, et le défi de la perte de contact avec le divin» Mattias ROSENFELDT (doctorant en théologie islamique et sociologie des religions…

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    The Muslim Community and its Ethos

    The Muslim Community and its Ethos The meaning of “community” changes as human societies develop new social and political orders. This is true of any term: a part of it remains tethered to past meanings, and a part grows in response to new developments and novel contexts. Language is a carrier of human memory, and faith is an important part of this memory, thus the intersections between language, faith, and the political writ large. If the context is not considered, faith stands still, and so does language. They all need to be perpetually reinterpreted to be filled with new energy and insights. This essay responds to questions raised by the…

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    Farewell to Hassan Hanafi, the Intellectual Father of the Islamic Left and Occidentalism

    Farewell to Hassan Hanafi, the Intellectual Father of the Islamic Left and Occidentalism Hassan Hanafi (1935-2021) was one of the big names of contemporary Arab philosophical and theological studies. He was one of the most prolific and erudite of the 1960s generation of Arab philosophers and thinkers who formed and defended reforms throughout their lifetimes. Hanafi left a huge body of work for scholars to study, to agree and disagree with. He was mourned by prominent Arab intellectuals and scholars, including the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb. On his funeral, on 22 October 2021, his coffin toured the campus of the University of Cairo that he loved, and where he…

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    Who was Mohamed Waqidi? Redefining Epistemology from the Southern Shore

    Who was Mohamed Waqidi? Redefining Epistemology from the Southern Shore There is a lot of ideology – i.e. politics at large – behind what we know, how we know, and what we do not know. Time, space, family, society, egoism, and the political world order we are born into are all major factors that impact our limited view of the things around us. Even in our scholarly studies, which are supposed to be “neutral” and “objective”, there is always the personal, and/or the political, whether we admit it or not. The most we can do to be balanced in our views is to control both the personal and the political,…

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    Hashas’ work on European Islam in Farsi

    Hashas’ work on European Islam in Farsiاسلام اروپایی؛ دین، اخلاق، سیاست و مدرنیته‌ی پایدار اسلام اروپایی؛ دین، اخلاق، سیاست و مدرنیته‌ی پایدار   میثم بادامچی کتاب انگاره‌ی اسلام اروپایی؛ دین، اخلاق، سیاست و مدرنیته‌ی پایدارنوشته‌ی محمد حصحاص (۲۰۱۹، انتشارات راتلج) می‌خواهد رویکرد جدید و متفاوتی را به مطالعه‌ی اسلام در اروپا، یا به تعبیر نویسنده «اسلام اروپایی»، ارائه دهد. حصحاص فارغ‌التحصیل و پژوهشگر فلسفه‌ی سیاسی دانشگاه لوییس رم در ایتالیا و زاده‌ی مراکش است. انگاره‌ی اسلام اروپایی مبتنی بر پایان‌نامه‌ی دکترای نویسنده است و (علاوه بر مقدمه و مؤخره) هشت فصل دارد. روش‌شناسیِ به کار رفته در کتاب به قول نویسنده تلفیقی است از الهیات، الهیات سیاسی، فلسفه‌ی سیاسی و اخلاق‌شناسی. منظور از…

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    Hashas Gives the 14th Annual Pieter Gillis Lecture at Antwerp University

    Hashas Gives the 14th Annual Pieter Gillis Lectures at the University of Antwerp on “European Islam” Centrum Pieter Gillis, Universiteit Antwerpen    Mohammed Hashas – European Islam: Possibilities and challenges Respondent Prof. em. Guy Vanheeswijck 22 November 2021 The first Pieter Gillis lecture was given in 2008 by the Israeli author Amos Oz. Since that time 12 more authors, academics and policy makers have delivered a lecture at the Centre Pieter Gillis. We are delighted to announce now the 14th Pieter Gillis which Dr. Mohammed Hashas will devote to the topic of a European Islam. Abstract:   This lecture introduces some main features of Islam’s inlandishness in Europe as well as the…

  • In Arabic,  Press & Media

    Moroccan elections of 08 September 2021 (in Arabic) حول إنتخابات 08 شتنبر 2021 بالمغرب

    Moroccan elections of 08 September 2021 حول نتائج انتخابات 08  شتنبر بالمغرب   محمد حصحاص، باحث مغربي مقيم بروما 09  شتنبر 2021   هذه عَشرُ ملاحظات سريعة حول نتائج انتخابات 08  شتنبر:    1. تَعلَمَ غالبية وعامة المغاربة السياسة من الحياة اليومية، وأصبحوا براغماتيين. صوتوا على حزب العدالة والتنمية الاسلامي المعتدل بداية ما كان يسمى بالربيع العربي سنة 2012، بعد دستور 2011 ، وجددوا فيه الثقة في انتخابات سنة 2016، وها هم الآن يعاقبونه أشد العقاب، فقد إحتل الصف الأخير بين الأحزاب الكبرى ب 12 مقعد فقط، بعدما كان يحصد حوالي مئة وتزيد في الاستحقاقات الانتخابية السابقة. 2. كانت هناك ضرورة تاريخية للتغيير مع بداية الربيع العربي، ولم يكن هناك بديل في المجتمع، فدخل وأُدخِل الحزب المعمعة، ومرر بعض أسوأ السياسات…

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    Who was Mohamed Waqidi? Redefining Epistemology from the Southern Shore

    Who was Mohamed Waqidi? Redefining Epistemology from the Southern ShoreMohammed Hashas 8 August 2021 There is a lot of ideology – i.e. politics at large – behind what we know, how we know, and what we do not know. Time, space, family, society, egoism, and the political world order we are born into are all major factors that impact our limited view of the things around us. Even in our scholarly studies, which are supposed to be “neutral” and “objective”, there is always the personal, and/or the political, whether we admit it or not. The most we can do to be balanced in our views is to control both the personal…

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    A Tribute to the late Modernist Moroccan Philosopher Mohammed Sabila

    Mohammed Sabila, an important Moroccan and Arab scholar-philosopher, died on June 19th (1942 – 19 July 2021, Morocco) because of complications due to Covid-19. While he is little known in the non-Arabic speaking world, tributes written about him by prominent scholars that were either influenced by his work, or were his students and colleagues, are a testimony to the large role he played in introducing modern philosophy to Moroccan universities, Moroccan intellectual culture, and Arab culture at large. He was mourned in various widely-circulated Arab language newspapers, like Alaraby (London/Qatar), Aawsat (London/Saudi Arabia), Almayadeen (Beirut), Alittihad (Abu Dhabi), and many others.

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