Lecturer in Arab civilisation and world at the University of Clermont-Auvergne.
Born in Kayes, western Mali, into a family steeped in Sufi Islam. Lecturer in Islamic history and Arabic media language (University of Strasbourg) from 2013 to 2015. He is the co-founder of the academic journal Les Cahiers de l’Islam (refereed journal) published in Paris and has published two books: “Rethinking the Qur’an and the Islamic tradition. An Introduction to the Thought of Fazlur Rahman” in 2017 published by Al Bouraq and “The Sealing of Prophecy in Islam” in 2018 by the Parisian publisher Geuthner.
In 2018 he was awarded the “Mohammed Arkoun Prize for the thesis in Islamology”, received for his thesis obtained in 2016 at the University of Strasbourg, under the title: “The notion of khatm al-nubuwwa (sealing of prophecy) in Islam: Genesis and evolution of a doctrine”. http://majlis-remomm.fr/54896
Jalāl Al-Dīn Al-Suyūṭī: An Historical Contextualization Between Life and Works
Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyuṭī, as a religious scholar of the Egyptian Mamluk era, one of the most prominent scholars of the pre-modern Islamic world, is the most prolific author in all of Islamic lite...
Islamic Hermeneutics of Nonviolence: Key Concepts and Methodological Steps
The article traces the key concepts and methodological steps that make an Islamic theology of nonviolence plausible. It offers the tools for a critical reading of classical texts, “sacred” history,...
God’s Word and Human Language Christian theology of revelation and Islamic positions on the inimitability of the Koran
God’s Word is at the centre of both the Christian and Islamic faiths. Revelation and language are thus closely related in both religions. Tobias Specker brings Islamic and Christian theology,...
MIDEO 36 – Iǧtihād and taqlīd in Sunnī and Šīʿī Islam
The theme of iǧtihād and taqlīd, by pointing to the notional antagonism between independent reasoning on the one hand and submission to the argument of authority on the other, plunges us into the h...
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 Fate of Others in 14th century Hanbalism
Abstract In a recent publication entitled Ibn Taymiyya’s Theological Ethics, Sophia Vasalou tackles the moral objectivism that Ibn Taymiyya would reworked inspired to the unorthodox thought of M...
The Mihna. Deconstruction and reconsideration of the Mu’tazilite role in the “Inquisition
Abstract The Miḥna has usually been attributed to the Mu‘tazilite theological school as expression of something unusual, a bid‘ah (Islamic innovation) related to a rationalist group of theologia...
Islamic environmental theology
A dedicated Islamic environmental theology is still a recent academic phenomenon. How can a contemporary environmental ethic be defined, which environmental theological approaches can be conceived?...