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Hasan Hanafi


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Hasan Hanafi Hassanien is a professor of Philosophy at Cairo University and has written extensively on religion and modernity. An intellectual activist, Hanafi has faced charges of apostasy for his views on Qur'anic interpretation. Hanafi has published in Arabic, English, and French, and his publications include Religion, Culture and Politics in the Arab world (Arabic, 1988) and Cultures and Civilizations: Conflict or Dialogue? Vol. 1 The Meridian Thought (English, 2005). He has taught at universities in Europe and the United States. In addition, Hanafi was vice president of the Arab Philosophical Society since 1983. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Cairo University and earned his Ph.D. from the Sorbonne in Paris. He was one of the signatories of the October 2007 open letter from Muslim intellectuals to Christian leaders, A Common Word Between Us and You.