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IRIC participated in the summer school on Analysis of Shia Studies in the West

IRIC participated in the summer school on Analysis of Shia Studies in the West

2018-10-13
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The Association of Islamic Theology of Isfahan Seminary organized a 3-day summer school on Analysis of Shia Studies in the West on 5th to 7th September, 2018 in Isfahan, Iran. The program was attended by scholars and graduate students from both semi...
NISIS Autumn School 2018: Travelling Muslims

NISIS Autumn School 2018: Travelling Muslims

2018-09-26
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Date: October 15-18, 2018 Venue: University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands From Monday 15 until Thursday 18 October 2018, the eighth annual NISIS Autumn School will take place at the University of Groningen. This year’s Autumn...
Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies

2018-09-25
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Duration: 2 years (Oct 2018 - Sept 2020) Registration Deadline: November 15, 2018 Cambridge Islamic College is offering a two-year foundational/intermediate level course in Arabic and Islamic studies. It is designed to qualify participants for admi...
The Sixth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

The Sixth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

2018-09-24
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Call for Papers Date: April 15 – 16, 2019 Venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (2014), London (2015 and 2016), Chester (2017) and ...
Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP)

Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP)

2018-09-23
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The Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) was founded to explore the fundamental role played by religious traditions in defining roles for women and men. Research on religion and gender sheds light on questions about the changing roles of women ...
Research Associate in Women's Studies in Religion Program

Research Associate in Women's Studies in Religion Program

2018-09-22
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Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, USA Call for Applications Application Deadline: October 15, 2018 Each year Harvard Divinity School selects five candidates for full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty positions in its Women's Studi...
Islamic course: Introduction to Islamic Codicology

Islamic course: Introduction to Islamic Codicology

2018-09-21
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Date: September 17-21, 2018 Venue: Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with Cambridge University Library, the University of Cambridge's HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic ...
Assistant Professor of Jews in the Islamic World

Assistant Professor of Jews in the Islamic World

2018-09-21
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Emory University, Atlanta, GA Call for Applications Application Deadline: Open until filled The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA invite applications for ...
Canada’s first Muslim theater launched in Montreal

Canada’s first Muslim theater launched in Montreal

2018-09-19
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The Silk Road Institute, a non-profit Muslim organization dedicated to promoting cultural arts, is launching Canada’s first professional Muslim theater company this fall in Montreal, Broadway World reported on September 19. The company’s...
Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

2018-09-16
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A Danish law that took effect in August makes it illegal for Muslim women to wear face-covering veils – such as burqas or niqabs – in public. Austria, Belgium and France, as well as parts of Italy and Spain, have enacted similar laws in r...
Canadian project finds common ground for Muslims, Catholics

Canadian project finds common ground for Muslims, Catholics

2018-09-11
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Local Catholic and Muslim leaders in Edmonton, Canada, have organized a ‘Meet Greet’ event to create mutual understanding between the two religious communities for a “deeper way of tolerance and coexistence”. “The most ...
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies

2018-09-06
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University of Exeter Call for Applications Application Deadline: September 30, 2018 The above two full-time posts are available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 2 years in the Institute ...
Religion in Society Research Network

Religion in Society Research Network

2018-09-05
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Call for Advisory Board Members Application Deadline: September 28, 2018 We are currently accepting applications for membership to the Advisory Board. The principle role of the Advisory Board is to drive the overall intellectual direction of its re...
The Idea of European Islam

The Idea of European Islam

2018-09-05
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Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity By Mohammed Hashas Publisher: Routledge (July 24, 2018) Series: Routledge Islamic Studies Series Suspicions about the integration of Islam into European cultures have been steadily on the rise, a...
Sacred Journeys: 6th Global Conference

Sacred Journeys: 6th Global Conference

2018-09-04
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Call for Papers Date: July 10-11, 2019 Venue: Maynooth University, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019 More than 400 million people embark annually on pilgrimages with numbers steadily increasing. Pil...
British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism

British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism

2018-09-04
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By Philip Lewis, Sadek Hamid Foreword by: Baroness Warsi Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (June 26, 2018) A new generation of Muslims – activists, academics, religious scholars and professionals – are drawing on contemporary refor...
Call for Papers: Special Issue "Salafism in the West: Major Issues and Debates"

Call for Papers: Special Issue "Salafism in the West: Major Issues and Debates"

2018-09-03
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A Special Issue of Religions Call for Papers Guest Editor: Dr. Adis Duderija Publisher: MDPI – Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020 Salafism both as a concept and lived reality con...
BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2019

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2019

2018-09-02
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BRAIS – De Gruyter International Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the fourth round of the BRAIS...
The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work

The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work

2018-09-01
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The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work Date: October 11-13, 2018 Venue: Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany As the ERC project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions Toward the Center&rdquo...
The Religious Typology

The Religious Typology

2018-08-31
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A new way to categorize Americans by religion Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few of the hundreds o...
Oxford Muslim Access Conference – 2018

Oxford Muslim Access Conference – 2018

2018-08-25
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Date: September 22, 2018 Venue: Newham Collegiate sixth form center, London, UK Application Deadline: September 7, 2018 The Oxford Muslim Access Conference is being launched to address the multiple barriers affecting Muslim students applying to Ox...
The Woolf Institute

The Woolf Institute

2018-08-24
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The Woolf Institute was founded by Dr Edward Kessler and Revd Professor Martin Forward in 1998. Their aim was to provide an academic framework and space in which people could tackle issues of religious difference constructively. The Woolf Institute ...
The “Ethical” and the “Everyday”

The “Ethical” and the “Everyday”

2018-08-24
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Interrogating analytical turns for/in the study of Islam and Muslims in Europe Date: November 29-30, 2018 Venue: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Organizers: Zubair Ahmad, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universit...
From the Understanding Sharia Project: USPPIP Autumn School

From the Understanding Sharia Project: USPPIP Autumn School

2018-08-23
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“Uses of the Past in Islamic Legal Thought and Practice” Call for Applications Date: November 11-17, 2018 Venue: Leiden University, The Netherlands Application Deadline: September 5, 2018 The USPPIP project (Understanding Shari&rsquo...
Living in Harmony: Music, Memory and Encounters between Jewish, Muslim and Christian Neighbors

Living in Harmony: Music, Memory and Encounters between Jewish, Muslim and Christian Neighbors

2018-08-22
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Generously funded by the KC Shasha Charitable Foundation, this project focuses on the cultural and social implications of musical encounters between Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors in historical Iraq and Syria. It examines how the role of mus...
6th International Conference on Islam and Liberty

6th International Conference on Islam and Liberty

2018-08-22
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Building an Islamic Case for Open Markets Date: November 14-15, 2018 Venue: Iqbal International Institute of Research and Dialogue, Islamabad, Pakistan Islam & Liberty Network (ILN) is a global platform of researchers and academics building kn...
Assistant Professor for Asian Islam

Assistant Professor for Asian Islam

2018-08-21
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Call for Applications Hamilton College, New York, USA Application Deadline: October 5, 2018 The Asian Studies program of Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track position in any discipline on Islam in Asia, including Iran/Persia, S...
In Search of Ali Ibn Abi Talib’s Codex: History and Traditions of the Earliest Copy of the Qur’an

In Search of Ali Ibn Abi Talib’s Codex: History and Traditions of the Earliest Copy of the Qur’an

2018-08-20
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Author: Seyfeddin Kara (Hartford Seminary) Publisher: Gerlach Press (July 30, 2018) The history of the text of the Qur’an has been a longstanding subject of interest within the field of Islamic Studies, but the debate has so far been focused ...
Preparing Report about the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Preparing Report about the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

2018-08-19
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Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) organized a total gathering of different NGO’s of the Islamic Republic of Iran in a 1 day seminar on the occasion of Social Cooperation Day on August 13, 2018 in Tehran. In this seminar ...
Attending United Nations Orientation Course

Attending United Nations Orientation Course

2018-08-19
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United Nations Association of Iran (UNA-Iran) in cooperation with the UN Information Center and the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) organized an especial course on the UN System and its Activities in Iran on August 13, 2018. 
The Second International Conference on Islamic Civilization (ISIC 2019)

The Second International Conference on Islamic Civilization (ISIC 2019)

2018-08-19
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The Movement of Population, Objects, and Ideas in the Pre-modern and Modern Muslim World Call for Papers Date: February 12–13, 2019 Venue: National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Republic of China Abstract Submission Deadline: October ...
Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case

Sweden: Muslim woman wins religious discrimination case

2018-08-16
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A Muslim woman will get 40,000 Swedish krona ($4,366) in damages from a company that discriminated against her faith-based choices during a job interview, a Swedish court ruled. Farah Alhajeh’s job interview in Uppsala, eastern Sweden was canc...
Mapping Islamophobia

Mapping Islamophobia

2018-08-11
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Mapping Islamophobia is a project headed by Grinnell College history and religious studies professor Caleb Elfenbein, with contributions from a number of Grinnell College students and technical support from Mike Conner. The project utilizes a series of powerful interactive maps that document incidents of violence, discrimination, and bias targeting Muslim individuals and communities in the United States. 
Postdoctoral Researcher 'Engendering Europe’s Muslim Question'

Postdoctoral Researcher 'Engendering Europe’s Muslim Question'

2018-08-10
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University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Department of Sociology Call for Applications Application Deadline: 30 September 2018 The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) invites applications for a two-year Po...
Yemeni Manuscript Collections and Zaydi Studies

Yemeni Manuscript Collections and Zaydi Studies

2018-08-09
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Date: December 6-7, 2018 Venue: The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA The conference is part of a larger endeavor aimed at fostering the scholarly exploration of all aspects of Shiism: the "Shii Studies Research Program", www.ias.edu...
With anti-Muslim laws, Europe enters new dark age

With anti-Muslim laws, Europe enters new dark age

2018-08-07
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New laws targeting Muslims are reminiscent of a time when innocent Jewish children were abducted by masked monks and imprisoned in monasteries to “save” them from the eternal fire of hell. In our blind mistrust of religious differences, w...
Professor (W 3) for Islamic History and Culture

Professor (W 3) for Islamic History and Culture

2018-08-06
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Tübingen University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian and Oriental Studies Call for Applications Application Deadline: August 31, 2018 The applicant should be able to cover a broad spectrum of research and instruction in this subjec...
Religion and Power: The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders

Religion and Power: The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders

2018-08-04
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The annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) Date: October 26–28, 2018 Venue: Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA The annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion provides scholars ...
Digital Media, Islam, and Politics in the Middle East

Digital Media, Islam, and Politics in the Middle East

2018-08-03
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6th Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies Date: September 28-29, 2018 Venue: Basel, Switzerland Call for Applications for the 6th Annual MUBIT Doctoral Workshop in Late- and Post-Ottoman Studies in Basel, a workshop with...
The race for first Muslim woman in US Congress

The race for first Muslim woman in US Congress

2018-08-02
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Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan. Now aged 44, she faces the biggest hurdle of her life: asking a majority white constituency, where...
Muslim and Protestant scientists most likely to perceive discrimination

Muslim and Protestant scientists most likely to perceive discrimination

2018-07-31
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Religious identity may fuel perceptions of discrimination, Rice University research shows
The Politics of Religion and Spirituality

The Politics of Religion and Spirituality

2018-07-29
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International Society for the Sociology of Religion 35th Conference Call for Papers Date: July 9‐12, 2019 Venue: Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain The last ISSR conference on ‘Religion and Politics’ was organized in...
The Religion and Diversity Project

The Religion and Diversity Project

2018-07-28
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The Religion and Diversity Project was a $2.5 million, 7 year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) housed at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). The project add...
Postdoctoral Researcher, Qur’anic Commentary Project (QuCIP)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Qur’anic Commentary Project (QuCIP)

2018-07-27
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University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies Call for Applications Application Deadline: September 14, 2018 This is an opportunity for an outstanding scholar to join the research project Qur’anic Commentary: An Integrative Paradigm (QuC...
International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR)

International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR)

2018-07-26
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The ISSR was founded in Leuven, Belgium in 1948 as the "Conférence Internationale de Sociologie Religieuse" (International Conference for Religious Sociology). After several years of meeting as a confessional organization, with members from mo...
Sectarian Identity and Community Formation in Islam

Sectarian Identity and Community Formation in Islam

2018-07-25
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The University of Chicago Shiʿi Studies Group Annual Symposium Date: October 26-27, 2018 Venue: The Franke Institute, 1100 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA The University of Chicago Shiʿi Studies Symposium is an endeavor of the Shiʿi Studies Grou...
In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

2018-07-24
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Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center study in 15 countries. However, knowing somet...
3rd CES/WRERU Islamic Education Summer School

3rd CES/WRERU Islamic Education Summer School

2018-07-23
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Formation of Muslim Female Faith & Educational Leadership within European Muslim Diaspora Date: September 3-5, 2018 Venue: Arden House, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK The first Warwick Islamic Education Summer School, held in Sept...
Muslim Americans running for office in highest numbers since 2001

Muslim Americans running for office in highest numbers since 2001

2018-07-18
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A record number of Muslim Americans ran for statewide or national office this election cycle, the most since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made Islam a political target for many, according to Muslim political groups. The Muslim civil rights g...
Religious education needs overhaul to reflect UK, says report

Religious education needs overhaul to reflect UK, says report

2018-07-17
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Religious education in schools is outdated and should be replaced with a new subject: religion, belief and values, and the right of parents to withdraw their children from classes should be scrapped, according to the former Labor education secretary ...
The Great Lakes Adiban Society

The Great Lakes Adiban Society

2018-07-06
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The Great Lakes Adiban Society (GLAS) is a newly-founded organization intended to provide a regional forum for scholars of Islamicate adab, particularly of the medieval and early modern periods. By ‘Islamicate,’ we mean the literatures an...
Great Lakes Adiban Workshop

Great Lakes Adiban Workshop

2018-07-06
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Call for Papers Date: October 6–7, 2018 Venue: The University of Chicago, 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA Paper Submission Deadline: August 15, 2018 The Great Lakes Adiban Society (GLAS) invites submissions for its second annual wo...
Religion and Secularism on Campus; The Changing Dimensions of the University Experience

Religion and Secularism on Campus; The Changing Dimensions of the University Experience

2018-07-05
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Re/presenting Islam on Campus Date: September 6-7, 2018 Venue: The Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), SOAS, University of London, UK Many of today’s prestigious universities, including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge, have Christian foundations (A...
SoCal Graduate Student Conference on Islamic Studies: Sharia and the Secular

SoCal Graduate Student Conference on Islamic Studies: Sharia and the Secular

2018-07-05
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Date: October 19-20, 2018 Venue: University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA Paper Submission Deadline: July 30, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Sherman A. Jackson, University of Southern California The SoCal Islamic Studies Graduate Student C...
Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Assistant Professor/Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Islam and Women Studies

Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Assistant Professor/Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Islam and Women Studies

2018-07-04
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Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei Call for Applications Hours: Full Time Application Deadline: July 31, 2018 Over the past decade Universiti Brunei Darussalam has been on an exciting progressive journey of change, from what is fundamen...
Professional Mobility in the Islamic Lands (900-1600): ʿulamāʾ, udabāʾ, and administrators

Professional Mobility in the Islamic Lands (900-1600): ʿulamāʾ, udabāʾ, and administrators

2018-07-04
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Call for Papers  Date: March 20-21, 2019 Venue: SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018 Adherence into the social-cum-cultural group of ʿulamāʾ was rela...
Studying Muslim Britain: A Forum for Early Career Researchers

Studying Muslim Britain: A Forum for Early Career Researchers

2018-07-03
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Date: July 18, 2018 Venue: The University of Manchester, Simon Building, Dover Street, Manchester, M13 9PS, UK The Muslims in Britain Research Network, in collaboration with the University of Manchester, is very pleased to announce that it will hol...
Islamic primary schools seeking right balance

Islamic primary schools seeking right balance

2018-07-02
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Islamic primary schools contribute to the integration of Muslims in Dutch society and offer children a sense of belonging and prepare them for Dutch society. Marietje Beemsterboer states in her PhD dissertation that the prejudice that Islamic primary...
Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe

Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe

2018-07-02
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"Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe" is a Research project of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. All religions, which are today commonly known as world religions, have their origin ...
Vatican Library makes 15,000 manuscripts available online for free

Vatican Library makes 15,000 manuscripts available online for free

2018-07-01
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Archbishop Cesare Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Library, announced on Wednesday the opening of the DigiVatLib, a shortening of digital Vatican Library. The Archbishop explained that over the last five years the Vatican Library has become involved in...
UK’s first access course in Islamic Education launched at Warwick

UK’s first access course in Islamic Education launched at Warwick

2018-07-01
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The UK’s first access course in Islamic Education has been launched by the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick. The short course is designed to bridge the gap between traditional Islamic seminaries and modern higher educat...
The Politics of Religion and Spirituality

The Politics of Religion and Spirituality

2018-07-01
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International Society for the Sociology of Religion 35th Conference Call for Session Date: July 9-12, 2019 Venue: Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Proposal Submission Deadline: August 30, 2018  While we initially planne...
Call for Papers: Special Issue "Women in Islam"

Call for Papers: Special Issue "Women in Islam"

2018-07-01
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A Special Issue of Societies Call for Papers Guest Editor: Dr. Natana J. DeLong-Bas Publisher: MDPI Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018 This call for papers for a peer-reviewed special issue on “Women in Islam” invites...
Measuring Attitudes Toward Muslims and Jews in Western Europe

Measuring Attitudes Toward Muslims and Jews in Western Europe

2018-07-01
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The religious landscape of Western Europe is changing. The Christian population is declining, while the share of religiously unaffiliated adults is increasing. The Muslim population is growing as a result of immigration and higher fertility rates. Me...
The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) Workshop Grants

The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) Workshop Grants

2018-06-30
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Call for Proposals Proposal Submission Deadline: September 14, 2018 Following the success of its 2016/17 Workshop Grants scheme, BRAIS will be offering two further grants of up to £1000 in 2018. The grants aim to provide opportunities to dev...
Understanding Urban Religion: Heritage, Public Space and Governance

Understanding Urban Religion: Heritage, Public Space and Governance

2018-06-28
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Date: October 25-27, 2018 Venue: Barcelona, Spain While sociological research on religion in urban contexts has proliferated in recent years, the city has less frequently been taken explicitly as a relevant dimension in the study of religion. On t...
The God Debate: Science, Religion and Philosophy

The God Debate: Science, Religion and Philosophy

2018-06-27
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Date: 27 June – 01 August 2018 Venue: Islamic collage, 133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SW, UK Instructor: Alexander Khaleeli At the heart of our existence burns a question: ‘Why am I here?’ It is a question each of us mus...
A Textbook on the Methods of Quranic Exegesis

A Textbook on the Methods of Quranic Exegesis

2018-06-27
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Author: Mohammad Ali Reza’i Isfahani Publisher: ICAS Press The science of tafsīr (exegesis of the Qur’an) was one of the earliest academic activities in Islam. Since the Qur’an’s revelation, a variety of methods and approach...
Special Issue: "Pilgrimage and Diversity in the Information Age"

Special Issue: "Pilgrimage and Diversity in the Information Age"

2018-06-24
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A Special Issue of International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion (IJIDI) Guest Editors: Dr. Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto and Dr. Perla Innocenti, Northumbria University Religious and secular pilgrimages have been part of huma...
Victoria mosque opens doors to Unitarians after crash damages church

Victoria mosque opens doors to Unitarians after crash damages church

2018-06-22
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Members of the Victoria Islamic Center know what it’s like to lose a place of worship. “We welcome you. This is your place,” Abe Ajrami, treasurer for the Islamic Center, said Sunday morning to a group of about 30 Unitarian Universa...
Centre for Religion, Reconciliation and Peace

Centre for Religion, Reconciliation and Peace

2018-06-18
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University of Winchester The Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace (CRRP) is dedicated to helping to create a free, just and peaceful world. It aims to do this by sharing excellence in knowledge, understanding, skills, relationship...
Workshop: Religious Contacts in Early Modern Scandinavia 1500-1750

Workshop: Religious Contacts in Early Modern Scandinavia 1500-1750

2018-06-16
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Date: October 10-11, 2018 Venue: Bochum, Germany The Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) will hold an international workshop “Religious Contacts i...
Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

2018-06-16
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Date: July 5, 2018 Venue: University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9JT, Leeds, UK Organizer: Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC), University of Leeds This part-time Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) explores Middle Eastern societies, religions...
Islam and Sexuality

Islam and Sexuality

2018-06-15
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Date: August 4-5, 2018 Venue: London & Online Instructor: Imam Yassir Fazaga Did you know that there are over 80 sexual references in the Quran? And that the person who spoke about sex most openly and honestly was the Prophet Muhammad (s)? Did...
Supporting Young Muslim Girls

Supporting Young Muslim Girls

2018-06-14
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If being a young Muslim is hard, being a young Muslim woman is especially difficult. Muslim women who wear the hijab are on the front lines of deflecting attacks against Islam due to their visibility. So much of the Islamophobic narrative surrounding...
Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

2018-06-14
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Muslim societies have sometimes faced criticism for failing to adequately educate women. Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai have contributed to this ...
CILE Istanbul Summer School 2018

CILE Istanbul Summer School 2018

2018-06-13
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Maslaha (Good/Benefit): Legal and Ethical Dimensions Date: 30 July - 4 August 2018 Venue: Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey In collaboration with Ibn Haldun University, the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), member of...
The Age Gap in Religion around the World

The Age Gap in Religion around the World

2018-06-13
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By several measures, young adults tend to be less religious than their elders; the opposite is rarely true.
More than 350 mosques call for inquiry into Islamophobia within Conservative party

More than 350 mosques call for inquiry into Islamophobia within Conservative party

2018-06-12
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More than 350 Muslim organizations and mosques have collectively written to the Conservative Party urging them to launch an internal inquiry following allegations of Islamophobia. The calls for an inquiry have supported those made by the Muslim Counc...
NC lawmakers back 'In God We Trust' signs in schools. They say it's not promoting religion.

NC lawmakers back 'In God We Trust' signs in schools. They say it's not promoting religion.

2018-06-10
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After a debate about whether it's promoting religion, the state House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to require North Carolina's public schools to display in a prominent place the words "In God We Trust." Supporters of House Bill 965, which passed 94...
A History of the Shi’a People

A History of the Shi’a People

2018-06-09
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By Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi Edited and annotated by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi Foreword by: Professor Noel Q. King Publisher: Al-Ma’arif Publications, Toronto, Canada (2017) This book deals with the history of the Shi‘a Ithna-‘Asha...
Arabic Language Mastery Immersion Program

Arabic Language Mastery Immersion Program

2018-06-08
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Advanced Arabic Scholarship Residential Diploma By Cambridge Islamic College First Academic Year Begins: September 17, 2018 Duration: 1 Year Application Deadline: July 31, 2018 Arabic Language Mastery Immersion Program is the flagship full-time ...
One Day Course: Reclaiming the Mosque

One Day Course: Reclaiming the Mosque

2018-06-07
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The Role of Women in Islam’s House of Worship Date: July 7, 2018 Venue: London & Online Instructor: Professor Jasser Auda Mosques are safe spaces for prayer, reflection, community and learning. But sadly, so many of the mosques of our t...
The Online Atlas of Religious Minorities Rights in the Council of Europe Countries

The Online Atlas of Religious Minorities Rights in the Council of Europe Countries

2018-06-06
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Italian scholar Silvio Ferrari has launched a massive project that will be of interest to NRM scholars and others researching religion. The project aims at producing an online Atlas of the religious minorities’ rights in the Council of Europe ...
Religious Freedom Institute: 2018 Summer Speaker Series

Religious Freedom Institute: 2018 Summer Speaker Series

2018-06-05
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Date: Wednesdays (June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 2018) @ 4:00 - 5:30 Venue: Religious Freedom Institute, 1050 30th Street NW, Washington, D.C., USA This summer, the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) will host a series of engaging conversations design...
The Quran Mobile project

The Quran Mobile project

2018-06-05
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The Quran Mobile is a project of American Islamic Outreach Foundation (AIOF). It is designed to help the Muslim community to reach out and educate people about the nature of Islam. AIOF serves to inform, educate, and dispel misconceptions about the ...
History of Muslim-Christian Dialogue

History of Muslim-Christian Dialogue

2018-06-04
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The course of History of Muslim-Christian Dialogue forms an essential part of the program of study at PISAI. The historical path taken in this dialogue is based on a study of fundamental documents and important figures. On occasions, certain of the I...
The Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies

The Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies

2018-06-03
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The Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI), founded by the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers), is a study and research center whose teaching and scientific activities provide the necessary preparation for an in...
10 Key Findings about Religion in Western Europe

10 Key Findings about Religion in Western Europe

2018-06-03
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Most Christians in Western Europe today are non-practicing, but Christian identity still remains a meaningful religious, social and cultural marker, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 15 countries in Western Europe. In addition to relig...
Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace

Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace

2018-06-02
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Date: June 20-21, 2018 Venue: The University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5FT, UK Organized by: The Centre of Religion Reconciliation and Peace A quick review of contemporary global events confirms that religion and culture are st...
Wings of Unity: History, Methodology & Outcomes

Wings of Unity: History, Methodology & Outcomes

2018-06-02
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The following is part of an open session of a four-day conference organized by the Focolare Movement, entitled: ‘Together to give hope. Christians and Muslims on march with the charisma of unity.’ This session was attended by numerous le...
“Imam Mahdi” Islamic Association of Rome

“Imam Mahdi” Islamic Association of Rome

2018-06-01
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On 5th May 2018 the “Imam Mahdi” Islamic Centre of Rome officially began its religious and cultural activities. The Opening ceremony started in the early afternoon with a conference on the “Role and Responsibility of Islamic Centers...
Documentary: The Judge

Documentary: The Judge

2018-05-31
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Director: Erika Cohn Runtime: 76 min Production: Idle Wild Films Release Date: April 13, 2018 Official Website: www.thejudgefilm.com The Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) presented a film screening of The Judge ...
The Religious Studies Project (RSP)

The Religious Studies Project (RSP)

2018-05-28
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The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion. Since January 2012 we have released over 250 interviews (of around 30 minut...
Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online

Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online

2018-05-28
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The Museum "für Islamische Kunst" in Berlin now provides access to more than 11.000 objects online on its website.
Islamic Studies in the UK: Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Agendas

Islamic Studies in the UK: Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Agendas

2018-05-25
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Date: June 19, 2018 Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, London WC1H 0XG, UK The workshop is sponsored by the AHRC-funded project Representing Islam on Campus and will be held on June 19th in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, London. Islami...
Re/presenting Islam on Campus

Re/presenting Islam on Campus

2018-05-24
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Re/presenting Islam on Campus is a three year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It explores how Islam and Muslims are represented and perceived on UK University c...
Two Post-Docs to work as Research and Outreach Associates in the Centre of Islamic Studies

Two Post-Docs to work as Research and Outreach Associates in the Centre of Islamic Studies

2018-05-24
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Call for Applications Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge Application Deadline: June 20, 2018 The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint up to two Research and Outreach Associates in the Centre of Islamic Studies, to begin in...
Advanced ‘Alimiyyah Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Advanced ‘Alimiyyah Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies

2018-05-24
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By Cambridge Islamic College Course Director: Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi First Academic Year Begins: September 17, 2018 Duration: 2 Years Advanced Islamic Scholarship Residential Alimiyyah Degree is the flagship degree level program of Cambridge Isl...
Course: Traveling through Islam Research in the Netherlands

Course: Traveling through Islam Research in the Netherlands

2018-05-22
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Date: June 8, 2018 Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof, Leiden University, 2311 BZ Leiden, Netherlands Registration Deadline: June 4, 2018 Utrecht University, VU Amsterdam and Leiden University, three universities participating in NISIS, will provide ins...
Shiʿi Piety: Theory and Materiality from Premodern to Postmodern

Shiʿi Piety: Theory and Materiality from Premodern to Postmodern

2018-05-22
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Call for Papers Date: November 16, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline: July 15, 2018 Hosted by: The Leiden University Shiʿi Studies Initiative (LUSSI) This one-day workshop brings together graduate students and early career scholars working on top...
Imams in Western Europe. Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges

Imams in Western Europe. Developments, Transformations, and Institutional Challenges

2018-05-21
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Edited by Mohammed Hashas, Jan Jaap de Ruiter and Niels Valdemar Vinding Publisher: Amsterdam University Press (April 15, 2018) Prof. Mohammad Hashas, Dr Jan Jaap de Ruiter and Dr Niels Valdemar Vinding edited 'Imams in Western Europe. Developments...
How artificial intelligence is shaping religion in the 21st century

How artificial intelligence is shaping religion in the 21st century

2018-05-20
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Technology and artificial intelligence (AI) are fashioning how people interact with everything from food to healthcare — and so, too, for religion. From electronic scriptures to robot priests, different faiths have absorbed new ideas from the w...
World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize to Melbourne

World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize to Melbourne

2018-05-20
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The King of Jordan – founder of the World Interfaith Harmony Week initiative at the United Nations – attended the 2018 King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at Al Husseiniya Palace and presented awards to the winne...
Challenging Islamophobia - Know Its Causes and Cures

Challenging Islamophobia - Know Its Causes and Cures

2018-05-19
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Date: June 29, 2018 Venue: Lenton Business Centre, Lenton Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 2BY, UK Muslim engagement and development (Mend) invite to an evening to learn about: The rise of Islamophobia Islamophobia in the media The levels of ...
Research Associate - Early Islamic Monumental Art and Architecture

Research Associate - Early Islamic Monumental Art and Architecture

2018-05-19
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Call for Applications Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford Application Deadline: 31 May 2018 Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Dr Judith McKenzie (Associate...
Muslim minority communities meet in UAE to talk challenges

Muslim minority communities meet in UAE to talk challenges

2018-05-19
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The United Arab Emirates hosted the start of a two-day forum on Tuesday for Islamic community leaders from countries around the world where Muslims are minorities. Several hundred people attended the forum in the UAE’s capital of Abu Dhabi to n...
Islamic Education EXPO 2018

Islamic Education EXPO 2018

2018-05-19
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Date: July 1, 2018 Venue: Birmingham Central Mosque, 180 Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham B12 0XS, UK Organizer: Association of Muslim Supplementary Schools Association of Muslim Supplementary Schools proudly presents ISLAMIC EDUCATION EXPO 2018: ...
2018 Luce-Hartford Conference: God's Creation and Human Responsibility

2018 Luce-Hartford Conference: God's Creation and Human Responsibility

2018-05-18
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Date: June 18, 2018 Venue: Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT, USA Climate change and environmental concerns are major issues facing communities across the globe. The effects of climate change have already had major economic, political, and cultural ...
PhD Opportunity: Interfaith Movement in Australia

PhD Opportunity: Interfaith Movement in Australia

2018-05-18
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Call for Applications University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia The College of Arts, Law & Education, School of Social Sciences of the University of Tasmania is offering a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship for an Honors or equivalent graduate...
Pro-sharia party leader: Belgium will have a Muslim majority within 12 years

Pro-sharia party leader: Belgium will have a Muslim majority within 12 years

2018-05-18
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The leader of Belgium’s “Islam” party said in a TV interview said that Belgium will have a Muslim majority soon. Earlier we’ve reported on how his Islam party wants to introduce Sharia law and create an Islamic State in Belgiu...
80th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion

80th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion

2018-05-17
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Date: August 11-13, 2018 Venue: Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Theme: Strengthening Weak Ties to other Sociological Subdisciplines The sociology of religion is sometimes accused of being isolated by relatively low levels of mut...
Ramadan 2018: Google searches to be tailored for the Holy Month

Ramadan 2018: Google searches to be tailored for the Holy Month

2018-05-17
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The California-based tech titan has unveiled new applications and products related to Ramadan intended to help practitioners of the Islamic faith during the most sacred month of the calendar. The company has recently rolled out an interactive calligr...
DeepDeen by Cambridge Islamic College

DeepDeen by Cambridge Islamic College

2018-05-17
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Deep Deen is the world's first video platform designed to elevate understanding, practice and love of Islam. It is an initiative developed by Cambridge Islamic College. Under Shaykh Dr. Akram Nadwi’s leadership and profound scholarship, CIC ar...
Research Associate in British Muslim Studies

Research Associate in British Muslim Studies

2018-05-16
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Call for Applications Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University Application Deadline: June 4, 2018 The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, based in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, wishes to appoi...
Europe's Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030

Europe's Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030

2018-05-16
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Muslims will also account for 2.1 pct of US population by 2030, says new report on global Muslim diaspora
Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam and the modern Middle East

Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam and the modern Middle East

2018-05-15
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Call for Applications Towson University, Maryland, USA Application Deadline: July 22, 2018 The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam and the mo...
URD Intensive Course on Shia Studies

URD Intensive Course on Shia Studies

2018-05-14
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Date: August 1-5, 2018 Venue: Vienna, Austria The University of Religions and Denominations with its experience of organizing six intensive international courses on Shia Studies in Iran (Qom) and attracting more than a hundred participants from 42...
Maydan: Online Magazine for Global Islamic Studies

Maydan: Online Magazine for Global Islamic Studies

2018-05-13
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Maydan is an online publication of Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, offering expert analysis on a wide variety of issues in the field of Islamic Studies for academic and public audiences alike, and serving as...
Presence of IRIC in International Congress on Shiite Role in the Emergence and Development of Islamic Science

Presence of IRIC in International Congress on Shiite Role in the Emergence and Development of Islamic Science

2018-05-13
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The Director and in Charge of International Affairs of IRIC participated in the “International Congress on Shiite role in the emergence and development of Islamic Science” that was held in the Holy City of Qom on May 10-11, 2018 in Payamb...
Ninth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

Ninth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

2018-05-08
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Call for Papers Date: April 25–26, 2019 Venue: University of Granada, Granada, Spain Proposal Submission Deadline: May 25, 2018 The scope of this conference, journal, book series, and online Research Network is as broad as possible in the f...
4th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

4th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

2018-05-08
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This year, advocacy days participants focused their lobbying efforts on issues such as the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban,” “Digital Muslim Ban” and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Hosted ...
Master’s Program in Islamic Studies: “Islam in Europe”

Master’s Program in Islamic Studies: “Islam in Europe”

2018-05-07
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Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo The Master’s program in Islamic Studies is conceived as a response to the need for training in Islamic Theology in the European educational area. The question of how to educate the different p...
A New Issue: Sociology of Islam - Volume 6, Issue 1, 2018

A New Issue: Sociology of Islam - Volume 6, Issue 1, 2018

2018-05-07
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Sociology of Islam, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2018 Editors-in-Chief: Gary Wood, Virginia Tech and Tugrul Keskin, Shanghai University Publisher: Brill A new issue of the Sociology of Islam (SOI) has been published. The Sociology of Islam (SOI) explores m...
“Politology of Religion: A Biannual Conference”

“Politology of Religion: A Biannual Conference”

2018-05-06
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Call for Papers Date: November 23-24, 2018 Venue: Belgrade, Serbia Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018 We kindly invite you to participate in the international scientific conference “Politology of Religion: A Biannual Conference&rd...
Academy Colloquium “Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora”

Academy Colloquium “Whither Islamicate Digital Humanities? Analytics, Tools, Corpora”

2018-05-06
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Call for Papers Date: December 13-15, 2018 Venue: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV, Amsterdam, Netherlands Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018 Funded by: The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences & the Netherla...
The History of Modern Western Esotericism

The History of Modern Western Esotericism

2018-05-05
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Approaching Religion, Vol 8, No 1 (April 23, 2018) Publisher: The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History Guest Editors: Dr Tiina Mahlamäki and Dr Maarit Leskelä-Kärki Editor: Ruth Illman, The Donner Institut...
The Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town

The Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town

2018-05-05
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Religion has been studied at the University of Cape Town since 1967. Grown from humble beginnings, the Department today is home to four journals, three Institutes, and has consistently maintained a post-graduate enrolment of around 70 students. The D...
The Global Crisis in Religious Freedom: State of Play and Recommendations

The Global Crisis in Religious Freedom: State of Play and Recommendations

2018-05-05
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Date: May 8, 2018 Venue: 340 Cannon House Office Building, 27 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003, USA The Religious Freedom Institute in partnership with the International Catholic Legislators Network on May 8, will host a special ...
Young British Muslims are becoming much more liberal – but they aren't less religious as a result

Young British Muslims are becoming much more liberal – but they aren't less religious as a result

2018-05-04
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Muslims, especially second generation Muslims, seem to be finding ways to reconcile British culture with religion. It's only natural that, when Islamic thought has adapted to the context in Malaysia, in Pakistan and in Egypt, it can do so in Britain ...
Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

2018-05-04
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Call for Application Application Deadline: June 7, 2018 The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World. The HRH Prince Alwaleed...
British Muslim Identities: Muslims of the West

British Muslim Identities: Muslims of the West

2018-05-04
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A British Sociological Association (BSA) Early Career Forum Event Date: June 20, 2018 Venue: A1, Law and Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK Key questions framed will include: ‘how do British Muslims apply meani...
The Qur'an: Text, Translation, and Culture, 2018

The Qur'an: Text, Translation, and Culture, 2018

2018-05-03
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10th SOAS Conference on The Qur'an Call for Papers Date: November 9-10, 2018 Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, London WC1H 0XG, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018 Convenors: Prof. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem and Dr Mustafa Sha...
Documentary: Being Muslim in the U.S.

Documentary: Being Muslim in the U.S.

2018-05-03
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This video offers a look inside the beliefs and attitudes of Muslims in America; it features data from Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey, as well as the personal stories of Muslims from across the United States. The early days of Donald Trump&...
Muslims in the UK and Europe

Muslims in the UK and Europe

2018-05-02
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Postgraduate Symposium Date: June 18, 2018  Venue: The Moller Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0DE, UK Organized by: The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge The University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic S...
Youth 360 Talks

Youth 360 Talks

2018-05-02
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Date: July 8, 2018 Venue: Hyatt MCO, Orlando, FL, USA Organizer: Muslim Congress Conference 2018 Youth Events There will be several youth-specific activities throughout the conference weekend including: - Workshops designed for and by the youth....
Summer Doctoral School (2019): "Religion and Atheism in Pluralist Societies"

Summer Doctoral School (2019): "Religion and Atheism in Pluralist Societies"

2018-05-01
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Call for Papers Date: June 17-19, 2019 Venue: Nantes, France Proposal Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018 Organized by: The Institute of religious pluralism and atheism (IPRA) The Institut du pluralisme religieux et de l’athéism...
Human Rights and Islam

Human Rights and Islam

2018-05-01
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An Introduction to Key Debates Between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law by Abdullah Saeed Series: Elgar Studies in Human Rights Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub (April 27, 2018) Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with ...
Sunni and Shia Symposium at UCI

Sunni and Shia Symposium at UCI

2018-04-30
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The Shia Muslim Council, along with its partners, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, CAIR, MPAC and Bayan Claremont presented a unique symposium to discuss Sunni and Shia relations. Held at the University of California in Irvine, the s...
Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

2018-04-20
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Deadline: 1 June 2018 NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2018. The following link provides background information, the benefits of ...
Islamic Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Prospects

Islamic Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Prospects

2018-04-16
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CILE Public Lecture Series Date: March 6, 2018 Venue: Hamad Bin Khalifa University's (HBKU) College of Islamic Studies (CIS), Ar-Rayyan, Qatar The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a member of College of Islamic Studies (C...
Madinah & Bab al-Ilm 2018

Madinah & Bab al-Ilm 2018

2018-04-15
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Date: 22 July to 11 August 2018 The World Federation of KSIMC in partnership with The Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ), and its Regional Members has re-organized an excellent educational opportunity for individuals where they will receive spiritua...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies Summer Session

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies Summer Session

2018-04-15
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Call for Papers Date: August 1–3, 2018 Venue: The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: July 10, 2018 The 5, 6 & 7 December Session will be held at the University Churc...
Sunni and Shia Islamic Thought: Prospects and Challenges

Sunni and Shia Islamic Thought: Prospects and Challenges

2018-04-13
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Date: April 28, 2018 Venue: University of California, Irvine, CA, USA Organized by: Shia Muslim Council of Southern California On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, in collaboration with Islamic Shura Council of Southern Cal...
The greatest Islamic library nobody knows about

The greatest Islamic library nobody knows about

2018-04-13
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Ireland’s capital city is home to quite possibly the finest collection of Islamic manuscripts in the western hemisphere, if not the entire world. The Chester Beatty Library was first opened in a large building in a wealthy suburb of Dublin in ...
Islam: The Religion of Hope

Islam: The Religion of Hope

2018-04-12
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Date: July 6-8, 2018 Venue: Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL, USA Muslim Congress welcomes you to the 14th Annual National Conference in Orlando, FL on the weekend of July 6-8th 2018. Conference attendees will have a weekend...
The Ethnic and Religious Future of Europe

The Ethnic and Religious Future of Europe

2018-04-11
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Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, Volume 28, 2018 Publisher: The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History (April 5, 2018) Editors: Björn Dahla, Ruth Illman, Peter Nynäs and Tuomas Martikainen We are happy to a...
The Religious Freedom Institute announces the launch of its Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team

The Religious Freedom Institute announces the launch of its Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team

2018-04-11
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At an event, the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) announced the launch of its Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team. Each of the Religious Freedom Institute’s five action teams advances religious freedom in a particular issue area or region ...
IIIT European Summer School

IIIT European Summer School

2018-04-10
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Islam in Europe: Challenges of Pluralism Call for Application Date: August 4-18, 2018 Venue: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Application Deadline: 1 May 2018 Organized by: International Institute of Islamic Thought, London Office Faculty o...
Religion and the European Court of Human Rights

Religion and the European Court of Human Rights

2018-04-10
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Grassroots Mobilize Public Event & Conference: Date: May 3-4, 2018 Venue: Athens, Greece • PUBLIC EVENT (3 MAY): Religion and Secularism: does the Court go too far – or not far enough? The European public square has, in the last t...
Muslim population of the UK could triple to 13m following 'record' influx

Muslim population of the UK could triple to 13m following 'record' influx

2018-04-09
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The Muslim population of the UK is set to triple in 30 years, according to projections from the Pew Research Centre. Under the model which assumes median migration levels, the number of Muslims in the country would rise from 4.1m in 2016 to 13m in 20...
Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

2018-04-09
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Exploring the lives of Muslim communities in Britain with a particular emphasis on sociological and anthropological methodology, the Islam-UK Centre aims to promote scholarly and public understandings of Islam and the life of Muslim communities in th...
2018 MA Jameel Scholarships

2018 MA Jameel Scholarships

2018-04-07
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Call for Applications Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK Application Deadline: May 4, 2018 Applications are invited for THREE full-time scholarships for the MA Islam in Contemporary Britain for the academic year 2018/19. Eligibility criteria...
UK: 'Hello, I am Muslim'

UK: 'Hello, I am Muslim'

2018-04-06
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International event aims to encourage mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Thematic Study of the Quran (2018)

Thematic Study of the Quran (2018)

2018-04-05
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Date: June 2-3, 2018 Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, London, UK Organizer: The Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) Instructor: Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna Discover in just one weekend how Quranic revelation c...
The inquisition (al-miḥnah) over the createdness of the Qur’an: Who was responsible?

The inquisition (al-miḥnah) over the createdness of the Qur’an: Who was responsible?

2018-04-05
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The Islamic College Monthly Lecture Series Lecturer: Shaykh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour Date: April 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm Venue: The Islamic College, 133 High Rd, London, UK Miḥnah or ‘trial’ refers to a period in which the Ḥanbalites were...
The Elements of Islamic Metaphysics (Bidayat al-Hikmah)

The Elements of Islamic Metaphysics (Bidayat al-Hikmah)

2018-04-04
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Second Edition, Fully Revised Author: Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i Translation: Sayyid ‘Ali Quli Qara’i Publisher: ICAS Press Categories: Philosophy & Mysticism, Textbooks The Elements of Islamic Metaphysics, an E...
Islamophobia: Challenges & Opportunities

Islamophobia: Challenges & Opportunities

2018-04-03
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Date: April 22, 2018 @ 2:30 pm-5:30 pm Venue: Walsall Studio School, The Goldmine Centre, Walsall, UK Innovate Walsall CIC, cordially invites you to a panel event entitled “Islamophobia: Challenges & Opportunities” with keynote spea...
“Jihadi Audiovisualities”

“Jihadi Audiovisualities”

2018-04-02
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Date: October 4-5, 2018 Venue: The Department of Anthropology and African Studies, The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany A thorough assessment of jihadist images and videos reveals a great multiplicity of textual, verbal, and visu...
The Great Women of Islam

The Great Women of Islam

2018-03-26
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On 25th March, Interpal held a one-day seminar on “The Great Women of Islam” including inspirational talks, panel discussion and auction. In our daily lives, we are often looking to be inspired by great people. What better way than to be...
New Programs of the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) at Royal Holloway University of London

New Programs of the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) at Royal Holloway University of London

2018-03-17
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CIWAS was established in October 2016 to provide an institutional focus for Royal Holloway scholars interested in Islamic and West Asian societies, including researchers in the departments of History, Music, Geography, Theatre, English, Economics, an...
Book Launch: The Qur’an and the Just Society

Book Launch: The Qur’an and the Just Society

2018-03-16
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Date: TBD Venue: Brunei Gallery Suite, SOAS, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG, UK Hosted by: Professor M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (King Fahd Professor of Islamic Studies, SOAS) Organized in partnership with Centre for Islamic Research and Education, Ebrahim...
The American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting: Qur'an Unit

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting: Qur'an Unit

2018-03-15
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Date: November 17-20, 2018 Venue: Denver, CO, US Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, the Annual Meetings 2018 will be held November 17-20 in Denver, Colorado. With more than 1,200 academic sessions,...
The Heritage of Minority Faith Buildings in The 20th Century

The Heritage of Minority Faith Buildings in The 20th Century

2018-03-14
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Hosted by: Historic England and Society of Antiquaries of London Historic England has been working with partners over recent years to develop and deepen an understanding of the landscape of faith buildings in 20th century England, including the long...
The Quran: Why is it a miracle?

The Quran: Why is it a miracle?

2018-03-13
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A One Day Course Date: March 31, 2018 @ 9.00 am - 6.30 pm Venue: London & Online Organizer: The Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) A one-day special course to discover: - How the Quran itself testifies to its divine auth...
Quranic Studies International Conference

Quranic Studies International Conference

2018-03-04
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With Emphasis on Islamic Banking and Finance Call for Papers Date: August 4, 2018  Venue: Oxford, UK Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018 The International Conference on the Quranic Studies focuses on topics such as the emergence of...
Building Action Against Islamophobia

Building Action Against Islamophobia

2018-03-03
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With Islamophobia on the rise, it is important for us to reflect on how we got here so that we can challenge it effectively. Individual acts of intimidation and violence do not happen in a vacuum, and certainly did not begin with Brexit, or even 9/11...
International Journal of Latin American Religions

International Journal of Latin American Religions

2018-03-02
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Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2017 Editor-in-Chief: Frank Usarski Publisher: Springer International Publishing A multidisciplinary journal that contributes to understanding of the history and present state of Latin American religions. ▶ A publicati...
Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Vienna affirm social cohesion and peaceful coexistence

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Vienna affirm social cohesion and peaceful coexistence

2018-03-01
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Unity among religious leaders is growing and it is a powerful message of hope in the Arab region, Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have heard at a Vienna conference on peaceful coexistence and diversity, whilst advocating the necessity of even mo...
Second Executive Council Meeting of The World Federation (Shia Khoja)

Second Executive Council Meeting of The World Federation (Shia Khoja)

2018-03-01
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The World Federation’s Second Executive Council Meeting of the term 2017-2020 started on Friday 23 February 2018 with an opening and welcome ceremony followed by an evening of Real Talk with the community. Dr Munir Datoo, t...
"Shia Studies in UK, Current Situation and Future Prospects"

"Shia Studies in UK, Current Situation and Future Prospects"

2018-02-27
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Lecture Report in the Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) – Tehran IRIC was proud to host a meeting with Dr. Oliver Scharbrodt on the topic entitled “Shia studies in UK, current situation and future prospects “on 27th Fe...
History of Hadith Compilation

History of Hadith Compilation

2018-02-26
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Author: Muhammad Ali Mahdavirad Translator: Alexander Khaleeli Publisher: ICAS Press Today, hadith books are taken for granted, but, in the first century after the Prophet (S), it was by no means certain that the Prophet’s words wo...
The Abrahamic Foundation

The Abrahamic Foundation

2018-02-25
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The Abrahamic Foundation was established in 2009 to serve the diverse needs of the Muslim community.  It was founded by a group of scholars, teachers and other professional members of the community. The aim of the organization is to create a cen...
NCSR 2018: Religion, Politics and Boundaries

NCSR 2018: Religion, Politics and Boundaries

2018-02-24
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The 24th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion (NCSR 2018) Call for Papers Date: August 1-3, 2018 Venue: University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway Proposal Submission Deadline: April 6, 2018 Growing religious diversity characterizes most countri...
Populist Politics & the Minority Voice

Populist Politics & the Minority Voice

2018-02-22
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Date: April 19, 2018 Venue: King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, UK A one-day Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN) conference organized in partnership with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College Lon...
The 2018 Public Seminar Series

The 2018 Public Seminar Series

2018-02-21
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Presented by Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK The Seminar Series is now in its 10th year. What began as very modest in-house graduate-focused seminars has now developed into a more substantial public-facing program. A rich and varied program ...
The Abrahamic Foundation Adult Courses 2018

The Abrahamic Foundation Adult Courses 2018

2018-02-19
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Course Start Date: March 16, 2018 Venue: The Abrahamic Foundation, Smethwick, Birmingham, UK A range of adult courses spread over 18 weeks. - Short Fiqh courses to help you learn the essentials of your religion - Short structured courses in seve...
Visit My Mosque day; A report

Visit My Mosque day; A report

2018-02-18
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The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) is pleased to report that the 4th consecutive Visit My Mosque day on Sunday was once again, a resounding success. With over 200 mosques across the UK opening their doors to the public in an initiative launched...
Muslim leader urges Macron not to meddle too much in French Islam

Muslim leader urges Macron not to meddle too much in French Islam

2018-02-13
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A leading representative of French Muslims urged Emmanuel Macron not to meddle in the organization of France’s second-largest religion; days after the president told the Journal du Dimanche that he would try to redefine relations between Islam ...
International conference on the Policies, Regulations, and Bioethics of Genomic Research

International conference on the Policies, Regulations, and Bioethics of Genomic Research

2018-02-11
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Date: April 11-12, 2018 Venue: Doha, Qatar Organizers: Qatar Genome Program (QGP) in collaboration with the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) Submission Deadline: March 10, 2018 In collaboration with the Research Cent...
MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh

MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh

2018-02-11
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University of Edinburgh Call for Applications Application Deadline: May 2, 2018 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 ...
Religion and Poverty

Religion and Poverty

2018-02-10
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Thematic Collection in Palgrave Communication Editors: Dr Gottfried Schweiger and Dr Helmut P Gaisbauer (University of Salzburg), Prof Clemens Sedmak (University of Notre Dame) Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan This is a rolling article collection and...
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

2018-02-09
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The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Call for Applications Application Deadline: May 1, 2018 The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wis...
On one issue, Canadians are a lot less tolerant than Americans

On one issue, Canadians are a lot less tolerant than Americans

2018-02-08
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Many Canadians pride themselves on being more multicultural and less suspicious of minorities than Americans, but new public opinion research being aired today in Montréal at a McGill Institute for the Study of Canada conference find...
Presence of IRIC in the International Conference of "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges"

Presence of IRIC in the International Conference of "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges"

2018-02-07
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On Wednesday, 7 February 2018, a group of IRIC experts participated in the international conference of "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" which was hosted by al-Mustafa University, in Qom. The conference was attended by a group of schola...
International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

2018-02-07
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Call for Papers Editor: Luis G. Roger-Castillo, Center of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot Studies Publisher: Common Ground Publishing Published Quarterly from 2011 (March, June, September, December) Submission Deadline: April 15, 20...
How the National Prayer Breakfast sparked an unusual meeting between Muslims and evangelicals

How the National Prayer Breakfast sparked an unusual meeting between Muslims and evangelicals

2018-02-07
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Texas pastor Bob Roberts has traveled to Washington before for the National Prayer Breakfast, a Christian-organized networking event where evangelicals come to schmooze about topics including their shared goal of bringing people to Christ. That ...
Innovative Approaches in Islamic Sciences and Education

Innovative Approaches in Islamic Sciences and Education

2018-02-06
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Date: September 20-22, 2018 Venue: University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany Organized by: The Institute of Islamic Theology at the University of Osnabrück The conference has two main goals: First, to allow an interdisciplinary d...
Boston police’s social media surveillance unfairly targeted Muslims, ACLU says

Boston police’s social media surveillance unfairly targeted Muslims, ACLU says

2018-02-06
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A social media monitoring tool used by the Boston Police Department to identify potential threats swept up the posts of people using the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter and a lawmaker’s Facebook update about racial inequality, according to a report ...
2018–2019 Postdoctoral Associateship Program (non-stipendiary)

2018–2019 Postdoctoral Associateship Program (non-stipendiary)

2018-02-02
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Call for Applications Postdoctoral Associateship Program: Advanced Historical Research in Islamic Art and Architecture Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 The Aga Khan Program for Is...
Professor in Social and Cultural History of Islam and Islamic Worlds

Professor in Social and Cultural History of Islam and Islamic Worlds

2018-02-01
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Call for Applications Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Starting Date: August 1, 2018 Application Deadline: March 8, 2018 The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution compos...
Lecture: Religious Diversity and Interreligious Dialogue

Lecture: Religious Diversity and Interreligious Dialogue

2018-01-31
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The Islamic College Monthly Lecture Series Lecturer: Amir Dastmalchian Date: February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm Venue: The Islamic College, 133 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SW, UK For many religious believers around the world, particular...
The History of Material Cultures and Visual Arts in the Islamic Lands

The History of Material Cultures and Visual Arts in the Islamic Lands

2018-01-30
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Call for Papers 14th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society for Studies in Islamic Art and Archaeology The History of Material Cultures and Visual Arts in the Islamic Lands: Current State of Research and New Perspectives Date: July 5–7, 20...
German politician under fire for converting to Islam

German politician under fire for converting to Islam

2018-01-30
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When German man Arthur Wagner announced on Facebook he had converted to Islam and was now called Ahmad, he was bombarded with abuse. “Someone wrote, I should leave Germany immediately before I started building bombs,” said Mr Wagner from ...
Religious Conversions: Then and Now

Religious Conversions: Then and Now

2018-01-29
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The 6th Annual International Conference of the Center for the Study of Conversions and Inter-Religious Encounters (CSoC) Date: May 28-31, 2018 Venue: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel In past conferences held at CSOC, religious conversion...
Call for Papers: “Refugees and Religion”

Call for Papers: “Refugees and Religion”

2018-01-28
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Call for Papers Date: September 27-28, 2018 Venue: Utrecht University, Drift 21, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands Abstract Submission Deadline: April 9, 2018 Organized by: Prof. Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University) and Prof. Peter van der Veer (Max ...
PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies: Islamic Civilization or Muslims in Europe

PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies: Islamic Civilization or Muslims in Europe

2018-01-27
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Call for Applications The Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh Application Deadline: April 12, 2018 The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is now offering two PhD studentships, for r...
Muslim Women’s Religious Leadership and Authority in Europe and North America

Muslim Women’s Religious Leadership and Authority in Europe and North America

2018-01-27
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Call for Papers Date: September 13-14, 2018 Venue: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK Submission Deadline: April 3, 2018 Organizers: Khadijah Elshayyal (Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh), Giulia Liberatore (Sociology & Isl...
Interfaith demonstrators form human chain around Muslims in prayer as they protest Trump travel ban

Interfaith demonstrators form human chain around Muslims in prayer as they protest Trump travel ban

2018-01-27
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Muslims prayed following a protest to mark the one year anniversary of the Trump administration's executive order banning travel into the U.S. from several Muslim majority countries, in Washington Square Park, 26 January, 2018 in New York City. 
The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

2018-01-26
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Like Americans in many other religious groups, a substantial share of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But, unlike some other faiths, Islam gains about as many converts as it loses. About a quarter of adults ...
CIWAS Annual Conference 2018: Islam, the West, and Radicalism

CIWAS Annual Conference 2018: Islam, the West, and Radicalism

2018-01-25
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Date: February 15, 2018 Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX, UK Organizer: The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies at Royal Holloway University of London Recent years have seen new waves of political ...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2018-01-23
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Call for Papers Date: March 19-21, 2018 Venue: The Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: March 5, 2018 The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentat...
The Traditional Systems of Conflict Resolution

The Traditional Systems of Conflict Resolution

2018-01-22
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5th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Call for papers Date: October 30 - November 1, 2018 Venue: 11 W Prospect Ave, NY 10550, USA Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 June 2018 The mai...
Symposium: Do You Need God to Be Good?

Symposium: Do You Need God to Be Good?

2018-01-20
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A multi-disciplinary symposium on religion and ethics Call for Papers Date: 30 July - 3 August 2018 Venue: TBD Papers would be welcomed on topics such as: The right to die/euthanasia State legislation on abortion, same-sex marriage, L...
Journey Through the Quran (2018)

Journey Through the Quran (2018)

2018-01-20
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Instructor: Shaykh Sharif MH al-Banna Date: May 19-20, 2018 and May 26-27, 2018 Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, UK Under the tutelage of IIDR’s very own founder, Shaykh Hasan al-Banna, this course will giv...
Prophet Muhammad - As if you were with him

Prophet Muhammad - As if you were with him

2018-01-19
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Teacher: Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi  Date: January 27 – July 14, 2018 Duration: 6 months (40 hours) Organizer: Cambridge Islamic Collage From the beginning of human history, billions upon billions of people have come and gone. From...
Religion and Politics: Conflict and Peace

Religion and Politics: Conflict and Peace

2018-01-19
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13th International Conference of the SIEF Ethnology of Religion Working Group Date: September 20-23, 2018 Venue: Siena, Italy Politics and religion have never existed in isolation but always stood in continuous interaction throughout times. The &l...
Lecture: Humor in Islam and Muslim Civilization

Lecture: Humor in Islam and Muslim Civilization

2018-01-19
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Lecturer: Yasmin Amin  The last session of the Islamic College’s monthly lecture series on “Humor in Islam and Muslim Civilization” was held on January 18. Muslims today are stereotyped as humorless. Grim images of burning fl...
6th International Course on Shi'a Islamic Studies

6th International Course on Shi'a Islamic Studies

2018-01-18
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Date: February 20-28, 2018 Venue: University of Religions and Denominations, Pardisan, Qom, Iran Registration Deadline: February 14, 2018 Shiʿi Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both...
Early Muslim Canadian settler Fuad Sahin named to the Order of Canada

Early Muslim Canadian settler Fuad Sahin named to the Order of Canada

2018-01-17
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Dr. Fuad Sahin was named to the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on December 29, 2017. He had previously received the Order of Ontario in 2009. Originally from Turkey, Dr. Sahan immigrated to Canada in 1958 with his family and s...
Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective

Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective

2018-01-17
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Call for Papers Date: July 30 – August 3, 2018 Venue: Helsinki, Finland Proposal Submission Deadline: February 14, 2018 The Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective unit of the ISBL welcomes proposals for both individual paper...
Associate Professor in Religious Studies (with a Focus on Indigenous Religions)

Associate Professor in Religious Studies (with a Focus on Indigenous Religions)

2018-01-16
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Call for Applications University of Tromsø, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Education Application Deadline: February 14, 2018 The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Tromsø – T...
The "Beauty Fallacy": Religion, Science and the Aesthetics of Knowledge

The "Beauty Fallacy": Religion, Science and the Aesthetics of Knowledge

2018-01-16
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The “Beauty Fallacy”: Religion, Science and the Aesthetics of Knowledge Approaching Religion, Volume 7, No 2 (December 4, 2017) Publisher: The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History Guest Editors: Prof. Alexa...
Heritage Revisited – Rediscovering Islamic Objects in Enlightenment Europe

Heritage Revisited – Rediscovering Islamic Objects in Enlightenment Europe

2018-01-15
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Call for Papers Date: September 27-28, 2018 Venue: Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien, Austria Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018 The large bronze griffin now kept in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Pisa ...
Muslims in Eastern Europe

Muslims in Eastern Europe

2018-01-14
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By Egdūnas Račius Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (January 16, 2018) Series: The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys The history and contemporary situation of Muslim communities in Eastern Europe are explored here from three angles. First, surviva...
Research Project: "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"

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

2018-01-14
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Research Project Funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation Call for Proposals Application Deadline: May 16, 2018 The special program "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements" is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developme...
Women of Islamic Studies

Women of Islamic Studies

2018-01-14
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Department of Religious Studies, University of Nebraska Omaha Women of Islamic Studies is a crowdsourced database of women scholars who work on Muslims and Islam. This ongoing project is in its beta version. Once sufficient data has been c...
Islamic Archaeology Day 2018

Islamic Archaeology Day 2018

2018-01-14
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Date: February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 - 18:00 Venue: UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, UK Organizers: Corisande Fenwick (UCL), Hugh Kennedy (SOAS), Tim Williams (UCL) The 4th Islamic Archaeology Day, jointly hosted by SOAS a...
Summer Courses on Shi‘a Studies

Summer Courses on Shi‘a Studies

2018-01-13
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Date: July 15 – 30, 2018 Venue: Qom, Iran Organized by: Al-Hikmah Institute of Al-Mustafa International University Al-hikmah Institute of Al-Mustafa International University organizes a summer program for Shi‘a studies. This program pr...
The Sacred in Conflict: Disagreements between and within Religions

The Sacred in Conflict: Disagreements between and within Religions

2018-01-13
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Second Doctoral Conference in Religious Studies Date: June 28-30, 2018 Venue: Center for Religious Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary Organizer: Center for Religious Studies, Central European University Abstract Submission De...
Self-identity and Otherness: Shia Approaches to Religious Pluralism

Self-identity and Otherness: Shia Approaches to Religious Pluralism

2018-01-12
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European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) 2018 Date: June 17-21, 2018 Venue: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Chair and Convenor: Dr. phil. Shirin Naef (University of Zurich) This panel is an examination of the history of Shia...
Embracing The Muslim Community: The Revert Experience

Embracing The Muslim Community: The Revert Experience

2018-01-11
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This event was a collaboration between The Revert Hub and the Islamic Society at SOAS and took place on the 1st of February 2018 in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London. It was a memorable and enjoyable evening with 3 really interesting p...
New Analysis of Shia Politics

New Analysis of Shia Politics

2018-01-11
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Islam in a Changing Middle East Publisher: Project on Middle East Political Science (December 2017) The study of Islamist movements has often implicitly meant the study of Sunni Islamist movements. An enormous amount of political science schol...
Islam and the Future of Tolerance: The Movie

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: The Movie

2018-01-09
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Director:  Jay Shapiro Producers:  Suzi Jamil and Desh Amila Islam and the Future of Tolerance is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of an unlikely conversation on a topic of grave importance, and how it changed two foes in...
Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm

Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm

2018-01-09
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Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Explorations Call for Papers Abstract Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018 The question of ethics (al-akhlāq (pl.) in Arabic) in the field of Islamic Studies is nascent. The domi...
How US mosques are dealing with Muslims’ mental health issues

How US mosques are dealing with Muslims’ mental health issues

2018-01-09
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In the United States, many Muslims are reluctant to seek out mental health professionals because of the stigma attached to mental illness or because they fear that a Western-trained therapist will not understand their culture or religion. Instead, t...
Another Orient: Conversion and Rediscovery of Islam in Interwar Europe

Another Orient: Conversion and Rediscovery of Islam in Interwar Europe

2018-01-07
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Date: March 5, 2018 @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm Speaker: Edin Hajdarpasic Event Sponsor: Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies In the aftermath of the First World War, the conversion...
The Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations

The Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations

2018-01-06
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Boston University The creation of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations at Boston University reflects the university’s long-standing commitment to the advancement of scholarship of the Muslim world. The In...
Religions and Sustainable Development Goals

Religions and Sustainable Development Goals

2018-01-06
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Perspectives from Judaism, Christianity and Islam Date: July 23 – August 10, 2018 Venue: Bossey, Switzerland Application Deadline: April 9, 2018 Intended for an international audience of young people (ages 20-35) interested and en...
Youth Development Program (YDP) 2018

Youth Development Program (YDP) 2018

2018-01-06
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Date: March 3-4, 2018 Application Deadline: February 11, 2018 Organizer: The Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ) The aim of the Youth Development Program is to develop personal and enhance leadership capacity across the youth in the Council of Euro...
Worcester Mosque feeds homeless people on New Year’s Day

Worcester Mosque feeds homeless people on New Year’s Day

2018-01-06
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Worcester Mosque has donated almost 200 dishes-worth of food, including desserts, to its neighbors St Paul’s Hostel for the homeless.
PhD Scholarship in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen

PhD Scholarship in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen

2018-01-05
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Call for Applications University of Groningen, Netherlands Disciplines: Islamic Studies, Religious Studies Application Deadline: April 01, 2018 The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen is an ambitious facu...
Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

2018-01-05
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Edited by Jocelyne Cesari and José Casanova Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 27, 2017) The relationship between secularism, democracy, religion, and gender equality has been a complex one across Western democracies and still remains...
Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US, says report

Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US, says report

2018-01-04
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By the year 2040, Muslims will replace Jews as the second-largest religious group in the US after Christians, according to projections by a leading American think tank. Pew Research Center estimates there were some 3.45 million Muslims living in the ...
Islam & Democracy, Diplomacy in Islam, Islamic & International Law

Islam & Democracy, Diplomacy in Islam, Islamic & International Law

2018-01-03
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5th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) Venue: Seville, The Capital of Andalusia Date: July 16-22, 2018 Organizer: International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort (Co-IRIS) Subject Fields: Arabic History / Studies,...
Conference on ‘Lovers of the Ahlul Bayt(as) and Takfirism Issue’

Conference on ‘Lovers of the Ahlul Bayt(as) and Takfirism Issue’

2018-01-02
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Hannah Smith reflects upon her trip to the latest global unity and Islamic awakening conference in Tehran (November 23-25, 2017)
Senior Lecturer for Teaching Koran Arabic

Senior Lecturer for Teaching Koran Arabic

2018-01-02
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Institute for Islamic Studies, University of Vienna, Austria Call for Applications Application Deadline: February 5, 2018 Job Status: 4 Years, Part-time, 20 Hours per week The Department of Islamic-Theological Studies at the Faculty of Philologic...
4th International Conference on Arts, Music, Literature and Islamic Studies (AMLIS-2018)

4th International Conference on Arts, Music, Literature and Islamic Studies (AMLIS-2018)

2018-01-02
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Date: March 19-20, 2018 Venue: Holiday Inn Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Abstract Submissions Deadline: January 20, 2018 The idea of 4th International Conference on Arts, Music, Literature and Islamic Studies (AMLIS-2018) scheduled on March 1...
International Conference on Islamic Education (ICIE) 2018

International Conference on Islamic Education (ICIE) 2018

2018-01-01
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Date: March 28-30, 2018 Venue: Bandung, Indonesia Subject Fields: Educational Technology, Humanities, Islamic History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology International Conference on Islamic Education (ICIE) hosted by Faculty o...
Special Issue: “Mapping Shia Muslim communities in Europe”

Special Issue: “Mapping Shia Muslim communities in Europe”

2018-01-01
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Special issue of the Journal of Muslims in Europe on ‘Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe — Local and Transnational Dimensions’
Part-time Islamic Studies

Part-time Islamic Studies

2017-12-29
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Starting Date: February 26, 2018 Organized by: Al-Mahdi Institute Application Deadline: February 16, 2018 Al-Mahdi Institute is now enrolling for Part-time Islamic studies starting from Monday 26th February 2018. Modules available include “I...
AMI Tafsir Series 2018

AMI Tafsir Series 2018

2017-12-28
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Starting Date: February 20, 2018 Organized by: Al-Mahdi Institute Featuring FOUR five-week courses exploring Sūrat al-Hujurāt, Sūrat al-Jinn, Sūrat al-Zumar and Sūrat al-Wāqi’ah available to study in-house at Al-Mahdi Institute. Details are ...
Cambridge Muslim College Winter Term 2018

Cambridge Muslim College Winter Term 2018

2017-12-27
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Winter 2018 Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 Saint Paul's Road, Cambridge, UK The Winter Term classes of Cambridge Muslim College (CMC) are organized as a series and participants are encouraged to attend each session. They must register for each...
Project: Reconsidering Muslim Marriage Practices in Europe

Project: Reconsidering Muslim Marriage Practices in Europe

2017-12-26
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A grant of £49,616 from the British Academy has given the green-light to a collaborative research project with both the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg and the University of Amsterdam. The project will bring a new perspective on Muslim marriag...
A Historic Illustration of the Investiture of ʿAlī by the Prophet at Ghadīr Khumm

A Historic Illustration of the Investiture of ʿAlī by the Prophet at Ghadīr Khumm

2017-12-26
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Illustration of the investiture of ʿAlī by the Prophet at Ghadīr Khumm from the earliest extant illustrated manuscript of al-Birūnī’s (d. 1048) The Chronology of Ancient Nations located at the Special Collections Department of Edinbur...
The Leiden University Shiʿi Studies Initiative (LUSSI)

The Leiden University Shiʿi Studies Initiative (LUSSI)

2017-12-25
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Research Program at Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University While many European universities, Leiden included, have a proud tradition of research into Islamic studies, a topical and thematic focus on Shiʿi Islam in all its dispensation remains a de...
Charity launches festive TV ad to challenge view of British Muslims as anti-Christmas

Charity launches festive TV ad to challenge view of British Muslims as anti-Christmas

2017-12-24
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The first mainstream television advertisement by a Muslim charity will be aired over the festive period, a development many hope will help to challenge the misconception that Muslims are anti-Christmas. The 59-second advert for the West Yorkshire cha...
Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe

Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe

2017-12-24
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A special issue of the Journal of Muslims in Europe on ‘Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe’ has been published by Brill. Dr Yafa Shanneik provides the introduction to the special issue, writing on ‘L...
Summer School: Religion in Cities

Summer School: Religion in Cities

2017-12-21
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Contested Presences, Contested Regulations Call for Application Date: August 20-24, 2018 Venue: Groningen, the Netherlands Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 This summer school is designed for finalizing Bachelor students, Master students and Ph...
Muslim Congress Prehawza Program

Muslim Congress Prehawza Program

2017-12-19
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SPRING 2018 Course Start Date: January 22, 2018 Muslim Congress is a charitable non-profit organization in accordance with section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS tax code. It seeks to promote unity among the Muslims of North America. Our goal is to exc...
BGSMCS Doctoral Grants for International Students in Germany

BGSMCS Doctoral Grants for International Students in Germany

2017-12-19
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Application Deadline: January 31, 2018 The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) will admit up to ten PhD students to its doctoral program, which is to begin on 1 October 2018. The Graduate School is a joint project of Freie ...
De-Centring Shiʿi Islam

De-Centring Shiʿi Islam

2017-12-19
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British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies Volume 45, 2018 - Issue 1: SI: De-Centring Shi‘i Islam, Pages 1-17 By Morgan Clarke and Mirjam Künkler Published online: October 24, 2017 In the introduction to this special issue, we make...
Call for Papers: Journal of Muslims in Europe

Call for Papers: Journal of Muslims in Europe

2017-12-18
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Call for Papers Executive Editor: Thijl Sunier Editors: Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Stella Coglievina, Martijn de Koning, Brigitte Maréchal, Jørgen S. Nielsen, Egdūnas Račius, Jörn Thielmann The Journal ...
The Measure of Integration - Economic Structures and Resources of the Early Islamic Empire

The Measure of Integration - Economic Structures and Resources of the Early Islamic Empire

2017-12-17
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Date: February 16-17, 2018 Venue: Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany The Old World dry belt from the Atlantic to the Hindukush experienced in the Early Islamic Empire a prosperity and mobility of resources and people which was unprecedented...
A conference on: "Bible, churches and spirituality in a (non?-)secular world"

A conference on: "Bible, churches and spirituality in a (non?-)secular world"

2017-12-16
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Call for Papers Date: September 26 - 27, 2018 Venue: Stellenbosch (near Cape Town), South Africa Proposal Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018 The discipline of Christian Spirituality at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Volos Academy f...
Constructing a Worldview: Al-Barqī's Role in the Making of Early Shīʽī Faith

Constructing a Worldview: Al-Barqī's Role in the Making of Early Shīʽī Faith

2017-12-15
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Author: Roy Vilozny Publisher: Brepols Publishers (November 23, 2017) Series: Miroir De L'orient Musulman (Book 7) Based on the earliest Shīʽī sources extant, this book seeks to portray the worldview of the Shīʽa prior to the crystallization of th...
Historic symposium on statelessness plans joint interreligious action

Historic symposium on statelessness plans joint interreligious action

2017-12-14
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An “Interfaith Symposium on Statelessness” held 7-8 December in Rome focused, for the first time in history, on joint actions from Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jewish groups to address statelessness. The symposium was cosponsor...
Islamic Educational College enters German language PASCH network

Islamic Educational College enters German language PASCH network

2017-12-13
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The Islamic Educational College was announced as the fourth Jordanian school being admitted to the PASCH network in Jordan, according to a German embassy statement. The PASCH initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” was founded by th...
Religions and Identities in the European Migration Crisis

Religions and Identities in the European Migration Crisis

2017-12-10
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Mid-term Conference Call for Papers and Panel Proposals Date: 30 August - 1 September 2018 Venue: University of Turin, Turin, Italy Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018 The relation between immigration, citizenship, integration/participation i...
Shii Studies: The State of the Art

Shii Studies: The State of the Art

2017-12-10
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On December 7-9, the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) held an International Conference entitled “Shii Studies: The State of the Art” organized by Hassan Ansari (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) and Sabine Schmidtke (Institute fo...
A conference on "Spirituality, Theology, Education"

A conference on "Spirituality, Theology, Education"

2017-12-08
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Call for Papers Date: September 20-22, 2018 Venue: University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa Proposal Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018 The discipline of Christian Spirituality at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the Depart...
Special Journal Issue: “The European Court of Human Rights and minority religions”

Special Journal Issue: “The European Court of Human Rights and minority religions”

2017-12-08
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Religion, State & Society, Volume 45, Issue 3-4, 2017 Edited by Effie Fokas and James T. Richardson Publisher: Routledge (Sep-Dec 2017) Contents: I. ECtHR and case law: clarity, consistency and controversy 1. The principled slope: religious ...
Majority of former US envoys to Israel oppose Trump's Jerusalem decision

Majority of former US envoys to Israel oppose Trump's Jerusalem decision

2017-12-08
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Nearly all of the former US ambassadors to Israel said they were opposed to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the ultra-sensitive holy city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital over concerns that the move would stoke an alread...
The Fourth International Conference on Shi'i Studies 2018

The Fourth International Conference on Shi'i Studies 2018

2017-12-07
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The Islamic College invites abstracts for its Annual Conference specializing in the growing field of Shi‘i Studies.
Muslims from disputed new London mosque donate blood at synagogue for Jewish day of action

Muslims from disputed new London mosque donate blood at synagogue for Jewish day of action

2017-12-06
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Thousands of people across the UK took part in the interfaith day encouraging good deeds. Muslims planning to open a new mosque in a traditionally Jewish north London community have joined people at their local synagogue to give blood ...
Populist Politics and the Minority Voice: British Muslims, Extremisms and Inclusion

Populist Politics and the Minority Voice: British Muslims, Extremisms and Inclusion

2017-12-05
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A one-day Muslims in Britain Research Network conference organized in partnership with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London
Europe's Muslim population will continue to grow – but how much depends on migration

Europe's Muslim population will continue to grow – but how much depends on migration

2017-12-04
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The recent surge in refugees from Syria and other Muslim-majority nations to Europe has prompted a backlash among segments of Europe’s population, including the rise of political parties that advocate a halt to immigration and groups&...
16th Annual MAS-ICNA Convention: "American Muslims"

16th Annual MAS-ICNA Convention: "American Muslims"

2017-12-03
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American Muslims: Shaping the Future through Faith and Vision Date: December 28 - 30, 2017 Venue: Mccormick Place, Chicago, IL 60616, USA The Annual MAS-ICNA Convention is one of the largest and most diverse Islamic conventions in North Ameri...
Islam and the West Newsletter Evaluation

Islam and the West Newsletter Evaluation

2017-12-01
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 Dear recipients, We would like to acknowledge you that by the grace of Allah, the diligence and perseverance of our Editorial Board and your sincere support and friendly responses through our evaluation forms, we could prepare and publish more...
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...
Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All

Islamophobia: 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
387 Views
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
536 Views
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
507 Views
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...