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First International Course on “Gender and Women’s Studies”

First International Course on “Gender and Women’s Studies”

2017-11-26
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Organized by Women and Family Research Center (WRC) Date: March 3-6, 2018 Venue: Qom, Iran Gender, though has always been crucial in shaping societies, now there are much clear views of the ways in which gender and society interact. Misconceptions...
The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-SecularismIslamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All

The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-SecularismIslamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All

2017-11-26
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A 20th-Anniversary Report Edited by: Farah Elahi and Omar Khan Publisher: Runnymede (November 2017) Colleagues may be interested in the launch of this new Runnymede Trust anniversary report on Islamophobia, which ‘brings together varied pers...
EARLI SIG19 - Conference on Religious and Spiritual Education

EARLI SIG19 - Conference on Religious and Spiritual Education

2017-11-25
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Worldviews in Creating Meaning and Purpose for Learning Call for Papers Date: June 11-13, 2018 Venue:  University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland Proposal Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017 The sixth biennial conference of the European...
The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism

The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism

2017-11-24
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by Adam Possamai Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 28, 2017) This book explores the elective affinity of religion and post-secularism with neoliberalism. With the help of digital capitalism, neoliberalism dominates, more and more, all as...
Islamophobia Conference 2017: The Rise of Nativism

Islamophobia Conference 2017: The Rise of Nativism

2017-11-21
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Date: December 10, 2017 Venue: P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1JD, UK Last year’s Islamophobia conference discussed the creation of a police state in the UK. While the policies aimed at surveilling, criminalizing and extr...
University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands

University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands

2017-11-21
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Call for Applications Application Deadline: December 17, 2017 Salary Range: £39,992 - £50,618 per annum The Department of Middle Eastern Studies of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge wis...
Approaching Religious Texts in Early Islam: The Sanaa Qur’an Palimpsest as Example

Approaching Religious Texts in Early Islam: The Sanaa Qur’an Palimpsest as Example

2017-11-20
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Date: December 11, 2017 Venue: The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA, UK The round table brings together five scholars of the Qur’an and early Islamic documents on the occasion of the publication of Asma...
CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

2017-11-20
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, expressed support for students at a Virginia high school who were recently threatened with suspension for praying together bet...
Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Study of Religions

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Study of Religions

2017-11-19
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University of Helsinki Call for Applications Application Deadline: December 12, 2017 Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an internationa...
Despite lack of mosques, France to stop Muslims from praying in the streets

Despite lack of mosques, France to stop Muslims from praying in the streets

2017-11-19
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France strictly regulates religious expression, and building new places of worship for the 5 million Muslims is a controversial issue for the secular country.  After fighting between Muslim worshipers and French authorities in a Paris suburb, th...
Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances

Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances

2017-11-19
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Date: February 19-21, 2018 Venue: Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, UK Themes:  Education, Media, Pilgrimage, Politics, Ritual, Spirituality Bringing historical perspective to the contemporary role of religion in the public sphere, this conference w...
The 5th Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies & Civilisations Conference 2017

The 5th Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies & Civilisations Conference 2017

2017-11-18
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Challenges and Opportunities of The 4th Industrial Revolution Date: December 2-3, 2017 Venue: Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia The breadth and diversity of research areas concerning Islamic Studies and Civilizations is a testi...
Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East

Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East

2017-11-18
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The International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East,” was held in Athens on 30 and 31 October 2017, was a major international event taking place at a time when developments in the ...
Workshop: 'From Oriens Christianus to the Islamic Near East'

Workshop: 'From Oriens Christianus to the Islamic Near East'

2017-11-16
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Theological, Historical and Cultural Cross-pollination in the Eastern Mediterranean of Late Antiquity Date: December 7-8, 2017 Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany Admission: Free and ope...
Workshop: The Study of Ḥadīth Commentaries

Workshop: The Study of Ḥadīth Commentaries

2017-11-15
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Uncovering an Important Genre of Islamic Scholarship A Workshop organized by the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures Venue: Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg, Germany Date: 30 November - 2 December 2017 Ḥadīth commentat...
Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

2017-11-15
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The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001, the year of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of&nb...
The Challenge of Islam in the UK

The Challenge of Islam in the UK

2017-11-14
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At the last census in 2011, there were 2.7 million Muslims in the UK, or 4.8% of the population. This has risen quite rapidly from only 105,000 in 1960. The previous census in 2001 showed a Muslim population of 1.6 million. Islam was theref...
Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies (IDEO)

Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies (IDEO)

2017-11-13
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Founded in the thirteenth century in southern France, the Order of Preachers quickly took interest in Middle East, where the Order soon settled: in Constantinople, Tunis, Baghdad, and later in Mossul. Dominican masters in Theology owe their...
Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar named world's most influential Muslim

Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar named world's most influential Muslim

2017-11-13
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The honor was bestowed on Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb by the “Muslim 500”, an annual publication which ranks the most influential Muslims in the world. The Muslim 500 is compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre...
Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

2017-11-13
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Though no exact figures exist, the Muslim community in the Czech Republic is small, between 5,000 and 20,000, or less than 0.02 percent of the total population. Just a portion lives in Prague. Yet Islam has become a hot-button topic in Cze...
Confronting Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Britain

Confronting Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Britain

2017-11-12
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Challenges and Opportunities Part of the Islamophobia Awareness Month (iAM) Date: November 29, 2017 Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque, 7-11 St Thomas's Rd, London, UK Supported by: University of Birmingham | University of Sussex&nbs...
Reflection of Arbaeen Religious Rally in Karbala in the Western Media

Reflection of Arbaeen Religious Rally in Karbala in the Western Media

2017-11-12
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American Herald Tribune November 9 ,2017 An Estimated 20 Million Muslims Converge on the Iraqi City of Karbala for the Largest Anti-Terror Rally. The marchers are said to come from over 60 countries, and most of them have marched all the way to ...
Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity

Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity

2017-11-10
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Atheist regimes dominated much of Central and Eastern Europe until the fall of the Iron Curtain and collapse of the Soviet Union between 1989 and 1991. Today, however, many of the governments in the region have an official state religion or an unoffi...
A Critique of ISIS's Brutal Thought

A Critique of ISIS's Brutal Thought

2017-11-10
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The rampage caused by radicalized groups in Southwest Asia and their atrocities have affected millions of people, most of the victims being Muslims. Therefore, Islamic Research and Information Center has prepared a revelatory article about the so ca...
World Council of Churches welcomes Muslim World League general secretary

World Council of Churches welcomes Muslim World League general secretary

2017-11-09
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Dr Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, general secretary of the Muslim World League visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 November, where he discussed with WCC leaders both the meaning and impo...
Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world's greatest pilgrimage as ISIS is finally defeated

Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world's greatest pilgrimage as ISIS is finally defeated

2017-11-09
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Twice the size of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, yet nowhere near as well known, the Arbaeen comes this year at a moment of victory for Shia Muslims over the extremist Sunnis of Isis. In the final part of his series, Patrick Cockburn re...
World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway

World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway

2017-11-08
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And Why You've Never Heard of It? 10th November 2017 Arbaeen Day, 20 million plus people will be walking 50 miles... FIND OUT WHY? World's Bi...
The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America

The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America

2017-11-07
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Call for Proposals Date: June 27-28, 2018 Venue: Paris, France Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017 The politics of Islam in Europe and North America has become critically important across political science and related disciplines. The...
Winter Semester 2017 Registration

Winter Semester 2017 Registration

2017-11-06
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Winter Semester 2017 Registration Professional Course on The Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies Registration Deadline: December 5, 2017 The Islamic R...
Philosophical Hermeneutics in the Islamicate Context

Philosophical Hermeneutics in the Islamicate Context

2017-11-06
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Call for Papers Date: May 9-11, 2018 Venue: UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2018 The Center for Phenomenological Studies (CEP), together with the Department of Philosophy of the Istanbul 29 Mayis Uni...
Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)

Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)

2017-11-05
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Call for Panels and Papers Date: April 9-11, 2018 Venue: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, UK Submission Deadline: December 3, 2017 Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (April 2014), L...
2nd International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art

2nd International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art

2017-11-04
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Call for Papers Date: April 17-19, 2018 Venue: Malta (93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa) The Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art started in Valencia, Spain (2016) and, following its success, it is now being reconvened....
Conference on Media, Religion and Public Scholarship

Conference on Media, Religion and Public Scholarship

2017-11-03
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Call for Sessions and Papers Date: August 8-11, 2018 Venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA Deadline for Panel and Paper proposals: December 4, 2017 The Center for Media, Religion and Culture and the College of Med...
Muslim Leaders Education Program leads to further education

Muslim Leaders Education Program leads to further education

2017-11-02
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High teas, workshops and role-plays are used to help Muslim women identify and deal with legal issues. The Home Gatherings are unique legal advice and networking events, delivered by 20 women leaders who completed the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’s&...
5 Facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.

5 Facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.

2017-11-01
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The Muslim population in the United States is younger than the U.S. population at large. In fact, while Millennials make up 32% of all U.S. adults, they account for roughly half of American Muslim adults (52%). Muslim Millennials were born from 1981 ...
Water & Roses for Imam Hussein(a)

Water & Roses for Imam Hussein(a)

2017-11-01
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While thousands of Muslims marched through London and different parts of Europe to protest against ISIS and terrorism and to commemorate the event of Karbala on the Day of Ashura, the Union of Islamic Student Associations in Europe participated the e...
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Visiting Fellowships 2018

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Visiting Fellowships 2018

2017-10-28
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Application Deadline: January 19, 2018 Disciplines: Culture, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) has developed an international network of personal and institutional contacts to enable liaison,...
UK Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 attracts thousands

UK Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 attracts thousands

2017-10-28
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The latest lifestyle trends for the U.K.’s Muslims came to center stage in northern Manchester city Saturday with an annual event that aims to attract around 15,000 visitors. Rauf Mirza, one of the organizers of Muslim Lifestyle Expo (MLE), sai...
Representing Muslim Women: Muslim Women and the Media

Representing Muslim Women: Muslim Women and the Media

2017-10-27
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Call for Applications: Training Institute Date: January – December 2018 First Seminar: February 2-4th, 2018 Venue: Berkeley, CA, USA Application Deadline: November 10, 2017 The media is the most powerful vehicle for representing or misrepr...
The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work

The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work

2017-10-26
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Call for Papers Date: October 11-13, 2018 Venue: Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018 As the ERC project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions Toward the Cen...
Muslim Matter

Muslim Matter

2017-10-25
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Publication of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies Edited by Omar Kasmani and Stefan Maneval Publisher: Revolver Publishing (January 2, 2017) This book is a cooperation between doctoral fellows, alumni and alumnae, post-doctor...
University Lecturer in Islamic Theology

University Lecturer in Islamic Theology

2017-10-24
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Call for Applications University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Application Deadline: November 12, 2017 The Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a permanent position of Uni­versity Lec­turer in Is­lamic...
The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA)

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA)

2017-10-24
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The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) was established in Melbourne in 2003, to establish an annual residential conference based upon the thirty years of experience developed by the Jewish-Christian-Muslim conference held in Bend...
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada sends goodwill message to Muslims

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada sends goodwill message to Muslims

2017-10-23
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has sent a message of support and goodwill to Canadian Muslims. “At the convention, our assembly adopted a Statement to Muslims in Canada,” wrote the Rev. Susan C. Johnson, Natio...
Channel 4 Documentary: “My Week As A Muslim”

Channel 4 Documentary: “My Week As A Muslim”

2017-10-22
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Channel 4 prompts anger and mockery after 'blacking up' white woman to show Islamophobia Channel 4 is facing mockery after airing a documentary which went to the lengths of getting a white woman to go undercover in ‘brownface’ ...
Canada Muslim Women Determined to Fight Discrimination

Canada Muslim Women Determined to Fight Discrimination

2017-10-22
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A Canadian Muslim women group has found a new resolve to fight discrimination in the community as Muslims celebrated its 35th anniversary a few days after the adoption of Quebec’s burqa ban. “We know that we are in a very special time and...
Findings of ‘Race Disparity Audit’ call for action against racial inequality in Britain

Findings of ‘Race Disparity Audit’ call for action against racial inequality in Britain

2017-10-19
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The new government study “Race Disparity Audit” is likely to stir social debates surrounding racial integration for some time. Bringing together important data about minority groups in Britain, the newly launched website clearly...
Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat

Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat

2017-10-18
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Date: January 2-7, 2018 Venue: The Islamic College, 133 High Rd, London NW10 2SW, UK Course Registration Fee: £50 The course ‘Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat’, introduces students to the academic study of Islam via an...
Muslims in Europe: A Clash or a Meeting of Civilizations?

Muslims in Europe: A Clash or a Meeting of Civilizations?

2017-10-18
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Lecturer: Uriya Shavit On 18 October, from 13:00-15:00 hours, Uriya Shavit presented a lecture entitled: “Muslims in Europe: A Clash or a Meeting of Civilizations?” The lecture took place in Wijnhaven 2.02 in The Hague. The lecture exam...
Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

2017-10-18
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Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. Legal experts and Islamic advocates sai...
Religious affiliation of U.S. refugees: Growing number of Muslims

Religious affiliation of U.S. refugees: Growing number of Muslims

2017-10-17
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The U.S. has resettled more refugees than any other country – about 3 million since 1980. Generally, in years when more people around the globe are displaced by conflict, violence or persecution in their countries, the number of refug...
Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program Visiting Fellowships

Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program Visiting Fellowships

2017-10-16
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Applications Deadline:  January 1, 2018 Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstand...
Islamic Sciences & Research Academy of Australia (ISRA)

Islamic Sciences & Research Academy of Australia (ISRA)

2017-10-15
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Established in 2009 in Sydney Australia, Islamic Sciences & Research Academy of Australia (ISRA) is a product of the dialogue movement in Australia. It is a platform for cooperation between Australian Muslims and educational institutions in Austr...
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

2017-10-14
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New College of Florida Application Deadline: Open Until Filled New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic studies. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, teaching experience, ...
German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

2017-10-13
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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.
Studies of Religion Conference 2017

Studies of Religion Conference 2017

2017-10-12
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On the 10th of March, 2017, the annual Studies of Religion in Focus ISRA conference was held at the Mercure in Central. The conference encompassed a number of workshops aimed at assisting year 11 and 12 Studies of Religion teachers to facilitate...
Minnesota Muslim-Jew alliances multiply in new political climate

Minnesota Muslim-Jew alliances multiply in new political climate

2017-10-12
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Rabbi Morris Allen celebrated the holiday of Sukkot last weekend at an unusual backyard gathering that hosted men wearing yarmulkes and Muslim women draped in headscarves. A few weeks earlier, a new organization of Muslim and Jewish women delivered f...
Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful, court of appeal rules

Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful, court of appeal rules

2017-10-12
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Schools in Britain will no longer be able to substantially segregate boys and girls, after the court of appeal ruled that a co-educational faith school in Birmingham had caused unlawful discrimination by separating the two sexes. The court ...
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES)

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES)

2017-10-12
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School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures The University of Edinburgh Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies was established in 1980 through an amalgamation of the old Departments of Arabic, Turkish and Persian (established in 1912, 1950 and 1951 r...
A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture, 2 Volume Set

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture, 2 Volume Set

2017-10-12
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Edited by Finbarr Barry Flood and Gulru Necipoglu Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (August 29, 2017) The two-volume Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture bridges the gap between monograph and survey text by providing a new level of acc...
Muslims, Jews gather in Metro Detroit to forge bonds

Muslims, Jews gather in Metro Detroit to forge bonds

2017-10-12
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As hate crimes targeting Muslims and Jews rise across the United States, according to advocacy groups, the key to sparking change in Metro Detroit lies in forging ties and fighting back, activists said Tuesday. “You’ve got to speak up,&rd...
MAB National Convention 2017: My Faith, My inspiration

MAB National Convention 2017: My Faith, My inspiration

2017-10-11
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Date: October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Venue: The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham, UK The Muslim Community is full of skilled, motivated and aspiring people. On numerous occasions, the Community has shown its amazing power! However th...
Classical Islamic World Book Prize

Classical Islamic World Book Prize

2017-10-11
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Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 Gorgias Press is delighted to announce that the international Classical Islamic World Book Prize (CIW) is available again for 2018. Based on the decision of an internationally renowned panel of ...
No place to pray; Munich's Muslims are turning to old pubs and churches

No place to pray; Munich's Muslims are turning to old pubs and churches

2017-10-11
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The sound of Muslim prayer drifts out from the old pub onto the street, as men and women inside kneel on rugs laid down carefully minutes earlier. This is no ordinary congregation, and no ordinary place of worship. Since May, this community of libera...
Islam in Germany: Muslims prefer to be talked to rather than talked about

Islam in Germany: Muslims prefer to be talked to rather than talked about

2017-10-11
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Mosques around Germany opened their doors to non-Muslims to dispel common myths and stereotypes about Islam. Nearly 900 mosques across Germany took part in "Open Mosque Day”, an annual event organized by Islamic associations in the country sinc...
Muslim World League Secretary-General meets Italian Interior Minister

Muslim World League Secretary-General meets Italian Interior Minister

2017-10-10
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, (a Saudi sponsored organization which is under hard European critics on supporting Wahhabism and Daesh), discussed with Italian Interior Minister Marco Minetti sev...
New World Order: Muslims to be majority in Europe within two generations

New World Order: Muslims to be majority in Europe within two generations

2017-10-10
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Within 40 years, given current demographic trends, the white population in France and the rest of old Europe will recede, creating a Muslim majority, a French researcher says. Charles Gave, an economist, fund manager and political commenta...
The Power of Prejudice: Race and Religion in America

The Power of Prejudice: Race and Religion in America

2017-10-09
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The Islamic Seminary of America presented its first weekend seminar entitled “The Power of Prejudice: Race and Religion in America” on October 6-8, 2017. This short seminar involved students in a critical, reflective analysis of how prej...
Islamic Seminary of America (ISA)

Islamic Seminary of America (ISA)

2017-09-29
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In August 2016 (1437) Sh. Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Sh. Omar Suleiman and some other Dallas TX area visionaries established the Islamic Seminary of America (ISA). In a very short period of time, ISA accomplished the following: 1. Taught over 400 adult an...
Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

2017-09-29
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Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States (67%) say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites, a higher percentage than the share of Americans in general who say this (57%). Muslim Americans are also more ...
Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative

Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative

2017-09-28
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The Center for the Study of Religion and Society within the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau,...
Workshop:  Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world

Workshop: Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world

2017-09-27
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The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) cordially invites you to a workshop on "Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world: Knowledge, authority and legitimacy".
Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage & Beyond

Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage & Beyond

2017-09-27
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Call for Papers Date: July 5-6, 2018 Venue: Indiana University (IU) Europe Gateway, Berlin, Germany Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pil...
Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion

Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion

2017-09-26
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Call for Papers Date: March 23-24, 2018 Venue: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA Proposal Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017 From illuminated manuscripts to Buddhist stupas to the Pope’s twitter account, the representation of relig...
Islam & Atheism: Irreconcilable Enemies?

Islam & Atheism: Irreconcilable Enemies?

2017-09-26
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How can Humanist & Muslims make it work? Date: November 13, 2017 Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK Modern Britain is a plural society. Around one in twenty of us - and one in eight Londoners - identifies as a Muslim, ...
Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

2017-09-25
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University of California, Los Angeles Call for Applications Application Deadline: October 15, 2017 The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position...
Nearly half of Islamic schools in England require girls to wear hijabs, says report

Nearly half of Islamic schools in England require girls to wear hijabs, says report

2017-09-25
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Education chiefs have been urged to allow Muslim girls “free choice” after it emerged that pupils at dozens of Islamic schools are being forced to wear hijabs.
'Misleading' coverage of UK Muslims fueling hostility

'Misleading' coverage of UK Muslims fueling hostility

2017-09-25
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Muslim campaigner values free media but says newspapers must drop 'inaccurate' stories.
Pathways for Mutual Respect

Pathways for Mutual Respect

2017-09-20
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Pathways for Mutual Respect (PFMR) is a non-profit organization aiming to cultivate peace by creating opportunities for the practice of mutual respect. It was founded in 2006 by a few likeminded people, led by John Hartley, the current director of PF...
ALTERUMMA Project

ALTERUMMA Project

2017-09-20
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Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam Project Date: From 2018-01-01 to 2022-12-31 Coordinated in: United Kingdom Host Institution: The University of Birmingha...
Two PhD Studentships on the Transformation of Shii Islam since the 1950s

Two PhD Studentships on the Transformation of Shii Islam since the 1950s

2017-09-19
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University of Birmingham Call for Applications Application Deadline: October 27, 2017 The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham seeks to award 2 PhD studentships to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Al...
Call for Book Proposals

Call for Book Proposals

2017-09-19
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By the Religion in Society Research Network  The Religion in Society Research Network is seeking new academic book proposals. We welcome submissions from across national origins, experience levels, and disciplinary perspectives. ...
Religion and Welfare in Europe

Religion and Welfare in Europe

2017-09-19
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Gendered and Minority Perspectives Edited by Lina Molokotos-Liederman with Anders Backstrom and Grace Davie Publisher: Policy Press (September 13, 2017) Using welfare as a prism, Religion and Welfare in Europe explores reg...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2017-09-18
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Call for Papers Date: December 4-6, 2017 Venue: The Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Sponsored by: Oxford Academic Symposia Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10, 2017 The Oxford Symposium on Religious S...
High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

2017-09-18
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Date: December 27-30, 2017 Venue: Rome, Italy The High Training School in Sociology of Religion will take place in Rome from 27 to 30 December 2017, in collaboration with the International Center for the Sociology of Religion (ICSOR) and the Sectio...
Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

2017-09-17
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Nearly all Muslim Americans (97%) say they take pride in being a member of the Islamic faith. But their devotion to core religious beliefs and practices is only part of a religious identity that also includes concerns about social justice and the env...
While Christianity dies in Germany, Islam springs up in its place

While Christianity dies in Germany, Islam springs up in its place

2017-09-17
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Christianity in Germany, and indeed in all of Europe, is dying. There are about 47 million Catholics and Protestants combined in Germany, representing roughly 60 percent of the German population, but that number is falling by 500,000 a year through d...
The Unity Conference

The Unity Conference

2017-09-16
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On September 16, Think for Actions presented the results from their nationwide Canadian Community Engagement Study accessing the interaction between Canadians of all faiths. They addressed ways to combat Islamophobia, Racism, Discrimination and provi...
Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives

Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives

2017-09-06
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Lecture by Shari L. Lowin Date: November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm Venue:  Claxton Room, Elliott University Center, UNCG, 507 Stirling St, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA Shari L. Lowin is Professor of Islamic and Jewish Studies in the Religious Studi...
Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions

Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions

2017-09-06
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16th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) Call for Proposals Date: June 17-21, 2018 Venue: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017 As empirical realities, religions are ne...
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

2017-09-05
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Colgate University, New York The department of Religion at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2018. Ph.D. degree is expected prior to or...
One Day Course: Free 'Introduction to Islam'

One Day Course: Free 'Introduction to Islam'

2017-09-05
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Date: September 24, 2017 @ 12 pm – 4 pm Venue: Library Hall, London Central Mosque, 146 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW8 7RG, UK If you are new to Islam, wishing to refresh your knowledge or just interested to learn more about Islam in general...
Islam in the Media: Are we getting it right?

Islam in the Media: Are we getting it right?

2017-09-04
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A Panel Discussion Organized by One World Media Date: September 21, 2017 @ 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm Venue: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, UK Join us to discuss UK media’s coverage of Isla...
Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' is France's top priority, says Macron

Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' is France's top priority, says Macron

2017-09-04
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French President Emmanuel Macron has made the fight against "Islamic terrorism" in Syria and Iraq the top priority in his foreign policy agenda. Speaking Tuesday to French diplomats gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron called the Islamic St...
“One thing is clear, faith communities can be a tremendous driver of change”

“One thing is clear, faith communities can be a tremendous driver of change”

2017-09-03
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Gathering at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden on 30 August, representatives from a range of faith communities and organizations engaged in water issues held a session exploring how faith communities can help achieve the sixth Sustainable Develop...
Dialogue on sacred texts yields peace-building insights

Dialogue on sacred texts yields peace-building insights

2017-09-03
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At a meeting at the Center for Interreligious Dialogue (CID) in Tehran, Iran on 20-23 August, delegations from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Iranian Shia community gathered, with a sense of warmth and a willingness for deep exchange, fo...
Hartford Seminary

Hartford Seminary

2017-09-03
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With roots that go back to 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. What makes us unique is our multi-faith environment and our proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that...
"Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe"

"Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe"

2017-09-03
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Call for Papers Date: November 30, 2017 – December 1, 2017 Venue: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK Submission Deadline: September 17, 2017 Organized by: Mr Chris Moses (University of Cambridge), Mr ...
Online Course: Introduction to Shiʿi Islam

Online Course: Introduction to Shiʿi Islam

2017-09-02
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Fall 2017 | Hartford Seminary Date: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:45 PM Instructor: Dr. Seyfeddin Kara This course provides a historical study of the development of Shiʿi Islam against the backdrop of key events such the succession crisis and Occultation (Ghay...
Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

2017-09-02
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By Lori G. Beaman Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 15, 2017) While religious conflict receives plenty of attention, the everyday negotiation of religious diversity does not. Questions of how to accommodate religious minorities and of the ...
Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

2017-09-02
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The integration of Germany’s more than 4 million Muslims is moving ahead, especially when it comes to employment and language skills, according to a study released Thursday. The Bertelsmann Foundation said in its Religion Monitor 2017 study th...
Colloquium on Academic Shi’a Studies

Colloquium on Academic Shi’a Studies

2017-09-01
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Session with a Group of Shi’a Studies Scholars A group of 14 scholars from different countries who were interested to participate in a one-week intensive course on Shi’ism that was organized by the University of Religions and Denominat...
Freedom of religion and conscience: Restoring civility, protecting pluralism

Freedom of religion and conscience: Restoring civility, protecting pluralism

2017-09-01
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Date: September 13, 2017 @ 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM Venue: The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Washington, DC 20036, USA Deep and increasingly bitter polarization along partisan, ideological, and religious lines seems to have b...
New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

2017-09-01
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Qari Asim, one of UK’s most prominent imams, says central religious authority will interpret Islam in line with British values.
US's largest anti-Muslim group cancels dozens of rallies after seeing size of anti-fascist crowds in Boston

US's largest anti-Muslim group cancels dozens of rallies after seeing size of anti-fascist crowds in Boston

2017-09-01
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The group was planning to hold 67 events across 36 states.
Global Dynamics of Shia Marriages

Global Dynamics of Shia Marriages

2017-08-26
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Annelies Moors (AISSR, UvA) and Yafa Shanneik (University of Birmingham) organized an exploratory workshop about the Global Dynamics of Shia Marriages at the University of Amsterdam as part of the ERC project ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marri...
Social Policy in the Islamic World

Social Policy in the Islamic World

2017-08-24
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Call for Papers Date: May 12-13, 2018 Venue: Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran Abstract Submission Deadline:  September 10, 2017 Allameh Tabataba’i University (the largest public university specialized in humanities an...
Assistant Professor of Religion and Society, Boston University

Assistant Professor of Religion and Society, Boston University

2017-08-23
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Boston University, School of Theology Call for Application Application Deadline: Open until filled Boston University School of Theology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin...
Speakers Series of South Haven 2017

Speakers Series of South Haven 2017

2017-08-21
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The Speakers Series of South Haven will conclude its 2017 season on Sept. 28, when Yvonne Caamal Canul, head of the Lansing School District and 2015 Superintendent of Year for Michigan, will address her perspective on what really works in educat...
Special Issue: "Interfaith on the World Stage"

Special Issue: "Interfaith on the World Stage"

2017-08-19
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Call for Papers Special Issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs Editors: John Fahy and Jeffrey Haynes Publisher: Taylor & Francis Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017 The Review of Faith & International A...
Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies (Islam in Asia/Asian Religious Traditions)

Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies (Islam in Asia/Asian Religious Traditions)

2017-08-18
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University of Glasgow, School of Critical Studies Call for Application Application Deadline: August 31, 2017 To undertake high-quality research and research supervision, to make an active and high level contribution in the School of Critical Studi...
"Meet a Muslim" events hope to dispel misconceptions

"Meet a Muslim" events hope to dispel misconceptions

2017-08-17
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Shaiq started her program to educate people about her faith and culture while addressing people’s misconceptions and stereotypes. For Shaiq, her program is about sharing a message of love, compassion and peace. Attendance at her talks spikes fo...
Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam

Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam

2017-08-17
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Most Americans are worried about Islamic extremism, and most Muslim Americans share these concerns. About eight-in-ten U.S. Muslims (82%) say they are either very (66%) or somewhat concerned (16%) about extremism committed in the name of Islam around...
The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR)

The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR)

2017-08-17
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Volume 85, Issue 2, June 2017 Editorial Board: Cynthia Eller and Tammi J. Schneider Publisher: Oxford University Press Journal of the American Academy of Religion published by Oxford University Press, is the premier academic journal in r...
Religious Pluralism and Social Diversity: Religions in the European Public Space

Religious Pluralism and Social Diversity: Religions in the European Public Space

2017-08-16
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Call for Papers Date: October 3-5, 2018 Venue: Nantes, France Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017 “Identity”, wrote historian Tony Judt, “is a dangerous word”. Indeed, identity politics today, often based on essentializ...
University Assistant (prae doc) at the Institut für Islamisch-theologische Studien

University Assistant (prae doc) at the Institut für Islamisch-theologische Studien

2017-08-15
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University of Vienna Call for Application Application Deadline: August 31, 2017 The Department of Islamic-Theological Studies at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies provides theological research and teaching to promote scientific educ...
Religious Minorities in Christian, Jewish and Muslim Law (5th - 15th centuries)

Religious Minorities in Christian, Jewish and Muslim Law (5th - 15th centuries)

2017-08-15
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Volume 8 of Religion and Law in Medieval Christian and Muslim Societies Editors: Nora Berend, Youna Hameau-Masset, Capucine Nemo-Pekelman and John Victor Tolan Publisher: Brepols Publishers (May 23, 2017) Book series: Religion and law in Medieval ...
The Madinah and Bab ul Ilm Courses 2017

The Madinah and Bab ul Ilm Courses 2017

2017-08-14
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The Madinah and Bab ul Ilm courses 2017, which marked the 15th consecutive summer program by The World Federation, has now been completed. Participants between the ages of 14 to 24, from Khoja communities worldwide, went on 3-week Islamic educationa...
Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium "Border Crossing"

Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium "Border Crossing"

2017-08-13
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Call for Papers Date: October 25–27, 2018 Venue: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA Abstract Submission Deadline: September 7, 2017 The 2018 HIAA symposium will bring together an international group of established and emerging scholars of ...
"Revisiting Mamre": The Stranger in the Three Abrahamic Faiths

"Revisiting Mamre": The Stranger in the Three Abrahamic Faiths

2017-08-13
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Call for Papers Date: December 4-5, 2017 Venue: Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), Flushing, NY, USA Abstract Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017 In Genesis 18, Abraham goes out of his way to provide for the three strangers who ...
Police investigate hate mail sent to UK and US mosques

Police investigate hate mail sent to UK and US mosques

2017-08-12
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Counter-terror inquiry into letters and suspicious packages sent from location near Sheffield over past 12 months.
BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2018

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2018

2017-08-12
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The Third Round of the BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions.
The Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE)

The Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE)

2017-08-10
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The philosophy of the center is to promote empirical research informed by Islamic methodologies, philosophies and pedagogies, cognizant of the unique Australian context. Bringing together researchers specializing in Islamic civilization, psychology,...
Free Access: Journal of Muslims in Europe

Free Access: Journal of Muslims in Europe

2017-08-07
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The academic publisher Brill is making issue 3-1 of the Journal of Muslims in Europe freely available on line. There is no end date to the free access and no access code is needed. For those who are not yet familiar with the Journal this issue g...
New Issue of Critical Research on Religion

New Issue of Critical Research on Religion

2017-08-07
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Critical Research on Religion Volume 5, Issue 2, August 2017 Editorial Team: Warren S. Goldstein, Jonathan Boyarin, and Rebekka King Publisher: SAGE Publications in Association with The Center for Critical Research on Religion Critical Resea...
In many ways, Muslim men and women see life in America differently

In many ways, Muslim men and women see life in America differently

2017-08-07
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While many Muslims express wariness and anxiety about aspects of their lives in the United States, Muslim women tend to be more pessimistic about their place in U.S. society than Muslim men. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, more Mu...
Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Curriculum

Islamic Schooling Renewal – A Focus on Curriculum

2017-08-06
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Conference Report 2nd Annual Australian Islamic Schooling Conference Date: July 11-12, 2017 Venue: Mount Lofty House, 74 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers, SA 5152, Australia Organizer: The Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) and the Uni...
Muslim Cultures in the Indian Ocean

Muslim Cultures in the Indian Ocean

2017-08-05
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Diversity and Pluralism, Past and Present Call for Papers Date: September 12-14, 2018 Venue: Academic Building, 10 Handyside Street, Kings Cross, London N1C, UK Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017 This conference aims to explore the diversit...
Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

2017-08-05
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Stanford University Application Deadline: October 15, 2017 Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Musli...
Canada: Quebec's Muslim to have their own cemetery

Canada: Quebec's Muslim to have their own cemetery

2017-08-05
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Quebec’s mayor announced that the city’s Muslim community will have their own cemetery, despite objections from right-wing groups and rising anti-Muslim sentiment. The city had promised a separate Muslim graveyard after a shooting attack ...
The Muslim Americans leading the push to 'stand up and be leaders' in politics

The Muslim Americans leading the push to 'stand up and be leaders' in politics

2017-08-04
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Religious discrimination and an increase in hate crimes has spurred more Muslims to run for office and adopt an active role in community organizing.  More Muslims must seek public office as Donald Trump “fans the flames of Islamo...
Two Post-Doctoral Positions at CEFRES - Charles University

Two Post-Doctoral Positions at CEFRES - Charles University

2017-08-03
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Cofunded by the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and CEFRES (French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences) Period: 1 January 2018—31 December 2019 Application Deadline: August 23, 2017 Application Language: English only...
Understanding Sharī`a - Past Perfect, Imperfect Present (USPPIP project)

Understanding Sharī`a - Past Perfect, Imperfect Present (USPPIP project)

2017-08-02
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Funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) under the “USES OF THE PAST” program Dates: 1 September 2016 - 31 October 2018 Project Website: www.usppip.eu Much modern Muslim thought, particularly around legal issues, is c...
Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods

Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods

2017-08-02
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Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg Fall School 2017 (Webinar) Call for Applications Date: September 25-29, 2017 Application Deadline: August 15, 2017 Each fall the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg offers, at no cost, an intensive, five-day course to Mamluk schol...
Muslim Art Conference 2017

Muslim Art Conference 2017

2017-08-02
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Exploring Contemporary Muslim Art, Culture and Heritage in Britain Date: September 14, 2017 Venue: Birmingham, UK Art and culture provide a means of communication, an alternative platform to share stories, celebrate contributions to society and ch...
Introduction to Islamic Codicology

Introduction to Islamic Codicology

2017-08-02
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Date: September 4–8, 2017 Venue: Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, Cambridge University Library, and the University of Cambridge's HRH ...
Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society Workshop

Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society Workshop

2017-08-01
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Call for Papers Date: April 19-20, 2018 Venue: The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Funded by: The Understanding Sharia Project (USPPIP) Abstract Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017 We are pleased to an...
Muslim feminist plans to open liberal mosque in Britain

Muslim feminist plans to open liberal mosque in Britain

2017-08-01
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Seyran Ateş, a Turkish-born lawyer and human rights campaigner, is visiting London to investigate potential sites for new venture. 
American Muslims growing more liberal, survey shows

American Muslims growing more liberal, survey shows

2017-08-01
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American Muslims are growing more religiously and socially liberal, with the number who say society should accept homosexuality nearly doubling during the past decade, according to a major new survey. American Muslims are also more likely to identify...
Complex Religion: Intersections of Religion and Inequality

Complex Religion: Intersections of Religion and Inequality

2017-07-31
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Special Issue – Social Inclusion, Volume 6, Issue 2 Call for Papers Editor: Melissa J. Wilde (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2017 Submission of Full Papers: January 15-31, 2018 Although scholars...
Billboard educates Americans on prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Billboard educates Americans on prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

2017-07-31
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GainPeace, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, has launched a new campaign titled “Truthful Man” to educate Americans on the true manners of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and countering a hate campaign that went up last month....
U.S. Muslims concerned about their place in society, but continue to believe in the American dream

U.S. Muslims concerned about their place in society, but continue to believe in the American dream

2017-07-31
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Findings from Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey of U.S. Muslims
Mosquers Film Festival opens

Mosquers Film Festival opens

2017-07-27
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MOSQUERS 2017 Date: September 09, 2017 Venue: Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB T5J 4X8, Canada Submissions Deadline: August 7, 2017 The Mosquers Film Festival is North America’s leading film competition with a focus on promoting awa...
Religion and the Global City

Religion and the Global City

2017-07-26
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Edited by David Garbin and Anna Strhan Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (June 29, 2017) Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place This is the first book to explore how religious movements and actors shape and are shaped by as...
Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017

Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017

2017-07-25
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Submissions Deadline: October 1, 2017 To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies. Brill...
International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS)

International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS)

2017-07-24
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The International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) was conceived in 2003, in Murcia, Spain, during the convening of the Fourth International Conference on Islamic Legal Studies (ILS). A group of participants came together to take steps to es...
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Islamic Studies

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Islamic Studies

2017-07-23
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Stanford University Call for Applications Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, a tenured Associate Professor or a tenured F...
Sociology of Islam Journal: Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy and Islam

Sociology of Islam Journal: Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy and Islam

2017-07-23
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Sociology of Islam, Volume 5, Issue 2-3, 2017 Editors-in-Chief: Gary Wood, Virginia Tech and Tugrul Keskin, Shanghai University Guest Editors: Ray Jureidini and Sari Hanafi Publisher: Brill Sociology of Islam (SOI) p...
"Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods"

"Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods"

2017-07-22
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Call for Papers Date: December 8-10, 2017 Venue: Bristol Hotel, Bonn, Germany Sponsor: Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn Abstract Submission Deadline: September 8, 2017 This year’s international conference is devoted to the stu...
First Annual Great Lakes Adiban Workshop

First Annual Great Lakes Adiban Workshop

2017-07-22
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Date: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017 Venue: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5324, USA We are pleased to announce our first annual workshop, which will take place on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, a convenien...
CAIR report shows 2017 on track to becoming one of worst years ever for anti-Muslim hate crimes

CAIR report shows 2017 on track to becoming one of worst years ever for anti-Muslim hate crimes

2017-07-22
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released an update on anti-Muslim incidents in the second quarter (April-June) of 2017. CAIR’s quarterly report indicate...
Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women find power and joy in building a sisterhood

Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women find power and joy in building a sisterhood

2017-07-21
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With the establishment of the Toronto chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, thirty-four Muslim and Jewish women have come together to support each other against hostile acts directed toward both groups. One of the Sisterhood’s largest cha...
United Nations Secretary-General launches first action plan for religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence

United Nations Secretary-General launches first action plan for religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence

2017-07-21
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The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence - the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes - was launched o...
A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

2017-07-19
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Boston has adopted a new method to combat Islamophobia. City authorities have begun a poster campaign encouraging bystanders to make a non-confrontational intervention in case they see harassment against Muslims. The campaign started on July 17 when ...
Science and Religion Conference

Science and Religion Conference

2017-07-16
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‘What is Consciousness and Why Observers Matter in Quantum Theory’ Date: September 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Venue: Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ, UK Registration for Cambridge Muslim College’s first Science and Relig...
Religious Freedom Project

Religious Freedom Project

2017-07-15
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Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs In the West, the historic consensus over the meaning and value of religious freedom seems to be breaking down. This problem has particular salience in America. We have always thought of religiou...
The 13th Annual National Muslim Congress Conference

The 13th Annual National Muslim Congress Conference

2017-07-15
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Date: August 18-20, 2017 Venue: Hyatt Regency DFW, 2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX, USA The 13th Annual National Muslim Congress Conference will be held in Dallas, TX on Aug 18-20th 2017. In attendance will be a number of renowned...
The EASR Annual Conference 2017: Communicating Religion

The EASR Annual Conference 2017: Communicating Religion

2017-07-15
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Date: September 18-21, 2017 Venue: University of Leuven, Belgium Communication plays a crucial role in religion and religious praxis. Religions claim to be able to create links with the divine and the transcendent, between humans and superhuman age...
House rejects controversial study of Islam

House rejects controversial study of Islam

2017-07-13
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday rejected a controversial GOP proposal identifying “Islamic religious doctrines, concepts or schools of thought” that could be used by terrorist groups — something opponents say is unconsti...
UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

2017-07-13
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U.K. politicians should consider regulation to tackle the tide of negative media coverage about British Muslims. This was the message from a Liverpool conference this week which examined damaging and biased news stories about Britain's Muslim communi...
Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

2017-07-13
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The editors of two magazines targeting Britain’s 2.8m Muslims have spoken about why they felt the need to provide a different media perspective for the minority group. The Black Muslim Times UK is a website set up British Nigerian Halimat Shode...
Muslim leaders arrive in Berlin on European tour against terrorism

Muslim leaders arrive in Berlin on European tour against terrorism

2017-07-13
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A bus-load of imams are on a six-day tour of European cities hit by attacks in recent years to denounce terrorism, including Brussels, Nice, Toulouse and London. After leaving Paris on Saturday, they arrived on Sunday in Berlin. They are due to ...
Islam and Justice: AAIMS Inaugural Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies

Islam and Justice: AAIMS Inaugural Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies

2017-07-13
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Call for Papers Date: December 18-19, 2017 Venue: The Spot-B01 (Copland Theatre), University of Melbourne (Parkville), Australia Abstract Submission Deadline: August 11, 2017 Hosted by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies ...
PhD Fellowship at the Faculty of Theology, Qur’anic studies

PhD Fellowship at the Faculty of Theology, Qur’anic studies

2017-07-13
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University of Copenhagen Call for Application Application Deadline: September 1, 2017 Subject to available grants, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hereby announces that a three-year PhD scholarship will be available from October...
Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

2017-07-12
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AAIMS is an inter-disciplinary network of scholars at Australian universities. AAIMS promotes teaching and research excellence on Islam and Muslim experiences as a minority or majority. AAIMS is a leading academic Australian association for scholars...
Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

2017-07-12
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A Study in Ethics and Law By Mairaj U. Syed Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 17, 2016) Series: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies In Coercion and Responsibility in Islam, Mairaj Syed explores how classical Muslim theologians and jurist...
Stanford Institute on Islam

Stanford Institute on Islam

2017-07-11
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Course Description:  - Exploring how you can deepen your students’ understanding of Islam and Muslim societies. - Establish a critical background on elementary concepts, practices, traditions of Islam. - Acquire tools for navigating t...
Interactions Between Twelver Shiites and Christians: History, Theology, Literature

Interactions Between Twelver Shiites and Christians: History, Theology, Literature

2017-07-11
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Call for Papers Date: April 11-13, 2018 Venue: Institut Catholique de Paris, Paris, France Languages of the Conference: English, French Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017 International conference with the participation of Rudi Matth...
Stanford program addresses the complexities of Islam, equips Bay Area teachers with tools to educate students

Stanford program addresses the complexities of Islam, equips Bay Area teachers with tools to educate students

2017-07-10
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Bay Area teachers gathered at Stanford for a five-week program this spring that provided educators strategies to teach Islam. The program, a collaboration involving three Stanford organizations, doesn’t shy away from Islam’s complicated nature.
Austria: Muslim kindergarten study reviewed for text changes

Austria: Muslim kindergarten study reviewed for text changes

2017-07-09
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A study commissioned by an Austrian government minister critical of Vienna’s Muslim-run kindergartens has ignited a political fight between the minister’s party and rivals seizing on allegations that his staff rewrote parts of the study t...
Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean

Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean

2017-07-09
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The new Modern Mediterranean Societies Seminar Series opened with Dr. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Anthropology, University of Nevada) presenting at the first BUJS Forum of the fall semester. She led an engaging discussion on her paper “Converting S...
International School of Islamic Studies held in Odessa

International School of Islamic Studies held in Odessa

2017-07-08
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This year, the International School of Islamic Studies, which has already become traditional, was taking place in Odessa. It was dedicated to “Islam in the modern world: historical, cultural, intellectual space,” Religion in Ukraine has r...
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

2017-07-07
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For over two decades, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) has served as the unifying force that brings together over 400,000 Muslim Americans in the greater Chicago region, and now increasingly all of Illinois. With o...
Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

2017-07-07
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Case Studies on Islam Edited by Ines Weinrich Publisher: Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) (2016) Performing Religion investigates the relationship between texts, actors, and contexts in the study of Muslim devotion. Research in Islamic Studies to date...
Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

2017-07-06
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Conference Report June 26-27, 2017 | University of Manchester This international conference organized by the College of Psychoanalysts – UK with the support of Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix and CIDRAL University of Manchester promises to f...
Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

2017-07-06
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A Dutch court ruled on Tuesday that the government was partly liable for the deaths of about 350 Muslim men in 1995 in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the site of Europe’s worst mass murder since World War II. The court largely upheld a l...
Google search is doing irreparable harm to Muslims

Google search is doing irreparable harm to Muslims

2017-07-06
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A Dallas imam and his organization are taking on the world’s largest search engine to stop it from spreading hate. Suleiman is president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist Unive...
"Death threats every day" for woman behind new liberal mosque

"Death threats every day" for woman behind new liberal mosque

2017-07-05
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The opening of a new mosque this month in Berlin further strained already-tense relations between Germany and Turkey, and has caused outrage in various corners of the Muslim world -- even prompting religious authorities in Egypt to issue a decree con...
London gave shelter to radical Islam and now it's paying the price, French terrorism expert says

London gave shelter to radical Islam and now it's paying the price, French terrorism expert says

2017-07-05
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The U.K. has mistakenly subcontracted the management of its Muslim population to community brokers, Gilles Kepel tells Haaretz, rebutting rival scholar Olivier Roy.  British law enforcement struggling to cope with a burgeoning wave of terrorism?...
The Middle East and Islam

The Middle East and Islam

2017-07-04
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New perspectives of Islamic History from the 16th century to the present June 25-29, 2017 | Duke University Workshop Report The Duke Islamic Studies Center and Qatar Foundation International presented a summer institute for 6-12 educators. A...
UK mosques should appoint British-born imams

UK mosques should appoint British-born imams

2017-07-04
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Mosques in the UK should hire British-born imams on a living wage who are better equipped than foreign religious leaders to understand the challenges faced by British Muslims, a report has recommended. The Missing Muslims: Unlocking British Muslim P...
How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

2017-07-04
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Responding earlier this year to the fatal shooting of six Muslims at a Quebec City mosque, the Canadian Council of Imams stated, “Islamophobia has killed innocent Canadians.” The media is not a unified body, but all of its parts are ...
World Shia Muslims Population

World Shia Muslims Population

2017-07-01
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According to Pew Research Institute, a comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.6 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion. ...
The International Institute for Peace and Religions (IIPR)

The International Institute for Peace and Religions (IIPR)

2017-06-28
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The International Institute for Peace and Religions (IIPR) was first established in 2011 as “Muslim Christian Interfaith Dialogue” association (MCID) affiliated by Islamic Seminary of the Holy City of Qom (Hawzah Ilmiyya of Qom) and then ...
Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies

Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies

2017-06-27
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University of Chester Department of Theology and Religious Studies Call for Application Application Deadline: July 14, 2017 The department of Theology and Religious Studies is looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies. The depa...
Locating Muslim Cinema(s): The Politics of Culture and Identity

Locating Muslim Cinema(s): The Politics of Culture and Identity

2017-06-26
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Muslim Studies Program 11th Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Date: April 12-13, 2018 Venue: 303 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017 Is there a discrete and co...
9th Islamic Law and Society Conference

9th Islamic Law and Society Conference

2017-06-25
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ILS Conference 2018 Call for Papers Date: June 6–9, 2018 Venue: Finland Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017 The IX Islamic Legal Studies Conference, convened by the International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) under the a...
Islamic and Christian Model of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Islamic and Christian Model of Inter-Religious Dialogue

2017-06-24
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Based on Prophet Muhammad (S) Model and the Second Vatican Council Call for Papers Date: December 17-19, 2017 Venue: Al-Hikmah Institute, Qom, Iran   Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017 The International Institute for Peace and Reli...
France's president challenges country's Muslims

France's president challenges country's Muslims

2017-06-23
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During a fast-breaking meal, the President Emmanuel Macron called on Muslim leaders to do their bit in the fight against preachers of hate and extremism. Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) arrive at a din...
Muslims 'absolutely' the group most victimized by global terrorism, researchers say

Muslims 'absolutely' the group most victimized by global terrorism, researchers say

2017-06-22
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This week's terrorist attack targeting people leaving a London mosque after Ramadan prayers is part of a wider phenomenon, in which Muslims are the most affected by terrorism around the world, researchers told ...
In Germany, a new ‘feminist’ Islam is hoping to make a mark

In Germany, a new ‘feminist’ Islam is hoping to make a mark

2017-06-19
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Inside the red-brick building that now houses the German capital’s newest and perhaps most unusual mosque, Seyran Ates is staging a feminist revolution of the Muslim faith. “Allahu akbar,” chanted a female voice, uttering the A...
Muslim peace march: Hundreds take to Cologne streets to protest Islamist terrorism

Muslim peace march: Hundreds take to Cologne streets to protest Islamist terrorism

2017-06-17
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Hundreds took part in a Muslim "peace march" against terrorism held in the German city of Cologne on Saturday, the DPA news agency reported. The rally under the motto of “Not With Us” brought Muslims together from across the country in a march for peace and against radical Islamist terrorism.
European Muslim Network

European Muslim Network

2017-06-16
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There are an estimated 25 million Muslims currently living in Europe. One half of this number has been living in Europe for centuries, though on the continental fringes. The other half, i.e. 12 million people are part and parcel of the emerging Europ...
Islamic Arts and Crafts: An Anthology

Islamic Arts and Crafts: An Anthology

2017-06-16
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By Marcus Milwright Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (21 Feb. 2017) A primary sourcebook for the study of traditional art and craft practices of the Islamic world Islamic art is justly famed for its technological sophistication, varied approa...
ICISP 2017: 19th International Conference on Islamic Studies and Philosophy

ICISP 2017: 19th International Conference on Islamic Studies and Philosophy

2017-06-15
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Call for Papers Date: October 9-10, 2017 Venue: The Belamar Hotel, 3501 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, Los Angeles, USA Abstract Submission Deadline: July 14, 2017 The ICISP 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam...
Summer School of the EMN Research Academy

Summer School of the EMN Research Academy

2017-06-14
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Re-Envisioning European Islam: Past, Present and Future Date: September 11-15, 2017 Venue: Airport Hotel Global, Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany The European Muslim Network Research Academy will organize its first edition of the Summer School whi...
Strong Religion and Mainstream Culture

Strong Religion and Mainstream Culture

2017-06-14
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Strong Religion and Mainstream Culture: Youth, Education, and Technology Call for Papers Date: November 9-10, 2017 Venue: Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017 Conference Theme Historically, the r...
ISIS condemned by 300 Austrian Muslim imams who sign declaration against 'extremism, violence and terror'

ISIS condemned by 300 Austrian Muslim imams who sign declaration against 'extremism, violence and terror'

2017-06-14
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Austria's imams gather to deliver their message against extremism: 'These terrorists misuse our peaceful Islam religion to reach their political goals.'
Commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Ali (a.s.)

Commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Ali (a.s.)

2017-06-14
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On 19th Ramazan is that tragic day in history when the Supreme Symbol of Justice was fatally wounded while engrossed in the Morning Prayer. It is the 21st of Ramazan, the day of great difficulty and mourning for the Ahl-e-Bait (a.s.) and their follo...
During Ramadan, bottled water helps local Muslims bridge religious divide

During Ramadan, bottled water helps local Muslims bridge religious divide

2017-06-13
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As Muslims in Louisville and around the globe are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, some young Muslims in the city are taking this time to educate their fellow citizens about Islam. Many in the group are students or recent graduates, and on this...
Building a mosque in Italy where Islam is without official status

Building a mosque in Italy where Islam is without official status

2017-06-13
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An estimated 3.7 percent of Italy's population is Muslim but Islam is the only major faith there that does not have official status.  As a result, mosques are not eligible for state funding through a tax levy that funds other faiths.&n...
Global religious leaders join for online friendship appeal

Global religious leaders join for online friendship appeal

2017-06-13
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Global religious leaders contributed to an appeal launched Wednesday that calls on people to make friends with followers of different faiths in the hope that it will foster mutual understanding and ease tensions around the world. Leaders from Christ...
Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences (DEIS)

Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences (DEIS)

2017-06-13
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Lecturer: Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Cambridge Islamic College is pleased to introduce the new Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences (DEIS) this Ramadan with a SPECIAL 45% DISCOUNT. Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences is a brand new p...
Respect Graduate School (RGS)

Respect Graduate School (RGS)

2017-06-12
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Respect Graduate School (RGS) operates as an academic institution that grants a Master of Arts degree in Islamic Studies with the approval of the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. Respect Graduate School is committed to providing ...
Islam in America: Civic and Religious Youth Identities

Islam in America: Civic and Religious Youth Identities

2017-06-12
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Respect Graduate School, Inaugural Conference Call for Papers Date: October 21-22, 2017 Venue: Respect Graduate School, 2200 Industrial Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017, USA Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ingrid Mattson Respect Graduate School’s Inaugural Co...
The 5th Annual Contemporary Fiqhi Issues Workshop

The 5th Annual Contemporary Fiqhi Issues Workshop

2017-06-12
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Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications Date: July 6-7, 2017 Venue: Al-Mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK We are looking forward to welcoming scholars from across the UK, and the globe, representing a broad ran...
International Shia Day

International Shia Day

2017-06-12
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According to experts, Shia sects such as Zaydis, Twelvers and Ismā’īlīs account for to half of the world’s Muslim population. Most of the world’s Shia population reside in in Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Lebano...
Seminar to Commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Ali (a.s.)

Seminar to Commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Ali (a.s.)

2017-06-11
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Date: June 18, 2017 – 2:00 Pm Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1, UK Organizer: The Ahmed Family - C/O Muhammadi Trust The Muhammadi Trust, a charitable endowment with its center in Great Britain is devoted to t...
Religion and Spirituality in the Contemporary World

Religion and Spirituality in the Contemporary World

2017-06-11
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Call for papers Date: August 19-21, 2017 Venue: The Al-Hikmah Institute of Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: June 20, 2017 Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 30, 2017 The Al-Hikmah Institute of Al-Mu...
Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

2017-06-09
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Coordinated US rallies against Islamic law, known as Shariah, have the already rattled Muslim community on edge. The worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center are worried about their security. A man recently appeared outside the mosque and threatened ...
Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

2017-06-08
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A proposal by an Australian Islamic group to allow "safe spaces" for young Muslims to discuss "inflammatory" issues has sparked a row. The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) said such forums enabled young people's opinions to be "respectfully and int...
Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs

Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs

2017-06-08
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A Christian advocacy group is claiming the U.S. Department of Education is “indoctrinating” students into believing Islamic beliefs. The Christian Action Network sent a letter demanding DOE “cease its Islamic education program for t...
Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

2017-06-06
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Call for Papers Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017 The Islamophobia Studies Yearbook is a bi-lingual periodical that started as a German language journal and has now been offering articles in German and English since 2010. The journal uses double bl...
Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities

Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities

2017-06-06
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Editors: Patrick Michel, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US (May 19, 2017) This edited book explores the impact of globalization on the relationship between religion and politics, religion and nation, religion and national...
Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

2017-06-05
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LUCIS Summer School Call for Applications Date: August 15-25, 2017 Venue: Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands Application Deadline: June 16, 2017 This summer school is organized for graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who hav...
Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

2017-06-04
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ANU Religion Conference 2018 Call for Papers Date: April 5-7, 2018 Venue: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia                     Abstra...
Academic Khōjā Studies Listserv

Academic Khōjā Studies Listserv

2017-06-04
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The Western Indian Ocean Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami is pleased to announce the launch of its academic Khōjā Studies Listserv. Khōjā Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that connects religious studies, dias...
Thematic Study of the Quran (2017)

Thematic Study of the Quran (2017)

2017-06-03
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A two-day course covering essential themes in the Quran Date: June 17-18, 2017 Venue: Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK Instructor: Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna At Islamic Institute for development and research (IIDR), we are gearing up fo...
Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

2017-06-02
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A number of Italian bishops are offering praise for Islam and defending it as a religion with a role in salvation. Pope Francis' new appointment as president for the Italian bishops' conference, Cdl. Gualtiero Bassetti, archbishop of Perugia, immedia...
New Place of Worship: Wil mosque attracts thousands of visitors

New Place of Worship: Wil mosque attracts thousands of visitors

2017-06-01
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Thousands of curious visitors made the trip to a new mosque in Wil in northeast Switzerland, which was inaugurated last weekend. The place of worship was at the center of a controversy over the construction of minarets eight years ago. The modern bui...
New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

2017-05-31
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When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with...
Invitation of Sharing Videos

Invitation of Sharing Videos

2017-05-29
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Salamislam group on the occasion of Holy Month of Ramazan invited all interested parties especially those who are interested or converted to Islam on sharing videos. The group says: “Ramadan has already come and we all have something to wait...
Cultural Interaction and Dialogue through Visiting Synagogue

Cultural Interaction and Dialogue through Visiting Synagogue

2017-05-29
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Achieving the goals of educational projects of IRIC, a group of students and researchers of Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) visited Abrishami synagogue in Tehran in May 2017. The attendees included students of the Islam and the West In...
Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

2017-05-28
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Call for Papers Date: April 17-18, 2018  Venue: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA Proposal Submission Deadline: June 17, 2017 The Religion and Spirituality in Society Research Network sets out in its conference, journal, b...
The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy

The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy

2017-05-27
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Call for Papers Date: November 20 - 21, 2017 Venue: Paris, France Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017 The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, resear...
Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program 2017-2018

Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program 2017-2018

2017-05-26
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The Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program (ISP) is at the forefront of Alimiyyah Programs in the West. Al-Salam Institute presents its pioneering six-year Islamic Scholarship Program. Through part-time study and a dynamic selections of modu...
The blessed month of Ramadhan

The blessed month of Ramadhan

2017-05-25
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That time of the year has come. A month to repent from our wrong-doings and sins. It's the month when the devils are chained, the gates of hell are closed and those of paradise are opened. It's the month the holy prophet used to pray to witness. I...
Religion in Society Research Network

Religion in Society Research Network

2017-05-25
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Founded in 2011, the Religion in Society Research Network explores the relationship between religion in society and the changing nature of spirituality. The International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society brings scholars, teachers an...
Paris Seminar on Bohra Shia: 'Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy'

Paris Seminar on Bohra Shia: 'Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy'

2017-05-25
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On June 1, 2017, The CEIAS (Center for South Asian Studies) in cooperation with the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) held a seminar on “Material Culture and...
Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

2017-05-25
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As President Donald Trump engages in his own, idiosyncratic kind of religious and cultural diplomacy in Saudi Arabia and Israel, back in the United States efforts by faith groups to understand each other better seem to be gathering pace. Some of the ...
Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

2017-05-24
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In the wake of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this week, Muslims along with the rest of the diverse British city are mourning the dead and tending to the wounded. But for Muslims in particular, the suicide bombin...
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

2017-05-23
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Even before this week’s terrorist bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, people across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada had pervasive concerns about the threat of extremism in their countries. Across 12 countries surveyed f...
Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

2017-05-23
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Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in ...
Religion(s) and Power(s)

Religion(s) and Power(s)

2017-05-23
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Call for Papers Date: October 5-6, 2017 Venue: Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017 The Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and E...
Religion and Super Diversity

Religion and Super Diversity

2017-05-23
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New Diversities, Volume 18, No. 1, 2016 Published by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity New Diversities is an international, peer reviewed, scholarly and professional journal, published by the Max Planck Institute ...
Islam, State and Modernity

Islam, State and Modernity

2017-05-23
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Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World Edited by: Zaid Eyadat, Francesca M. Corrao, Mohammed Hashas Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US (June 14, 2017) Series: Middle East Today This is the first work in English that examines the ...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2017-05-22
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Call for Papers Date: August 2-4, 2017 and December 4-6, 2017 Venue: The Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Sponsored by: Oxford Academic Symposia Abstract Submission Deadline: July 14, 2017 The Oxford Symposi...
Announcement of Memberships for Institute for Advanced Study

Announcement of Memberships for Institute for Advanced Study

2017-05-21
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Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Opportunities for Scholars for the Academic Year 2018-2019 Application Deadline: November 1, 2017 THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community ...
Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

2017-05-20
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Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017 This is a Call for Abstracts to contribute to the Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society (target publication: 2018).  We are particularly in...
The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies

The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies

2017-05-20
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“Local and Global identities. Social change and Ibadi diaspora communities.” Date: May 20-23 2017 Venue: The University of Tokyo, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Komaba Campus), Tokyo, Japan The first international conference on Iba...
Documentary 'Sacred' sees universality of religion through the world

Documentary 'Sacred' sees universality of religion through the world

2017-05-18
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Academy Award-winning documentarian Thomas Lennon marshaled 40 teams of filmmakers from around the world to collaborate on his latest project, the thought-provoking “Sacred,” which explores the role of religion in everyday life. Divided i...
New licenses awarded to Muslim radio stations

New licenses awarded to Muslim radio stations

2017-05-16
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Broadcast regulator Ofcom has awarded community licenses to two Muslim radio stations in London. Radio Minhaj, which will be run by the Minhaj-ul-Quran International organization, will provide a community radio service for black, Asian and ...
The Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library

2017-05-15
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The Islamic Collections The Chester Beatty Library contains a world famous collection of manuscripts, prints, miniature paintings, early printed books and objets d’art from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The C...
“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

2017-05-14
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Date:  July 14-16, 2017 Venue: UK The Qur’an tells us, through example and parable, of many cosmological laws that God has decreed. We learn that our actions have deep consequences upon our lives in this world. From obedience t...
To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

2017-05-12
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Americans are more likely to view Muslims, who make up 1 percent of the U.S. population, as extremists if they do not know one personally, according to a February poll by the Pew Research Center. The same survey found that 60 percent of Americans who...
MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World

MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World

2017-05-11
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Freie Universität Berlin Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 Intellectual richness and unparalleled variety characterize the world of Islam throughout its history. From the 9th century CE onwards, Muslims, Christians and Jews shared a common ev...
5th Intensive Course on Shia Islamic Studies

5th Intensive Course on Shia Islamic Studies

2017-05-11
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Date: August 21-27, 2017 Venue: Qum, Iran Shi’a Studies is a discipline in which the formation of Shi‘ism, its expansion in various countries, and its current situation in the world, as well as its belief system, moral teachings, ritual...
First International Conference of Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education

First International Conference of Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education

2017-05-09
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Call for Papers Date: October 19-20, 2017 Venue: Al-Mustafa Open University, Qom, I.R.Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: June 20, 2017 Organized by Deputy of Research Department in Seven Languages: Persian, Arabic, Azeri, Turkish, Urdu, English a...
Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (open rank)

Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (open rank)

2017-05-05
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Call for Application The Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland Application Deadline: May 21, 2017 The Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanities at the...
Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

2017-05-05
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By Abu Mansur Ahmed Ibn Ali al-Tabarsi Editor: Abu Yahya al-Hosseini Translator: Fizza Haidari Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 30, 2017) Veritas-Publishing released this March the first of a series of volume dedicate...
Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

2017-05-05
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The largest mosque in Scandinavia has opened in Sweden, which is one of the least religious and most atheistic nations in the Western world, reports have said, costing the Qatari government $3.30 million to build. Qatar's Ministry of Awqaf and Islam...
Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

2017-05-04
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Jews and Muslims in Europe have a common cause in resisting attacks on minority religions and defending religious freedom, Europe’s top rabbi has said. Speaking on the eve of Passover, which begins on Monday, chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt war...
Sweden Muslims express 'shock' over mosque fire

Sweden Muslims express 'shock' over mosque fire

2017-05-04
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Swedish authorities have started an investigation into possible arson after a fire damaged the facade and roof of a mosque on the outskirts of Stockholm overnight, according to a police statement. Nobody was injured in Monday's fire in the ...
German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

2017-05-03
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The German parliament has supported a draft law banning women working in the civil service, judiciary and military from wearing full-face Islamic veils. Burqas and niqabs will be prohibited in selected professions as part of the legislation, which w...
Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

2017-05-03
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The International Basketball Federation has agreed to allow athletes to wear head coverings after a growing number of calls from female Muslim basketball players around the world. Muslim women basketball players have won their battle to wear hijab w...
Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications

Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications

2017-05-02
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The 5th AMI Contemporary Fiqhī Issues Workshop Call for Papers Date: July 6-7, 2017 Venue: Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK The 5th annual fiqhī workshop at Al-Mahdi Institute aims to facilitate scholars...
II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts

II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts

2017-05-02
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Date: September 28-29, 2017 Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University of Lisbon (FCSH/NOVA), Lisbon, Portugal The first Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts (FRIC) was held in January 2013. That year, we wanted to surv...
Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

2017-05-02
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The President of Austria has called for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight “rampant Islamophobia”. Alexander Van der Bellen, the left-wing former Green Party leader who narrowly beat a far-right candidate t...
Centre of Islamic Studies

Centre of Islamic Studies

2017-05-01
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SOAS University of London The Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS was established in 1995, and aims to promote scholarship and research in all areas of Islamic Studies, past and present. The study of the Qur’an and Hadith from the Arabic texts, an...
Almost 800 CA Muslims, officials and allies participate in CAIR-CA's 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

Almost 800 CA Muslims, officials and allies participate in CAIR-CA's 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

2017-05-01
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On Monday, April 24, the California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) hosted the 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento. Almost 800 participants, of which more than 700 were Muslims from across the stat...
Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS)

Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS)

2017-04-30
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The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) is the product of an exciting new collaboration between Royal Holloway, University of London and the Imam Sadr Foundation (ISF) and affiliated donors. While based in the Department of Politics and...
Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World

Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World

2017-04-30
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Call for Book Proposals I.B.Tauris invites submissions for inclusion in its academic monograph series, The Early and Medieval Islamic World. Led by series editor Professor Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), the series promotes innovative rese...
Religion and Division: Causes, Consequences and Counters

Religion and Division: Causes, Consequences and Counters

2017-04-30
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79th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion Date: August 13-14, 2017 (with Opening Reception on Aug. 12th) Venue: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Program Chair: Di Di, Rice University, dd20@rice.edu Nearly daily, it seems, ...
Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

2017-04-30
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The eighth annual study on global restrictions on religion, published by Pew Research Center April 10 reports an increase in countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government laws, policies and actions t...
Masters in Research (MRes) Studentship – CIWAS

Masters in Research (MRes) Studentship – CIWAS

2017-04-24
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The Centre for Islamic & West Asian Studies (CIWAS) Call for Applications Application Deadline: June 15, 2017 Applications are invited for eight studentships to be awarded for a Masters by Research Programme in Islamic and West Asian Studies. ...
MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

2017-04-17
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University of Edinburgh Application Deadline: May 2, 2017 The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for a fees only MSc Taught degree scholarship for any of its programs (IMES, Middl...
Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm

Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm

2017-04-17
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Date: July 3-7, 2017 Venue: Utrecht, The Netherlands Organizer: Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities (UU) Course fee (incl. housing): € 650 Level: Bachelor level This course focuses on current debates in the academic Study of Religion ...
Encyclopaedia Islamica

Encyclopaedia Islamica

2017-04-16
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Edited by Wilferd Madelung and Farhad Daftary Publisher: BRILL The 16 volume Encyclopaedia Islamica is due to become one of the major comprehensive reference works on Islam and the Muslim world. It is an abridged and edited translation of the Persi...
Theologies and Ethics of Justice

Theologies and Ethics of Justice

2017-04-15
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New Directions in 21st Century Islamic Thought The 10th Annual Summer Institute for Scholars Date: July 26-29, 2017 Venue: Herndon, VA 20170, USA Recent debates within the Muslim community on issues of political legitimacy, loyalty and obedienc...
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship Application

Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship Application

2017-04-13
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Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 Through the annual Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship, Muslim Congress seeks to support students in their pursuit of education. The Scholarship is open to high school seniors, students enrolled in a college or u...
Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

2017-04-11
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Owing to labor migration in the 1960s and several waves of political refugees since the 1970s, Islam has become a visible religion in Germany. According to a national census conducted in 2011, 1.9% of Germany's population (around 1.5m people) de...
The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

2017-04-11
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In several Western European countries, some politicians want to force imams to deliver sermons only in the official language: In Germany, imams should preach in German; in Italy, in Italian; in Britain, in English; in France, in French. To justify th...
Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies

Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies

2017-04-11
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Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA Application Deadline: September 21, 2017 Brandeis University invites applications to fill the Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies in the field of Ottoman history and culture. This is a full time faculty positio...
Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

2017-04-09
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A new poll on religious views in Canada shows that while acceptance of religious minorities has improved over the past four years, more work is still needed. The poll, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, found although some 68 percent of Can...
The Centre for Islamic Shi'a Studies (CISS)

The Centre for Islamic Shi'a Studies (CISS)

2017-04-07
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The Center for Islamic Shi‘a Studies (CISS) is a research center which specializes in the study of intellectual traditions and scholarly outputs, articulated by persons or entities committed to the Shi’a Islamic faith, and/or persons or g...
Living with and Loving the Neighbor

Living with and Loving the Neighbor

2017-04-07
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Peacebuilding in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Course Duration: 6 Weeks Date: June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017 Venue: Bossey, Switzerland Intended for an international audience of young people (ages 20-35) interested and engaged in inte...
Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat (Islamic Studies)

Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat (Islamic Studies)

2017-04-05
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Instructor: Shaykh Michael Mumisa Course Duration: 12 months (38 weeks) Starting Date: May 1, 2017 Registration Deadline: April 25, 2017 Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat syllabus enables learners to develop an understanding of the importance of the...
Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

2017-04-05
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Pope Francis met four British imams at the Vatican, two weeks after the London extremist attack. The meeting was part of the Pope’s effort to encourage Muslim leaders who renounce using religion to justify violence. The audience was scheduled ...
The Changing Global Religious Landscape

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

2017-04-05
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More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years, reflecting Christianity’s continued status as the world’s largest religious group. But this is unlikely to be the case for much longer: Less...
Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

2017-04-03
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Germany has no plans to introduce an 'Islam law' codifying the rights and obligations of Muslims, a government spokesman said on Monday, dismissing an idea floated by allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of federal elections in September. Merkel,...
Cinema 9 CFP: Islam and Images

Cinema 9 CFP: Islam and Images

2017-04-02
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CINEMA: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image Call for Papers Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017 Edited by: Patrícia Castello Branco (IFILNOVA) Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad (SOAS University of London)  Sérgio Dia...
Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

2017-04-02
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Across Eastern Massachusetts Sunday, Muslims gathered, shoulder to shoulder, to begin afternoon prayers. But at the back of the room at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, a crowd of Christians, Jews, agnostics, and atheists had...
The Impact of Religion Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy

The Impact of Religion Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy

2017-03-30
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Call for papers Date: April 24 - 26, 2018  Venue: Uppsala University, Sweden Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017 The Impact of Religion conference offers an interdisciplinary forum for sharing recent research on the role of religi...
Muslims pray outside to protest mosque closure in Paris

Muslims pray outside to protest mosque closure in Paris

2017-03-30
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Hundreds of Muslims have taken to praying on the streets of a Paris suburb to protest the closure of the hall they had been using as a prayer room. Protesters gathered outside the town hall of the northern Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday. The Muslim...
German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

2017-03-30
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Germany’s Deputy Finance Minister has called for the introduction of an “Islam law” which should enable more transparency in the Muslim community's affairs by setting up an official mosque registry and encouraging imams to conduct s...
The ICAIS 2017

The ICAIS 2017

2017-03-28
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19th International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies Date: April 27-28, 2017 Venue: Renaissanc Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels 1050, Belgium The ICAIS 2017: 19th International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies ...
Call for Papers: Surveillance and Religion

Call for Papers: Surveillance and Religion

2017-03-28
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Special Issue of ‘Surveillance and Society’ journal Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017 Publication Date: early 2018 Edited by: Eric Stoddart, University of St Andrews, UK, and Susanne Wigorts Yngevesson, Stockholm School of Theology ...
French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

2017-03-28
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France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and pl...
Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

2017-03-27
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Hundreds of people from different faith groups and ethnicities circled America’s oldest mosque in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, March 26, forming a human shield to show support to American Muslims against threats and hate mails sent to mosques...
Producing Knowledge on Islam in Europe: Epistemology, Methodology, Reflexivity

Producing Knowledge on Islam in Europe: Epistemology, Methodology, Reflexivity

2017-03-26
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Postgraduate Workshop Date: April 25, 2017 Venue: Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9BS, UK Organized in partnership between postgraduates at SOAS and the University of Cambridge, and kindly sponsored by the&nbs...
Introduction to Jurisprudential Maxims

Introduction to Jurisprudential Maxims

2017-03-26
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Author: Baqir al-Irawani Translator: Zaid Alsalami Publisher: ICAS Press Jurisprudential maxims (al-qawa‘id al-fiqhiyyah) play an important role in determining one's legal duty in particular situations. When applied, these maxims - such as t...
Early Christianity and Islam in Relationship to the Constitutional Order

Early Christianity and Islam in Relationship to the Constitutional Order

2017-03-24
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Date: April 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Venue: 303 International Center, Muslim Studies Center, Michigan State University, 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA Special Guest Speaker: Blaque Hough Hailing from Michigan, ...
Muslim Studies Program (MSP)

Muslim Studies Program (MSP)

2017-03-23
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International Studies and Programs Michigan State University (MSU) One of the newer programs within MSU’s International Studies and Programs, the Muslim Studies Program (MSP) supports teaching and research about Muslims around the globe from ...
Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

2017-03-22
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Students’ right to pray in schools would be guaranteed under a bill barreling through the Florida Legislature. The bill specifies that students in public schools are permitted to engage in prayer and that school personnel are allowed to participate in student-led prayers. The bills also guarantee protection for students who wear religiously themed jewelry.
Jibreel Institute

Jibreel Institute

2017-03-16
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Jibreel Institute is a new exclusive Arabic & Islamic Studies provider for adults at the prestigious East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre. A curriculum of quality classical and contemporary scholarship, with balance and creativity made a...
“What A Relief” Podcast 50: Islam In Spanish: Empowering An Underserved Community Part II

“What A Relief” Podcast 50: Islam In Spanish: Empowering An Underserved Community Part II

2017-03-15
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B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon  talked to Jaime Mujahid Fletcher in this episode of “What a Relief!” In this episode, B.C. & Mordant continue their talk with Jaime Mujahid Fletcher from Islam in Spanish. He shar...
Employers in EU can ban visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves

Employers in EU can ban visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves

2017-03-15
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Employers in European Union countries can ban employees from wearing visible symbols of religion such as Islamic headscarves and Christian crosses, a top European court ruled Tuesday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) made the decision after two M...
Round Table: Justice and Ethics in Shii Thought

Round Table: Justice and Ethics in Shii Thought

2017-03-13
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Justice and Ethics in Shīʿī thought: From Theoretical Foundations to Sharia Implications Date: April 6, 2017 @ 3.00pm – 5.00pm Venue: Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK Al-Mahdi Institute will hold a roundtable disc...
The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences (JRISS)

The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences (JRISS)

2017-03-12
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Volume 7, No. 1 The seventh issue of the academic journal was published: The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences (JRISS) Vol. 7, No. 1, 2016. It focuses on themes such as philosophy, epistemology, study of religion and comparative stud...
Toronto Mosque opens doors to promote understanding

Toronto Mosque opens doors to promote understanding

2017-03-10
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Masjid Toronto opened its doors to the public so that Torontonians could learn about Muslims and the religion of Islam. On February 17, worshippers attending Friday prayer services at the mosque were greeted by protestors carrying banners and with lo...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

2017-03-09
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Davidson United Methodist Church had invited American Islamic Outreach Foundation to talk to about Islam On Sunday 26th February 2017. The class was of the senior members of the congregation. Zahir Shaikh and Dorene Alama the dir...
New Yorkers rally to say 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

New Yorkers rally to say 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

2017-03-09
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New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul's calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them. The demonstrators -- many of them hoisting placards ...
Unlocking the Medinan Qur'an: International Workshop

Unlocking the Medinan Qur'an: International Workshop

2017-03-09
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Date: March 19 - 21, 2017 Venue: Pembroke College, Oxford, UK Subject Fields: Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Arabic History / Studies Funded by: The Arts and Humanities Research ...
Re-thinking Secularization Theory

Re-thinking Secularization Theory

2017-03-08
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International Conference on Religion, Culture and Politics Date: March 18-19, 2017 Venue: Queens hotel, City Square, Leeds, UK Organizer: Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences Religion is often discussed through the eyes of the se...
Muslims and the Making of America

Muslims and the Making of America

2017-03-07
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Date: March 14, 2017 @ 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Venue: National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Speakers: Amir Hussain, Melissa Rogers, and Rebecca Shah The panel is co-sponsored by Baylor University Press and the Religious Freedom Research Project of the B...
Misquoting Muhammad (SAW) on Women

Misquoting Muhammad (SAW) on Women

2017-03-05
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Date: March 12, 2017 @ 10.00am – 5.30pm Venue: The Osmani Centre, 58 Underwood Rd, London E1 5AW, UK Instructor: Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi This one-day course and extensive question and answer session will seek to clarify critical question...
Call for Book Chapters: "Islamophobia in Muslim Societies"

Call for Book Chapters: "Islamophobia in Muslim Societies"

2017-03-05
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In the last decade Islamophobia in Western societies where Muslims constitute the minority has been studied extensively. At the same time, Islamophobia is not only a Western phenomenon but a global one. It affects Muslim societies as much due to vari...
Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion

Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion

2017-03-04
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AMI Research Seminars Date: March 16, 2017 Venue: AMI Conference Room, Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK Lecturer: Dr Jafar Morvarid (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad) Al-Mahdi Institute’s Research Seminars are a pl...
Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Islam-denouncing evangelist

Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Islam-denouncing evangelist

2017-03-04
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A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month in the city. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson recently met with evangelical, Catholic ...
Canada moves forward with anti-Islamophobia measures

Canada moves forward with anti-Islamophobia measures

2017-03-03
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The Canadian Parliament is debating a motion urging the government to “condemn Islamophobia” and “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear.” Motion 103, or M-103 as it is commonly called, was introduced i...
Quranic Studies International Conference

Quranic Studies International Conference

2017-03-02
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Date: July 4, 2017 Venue: Peace House, 19 Paradise Square, Oxford, OX1 1LD, UK Quranic Studies International Conference that will take place in England is an event that is intended to bring together scholars and professionals with experience and in...
Danish man who burned Quran is prosecuted for blasphemy

Danish man who burned Quran is prosecuted for blasphemy

2017-03-02
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A 42-year-old man who burned a Quran and posted a video of it on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy in Denmark, a striking decision by prosecutors in a country that is largely secular but has grappled with the role of Islam in public life....
Pope: “Muslim terrorism does not exist”

Pope: “Muslim terrorism does not exist”

2017-03-01
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As the world grapples with the impact of President Trump’s Muslim ban, Pope Francis stressed that no religion is terrorist, adding that the claimed “Muslim terrorism” does not exist. “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish...
Christian schools planned in Muslim areas of UK

Christian schools planned in Muslim areas of UK

2017-03-01
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Some cities set up Christian and other free schools in Muslim-dominated areas, a media report said today. The so-called "integrated" schools could be run by organizations such as the Church of England and enroll pupils from Christian, Muslim and...
Islam: Faith and Culture

Islam: Faith and Culture

2017-02-27
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A 1-Day Course to be held at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Date: April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:15 pm  Venue: Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston Rd, Oxford OX3 0EE, UK Instructor: Dr Basil Mustafa Islam is a universal fait...
Islamic Documentary: "Why Can't I be a SuShi?"

Islamic Documentary: "Why Can't I be a SuShi?"

2017-02-27
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A documentary by British-Iraqi director Hoda Yahya Elsoudani tackles the Sunni-Shia divide from the perspective of two young sisters. Raised in the UK, the 30-year-old filmmaker was born to Iraqi refugee parents fleeing war, and she has always been f...
"Affect in Dissent: Past and Present"

"Affect in Dissent: Past and Present"

2017-02-26
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The Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference Date: March 4-5, 2017 Venue: Campus Y Reading Room, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Sponsored by: Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, UNC Departme...
Middle East and Islamic Studies Program

Middle East and Islamic Studies Program

2017-02-25
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George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason’s program in Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) equips students with the tools and analytical skills for understanding major issues and debates in the study of...
Muslims in the UK and Europe

Muslims in the UK and Europe

2017-02-24
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Postgraduate Symposium Call for Papers Date: May 12-13, 2017 Venue: University of Cambridge, UK Organized by: The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge Abstract Submission Deadline: 13 March 2017 The University of Cambr...
Australian school allows male Muslim pupils to refuse handshakes with women

Australian school allows male Muslim pupils to refuse handshakes with women

2017-02-23
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An Australian school has adopted a policy allowing male Muslim students to refuse to shake hands with women. Two principals at the Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College, in Sydney, told guests at its 2016 presentation day that some stu...
Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls

Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls

2017-02-22
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An anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by the Canadian government stalled Thursday in Parliament and now awaits a new proposal next week from the opposition Conservative party. The motion, M-103, was tabled in Parliament by MP Iqra Khalid, a Muslim. It...
"The Historical Development of Shi'ite Political Thought"

"The Historical Development of Shi'ite Political Thought"

2017-02-21
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Visiting Scholar Brown Bag Lecture Series With Seyed Mohammad Ali Taghavi, Ferdowsi University, Iran Date: February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM  Venue: Commerce Building, Room 3006 The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies&r...
Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims

Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims

2017-02-20
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After an election year that stirred up animosity across racial and religious lines, a new survey has found that Americans are actually feeling warmer toward people in nearly every religious group — including Muslims — than ...
The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity

The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity

2017-02-19
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Volume 4 of Muslim Heritage Series Edited by: Farhad Daftary, Amyn B. Sajoo, Shainool Jiwa Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (September 29, 2015) Series: Muslim Heritage Series The world’s 200 million Shi’i Muslims express their fait...
California Islamic University

California Islamic University

2017-02-18
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California Islamic University (CIU) offers a full time program of study which caters to English speaking Muslims. We have attempted to combine the best and most practical ways of studying Islam, while remaining within the par...
“Islam ‒ Knowledge ‒ Power”

“Islam ‒ Knowledge ‒ Power”

2017-02-16
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Interactions from a Theological and Historical Perspective Date: February 22-23, 2017          Venue: Swiss Centre for Islam and Society, University of Fribourg, Avenue de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg, Sw...
World's Muslim population more widespread than you might think

World's Muslim population more widespread than you might think

2017-02-16
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President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily freezing immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries would affect only about 12% of the world’s Muslims, according to estimates from a 2015 Pew Research...
“Shiʿism and Governance”

“Shiʿism and Governance”

2017-02-15
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University of Chicago Shiʿi Studies Group Symposium Call for Papers Date: May 12-13, 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline: February 24, 2017 The relationship between Shiʿism and governance—whether through doctrinal beliefs, political movements...
Islamology: New Journal for Studies of Islam and Muslim Societies

Islamology: New Journal for Studies of Islam and Muslim Societies

2017-02-15
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Call for Papers Submission Deadline (for the First Issue): March 30, 2017 Submission Deadline (for the Second Issue): August 30, 2017 The Islamology journal is a new academic periodical spearheaded by a team of scholars at the Mardjani Foundation....
Berlin court rules in favor of hijab-wearing teacher

Berlin court rules in favor of hijab-wearing teacher

2017-02-15
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Berlin's Labor Court has ruled that the city violated a teacher's rights by denying her a job. The woman had been told that she could not wear her headscarf while working because of an ideological neutrality law. Berlin may not deny candidates for te...
Introduction to Shiʿa Studies

Introduction to Shiʿa Studies

2017-02-14
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A Series of Online Courses The World Federation are running a series of online courses entitled ‘Introduction to Shīʿa Studies’. The first in the series will cover Ḥadīth with Shaykh Kumail Rajani. This will include ten lessons running f...
Two years after slayings, these Muslims show hate cannot overpower love

Two years after slayings, these Muslims show hate cannot overpower love

2017-02-13
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More than 100 people attended the opening of the Light House, a new community center and incubator for faith-based social entrepreneurship in Raleigh, N.C. The Light House is dedicated in memory of the three Muslims killed in Chapel Hill, N.C., ...
Muslim leaders ask for national day of remembrance to mark mosque shooting

Muslim leaders ask for national day of remembrance to mark mosque shooting

2017-02-13
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Muslim leaders want governments to create plan to combat systemic racism, Islamophobia. Ihsaan Gardee, the executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, called on lawmakers to address the problem of Islamophobia. A coalition of Cana...
Call for Papers: American Academy of Religion Sociology of Religion Unit

Call for Papers: American Academy of Religion Sociology of Religion Unit

2017-02-12
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American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting 2017 Call for Papers Date: November 18-21, 2017 Venue: Boston, MA, USA Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017 The Sociology of Religion Unit of the American Academy of Religion serves as a bridge bet...
The American Academy of Religion (AAR)

The American Academy of Religion (AAR)

2017-02-12
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In 1909, Professor Ismar J. Peritz of Syracuse University conceived the idea of forming a new organization for professors and scholars of Biblical Studies. Its purpose was to stimulate scholarship and teaching in religion…The group continued t...
NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

2017-02-09
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The NFL Players Association expressed its support Thursday for Muslim players in the league amid the controversy generated by President Trump’s immigration order. NFLPA officials said the union reached out to the families of Muslim players in t...
Bern calls for new office to debate questions of religion

Bern calls for new office to debate questions of religion

2017-02-08
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Is a burqa ban against the Swiss constitution? How do you deal with a Muslim schoolboy who refuses to shake his female teacher’s hand? Do burkinis contravene swimming pool hygiene rules? As such questions are becoming more prevalent in Switzerl...
Al-Mahdi Online Courses

Al-Mahdi Online Courses

2017-02-07
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Semester Two of the Part-time Hawza Program Date: March 6, 2017 – July 27, 2017 Deadline for Applications: February 20, 2017 Enrollment for Semester Two of the Part-time Hawza Program starting 6th March 2017 to 27th July 2017 is now OPEN! E...
Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism

2017-02-07
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The 8th Annual Islamophobia Conference Date: April 21-23, 2017 Venue: UC Berkeley Organizer: Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP), University of California, Berkeley & Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Le...
The Annual Believe and Do Good (BADG) Campaign

The Annual Believe and Do Good (BADG) Campaign

2017-02-07
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The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) in co-ordination with The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) would like to announce the annual Believe and Do Good (BADG) campaign. A competition of compassion running throughout the month of ...
Fellowships: Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization

Fellowships: Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization

2017-02-06
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The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization invites applications for its 2017-2018 research fellowships. The fellowships are designed to bring promising junior scholars to the Law School in order ...
Canadians form 'rings of peace' around mosques after Quebec shooting

Canadians form 'rings of peace' around mosques after Quebec shooting

2017-02-06
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Gunman shot dead six worshippers at Quebec mosque last week. Non-Muslims act as ‘human shields’ in Toronto, Edmonton and St John’s. Hundreds across Canada gathered around mosques to form protective barriers – described by orga...
The First Chair of Shia Studies in North America

The First Chair of Shia Studies in North America

2017-02-06
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President Heidi Hadsell is pleased to announce that Dr. Seyfeddin Kara will occupy the Imam Ali Chair in Shi’i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools. The chair is the first dedicated to Shi’i Studies in North America. It provid...
Religion and Belief

Religion and Belief

2017-02-06
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Understanding Australian and Global Perspectives Studies of Religion in Focus Conference 2017 Date: Mar 10, 2017  Venue: Mercure Hotel, 818-820 George Street, Sydney, Australia The Studies of Religion in Focus Conference is an interfait...
Losing My Religion: A Disputed Conference

Losing My Religion: A Disputed Conference

2017-02-05
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Date: April 22-23, 2017 Venue: Yorkshire & London This unique conference gathers together some of the most prominent Muslim community leaders in the West to bring solutions to the following problems, and restore the confidence and hope that is ...
New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society

New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society

2017-02-04
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Call for Papers Date: 29 June –1 July 2017 Venue: Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: March 3, 2017 Organized by: Newman University, UK, University of Kent, UK, York University, Canada,...
Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation

Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation

2017-02-04
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The powerful Grand Mosque of Paris will pull out of a new, state-sponsored Muslim foundation, criticizing “interference” in how Islam is exercised, at a time of simmering tensions surrounding France’s second-largest faith, its spoke...
Ohio mosque is first to join sanctuary movement

Ohio mosque is first to join sanctuary movement

2017-02-03
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A Cincinnati area mosque announced it would join the burgeoning church sanctuary movement in the U.S., possibly becoming the first Islamic house of worship to do so. The announcement came on the eve of the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, w...
Why Koran readings in Anglican churches preoccupy the mighty

Why Koran readings in Anglican churches preoccupy the mighty

2017-02-02
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Is it appropriate to read from the Koran during worship in a Christian church? This month, people close to America’s new head of state, and spiritual advisers to Britain’s long-standing one, have been forced to consider that question. It ...
Muslim Congress Prehawza Program

Muslim Congress Prehawza Program

2017-02-01
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Muslim Congress is pleased to announce commencement of the Prehawza Spring 2017 term.  Classes will begin on Wed, Feb 1, 2017.  All classes are in English and are held weekly on the same day based on Eastern Standard Time (EST) as indicated...
Press publishing 'consistent stream' of inaccurate stories about Muslims

Press publishing 'consistent stream' of inaccurate stories about Muslims

2017-02-01
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UK media organizations have made string of corrections and retractions as result of one man’s campaign for fair coverage. British media organizations have been forced to make a string of corrections and retractions over recent months relating t...
British Islam Conference

British Islam Conference

2017-01-28
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A Marketplace of Ideas Date: February 25-26, 2017 Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Venue: Human Rights Action Center, Amnesty International UK, EC2A 3EA London, UK Keynote Speaker: Karen Armstrong The British Islam Conference, organized by New Horizons...
Research Scholarship: "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"

Research Scholarship: "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"

2017-01-27
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Call for Proposals Research Scholarship by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany Application Deadline: May 24, 2017 The special program "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements" is aimed at researchers who, with ...
Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in North America

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in North America

2017-01-26
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Stanford University, California, USA Application Deadline: February 20, 2017 Stanford University’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Department of Religious Studies invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position on Islam in Nort...
Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges

Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges

2017-01-25
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FREE Online Course by Cardiff University Starting Date: February 20, 2017 Duration: 4 weeks Educators: Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Mark Bryant Develop your understanding of Muslims and their faith through an exploration of communities in Britai...
Italian archbishop: "In 10 years we will all be Muslims"

Italian archbishop: "In 10 years we will all be Muslims"

2017-01-25
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Christianity is “in full decline” and Islam will soon become the main religion in Europe, an Italian archbishop warned. “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity,” Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emerit...
Islam in World Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

Islam in World Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

2017-01-24
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11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations Date: September 13-16, 2017 Venue: The Ciutadella Campus at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain Section Chairs: Raffaele Mauriello, University of Tehran Deina Abdelk...
In Switzerland, Muslim parents can't prevent their daughters from swimming with boys

In Switzerland, Muslim parents can't prevent their daughters from swimming with boys

2017-01-23
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In 2008, a couple living in Basel, Switzerland, forbid their young daughters from attending school swim class. The Muslim parents didn't want their kids, 7 and 9, in the pool with boys. So the city ordered them to pay a fine of 1,400 Swiss ...
Liberal citizenship, multiculturalism and Muslims in Europe

Liberal citizenship, multiculturalism and Muslims in Europe

2017-01-22
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Islam UK Seminar Series 2017 Date: February 1, 2017 @ 19:00 – 21:00 Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, UK Speaker: Professor Nasar Meer Chair: Jonathan Cox, Citizens UK Deputy D...
Imamat and Wilayat – Practical Fiqh

Imamat and Wilayat – Practical Fiqh

2017-01-21
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New Upcoming Course by Risalat International Institute: These courses are only for sisters. Date: Thursdays from February 2, 2017 to April 27, 2017 Venue: Risalat International Institute, No. 41, Alley No. 8, Shahid Attaran Street, Qum, Iran ...
Italy to train Muslim imams on constitution to 'create climate of tolerance' and fight radicalization

Italy to train Muslim imams on constitution to 'create climate of tolerance' and fight radicalization

2017-01-21
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Interior ministry funding courses for preachers from Islam and other 'unofficial' religions. Muslim imams in Italy are being enrolled on courses aiming to “create a climate of tolerance” and fight radicalization by learning abou...
ISSR 2017 – Sessions on "Muslims in the West" and "Gender and Religion"

ISSR 2017 – Sessions on "Muslims in the West" and "Gender and Religion"

2017-01-20
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The 34th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR/SISR) Date: July 4-7, 2017 Venue: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Session Convener: Dr. Yaghoob Foroutan (Associate Professor, Mazanda...
Muslim Institute

Muslim Institute

2017-01-20
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The Muslim Institute, a registered charity, is a Fellowship society of intellectuals, thinkers, academics, artists, and professionals. It aims to promote and support the growth of thought, knowledge, research, creativity and open debate within the Mu...
Gender and Muslim Spaces: Community and Academic Perspectives

Gender and Muslim Spaces: Community and Academic Perspectives

2017-01-19
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Call for Papers Date: March 29, 2017 Venue: University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Organized by: Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN) and the University of Leeds Abstract Submission Deadline: January 30, 2017 Program Highlights Plenary 1: C...
Controversies in Formative Shi'i Islam: The Ghulat Muslims and Their Beliefs

Controversies in Formative Shi'i Islam: The Ghulat Muslims and Their Beliefs

2017-01-18
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Author: Mushegh Asatryan Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (November 30, 2016) Series: Shi'i Heritage Studies Among the various Muslim communities that were articulating their doctrinal positions in the early Islamic centuries, one in particular ...
Amid unrest toward Muslims, 'Day of solidarity' created in show of unity

Amid unrest toward Muslims, 'Day of solidarity' created in show of unity

2017-01-16
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About 25 people gathered at the Muslim American Society Katy Center on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 to show support for local Muslims in an event the group named "A Day of Solidarity." The group organized the event in response to the rise in hate crimes agai...
Lost in Translation: Taqlid and Marja`iyya in Shiite Islam

Lost in Translation: Taqlid and Marja`iyya in Shiite Islam

2017-01-15
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Date: January 19, 2017 @ 3:00pm Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK Lecturer: Dr Mohammadreza Kalantari Organized by: Al-Mahdi Institute Usuli Shi‘ism categorizes laymen into Mujtahid, Muqallid, or Muhtat. Mujtahi...
What is a Madrasa?

What is a Madrasa?

2017-01-15
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Author: Ebrahim Moosa Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (March 10, 2015) Explains the role of the madrasa in the cultural, intellectual and religious experience of Muslims. The prospects for peace in Afghanistan, dialogue between Washington an...
Islamic Occultism in Theory and Practice

Islamic Occultism in Theory and Practice

2017-01-14
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The international conference of “Islamic Occultism in Theory and Practice” was held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), 6-8 January 2017, coinciding with the final week of an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum titled “Power and Protec...
Explorations into Concepts of Distinction and Practices of Differentiation

Explorations into Concepts of Distinction and Practices of Differentiation

2017-01-13
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Workshop on Muslim Secularities Call for Papers Date: June 18-20, 2017 Venue: Leipzig University Humanities Center for Advanced Studies, Leipzig, Germany Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017 Keynote speakers: Bryan S. Turner, th...
Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology

Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology

2017-01-12
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al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse Author: Hussein Ali Abdulsater Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (June 30, 2017) Examines the critical turn that shaped Imami Shi'ism in the 10th and 11th centuries God is not free to act; He is bound ...
Catholic organizations praise end of Muslim registry

Catholic organizations praise end of Muslim registry

2017-01-11
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A man near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July holds a pack of chewing gum called “Islamophobin.” The packaging attempts to bring attention to the issue of anti-Muslim attitudes in the United States. (CNS photo/Justin ...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2017-01-10
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Call for Papers Date: March 15-17, 2017 Venue: the Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: February 20, 2017 The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and ...
Shii Studies: The State of the Art

Shii Studies: The State of the Art

2017-01-10
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International Conference of Shii Studies Call for Papers Date: December 7-9, 2017 Venue: The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017 The undersigned are pleased to invite paper proposals for...
Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies

Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies

2017-01-09
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NISIS is a national research school for the study of Islam and Muslim societies. NISIS functions as a prime hub for interdisciplinary scholarly exchange in the Netherlands, strengthening research and teaching cooperation between academics of differe...
Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies Network Day

Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies Network Day

2017-01-09
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Date: January 20, 2017 Venue: Old Observatory, Sterrenwachtlaan 11, 2311 GPW Leiden, Netherlands The theme of the fifth annual NISIS Islamic Studies Network Day is: 'Polder Islam 2017'. Several speakers will give lectures on topics relate...
Associate Professorship of Islamic History

Associate Professorship of Islamic History

2017-01-08
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Faculty of Oriental Studies - University of Oxford Application Deadline: February 10, 2017 We are seeking an outstanding scholar to join the Faculty of Oriental Studies as Associate Professor of Islamic History (before 1500 CE). This post offers a ...
Guardians of Shi'ism

Guardians of Shi'ism

2017-01-08
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Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks Author: Elvire Corboz Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (January 2015) A study of Shi'i Islam explaining the transnational constitution of clerical authority For centuries, the Shi‘i re...
Parents outraged as school children taught Muslim prayer

Parents outraged as school children taught Muslim prayer

2017-01-08
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After a video emerged showing children learning how to pray in a mosque, angry parents are demanding a primary school in Holland to change its curriculum. The mosque in question, called the Ghulzar e Madina, is located in the Dutch city of Zwolle and...
In France, a Jewish historian is tried for "anti-Muslim remarks"

In France, a Jewish historian is tried for "anti-Muslim remarks"

2017-01-08
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Paris has tried almost all of them, the nonconformist critics of Islam: Oriana Fallaci, Michel Houellebecq, Charlie Hebdo, Ivan Rioufol, Éric Zemmour and now a great Jewish historian of the Arab world. Georges Bensoussan, 64, will ap...
Andrew Rippin Best Paper Prize

Andrew Rippin Best Paper Prize

2017-01-07
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By International Quranic Studies Association (IQSA) In honor of Andrew Rippin, the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) will award a prize to the best paper delivered at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Antonio by a grad...
Muslims in Scotland

Muslims in Scotland

2017-01-06
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The Making of Community in a Post-9/11 World By Stefano Bonino Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (November 2016) Explores what it means to be a Muslim in modern Scotland The experience of being a Muslim in Scotland today is shaped by the glob...
From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide

From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide

2017-01-05
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Date: February 22-24, 2017 Venue: the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, UK Registration will open in the New Year. Attendance will be charged at £20 per day for the two days of the full conference program (£10 per day for stu...
Desire of the Aspirant

Desire of the Aspirant

2017-01-04
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ICAS Press are pleased to announce the latest publication ‘Desire of the Aspirant: On the Etiquette of the Teacher and the Student’ is now available for sale. The classical Islamic scholarly tradition is characterized by an emp...
Imam Zakariya Academy

Imam Zakariya Academy

2017-01-03
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In Depth Study of Subjects Such as Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh and Their Principles Under the guidance of Mufti Shah Sadruddin Alim Course The aim of the Alimiyyah curriculum is to produce Ulama (scholars) and leaders who are competent in the Islamic sci...
Muslims in a Bible Belt town hold their breath

Muslims in a Bible Belt town hold their breath

2017-01-03
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It was here, in this midsize college town in the dead center of Tennessee, that a right-wing effort to ban Islamic law found one of its first sponsors. Here, too, a congressman co-sponsored a plan to “defund Muslim ‘refugees’ &rdquo...
Call for Papers: Political Legitimacy in Islam

Call for Papers: Political Legitimacy in Islam

2017-01-02
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CILE’s New Peer-Reviewed Journal Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017 The Center for the Study of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) is pleased to invite interested academic researchers to submit their contributions to a...
Launch meeting Leiden Islam Academy: gathering knowledge and meeting people

Launch meeting Leiden Islam Academy: gathering knowledge and meeting people

2017-01-02
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The launch meeting of the Leiden Islam Academy on 7 December in the Academy Building drew just the right audience: a diverse group of people who were all in some way engaged with Islam. This was just what the directors of the Academy, Maurits Berger ...
Understanding Religious Freedom: Studies on the Causes and Consequences of Religious Liberty

Understanding Religious Freedom: Studies on the Causes and Consequences of Religious Liberty

2017-01-01
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Religious Freedom Project Graduate Summer Research Fellowship Application Deadline: January 27, 2017 The Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs—together with its part...
PhD Scholarships in Islamic Studies, with a focus on Muslims in Britain: University of Leeds

PhD Scholarships in Islamic Studies, with a focus on Muslims in Britain: University of Leeds

2016-12-27
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Application Deadline: February 1, 2017 Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) at the University of Leeds invites applications from academically excellent candidates for several Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD studentships commen...
Study shows the U.S. attracts an elite Muslim and Hindu population

Study shows the U.S. attracts an elite Muslim and Hindu population

2016-12-27
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Hindus and Muslims who have migrated to the United States in recent years are especially well-educated, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. On average, Hindus in the U.S. have nearly 16 years of schooling, significantly more than ...
Religion, Power, and Resistance: New Ideas for a Divided World

Religion, Power, and Resistance: New Ideas for a Divided World

2016-12-26
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ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion Call for Session Proposals Date: July 15-21, 2018 Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON, Canada Deadline for Session Proposals: March 15, 2017 Current environmental, economic, soc...
Muslims "Unlike" Us: British Muslim reviews BBC show

Muslims "Unlike" Us: British Muslim reviews BBC show

2016-12-25
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Like some hyped up reality TV contestant, Muslims are in-your-face 24/7, whether you like us or not. Admittedly, we most often appear on UK screens via news bulletins; dying in conflict, being attacked by far-right extremists or shoved into a police ...
Al-Hadi School

Al-Hadi School

2016-12-24
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Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning is a full-time accredited private Islamic school, established in 1996, and situated in Southwest Houston, Texas and caters to a diverse population that travels from many different areas of the city. The school ...
Feds suing Michigan community after mosque plan denial

Feds suing Michigan community after mosque plan denial

2016-12-24
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A suburb north of Detroit faces a federal lawsuit after a religious organization's proposal for a 20,500-square-foot mosque in a residential neighborhood was denied in 2015, with prosecutors saying it was discrimination. The U.S. Attorney's office fi...
Visiting Fellowships in Law and Social Change

Visiting Fellowships in Law and Social Change

2016-12-23
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Application Deadline: January 1, 2017 Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding sch...
UK Muslim women respond to hate with roses

UK Muslim women respond to hate with roses

2016-12-22
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A group of British Muslim women distributed roses to the public on Wednesday, December 14, in the first Muslim response to Monday’s stabbings at a train station by an attacked who shouted death to Muslims. “Making forest hill and the wor...
The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

2016-12-21
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The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the term took place on Friday and Saturday, 2-3 December 2016 in Saint-Denis, Reunion. It was hosted by the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isna Ashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR). The first...
"Reviving the Islamic Spirit"

"Reviving the Islamic Spirit"

2016-12-20
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2016 Convention Theme Celebrating the 15th Anniversary Date: December 23-25, 2016 Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” convention is an attempt by the y...
The Islamic Education Center of Houston

The Islamic Education Center of Houston

2016-12-19
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The Islamic Education Center of Houston serves the community as a center for the Friday congregation, Islamic celebrations, community programs, and above all – a center for imparting knowledge about Islam and promoting Islamic values. A large p...
Religion, State & Society

Religion, State & Society

2016-12-18
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Call for Papers: Religion and the Rise of Populism: Migration, Radicalism and New Nationalisms Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 The editors of the journal Religion, State and Society are pleased to invite contributions to a spe...
"I Am Rohingya": A Documentary

"I Am Rohingya": A Documentary

2016-12-17
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A Film by Innerspeak 14 Rohingya refugee youth living in Ontario got together to save their people through theatre. Violencem. Murder. Crisis. Stateless. Refugee. Genocide. The most oppressed people on Earth. This is what you will find when you Goog...
Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

2016-12-16
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Norwich has the highest proportion of residents describing themselves as having no religion, while Berlin has been called the ‘atheist capital of Europe’. But what about the rest of the world? And is such an assessment meaningful? Discove...
MPs stand against Islamophobia

MPs stand against Islamophobia

2016-12-14
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MP Iqra Khalid and MP Frank Baylis hosted a reception yesterday at the Sir John A McDonald Building to celebrate the contributions of Canadian Muslims and to stand against discrimination in all its forms. The event was attended by Members f...
London Youth, Religion, and Politics

London Youth, Religion, and Politics

2016-12-13
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Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane By Daniel Nilsson DeHanas Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 30, 2016) The book addresses controversial issues of the integration of Muslim youth by placing them in context with other reli...
Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

2016-12-13
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Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday, December 7, that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school…Germany is in the grip of a heated public debate about the role of Islam in society as it seeks to ...
Enchantments, Disenchantments, Re-enchantments: Religion, State, and Society through History

Enchantments, Disenchantments, Re-enchantments: Religion, State, and Society through History

2016-12-12
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Call for Papers Date: June 29-July 1, 2017 Venue: Central European University, 1051 Budapest, Nador u. 11, Hungary Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 15, 2017 Organized by: Center for Religious Studies Since the emergence of the first his...
The Second Vatican Council & the New Catholic Theology of Islam

The Second Vatican Council & the New Catholic Theology of Islam

2016-12-12
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Research Seminar by Al-Mahdi Institute Date: December 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Venue: Al-Mahdi Institute, 60 Weoley Park Rd, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK Cost: Free admission Al-Mahdi Institute’s Research Seminars are a platform that ...
Charting Americans' religious beliefs and practices

Charting Americans' religious beliefs and practices

2016-12-12
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About 218 million of the United States’ roughly 245 million adults say they believe in God. Such deeply personal views might seem abstract or distant when expressed as large numbers, but this is not the only way to look at religious belief in t...
Amazon Bows Down To Islam - Muslims Force Withdrawal of 'Allah' Doormats

Amazon Bows Down To Islam - Muslims Force Withdrawal of 'Allah' Doormats

2016-12-10
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Amazon has apologized after selling doormats with Allah's name on them. Outraged Muslims said they were offended by the product which allowed people to wipe their feet on Allah's name. The retail giant has now axed the doormat and dog mat products an...
Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

2016-12-09
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Call for Papers Proposal Submission Deadline: January 1, 2017 Organized by: Everett Community College, Everett, WA, US Speculative fiction (SF) allows authors and readers to explore worlds that differ somehow from the one in which we currently liv...
No Doubt: God, Religion & Politics in the Modern World

No Doubt: God, Religion & Politics in the Modern World

2016-12-08
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Lecturer: Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi Date: February 10-12, 2017 Venue: Manchester, UK It's all fun and interesting to study classical theology, but at the end of the day those historical controversies are not the questions that are being discussed on ...
Austria's foreign minister call for an immediate ban on Koran distribution

Austria's foreign minister call for an immediate ban on Koran distribution

2016-12-08
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Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz has called for an immediate ban on Islamic fundamentalists who distribute copies of the Koran, saying that the law needs to be changed to crack down on “Salafist campaigns – an expression of...
Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: Transformations and Continuities

Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: Transformations and Continuities

2016-12-07
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Edited by: Léon Buskens, Annemarie van Sandwijk Publisher: Amsterdam University Press (August 17, 2016) The NISIS (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) publication “Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: Transf...
The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

2016-12-07
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Advancing Islamic Studies through research, teaching and outreach at Stanford The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is the central forum for the study of Islam and Muslim societies at Stanford University. We support research on Islam and Muslim soci...
ITALY: Neighbors outraged over secret mosque hidden in basement storeroom of apartment building

ITALY: Neighbors outraged over secret mosque hidden in basement storeroom of apartment building

2016-12-07
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Islam is not an established religion in Italy and there is only one official mosque in the country, Rome’s Grand Mosque. Politicians from the ruling coalition cite radical imams, polygamy and failure to uphold women’s rights by Muslim imm...
Classical Islamic World Book Prize

Classical Islamic World Book Prize

2016-12-06
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Gorgias Press is delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural international Classical Islamic World Book Prize (CIW). Based on the decision of an internationally renowned panel of scholars, the CIW will recognise three exceptional...
Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

2016-12-06
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Slovakia passed legislation on Wednesday to effectively block Islam from gaining official status as a religion in the near future in the latest sign of growing anti-Muslim sentiment across the European Union. The former communist state has fiercely r...
“Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies”

“Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies”

2016-12-05
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Call for Papers Date: July 4-7, 2017 Venue: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Organized by: International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Submission Deadline: January 10, 2017 Religion’s role in conflict has been t...
Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools: Canada

Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools: Canada

2016-12-05
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Student Islamists are mounting a coordinated campaign to expand Muslim religious services in the high schools of Canada’s sixth largest city. So far, authorities are proving sympathetic, suspending a new policy meant to regulate student sermons...
Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies

Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies

2016-12-04
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Historic 2-Year Part-Time Diploma Program By Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Registration Deadline 1: November 30, 2016 Registration Deadline 2: January 30, 2017 Cambridge Islamic College is offering a two-year foundational/intermediate level course in A...
ISNAD Institute

ISNAD Institute

2016-12-03
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Islamic Sciences of Nurturing and Development (ISNAD) is an education provider which aims to lead communities in Islamic education and learning which is up-to-date, acclimatized to the modern world, transformational, yet infused with the rich values ...
Peace in Islam; Islam and Peace

Peace in Islam; Islam and Peace

2016-12-03
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Islamic Peace Studies Initiative Inaugural Conference Date: March 16-18, 2017 Organized by: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Dearborn This inaugural academic conference will explore themes of peace in the Islamic tradition, considering topics...
Meeting in LA: Threatening Letters Sent to Mosques

Meeting in LA: Threatening Letters Sent to Mosques

2016-12-03
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On Monday, November 28th, 2016 Muslims leaders across Southern California met with LAPD and the FBI at the Islamic Center of Southern California to discuss the recent threatening letters that were sent to various mosques across California. Dr. Sayed ...
NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry

NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry

2016-12-02
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“We will sue to block it,” the New York Mayor said at New York City’s Cooper Union Monday, according to the New York Daily News. “We will use all the tools at our disposal to stand up for our people,” added de Blasi...
Chosen Prophet: Medinan Life

Chosen Prophet: Medinan Life

2016-12-01
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Unit Name: Chosen Prophet: Medinan Life Level: Foundation Duration: 10 weeks Starting Date: December 3, 2016 @ 9:30 am After the migration from Mecca to Medina, the Prophet (peace be upon him) initiated the first Islamic government, the basis of ...
Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

2016-12-01
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A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters. Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11pmbroadcast last ...
Religious Identities in the Construction of Communal Khōjā Historical Memory

Religious Identities in the Construction of Communal Khōjā Historical Memory

2016-11-26
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Date: December 15-16, 2016 Venue: Center for Studies in India and South Asia (CEIAS), School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), 190-198 Avenue de France, 75013 Paris, France A two-day conference with a public keynote bri...
The Hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire

The Hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire

2016-11-25
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Leiden Studies in Islam and Society (LSIS) Series, Volume 5 Edited by Umar Ryad Publisher: Brill (October 2016) Collections: Middle East and Islamic Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2017 The present volume focuses on the political per...
Before Orientalism: The “Images” of Islam, 15th-17th c.

Before Orientalism: The “Images” of Islam, 15th-17th c.

2016-11-24
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Call for Papers Date: May 18-19, 2017 Venue: Fundación BBVA. Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca. Paseo de Recoletos, 10, 28001 Madrid, Spain Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017 In recent years, the study of religious otherness has e...
26 mosques and centers in Luton (Bedfordshire, England), sign statement opposing Prevent

26 mosques and centers in Luton (Bedfordshire, England), sign statement opposing Prevent

2016-11-24
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Twenty six mosques and community centers in Luton (Bedfordshire, England) have written to the local council to express their opposition to the controversial Prevent counter-terrorism strategy. In the letter, Luton Council of Mosques and the Sunni Cou...
International Conference on Islamic Sciences and Humanities

International Conference on Islamic Sciences and Humanities

2016-11-23
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Call for Papers Date: December 19-20, 2016 Venue: Tehran, Iran Organizer: Ham-Andishan Mobtaker, Tehran, Iran Deadline for Submission: December 3, 2016 The participation certificate in the “International Conference on Islamic Sciences...
The Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE)

The Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE)

2016-11-22
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The Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) was established in September 2000 with the objective of being a center of creative excellence in academia guided by Islamic ethos. MIHE is unique, as it combines the richness and high standards of tr...
Students protect Muslims as they pray in Michigan

Students protect Muslims as they pray in Michigan

2016-11-22
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A public Isha prayer held by the Muslim student association in the University of Michigan has turned into a show of support and unity, after hundreds of non-Muslim students made a big circle of protection around praying students. “Some individ...
Lecture Series: At the Center of the World?

Lecture Series: At the Center of the World?

2016-11-21
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A Spatial Approach to the Hajj Pilgrimage Venue: Berlin, Germany Organized by: The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), the Institute for Asian and African Studies (IAAW - Humboldt University of Berlin) and Center for Mode...
FBI: Hate crimes spike, most sharply against Muslims

FBI: Hate crimes spike, most sharply against Muslims

2016-11-21
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The latest FBI annual hate crime report shows a sharp spike in the number of hate crimes nationwide, with attacks against Muslims increasing the most sharply. In one year, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 67%, from 154 inc...
Jewish-Muslim alliance formed against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Jewish-Muslim alliance formed against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

2016-11-20
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The day after President-elect Donald Trump appointed a man accused of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as his chief strategist, two of the nation’s largest Jewish and Muslim advocacy groups formed an unprecedented partnership to fight b...
Final Statement of the 7th Shura Council of Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe

Final Statement of the 7th Shura Council of Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe

2016-11-20
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With the grace of Allah, the Almighty, the Shura Council in its 10th term of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) held its 7th assembly on 29th – 31st October, 2016 CE \ 26th – 29th&n...
International Conference on Justice and Ethics (ICJECA)

International Conference on Justice and Ethics (ICJECA)

2016-11-19
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Call for Papers Date: April 15-16, 2017 Venue: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Faculty of Theology, Mashhad, Iran Submission Deadline: December 30, 2016 Subject Areas: Theology, Philosophy, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Ethics and Justice ...
The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe: An International Conference

The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe: An International Conference

2016-11-18
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Call for Papers Date: June 12-13, 2017 Venue:  Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland Submission Deadline: December 31, 2016 Organized by: The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History, the Migration Ins...
The Most and Least Educated U.S. Religious Groups

The Most and Least Educated U.S. Religious Groups

2016-11-18
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Attainment of a four-year college degree in the United States, often regarded as a key asset for economic success, varies by race and gender. But the share of people completing a college education also differs by religion, with members of s...
Stand with the Prophet: A Seerah Conference

Stand with the Prophet: A Seerah Conference

2016-11-17
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Date: December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Venue: Shalimar Banquets, 280 W. North Ave., Addison, IL 60101, US Registration: FREE Admission. Online Registration is required.  This Seerah Conference is about L...
Journey through an Islamic Germany: A book seeks to give diverse Muslims a voice

Journey through an Islamic Germany: A book seeks to give diverse Muslims a voice

2016-11-17
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Karen Krüger, journalist at culture desk of the conservative weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, has released a new book in which she embarks on a journey through what she terms an ‘Islamic Germany’, portraying divers...
The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History

2016-11-16
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The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History is a private research institute attached to the Foundation for Åbo Akademi University. The aim of the Institute is to promote research in religious and cultural history. I...
Interdisciplinary Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Interdisciplinary Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies

2016-11-16
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Annual International Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers Date: June 28-29, 2017 Venue: Yerevan State University, Armenia Proposal Submission Deadline: March 25, 2017 The Chair of Arabic Studies at Yerevan State University is pl...
Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies

Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies

2016-11-15
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Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000–1600: The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text Call for Papers Date: 30 March - 1 April 2017  Venue: Tübingen, Germany Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016 Recent years have seen new...
France has closed twenty mosques since December

France has closed twenty mosques since December

2016-11-15
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French authorities have started shutting down some mosques and prayer halls they found to be preaching radical Islamic ideology since December 2015, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. Of the country’s 2,500 mosques and prayer hall...
The Islamic Way of Life

The Islamic Way of Life

2016-11-14
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46th annual MSA-PSG conference Date: December 22-25, 2016 Venue: Phoenix, AZ, USA We live in a time of unique circumstances. On one hand, as a community of Muslims in the West, we are in a position to learn, adapt, integrate into society, and infl...
Science and Faith in the Islamic Tradition

Science and Faith in the Islamic Tradition

2016-11-13
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Lecturer: Faisal Mohammed (Cambridge Islamic College) Date: November 14, 2016 Venue: Wesley Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG, UK Science is rooted in observation, experimentation and repetition. It is a human endeavor based on a human-de...
Islamophobia and Securitization

Islamophobia and Securitization

2016-11-11
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Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice by Tania Saeed (Author) Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (October 17, 2016) - Provides an interdisciplinary study which combines gender studies and security discourses - Moves beyond analysis of Muslims as a ...
Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

2016-11-10
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Launched in August 2004, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) exists to initiate, support, and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum. Its mandate extends to all religions, every...
AMI Research Seminars Autumn 2016

AMI Research Seminars Autumn 2016

2016-11-09
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Al-Mahdi Institute’s Research Seminars are a platform that brings together academic researchers, postgraduate students and other practitioners from different institutions for the dynamic exchange of ideas and research. The key objective is to s...
FBI questioned American Muslims in 8 states over weekend about possible pre-election terrorism, says civil rights group

FBI questioned American Muslims in 8 states over weekend about possible pre-election terrorism, says civil rights group

2016-11-08
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A civil rights organization for American Muslims says the FBI questioned Muslims in at least eight states over the weekend seeking information about a possible threat from al-Qaeda to carry out pre-election terrorist attacks. The individua...
Canon to Critique: the Future of Islamic Education

Canon to Critique: the Future of Islamic Education

2016-11-07
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Date: November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 – 13:00 Venue: Bait ul Aman Mosque, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 9JT, UK For at least a decade there has been a growing movement of young British Muslims who choose to travel abroad to study at religious semin...
Shii Studies Review (SSR)

Shii Studies Review (SSR)

2016-11-07
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Volume One, Issue Two With a monographic section devoted to al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā (d. 436/1044) Call for papers Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017 A refereed journal with an international editorial and advisory board, the Shii Studies R...
Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit of the oldest fragment of the Koran

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit of the oldest fragment of the Koran

2016-11-07
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The Prince of Wales, on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, has warned of the deliberate destruction of "mankind's cultural heritage". Prince Charles was presenting a digital replica of what could be oldest fragment of the Koran, discovered las...
With construction of a new mosque, Greek Muslims look to come out of the shadows

With construction of a new mosque, Greek Muslims look to come out of the shadows

2016-11-06
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Shah Malik ducks to enter a space that, from the street, looks like any other storefront in the central Omonia district. The neighborhood — with blocks of shops offering imported spices, halal meat or the milky tea popular in South Asia &m...
Approaching Jesus in the Qur'an: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Approaching Jesus in the Qur'an: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

2016-11-05
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Date: November 14, 2016 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm Venue: Healey Family Student Center, Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007, USA The position of Jesus in the Qur’an is among the most contentious areas in Muslim-Christian dialogue. Many Christian scholars ...
The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

2016-11-04
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Edited by Sabine Schmidtke Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 31, 2016) Oxford Handbooks Series Within the field of Islamic Studies, scientific research of Muslim theology is a comparatively young discipline. Much progress has been ach...
Irrationality in the Middle East and Islam (2nd GIS Congress)

Irrationality in the Middle East and Islam (2nd GIS Congress)

2016-11-03
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2nd GIS Congress Date: July 7, 2017 @ 1:00 to 3:30 pm Venue: Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), 65 Rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris, France If rationality denotes what complies with the mind, irrationality, by...
Success Stories for Female Muslim Entrepreneurs

Success Stories for Female Muslim Entrepreneurs

2016-11-03
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Defying stereotypes, a growing number of Muslim women are launching their own businesses in the UK and across the world, cashing in on the rapidly growing market for Muslim-focused consumer goods. According to a report by Thomson Reuters, Muslim con...
Danish Female-Only Mosque: Is It Necessary?

Danish Female-Only Mosque: Is It Necessary?

2016-11-02
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Months after opening Scandinavia’s first female-led mosque in Copenhagen, many questions still surround the worshiping house, with some praising it as a pioneer movement and others criticizing it as unnecessary. “It was fantastic and very...
‘Living here doesn't make you one of us’ Danish Queen tells Muslims to adopt West's value

‘Living here doesn't make you one of us’ Danish Queen tells Muslims to adopt West's value

2016-11-02
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The Queen of Denmark has urged Muslims arriving in Europe to adopt Western values in an extraordinary intervention in the migration debate. Queen Margarethe II said it was “not a law of nature” that asylum seekers automatically integrated...
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

2016-11-01
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The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. The area of study includes Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia,...
Theory and Practice: How Islam Alters the Modern World

Theory and Practice: How Islam Alters the Modern World

2016-11-01
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Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers Special Issue Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017 Lead Guest Editor: Jaan S. Islam, Department member of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Research associate at Emer...
Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture

Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture

2016-11-01
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Call for papers Submission Deadline: November 10, 2016 Publisher:  MacroWorld Publishing Co. Editor-in-Chief: Julian Kunnie, The University of Arizona, USA Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture is a refereed journal dedicated ...
Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

2016-11-01
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The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has said that from next year it will offer an alternative to the highly controversial Prevent counter-extremism program.
In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

2016-10-31
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Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. Over two months, a dozen Syrians in six places of worship in three cities told Reuters they were uncomfortable with very conservative messages in Arab...
Unregistered Muslim Marriages – Regulations and Contestations

Unregistered Muslim Marriages – Regulations and Contestations

2016-10-29
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Date: April 24-25, 2017 Venue: De Montfort University, the Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK Organizers: - Dr Rajnaara Akhtar, De Montfort University, Leicester - Prof. Annelies Moors, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam ISSR Non-state registered Mu...
Remembering Beliefs – The Shifting Worlds of Religion and Faith in Secular Society

Remembering Beliefs – The Shifting Worlds of Religion and Faith in Secular Society

2016-10-27
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Call for Papers Date: July 14-15, 2017 Venue: Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD, UK Proposal Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016 The Annual Conference of the Oral History Society (OHS) in conjunction with Newman University a...
The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

2016-10-26
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First major exhibit on the Qur’an in the US, at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, displays manuscripts over a period of almost a millennium. The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Ar...
MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)

MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)

2016-10-25
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MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development) is a not for profit company working towards enhancing the active engagement of British Muslim communities in our national life, particularly in the fields of politics and the media. MEND aims to achieve thi...
More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

2016-10-24
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The revelation of an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kill Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas serves as a glaring illustration of what experts say is a growing concern. Across the country, they say, anti-government extremists are shift...
Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

2016-10-23
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Hundreds of Muslims have staged a mass prayer outside the Rome's Colosseum in protest against the closure of mosques in Italy. An estimated 1.6 million Muslims live in Italy, meaning it has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe. Yet there are only eight official mosques in the country.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

2016-10-22
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Application Closing Date: November 8, 2016 The LAWALISI project (an ERC Advanced award) is looking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers with a focus in pre-modern Imami Shi’i law, particularly the formative and classical periods. These two-...
Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture

Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture

2016-10-21
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Call for Papers for Vol. 4 No. 2 Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016 Publication Date: December 31, 2016 Publisher: the American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD) Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture is a peer reviewed ...
Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

2016-10-21
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An FBI-led program to establish “shared responsibility committees” to intervene at an early stage to prevent or counteract radicalization was canceled. The committees would have included mental health workers, clergy and counselors in local communities.
Understanding and Explanation in the Study of Religion(s)

Understanding and Explanation in the Study of Religion(s)

2016-10-20
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5th International Krakow Study of Religions Symposium In memory of Walter Burkert (1931-2015) Date: November 7-9, 2016 Venue: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland Keynote addresses: Jan N. Bremmer, University of Groningen, Emir...
US counter-terrorism program aimed at Muslim children

US counter-terrorism program aimed at Muslim children

2016-10-19
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An FBI strategy to counter terrorism - based on the UK Prevent program - is aimed directly at Muslim children in the United States. The FBI's strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools aims to recruit teachers and school official...
Workshop on ‘Religion, Hate and Offence in a Changing World’

Workshop on ‘Religion, Hate and Offence in a Changing World’

2016-10-18
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Date: December 14-15, 2016 Venue: School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3XQ, UK Keynote speaker: Professor Jocelyn Maclure, Laval University This workshop aims to bring together scholars working on the relationship between r...
Practicing Islam: Expressions of Faith in the Public Space

Practicing Islam: Expressions of Faith in the Public Space

2016-10-17
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Date: November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Venue: The Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, UK The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post Graduate Forum, in collaboration with the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) is delighted...
EASR Working Group "Religion in Public Education"

EASR Working Group "Religion in Public Education"

2016-10-17
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The purpose of the EASR Working Group on Religion in Public Education is to critically study European ways of having or not having education about religion/s and to help promote a study-of-religions (SOR)/religious-studies (RS) approach to education ...
France has 'problem with Islam' and there is 'too much unwanted immigration', says Hollande in explosive book

France has 'problem with Islam' and there is 'too much unwanted immigration', says Hollande in explosive book

2016-10-16
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France has a "problem with Islam" and there is "too much" unwanted immigration, François Hollande has acknowledged in an explosive new book in which the Socialist president controversially claims that "the veiled woman of today" will...
FREE Webinar: "Muslim Presence in Canada: Highlights from a Vibrant History"

FREE Webinar: "Muslim Presence in Canada: Highlights from a Vibrant History"

2016-10-15
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Date: October 23, 2016 Lecturer: Taha Ghayyur As Canada marks Islamic History Month every October, it's an opportunity to explore the vibrant history of Islam and Muslim presence in Canada. On October 23, 2016, Br. Taha Ghayyur, Director...
Workshop on the representation of religion(s) and the “World Religions Paradigm”

Workshop on the representation of religion(s) and the “World Religions Paradigm”

2016-10-15
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Date: December 13-14, 2016 Venue: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway Organized by: the EASR Working Group on Religion in Public Education In contrast to other existing networks and organizations dealing with religio...
Exposure: Islam's Non-Believers

Exposure: Islam's Non-Believers

2016-10-15
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Islam’s Non-Believers, a new film by the award-winning film-maker Deeyah Khan, was aired on 13 October 2016 on ITV Exposure at 10:40-11:40pm London time. The (Negative) film is the first in depth documentary following the Council of Ex-Mu...
EU orders British press not to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

EU orders British press not to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

2016-10-15
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The ECRI suggested the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims. A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to Marc...
Islamic Theology Society (ITS) Speaker Series: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love or Not to Love?

Islamic Theology Society (ITS) Speaker Series: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love or Not to Love?

2016-10-13
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Semester 1: Speaker Series 2016 Topic: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love Or Not To Love? Date: October 26, 2016 Venue: Student Central Lecture Theatre (SC 0.51), Student Central, Bradford University, Richmond Rd, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK ...
BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

2016-10-12
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BBC World Service commissioned a documentary to follow the Cambridge Muslim College 2015-16 Diploma students to Rome and the Vatican. Some of the brightest and best students of Islam in Britain round off their education at the Cambridge Muslim Colleg...
Birmingham’s Muslims: past, present & futures, challenges & opportunities

Birmingham’s Muslims: past, present & futures, challenges & opportunities

2016-10-11
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Date: October 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Venue: The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK This exciting one-day event at the University of Birmingham looks to explore - and indeed celebrate - the role and place of Muslims ...
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

2016-10-10
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A recent study by Pew found that a record near-half of all refugees that entered the United States in FY2016 were Muslim, marking the highest number of Muslim refugees recorded since religious self-reporting data became available 14 years ago.
Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

2016-10-09
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Faith-based organizations and religious leaders must be included in efforts to address the challenges of human trafficking and forced migration, representatives of the United Nations, international organizations, Member States and civil society have ...
Workshop: Misconceptions about Islam

Workshop: Misconceptions about Islam

2016-10-08
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Date: October 30, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque, 7 Saint Thomas's Road, London N4 2QH, UK Organized by: MAB London South The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) invite people to a workshop on “Misconceptions...
Islamic Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

Islamic Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

2016-10-07
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The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world’s leading centers for curiosity-driven basic research. Since 1930, it has served as a model for protecting and promoting independent inquiry, prompting the establishment of similar ...
Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

2016-10-06
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By The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations (ISMC) and Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) DATE: November 3-4, 2016 Venue: The Aga Khan University, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA, UK The inter...
Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

2016-10-06
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Interreligious dialogue and cooperation provided the basis of talks on 30 September and 1 October 2016 addressing the theme “Towards an Integrated World,” a series of high-level discussions among the Muslim Council of Elders led by the Gr...
Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

2016-10-06
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The chief cleric of Cairo’s prestigious mosque and university, H.E. Professor Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar al Sharif, has decried the present-day “civilizational crisis” of poverty and insecurity and called fo...
Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

2016-10-05
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During Muharram and Safar the #HussainSavesLives campaign is encouraging Shias to give blood in the name of Imam Hussain (as).  The story and sacrifice of Imam Hussain (as) and the message he taught is one we should continue to spread, not ...
BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

2016-10-05
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Fourth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies Date: April 11–13, 2017 Venue: Chester Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Chester Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016 Call for panels and papers...
Film and Q&A: Blessed are the Strangers

Film and Q&A: Blessed are the Strangers

2016-10-05
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A FILM BY AHMED PEERBUX & SEAN HANIF WHYTE The Compelling True Story of One of Britain’s Earliest Muslim Convert Communities. The film screening and Q&A with Director Ahmed Peerbux & Abdulhamid Evans: Date: October 22, 2016 @ 7:0...
Assisi: Praying Together for Peace

Assisi: Praying Together for Peace

2016-10-04
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The 30th interfaith meeting has been held in the Italian town of Assisi. Hundreds of religious leaders and scholars attended the event. They discussed various issues including inter-religious dialogue and the refugee crisis.
Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions issued at global conference

Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions issued at global conference

2016-10-03
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Leading religious scholars representing the major world religions have issued a declaration saying it is imperative that religions be a “positive resource for human rights”. The Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions w...
New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

2016-10-03
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At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were...
Islamic Reformulations

Islamic Reformulations

2016-10-02
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Islamic Reformulations was a three-year Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship (GULF), funded by Research Councils UK and administered by the Economic and Social Research Council. The Fellowship, awarded to Professor Robert Gleave ...
2016 Public Seminar Series

2016 Public Seminar Series

2016-10-01
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By The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK was opened in September 2005 by Yusuf Islam, formerly musician Cat Stevens in front of 400 guests. Islam is the second largest religion in Britain and, indeed...
Only 14 Percent of US Catholics Have a Favorable Opinion of Muslims

Only 14 Percent of US Catholics Have a Favorable Opinion of Muslims

2016-10-01
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Catholics in America seem to have an unfavorable opinion about Muslims, according to new research findings. A study conducted by the Bridge Initiative showed that only 14% of American Catholics have a favorable view of Muslims and over 50% of Catholic media tends to connect Islam to terrorism. 
Islamic Schools Produce Best Students in Denmark

Islamic Schools Produce Best Students in Denmark

2016-09-30
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Students in Islamic private schools in Denmark are achieving better results than their counterparts in public schools, an analysis has revealed, breaking stereotypes about Muslims’ integration. “Many have the idea that independent Muslim...
School of Historical Studies Receives Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Shii Studies Research Program

School of Historical Studies Receives Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Shii Studies Research Program

2016-09-29
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The School of Historical Studies has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to explore and elevate the understanding of Shii studies. The grant will support two research positions in the School of Histor...
Rational Sciences in Islam (RASI)

Rational Sciences in Islam (RASI)

2016-09-27
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An Initiative for the Study of Philosophy and the Mathematical Sciences in Islam Project Leaders: Prof. F. Jamil Ragep: Scientific Traditions in Islamic Societies (STIS) Prof. Robert Wisnovsky: Post-classical Islamic Philosophy Database Initiati...
Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

2016-09-26
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Editor in Chief: John L. Esposito University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding This authoritative, dynamic resource bri...
4th “Ghadir Conference” in Germany

4th “Ghadir Conference” in Germany

2016-09-26
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The fourth international “Ghadir Conference” was held in Gelsenkirchen by Islamic center of Imam Ali (AS) in collaboration with the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly. Ayatollah Reza Ramezani, the head of Islamic Center of Hamburg, and Hujjat...
An Aqaid course in English by the Risalat International Institute in 2016

An Aqaid course in English by the Risalat International Institute in 2016

2016-09-25
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Instructor: Sr. Zahra Golzar Session Dates: Thursdays @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am (from October 20th to December 22nd, 2016) Venue: Risalat International Institute, Qum, Iran Registration Deadline: October 6, 2016 This course is based on the&...
BBC Radio 4 Program on Shi’i-Sunni Split

BBC Radio 4 Program on Shi’i-Sunni Split

2016-09-25
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Producer of the program is Neil McCarthy. In the first of two programs explaining the Sunni-Shia divide past and present, Tarek Osman tells the epic story of how Islam split after the death of the Prophet Mohammed. Many of the conflicts raging in th...
Yale Islamic Studies Prof. Gerhard Bowering Introduces Lecture Series

Yale Islamic Studies Prof. Gerhard Bowering Introduces Lecture Series

2016-09-24
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Gasson Lecture Series Lecturer: Prof. Gerhard Bowering Venue: Boston College, 59-107 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA Gerhard Bowering, a professor of Islamic studies at Yale University, gave the first of his six lectures in Bos...
2016 Religion and Diplomacy Conference

2016 Religion and Diplomacy Conference

2016-09-23
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Date: September 27, 2016 Venue: ICC Auditorium, 37th and O St., N.W. Washington, DC 20007, US In 2013, the U.S. State Department established the Secretary's Office of Religion and Global Affairs (S/RGA). The office advises Secre...
Hate Crimes against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

Hate Crimes against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

2016-09-23
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Hate crimes against American Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to data compiled by researchers, an increase apparently fueled by terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad ...
Public lecture: How intolerant is the Shari'a?

Public lecture: How intolerant is the Shari'a?

2016-09-22
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Lecturer: Dr Jonathan A. C. Brown Date: September 30, 2016 @ 18:15 – 20:00 Venue: Georgetown University In this special public lecture, Dr. Brown will turn his attention to the often-discussed but very often misunderstood subject of Isl...
What French Muslims think about France’s secular laws

What French Muslims think about France’s secular laws

2016-09-22
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A survey carried out by the French Institute of Public Opinion shows that one quarter of respondents adhere to a strict practice of Islam. In particular, they exalt Sharia Law above the cultural values of the French Republic. Nevertheless, the survey shows that the majority of French Muslims are adherent to French culture, history and ethics.
Jewels of the Qur'an: Inspirations from those Nearest to Allah

Jewels of the Qur'an: Inspirations from those Nearest to Allah

2016-09-17
489 Views
Dedicated Q&A Session, Book Reading and Yasmin Mogahed Live Interview: A Sacred Conversation Taught for the 1st Time by Yasmin Mogahed in London! Date: November 11, 2016 @ 18:30-21:30 pm Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education...
The Muslim Extremist: The Enemy Within

The Muslim Extremist: The Enemy Within

2016-09-16
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Inspirational Lectures, Open Q&A Session and Live Interview for the 1st Time Date: September 28, 2016 @ 18:30 pm-21:30 pm Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK Special Guest Speaker:&...
Calling All Scholars of Religion: A (Free) Invitation to Comment on a Paper Summarizing the Role of Religion in the Contemporary World

Calling All Scholars of Religion: A (Free) Invitation to Comment on a Paper Summarizing the Role of Religion in the Contemporary World

2016-09-15
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We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP). You will see that it exists to: “Harness the competence of hundreds of experts about social issues” and to “Deliver a...
Muslims in Global Societies Series

Muslims in Global Societies Series

2016-09-15
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Series Ed.: Turner, Bryan S. Publisher: Springer The book series Muslims in Global Societies is designed to accommodate the growing social scientific research on Islam and Muslims focusing on contemporary issues derived from the challenges o...
Measuring Faith

Measuring Faith

2016-09-14
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Quantifying and Examining Religion's Contributions to American Society Date: September 22, 2016 @ 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Venue: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, 3307 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA co-sponsored by: Baylor Insti...
Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

2016-09-13
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American Islamic Outreach Foundation are pleased to announce that the Quran stand Project is going full force. They have 26 Qurans Stands in and around Charlotte. Each stand is equipped with free information about Islam. Free Qurans in both Engl...
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

2016-09-12
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Following terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino in 2015, Dr. Rushdi Abdul Cader cancelled his family's vacation to focus on his grassroots educational program called Anti-V.I.R.U.S.(Anti-Violent Ideology Recruitment in the U.S.) to help comba...
U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows

U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows

2016-09-11
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The U.S. Education Department announced it will begin collecting data this year about allegations of discrimination or bullying of students based on their religion, bringing new attention to what educators and advocates call a growing problem in publ...
Al Buruj Press

Al Buruj Press

2016-09-10
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Al Buruj Press aims to be a center of excellence in the study of Islam and an institute of acquiring and imparting knowledge and understanding. Through this it seeks to transform individuals into future scholars and students of knowledge in order to ...
Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

2016-09-10
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An imam of a mosque in New York City and his associate shot dead while strolling following afternoon prayers. A presidential candidate calling for Muslims to be barred from entering the United States. Muslim women harassed and phy...
“Aspects of Qur'anic Scholarship - Philology meets Theology”

“Aspects of Qur'anic Scholarship - Philology meets Theology”

2016-09-09
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Date: September 23-26, 2016 Venue: Topoi Building Dahlem, Free University of Berlin, Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany Contact: krueppner@uni-muenster.de Organized by: Center for Islamic Theology (University of Muenster), Corpu...
International Congress: “Islam in Plural. Thought, Faith and Society.”

International Congress: “Islam in Plural. Thought, Faith and Society.”

2016-09-08
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Date: September 6-9, 2016 Venue: Catholic University of Lyon, 10 Place des Archives, 69002 Lyon, France Three main topics provide the structure of the congress: current developments in geopolitics and economics, theological questions underlyin...
Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism

Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism

2016-09-08
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Islam’s Special Role in Restoring Convivencia Authors: Terence Lovat, Robert Crotty Publisher: Springer (2015) At the present time, when so-called Islamic radicalism, terrorism and Jihadism occupy major media space, with Isl...
Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

2016-09-07
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A little mosque in the Danish capital of Copenhagen joined a quiet revolution last week by hosting its first Friday prayer led by a woman. Traditionally, Friday prayers are limited to and led by men, and women are encouraged to pray at home. Some mos...
Charisma and Anti-Charisma in al-Andalus

Charisma and Anti-Charisma in al-Andalus

2016-09-06
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William Montgomery Watt Lecture  Date: November 4, 2016 Venue: University of Edinburgh, Old Medical School, Meadows Lecture Theater, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK Lecturer: Prof. Maribel Fierro This William Montgomery...
French Minister: Enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

French Minister: Enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

2016-09-06
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France's interior minister said Monday that the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of the Islamic faith. Bernard Cazeneuve also said it w...
The Center for Islamic Theology (CIT)

The Center for Islamic Theology (CIT)

2016-09-05
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The Center for Islamic Theology (CIT), housed at Münster University (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), was founded on 1 October 2011. It represents a university department dedicated to faith-oriented Islamic theology and...
The Quran Between Judaism and Christianity

The Quran Between Judaism and Christianity

2016-09-05
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Date: 17 September, 16 October & 4 December 2016 Venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK A series of public lectures funded by the British Academy, hosted at the University of Nottingham and co-sponsored...
U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after September 11 anniversary

U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after September 11 anniversary

2016-09-05
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Muslims in the U.S. were worried that this year Eid al-Adha might fall on the 15th anniversary of the Twin Towers attack, i.e. Sept. 11. However, they are now relieved, as Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Sept. 12.
Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

2016-09-04
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The Newton County commissioners said Wednesday they plan to lift a moratorium that has prevented a controversial mosque and Muslim cemetery from being built in the area. In a joint statement with the Council on American-Islamic Relatio...
Shi'a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

Shi'a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

2016-09-03
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The director of the Islam Center of England, Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali, explains the background to Shi‘a Muslim relations with the World Council of Churches following his recent trip to Geneva.
The MAB Convention 2016: Best of British Muslims

The MAB Convention 2016: Best of British Muslims

2016-09-02
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A one day convention celebrating the achievement and successes of British Muslims Date: October 15, 2016 Venue: The New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP The inspirational talks will be delivered by innovative thinkers and in...
Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR)

Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR)

2016-09-01
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The vision To enhance the human living experience through a deep, dynamic and relevant understanding and articulation of the Islamic faith for the 21st Century. The aim is to bridge the gap between the intellectual tradition of Islam and ...
Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

2016-09-01
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Americans look for good sermons, warm welcome About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved. And when they search for a new house of worship, a new Pew Rese...
Autumn Semester 2016 Registration

Autumn Semester 2016 Registration

2016-08-31
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Professional Course on the Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies Professional Course on The Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies Registration Deadline: September...
The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

2016-08-31
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In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf. “Sometimes you itch in your own skin,” says one woman n...
The six countries in the world with the most 'convinced atheists'

The six countries in the world with the most 'convinced atheists'

2016-08-30
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Governments have imposed their own rules against religion throughout history. Religion around the world is on the decline. For the first time ever, Norway now has more people who do not believe in God than do - with 39 per cent of a...
God, Religion and Politics in the Modern World

God, Religion and Politics in the Modern World

2016-08-29
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A study of contemporary theological and political issues and controversies. A single-weekend seminar Lecturer: Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi  Date: September 23, 2016 Venue: Seattle, WA, US Western Muslims live in a 'liberal', 'secular', 'humanist...
Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

2016-08-29
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Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is allowing its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms, the government said Tuesday. "The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved thi...
Ethics and Power in the Modern Age

Ethics and Power in the Modern Age

2016-08-28
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Date: September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, London E1, UK Cost: £55.00 (On/Before 11th Sept.) £65.00 (On/After 12th Sept.) £49.00 (Online access) The term 'ethical lead...
Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

2016-08-28
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A campaign to block construction of a new mosque near the Leaning Tower of Pisa imperils Italy’s commitment to religious freedom, warn those who defend Muslims’ right to build it. The proposed mosque, a few hundred yards fr...
AMI (UK) Enrolling For Islamic Studies and Arabic

AMI (UK) Enrolling For Islamic Studies and Arabic

2016-08-27
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Al-Mahdi Institute is now enrolling for Islamic Studies and Arabic available for full-time and part-time study, starting on 19th September 2016. Students can choose to study in-house at the institute, virtually online or virtually offline at any time...
NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

2016-08-27
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At an emotional funeral service for a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down on a Queens street, one friend of the victims took the microphone and demanded that the city install security cameras outside mosques citywide to help pro...
Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

2016-08-27
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A proposal to build a mosque and Muslim cemetery has so angered some residents of Newton County outside Atlanta that their commissioners have temporarily banned all building permit approvals for religious institutions. The moratorium prompted the Cou...
Major in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Major in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

2016-08-25
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Brandeis University - 2016-17 Brandeis University is a private research university, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in USA- Boston, Ma. Objectives The Islami...
Prehawza Fall 2016 Classes Start

Prehawza Fall 2016 Classes Start

2016-08-24
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Muslim Congress is pleased to announce commencement of the Prehawza Fall 2016 online classes.   Classes will begin on Friday, September 2, 2016 insha-Allah. All classes are in English and are held weekly on the same day ...
Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

2016-08-23
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Donald Trump called Monday for a Cold War-style mobilization against “radical Islamic terror,” repeating and repackaging calls for strict immigration controls — including a new ideological litmus test for Muslim visitors and migrant...
Britain is unusually irreligious, and becoming more so. That calls for a national debate

Britain is unusually irreligious, and becoming more so. That calls for a national debate

2016-08-23
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The final parish meeting of the Holy Trinity Church, in the center of Bath, took place on a rainy day in February 2011. Anglo-Catholic congregations had worshipped here, under the hammer-beam roof and monuments to heroes of Napoleonic wars, for nigh ...
Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

2016-08-22
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Call for Abstracts Religion in Contexts Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016 It is the aim of the volume to collect contributions that contextualize religions in their worldwide multiplicity, their particular societal configurations ...
Fearing Extremism and Lack of Integration: European Governments Concerns

Fearing Extremism and Lack of Integration: European Governments Concerns

2016-08-22
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Islamic Education in Europe Faith of Our Fathers For a snapshot of how Europeans, Muslim and non-Muslim, learn about Islam, visit the Centrum mosque near Hamburg railway station. A converted public bath, it is one of about 60 prayer spaces serving ...
EIS - Essential Islamic Syllabus

EIS - Essential Islamic Syllabus

2016-08-21
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Date: Sundays's 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (Starting September 2016) Venue: Norbury Hall, Barnsley Road, Sheffield, S4 7AD, UK Essential Islamic Syll...
Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

2016-08-21
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and pover...
Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

2016-08-20
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Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi (Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi) is the Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams and also serves as the Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. His previous positions include the following: Dir...
Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

2016-08-20
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Welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world, Muslim dawah teams took to the Brazilian streets in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to spread the true message of Islam. Jamila da Lima is one of those volunteers who found Islam a few y...
“War and Peace in Islam”

“War and Peace in Islam”

2016-08-20
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45th Annual Conference of the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) Date: October 8, 2016 Venue: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, US Organizer: North American Association of Islamic and ...
Media and Politics Workshop

Media and Politics Workshop

2016-08-19
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Date: September 3, 2016 Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Venue: SOAS University of London, WC1H 0XG, UK Click for a larger view ...
Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

2016-08-19
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Figures released in July by Destatis, the government's statistics agency, showed that more than 2.1 million people migrated to Germany in 2015. More than 33,000 migrants who are supposed to be deported are still in Germany and are being cared for by...
God, Man and Universe

God, Man and Universe

2016-08-19
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The 5th International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion will be held in Tehran, Iran, Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran at January 24-25, 2017.
German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

2016-08-19
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Two German associations of judges have called for a headscarf ban on judges and lawyers, arguing that the measure is required to ensure neutrality in court.
Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE)

Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE)

2016-08-18
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Vision: Nurturing Piety  Mission: Enabling a learning environment that instills the values of Qur’an and the Ahlul Bayt a.s. Following the successful Madrasah Retreat held in Dubai in February 2011, in which over 25 madras (sch...
United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

2016-08-18
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Award-winning director and producer Steph Atkinson brings us this one-off documentary, which investigates the terrifying scale of the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in the US.
Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2016

Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2016

2016-08-17
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CoEJ Leadership Development Program 2016 Date: 17-18 September and 1-2 October 2016 Venue: Harben House, Tickford St, Newport Pagnell MK16 9EY, UK Application Form Submission Deadline: September 2, 2016 The Council of E...
Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

2016-08-17
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Parliamentary report says Muslim women face more discrimination and unemployment than any other cultural or ethnic group.
History of British Muslims Symposium

History of British Muslims Symposium

2016-08-16
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A Historical Understanding of a New Community Date: September 17, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul's Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EZ, UK Organizer: Cambridge Muslim College Cambridge Muslim College is pleased ...
French Muslims to Create Foundation to Finance Mosques

French Muslims to Create Foundation to Finance Mosques

2016-08-16
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A leading French Muslim organization is to create a foundation to finance the country’s mosques, possibly through levies on halal food, in a bid to curb religious funding by radical Islamists.
Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

2016-08-16
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Will Smith was in the Middle East on Sunday promoting the movie "Suicide Squad", but the Hollywood star said his time in Dubai is also a chance to counter an increasingly anti-Muslim climate surrounding the U.S. presidential race.
Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

2016-08-15
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No hijab-wearing players are present on the basketball courts at the Rio Olympics, for instance ― and it’s not for lack of qualified players. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has long prohibited athletes from wearing “equipment that may cause injury to other players.” For some reason, FIBA deems hijabs to fall into that category, but a growing body of athletes and advocacy organizations are working to change that.
Journal of Contemporary Religion

Journal of Contemporary Religion

2016-08-13
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Virtual Special Issue: Sociology A brand new Virtual Special Issue from Journal of Contemporary Religion featuring key research on sociology and religion is introduced. By exploring the crossroads between the two subject areas, this new Virtual Sp...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2016-08-13
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Call for Papers Date: 5, 6 & 7 December 2016 Venue: the Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 November 2016 The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for...
SABA Islamic Center of Bay Area – California

SABA Islamic Center of Bay Area – California

2016-08-12
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SABA Islamic Center Background In 1977 a couple of families (Br. Ahmed Mirza and Br. Ali Hussain) took the initiative of locating the whereabouts of the Shia families and organizing a Moharram Majalis at their residences in San Jose. In 1979 after...
Islamic Education Summer School

Islamic Education Summer School

2016-08-11
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Rethinking Islamic Education in Europe: Research, Professional Practice and Policy Development Date: 5th-7th September 2016 Venue: Scarman House, University of Warwick In association with Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit Ce...
Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

2016-08-11
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The Republican challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week that the US should debate deporting all Muslims from the country. "I'm suggesting we have a discussion about it. That's for sure," Paul Nehlen said on 560 AM's "Morning Answer" i...
Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

2016-08-11
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Muslims in the Greek capital have had to worship in makeshift facilities since the end of Ottoman rule. There hasn’t been a mosque in the Greek capital in 150 years. That’s about to change.  On Thursday, the Greek parliament approve...
Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

2016-08-10
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Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. "I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence," he told reporters aboar...
Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

2016-08-09
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Muslims in France and Italy flocked to Mass on Sunday, a gesture of interfaith solidarity following a drumbeat of jihadi attacks that threatens to deepen religious divisions across Europe. From the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few mile...
In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

2016-08-08
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In an election year filled with anti-Muslim vitriol, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote in an attempt to make their voices heard. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches and organizing "souls to the poll...
California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

2016-08-06
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The California State Assembly voted to pass a resolution that officially recognizes August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. The resolution comes at a time of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, according to a recent civil rights repo...
The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine

The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine

2016-08-04
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The Era of Presence in the Abrahamic Religions Call for Papers Date:  May 10-11, 2017 Venue: Bright Future Institute (BFI), No. 27, Alley 25, Safaeiyeh Street, Qom, Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: November 20, 2016 The era of Advent, the...
Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

2016-08-04
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MA in Islamic Studies Department of Religion, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences | The George Washington University Registration Deadline: October 1, 2016 (Spring 2017) / April 1, 2017 (Fall 2017) Bridging the Modern with th...
Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

2016-08-03
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Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries to stem the threat of violence from extremists, the nation's second-largest party argued Thursday. Soer...
Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi'ism

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

2016-08-02
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Twelve Infallible Men focuses on 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, a group of scholars began assembling definitive works containing accounts of the twelve imams’ lives. These collective biographies constructed a sacred history, portraying the imams as strong, beautiful, learned, and pious. Miracles surrounded their birth, and they became miracle workers in turn, but were nevertheless betrayed and martyred by enemies.
Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions

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

2016-08-02
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Date: July 19–September 26 (weekdays only) Venue: Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, US Since 1892, more than sixty exhibitions related to Islamic art have...
Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

2016-08-01
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The University of Bergen (UiB) The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognized research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. U