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Newsletter 195
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Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life'

September 30, 2020
A new poll suggests that nearly half of all members of the ruling Conservative Party in the UK believe Islam is incompatible with British...

Canadian Muslims urge gov’t to act against hate groups

September 25, 2020
Following the murder of a caretaker at a Toronto mosque, the head of a Muslim organization called for the government to do more to “eradicate this scourge” of white supremacism in Canada...

Report: The Proliferation of Religious Art and the Degradation of the Image’s Power

October 10, 2020
Walter Benjamin argued that in an age of mass technology the increased reproducibility of art objects would degrade their ‘authenticity’ and...

DW Documentary: Women in Islam (2020)

Director: Nadja Frenz
In this film, director Nadja Frenz introduces Muslim women who have set out to find their own path to emancipation. Together they investigate the role of women in Islam and study the Surah, the chapters of the Quran. Can the western concepts of gender equality be...
Recent Publications

Shia Islam and Politics: Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon

Publisher: Lexington Books (May 20, 2020)
By Jon Armajani
This book argues that ever since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, which established a Shia Islamic government in Iran, that country’s religious and political leaders have used Shia Islam as a crucial way of expanding Iran’s objectives in the Middle East and beyond. Since 1979, Iran’s religious and political leaders have been concerned about Iran’s security in the face of the hostility and expansionism of the United States and other western countries, and the threats from powerful neighboring Sunni leaders and countries. While Iran’s government has attempted to align itself...

Australian Journal of Islamic Studies (AJIS)

Publisher: Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (2020)
Volume 5, No 2 (2020)
The Australian Journal of Islamic Studies is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the scholarly study of Islam. The journal publishes original research articles, essays and book reviews related to Islamic sciences to promote the flow of ideas, exchange and discussion of research findings.
AJIS strives to contribute to academic inquiry by positioning Islamic sciences as its main focus and encouraging its contributors to comprehensively consider the different facets of Islam. Contributions are...
Courses & Conferences

2020 CILIS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference

November 25, 2020 | Online via Zoom
This conference aims to bring together postgraduate students, from around Australia and overseas, who are researching topics relating to Islam. In 2020, the conference will be held...

Second Annual Islamic Philosophy Conference

December 5-6, 2020 | Online via Zoom
The annual Islamic Philosophy Conference was initiated at Harvard University (April, 2019) with participants coming from around the globe to present papers and engage in discussion over two days. The conferences are open to all interested scholars working on Islamic...

Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions

7, 14 and 21 November 2020 | Online
Why all the hype about Islam when drafting a constitution? Why are constitutions so central, to begin with? And what is the politics around references to Islam in them? What are in...

Course: Islam Through Its Scriptures

By Harvard University | October 1, 2020 – April 2, 2021
Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies. How can you improve your understanding of Islam and its most important holy text, the Quran? How can you make sense of a tradition...

Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

University of Edinburgh | Application Deadline: August 31, 2021
In this research area, you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of historical, theological, ethical and political encounters between Christianity and...

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