Dr. Mohammed Ghaly

Professor of Islam & Biomedical Ethics
HBKU, Qatar

Mohammed Ghaly is professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics in the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. He has a B.A. in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University (Egypt) and M.A. and PhD in the same specialization from Leiden University (the Netherlands). During the period 2007-2013, Ghaly was a faculty member at Leiden University. Since 2011, Ghaly has been a faculty member at the Erasmus Mundus Program; the European Master of Bioethics, jointly organized by a number of European universities. He has recently led the successful initiative of hosting the World Congress of Bioethics (WCB), which will take place in 2024 in Doha.


Ghaly is the founding editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Ethics (published by Brill). In September 2019, he became the founding Program Coordinator of the newly established M.A. in Applied Islamic Ethics at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. In the academic year 2021-2022, taught a course in this program on “Islamic Ethics and Artificial Intelligence”


Islamic Ethics and its intersection with biomedical sciences is Ghaly’s main research interest. Besides his book Islam and Disability: Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence (Routledge, 2010) and the edited volumes Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Imperial College & World Scientific, 2016) and Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question (Brill, 2019), Ghaly is the editor of a number of thematic issues, the single author of more than forty peer-reviewed publications, and editorial board member of a number of academic journals. He is also the Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) and research consultant of a number of funded research projects related to the field of Islamic Ethics. His publications can be accessed via https://cilecenter.academia.edu/MohammedGhaly


Ghaly has lectured on Islamic (bio)ethics and been affiliated as Visiting Scholar/Researcher with a number of universities worldwide.