adnane mokrani

Adnane Mokrani
Senior Research

Current position 

Senior Research Fellow and member of the Fondazione per le scienze religiose (FSCIRE) at the Giorgio La Pira Library and Research Center on the History and Doctrines of Islam, Palermo. His fields of research are the classical and modern Islamic theologies of religions. He is interested in the Qur’anic studies, in particular the methodological dialogue with biblical studies, such as Semitic rhetorical analysis and narrative analysis. All these fields of research represent the heart of the Islamic reform debate and have concrete implications on socio-political levels.

Education and Academic Experience

Aggregate professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome since 2005. Former associate professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome (2009-2020). Member of the Scientific Council for the Promotion of “Charter of Values of Citizenship and Integration”, created by Giuliano Amato at the Italian Ministry of Domestic Affairs (2006-2008). He holds a license in Islamic theology and comparative religions from the Emir Abdelkader University for Islamic Sciences, in Constantine, Algeria, (1989). He obtained his doctorate in the same discipline from al-Zaytuna University, Faculty of Islamic Theology, Tunis (1997)

He received his doctorate in Islamic studies and Muslim-Christian relations from PISAI in 2005. He attended several pontifical universities such as the Pontifical University of S. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and the Pontifical Lateran University.



A. Mokrani, B. Salvarani, Dell’umana fratellanza e altri dubbi, Milano, Edizioni Terra Santa, 2021.

A. Mokrani, Leggere il Corano a Roma, Icone, Roma, 2010.

A. Mokrani, Nazarât al-masîhiyyîn al-lubnâniyyîn lil-‘alâqât al-islâmiyya al-masîhiyya 1990-2000 [The Points of View of Lebanese Christians on Muslim-Christian Relations 1990-2000], Centre de documentation et de recherches arabes chrétiennes CEDRAC, 2 voll., Beirut, The Saint-Joseph University, 2009. 

A. Mokrani, Naqd al-adyân ‘inda Ibn Hazm al-Andalusî 994-1063 [Criticism of Religions according to Ibn Hazm 994-1063], The International Institute of Islamic Thought IIIT, Virginia, USA, 2008.


A. Mokrani, Religion and Politics: What Relationship in a Changing Muslim World, «Annali di studi religiosi» 21 (2020), pp. 243-259.

A. Mokrani, Islamic Ecological Reflections in Dialogue with Laudato Si’, «Islamochristiana» 43 (2017), pp. 115-122.

A. Mokrani, Naḥwa fahm jadīd li al-ta‘addudiyya al-dīniyya fī al-Qur’ān al-karīm” [Toward a New Understanding of Religious Pluralism in the Qur’an], «Al-Tafahom» 49 (Summer 2015), pp. 29-46.

A. Mokrani, Il dialogo del Movimento dei Focolari con i musulmani, «Islamochristiana» 34 (2008), pp. 79-86.

A. Mokrani, Âshûrâ’ in Sunnite Mirrors: Confused Borders between Joy and Sadness, «Islamochristiana» 36, (2010), pp. 47-62.

Book Chapters

A. Mokrani, T. Nisar, Historical and Contemporary Challenges to Islam and the Secular State, in Minorities and Populism, Critical Perspectives from South Asia and Europe, ed. by V. Kaul, A. Vajpeyi, Cham, Springer, 2020, pp. 183-198. 

A. Mokrani, Prospettive nella fede islamica, in Prevenire il pregiudizio, educare alla convivenza, un progetto per la formazione civile e democratica dei giovani, a cura di S. Meghnagi e O. Liberanome, Firenze, Giuntina, 2020, pp. 139-160.

A. Mokrani, Mort et Résurrection de Jésus Christ dans une perspective islamique. Pour une compréhension dialogique des dogmes chrétiens, in Le christianisme devant l’islam. Théologiens en dialogue, ed. by M. Younès., A. Wénin, Leuven-Paris-Bristol, Peeters, 2020, pp. 139-152.

A. Mokrani, Semitic Rhetoric and the Qur’ān: The Scholarship of Michel Cuypers, in New Trends in Qurʾānic Studies. Text, Context, and Interpretation, ed. by Mun’im Sirry, Atlanta, Lockwood Press, 2019.

A. Mokrani, Vers une théologie islamique dialogique et a-polémique, in L’Islam au pluriel. Foi, pensée et société, ed. par A. Mostfa, M. Younès, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2018, pp. 101-116.

A. Mokrani, Al-tajriba al-dîniyya wa al-naṣṣ [The Religious Experience and the Text], in al-naṣṣ al-kitâbî wa al-naṣṣ al-qur’ânî: al-tashakkul wa al haqîqa, a‘mâl al-mu’tamar al-lâhûtî al-sâdis fî al-jâmi‘a al-anṭûniyya, bayrût, huzayrân 2011 [The Biblical Text and the Qur’anic Text: The Formation and the Truth, Acts of the Sixth Theological Conference, the Antonian University, Beirut, June 2011], pp. 225-247.