Wael FarouqWael Farouq is currently professor of Arabic language, literature and culture at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Milan (Italy) and at the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures of the same university. Previously, he has been professor of Arabic language at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and Straus Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at the University of New York.

He is author of several essays and books in Arabic, Italian and English in the field of Islamic studies and on contemporary Islamic thinking. Among other publications, he is coauthor of the book Dio salvi la ragione (God Saves Reason, Cantagalli, 2007) with Pope Benedict XVI, coauthor of the book Pope Benedict XVI's Legal Thought: A Dialogue on the Foundation of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and author of the two recently published books Conflicting Arab Identities: Language, Tradition and Modernity (Muta, 2018) and Discourse Analysis of the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2018).