Human Milk-Based Industry in the Muslim World: How to Address the Religio-Ethical Challenges?


Mohammed Ghaly, PhD

Professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics,
Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE), College of Islamic Studies,
Hamad Bin Khalifa University,
Doha, Qatar
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Speaker Bio - Mohammed Ghaly, PhD

Dr. Mohammed Ghaly received his masters and PhD in Islamic studies from Leiden University in the Netherlands. He was a faculty member there from 2007-2013, and since 2011 he has been a faculty member for the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics, a program jointly organized by a number of European universities. Dr. Ghaly is currently Professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifia University in Qatar.

Dr. Ghaly’s research interests are primarily in the field of Islamic studies, including Islamic theology, law, and biomedical ethics. He is the lead Principal Investigator and research consultant for a number of projects and has given many invited lectures on Islamic bioethics at universities worldwide, including Imperial College London, Oxford University, University of Oslo, University of Chicago, and Georgetown University. In 2012, Dr. Ghaly was awarded the prestigious VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. From 2014-2015, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Dr. Ghaly is the author of the book Islam and Disability: Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence, published in 2010, and has published numerous articles in reputable journals in the fields of Islamic studies and bioethics. He also serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Islamic Ethics.