Country: Jordan Language: English, Arabic, Turkish
Organizations: Shariaat Al-albayt University
Expertise: Islamic Studies, Gender, Human Rights Focus area: Academic Religious affiliation: Islam

Associate Professor of Hadith and Islamic Studies, Deputy Dean, University of Al al-Bayt, Al-Mafraq, Jordan

Mohammed AlSharefeen is currently a professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Shariaat Al-albayt University, Jordan. He worked as a lecturer at a number of academic institutions across the Middle East for over 13 years. As a well-published scholar and avid promoter of the moderate interpretation of Islam and proponent of dialogue, he has given lectures, presentations and speeches, has been featured on radio and TV shows, serves as a Friday Sermon preacher, marriage counselor and mediator. He is an active scholar who has published over 70 papers, books and newspaper articles in addition to supervising and critiquing 80 Masters and PhD dissertations and theses. His research focuses mainly on revisiting Islamic scripts and synthesizing instruments and propositions relating to a wide array of areas including palliative care, women rights, intellectual and cultural resilience, extremism, human rights, performance and effectiveness, motivation, dialogue, and communication skills. Professor Alsharefeen has spoken at a number of American and British universities on issues relating to interreligious dialogue and Islamic manuscripts. He was selected for study at the U.S. Institute on Religious Pluralism. Recently, he was selected as a panelist at the Pluralism Symposium organized by the General Iftaa Departments, Jordan.

Fellows Project: Building a Culture of Dialogue

Professor Mohammed Alsheraifin conducted this project through the Faculty of Shariah at the University of al-Bayt and the King Zain Alsharaf Association in Almafraq City, Jordan. It focused on building a “culture of dialogue” that can help correct misconceptions about different religions and increase awareness and appreciation of different religious traditions, cultures and customs.

It also addressed misperceptions about Islam. His initiative aimed to promote tolerance, pluralism and acceptance of the ‘Other’ from an Islamic perspective.