Ali Fanaei

Professor Ali Fanaei

Professor of Islamic Studies

Professor Ali Fanaei is a moral philosopher and prominent Iranian public intellectual. He studied at the Ḥawza ʿIlmiyya of Qom for seventeen years, including seven years of advanced studies (dars al-khārij) under leading scholars such as Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Muhaqqiq Damad, Ayatollah Javad Tabrizi, Ayatollah Kazim al-Haʾiri, Ayatollah Vahid Khurasani, Ayatollah Husayn Ali Montazeri, and yatollah Ahmad Mianeji. He went on to complete an MA in Islamic Theology under Ahmad Ahmadi and Mostafa Malekian at the University of Qom before undertaking an MPhil and PhD at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Robert Stern and Richard Joyce. His doctoral thesis was entitled “The Methods of Moral Inquiry: An Inquiry into the Problem of Justification in Moral Epistemology.”  

He has taught at Al-Mahdi Institute for many years as a Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies and is also a Professor of Philosophy and the Head of the Department of Philosophy at Mofid University in Qom, Iran.  

He is the author of numerous books and articles on ethics, jurisprudence, and philosophy.  


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