Newsletter 53

Muslims and Islam: Key Findings in the U.S. and around the World

July 22, 2016
Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. If current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of ...

In Germany, anti-Muslim extremists may pose as big a threat as Islamist militants

July 27, 2016
When an 18-year old German Iranian killed nine people and then shot himself in Munich, speculation that it was an Islamist attack...

Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies

July 14, 2016
The Al-Khoei Foundation in London held a conference for teachers of the new GCSE Religious Studies focusing on teaching Islam. This conference was held this July 14th...

Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

July 28, 2016
Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries to stem the threat of violence from extremists, the nation's second-largest party argued Thursday...
Recent Publications

Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi'ism

by Matthew Pierce (Author), 2016
Twelve Infallible Men explores the role of narratives of the imams in the development of a distinct Shi'a identity. During the tenth century, at a critical juncture in Islamic history, Shi'a scholars assembled accounts of the imams' lives, portraying them as strong, learned, and pious miracle workers who were nonetheless betrayed by their enemies. These accounts inspired and entertained, but more importantly they offered a meaningful narrative of...

Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies

Volume IX, Issue 1, Winter 2016
The Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a refereed academic journal published by ICAS Press for the Islamic College in London. The journal conscientiously aims to provide an scholarly platform for critical and informed articles in all fields of Shi‘a studies, including theology, philosophy, mysticism, law, jurisprudence, politics, history, Quran and Hadith studies. Such articles will cover the most debate-worthy issues in the aforementioned fields in the hope of ultimately contributing to the resolution of various theoretical and methodological dilemmas encountered in Shia Islamic studies.
Courses & Conferences

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Registration Deadline: 1 Oct 2016 (Spring 2017)
The MA degree in Islamic Studies offers an insider’s perspective of Islamic tradition as a religion, a civilization, a culture and a political force. Unlike other Islam programs, the degree incorporates a historical component, whether focusing on classical texts or modern Islam.

Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions

July 19 – September 26, 2016 / The Art Institute of Chicago
This exhibition displays some of the finest 18th- and 19th-century antiquarian books on Islamic art and culture by prominent travelers to...

The Era of Presence in the Abrahamic Religions

Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 Nov 2016
Call for Papers
The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine: May 10-11, 2017
The era of Advent, the era of human flourishing and the world, the era of the great ideals of the prophets and apostles, and last ring of the...
Islamic Studies

Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

The Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the Department of Archaeology, History, Culture Studies and Religion of UiB was set up in spring 2008.
Its purpose is to provide a forum for researchers at the Department and outside, working in the relevant thematic and regional fields from...

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