Farooq Hassan is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar for Postdoctoral research at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding under the supervision of Professor Dr. John L. Esposito for the academic year 2013-2014. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Historical development and analysis of principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-fiqh) in Urdu from University of Karachi. He completed an advanced course in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Al-Azhar Cairo (Egypt), sponsored by Azhar University. He did M.A in Islamic Studies, secured first position and M.A (equivalent) in Arabic from University of Karachi. Hafiz and Qari (memorized the Quran and learnt art of recitation) and did eight years Dars-e-Nizami course (Dore Hadith) from Darul Ulum Amjadia (an Islamic Seminary) Karachi and completed two years Specialization course in Tafseer (textual and contextual study of the Qur’an) from Islamic Center, Karachi.
He is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Ethics and related issues in the Department of Humanities, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. He is an author of three books and twenty national and international research articles in English and Urdu. He was invited for lectures to Muslim community and for interfaith dialogue several times from 2009 to 2012 in the US and also presented conference papers in Italy, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan.
His interest is in peace, reconciliation and sustainable relations with people of Abrahamic Traditions and acceptance of Islamic pluralistic values and principles, Sufis teachings, inter and intrafaith conflict Analysis, management and resolution, interfaith-peace curriculum development for Madrassah and Modern educational institutions in Pakistan.