Professor of Quranic exegesis at the Islamic Theological Seminary of the University of Paderborn.
From 2017 to 2020: Research assistant for the Corpus Quranicum project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Research areas: classical Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr), historical-critical Qur’anic exegesis, Qur’anic theology, Biography of the Prophet (sīra), The historical Muhammad, Comparative theology, Genesis and Islamic history, Syriac Christianity
“Inimimitable” Koran ?
Interview with Pr. Tobias Specker, professor of Catholic Theology in the light of Islam at Sankt Georgen Graduate school of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt, Germany, about his book : Gottes Wort...
The sealing of prophethood in Islam
The notion of khatm al-nubuwwa, as the end of prophethood, has emerged as a fundamental theological doctrine in Islam. From the death of Muḥammad in 632, it was at the heart of multiple controversi...
Islam and Otherness : A Muslim theologian’s viewpoint
The Why and How of a New Theology of Religion in Islam The question of salvation The perception of the other and the perception of the self This lecture is part of the PLURIEL webinar ‘Islam &...
The Khatim an-Nabiyyin (The Seal of the Prophets) and Its Inclusive Abrahamic Perspective: Muhammad and ‘Isa ibn Maryam in Dialogue
Abstract “Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men; he is God’s messenger and the Seal of the Prophets: God knows everything.” (33:40). The deconstruction of the concept of “the Seal of...
Mercy, a new opportunity for dialogue between Muslims and Christians
Original title : La Misericordia, nueva oportunidad para el diálogo entre musulmanes y cristianos Abstract The common concept of mercy needs a clarification in its meaning for Christians and ...
Proceedings of the Second Congress “Islam and Belonging” of Pluriel
After its first international congress in Lyon from 6 to 9 September 2016 on the theme “Islam in the Plural: Faith, Thought, Society”, the current study brings together the proceedin...
Joseph in the Qur’ān, a prophetic narrative. Incidents and specific language
Abstract The object of the essay is prophecy in the Qur’ān, through the stories of the prophets and the language they use. Specifically, the Qur’ānic narrative and Joseph’s speeches have been syst...
New researches on the Qur’an and the origins of islam (French)
Speaker : Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi Moderator : P. Diego Sarrió Cucarella Introduction : P. Laurent Basanese S.J. Conference organized by the Pontifical Gregorian University of Ro...