Sayed Hassan Akhlaq
Sayed Hassan Akhlaq is a philosopher, writer, human rights activist and a visiting scholar for Catholic University of America and George Washington University.
Akhlaq was born in 1976 in Sayghan city in the province of Bamyan, Afghanistan. His family was forced to immigrate to Iran as they were under prosecution by the dominant communist party. Finishing primary and secondary schools in Mashhad he started to study classical religious seminaries (In Qum and Mashhad). Afterward he studied Islamic traditional courses and educated in the field of Islamic Theology and Philosophy in Razavi University of Islamic Sciences. He obtained his Master of Art degree in the field of western Philosophy from the Imam Khomeini International University and a doctorate in western philosophy from Allameh Tabatabai University.
Aklaq has published four books, numerous chapters, editorials, encyclopedia and dictionary entries. He has been involved in comparative study and inter and intra-faith dialogue. For the past decade he has been writing scholarly books, papers and giving lectures and speeches worldwide including USA, UAE, Iran, Afghanistan, South Korea, Greece, Russia and UK. Acting as an academic adviser to the Afghanistan academy of Sciences in 2010, he taught at many universities in Iran from 2007 to 2010. Since moving to the US in 2011, he has given scholarly lectures all over the States to Muslims as well as to academia. He is also a member of the American Academy of Religion and an adviser for the Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East in Washington DC.