• Conferences & Talks

    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…

  • Blog,  Press & Media,  Publications

    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…

  • Blog,  Press & Media

    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.

  • Conferences & Talks,  Press & Media

    Islam on the Edges EP4 – Islamic Thought in Morocco: Philosophy and Muslim Feminism

    In this episode, “Islam on the Edges” travels to a traditional edge of the Muslim and Arab worlds, Morocco. Often overlooked in the study of Islam and Islamic thought, Moroccans see themselves as part of the larger Arab/Islamic world and consciousness. Due to its rich Islamic traditions and the encounter with the European colonizers and thought, the Moroccans have developed a strand of Islamic thought that is both thought-provoking and innovative. In the first part of this podcast, Islam on the Edges host Dr. Ermin Sinanovic talks with Dr. Mohammed Hashas about the emergence of modern and contemporary Islamic thought in Morocco throughout the twentieth century. Dr. Hashas does so…

  • In Arabic,  Press & Media

    Al-Jazeera interview with Mohammed Hashas on Trusteeship Paradigm and Islamic Ethics (in Arabic)

    “الأخلاق الإسلامية ونسق الائتمانية” كتاب جديد يناقش مفهوم طه عبد الرحمن عن التراث والحداثة لا يزال موضوع الأخلاق والدين والحداثة يشغل نقاشات الفلسفة العربية المعاصرة، وبشكل خاص منذ صاغ المفكر والفيلسوف المغربي طه عبد الرحمن مفهوم “الائتمانية” معتبراً أن “تمتُّع الإنسان بحرية الاختيار -منذ وجوده في العالم الغيبي- يجعله يُرجع العمل التعبّدي والعمل التدبيري في العالم المرئي إلى أصل واحد هو الائتمان الإلهي”. وفي سعيها لدراسة هذه الفكرة، التقت الجزيرة نت المؤلف محمد حصحاص، باحث أول في مركز لا بيرا للتاريخ والعقائد الإسلامية في باليرمو، وهو أيضا عضو هيئة تدريس في قسم العلوم السياسية بجامعة لويس غويدو كارلي في روما، كما شارك في تحرير كتاب “الإسلام والدولة والحداثة: محمد عابد الجابري ومستقبل العالم…

  • Articles in Italian

    Intervista di Mohammed Hashas a Massimo Campanini

    Intervista di Mohammed Hashas a Massimo Campanini, 12 ottobre 2020: “Alle giovani generazioni bisogna insegnare ad ampliare gli orizzonti. Il mondo non finisce a New York” È morto il 9 ottobre a 65 anni Massimo Campanini, docente di storia del Medio Oriente e di pensiero islamico, grande studioso di filosofia e teologia islamica e divulgatore. Lo voglio ricordare proponendo questa traduzione di un’intervista, molto schietta e personale, fatta da un amico e collega, Mohammed Hashas, che proprio ieri è stata pubblicata su Reset Dialogues. Un tributo è d’obbligo anche su Globalproject, perché Campanini ha sempre accettato con piacere di contribuire a questo progetto, fornendoci analisi utili sul Medio Oriente e condividendo…

  • Articles in Italian

    Islam europeo, Islam italiano

    Islam europeo, Islam italiano Il kit formativo, Islam europeo, Islam italiano è stato realizzato con il contributo di Mohammed Hashas, Senior Researcher presso la Fondazione Scienze Religiose, che svolge la sua attività alla biblioteca e centro di ricerca sugli studi islamici “La Pira”di Palermo e ricopre l’incarico di docente a contratto alla Università Luiss di Roma. Il kit comprende articoli e contributi video in lingua italiana e inglese e affronta il tema della costruzione di un Islam europeo in epoca contemporanea, con un dettagliato focus sulla situazione italana. Una ricca bibliografia multilingue conclude l’approfondimento e rimanda a ulteriori letture. Sulla PARS, portale di formazione e informazione per il contrasto dell’alafabetismo religioso, 20 settembre 2020, https://www.pars-edu.it/percorsi-formativi/islam-europeo-0

  • Biography,  Blog

    “Al-Hashas”: On Identity and Origins of the Name

    “Al-Hashas”: On Identity and Origins of the Name Names reflect history and memory. They are containers of traditions, of hopes and aspirations. This applies to my name as well, my family name in focus here (and we leave my first name, and the family name of my mother, “Azirār” which is Amazigh and literally means “Tall/Long”, for another occasion). My name is poetic when read and pronounced in Arabic, composed of a repeated syllable, the vowel of the second is long, “ā”, written in the Arabic version as an “alif” but not visible in the Latin one: “has-has” – [transliterated as “ḥaṣḥāṣ”] – and not “ha-shas” as it is often…