Newsletter 50

Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

June 28, 2016
In a field off a rural stretch of Glasgow Street, a decades-old dream is slowly taking shape. There, the Kitchener-Waterloo Islamic Association is constructing what it is touting as the largest Islamic Center in Canada on a 4.5-hectare plot of farmland purchased in 1998.

Muslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’

July 6, 2016
Young Muslim Americans learn traditional crafts and modern values during the holy Ramadan...

Ontario Premier joined Muslims in fasting in a solidarity action

June 23, 2016
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joined Muslims in fasting on Wednesday, June 22nd and then took part in the Iftar with the community at the Sayeda Khadija Center in Mississauga...

German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

July 5, 2016
Famous German journalist Martin Lejeune has announced his reversion to Islam, pronouncing shahada, the declaration of faith, in front of hundreds of Muslims.Born in 1980, Lejeune is a famous German freelance journalist and war correspondent...

How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

July 4, 2016
It had been 10 days since Omar Mateen massacred 49 people at an Orlando nightclub...

JIHAD: A Story of the Others

A Film by Deeyah Khan

Nominated for a 2016 Golden Nymph Award at Monte-Carlo TV Festival
JIHAD: A Story of the others is a 2015 documentary film by Emmy and Peabody Award winning Norwegian director Deeyah Khan. The film is produced by Khan's production company Fuuse. In this film, Deeyah, who has herself faced threats from extremist fundamentalists in the past, sets out to find out why the jihadi message has such an alluring hold on young Westerners. First, she went back to the roots, spending two years with some of the leading figures in the British jihadi movement from previous generations...
Recent Publications

The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

Edited by Josef Meri; July 6, 2016
The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue. The volume is designed to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as well as points of conflict, within a historical framework.Among other goals, the volume seeks to correct common misperceptions about the history of Muslim-Jewish relations...
Courses & Conferences

Masters in Islamic Studies—Systemic Approach

Registration Deadline: 31 Jul 2016
Admission to M.A. Program in Islamic Studies (Systemic Approach) 2016-2017 by Al-Mustafa International University.
A systemic approach to Islam takes an organic, ordered, and universalistic approach to the Book and Tradition;...

Ways of Knowing 2016

Date: 27-29 Oct 2016
The Science, Religion, and Culture program at Harvard Divinity School announces the 5th annual “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion.” Inaugurated in 2012, this multi-day event is made up of thematic panels that cross religious traditions, academic disciplines, and intellectual and theological commitments...

Workshop: Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue

Date: 21-22 Jul 2016
The 3rd workshop from "Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue" series, is hosted by the the Institute of Oriental & Islamic Studies and the Eugen Biser Foundation. The conference unites innovative studies to important concepts and metaphors of the three monotheistic religions.
Islamic Studies

eHawza: International Islamic School of Theology

eHawza is an electronic Hawza program in the English language that utilizes modern technology to deliver Islamic Studies all around the world.It was founded by Dr Sheikh Mansour Leghaei in Sydney in 2001.

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