He is a translator of several Spanish classics to Arabic. He produced the complete translation of Don Quixote from Spanish to Arabic. He is a professor at the Saint Louis University Madrid Campus.
He is the current editor of Alwah, a journal of Arabic literature and thought, which he co-founded. In 2003, he earned a Doctorate in Philosophy and Letters and Spanish Philology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. His thesis topic was The Imprint of Islamic Culture in Don Quixote.
He is the brother of the writer and poet Hassan Mutlak.