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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 (Gorge Mason's university)

Middle East and Islamic Studies (Gorge Mason's university)

2017-02-25
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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 the Middle East, Islam, and Muslim societies. Students study histor...
Muslims in the UK and Europe

Muslims in the UK and Europe

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

Australian school allows male Muslim pupils to refuse handshakes with women

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

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

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

"The Historical Development of Shi'ite Political Thought"

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

Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims

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

The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity

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

California Islamic University

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

“Islam ‒ Knowledge ‒ Power”

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

World's Muslim population more widespread than you might think

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

“Shiʿism and Governance”

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

Islamology: New Journal for Studies of Islam and Muslim Societies

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

Berlin court rules in favor of hijab-wearing teacher

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

Introduction to Shiʿa Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The American Academy of Religion (AAR)

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

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

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

Bern calls for new office to debate questions of religion

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

Al-Mahdi Online Courses

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

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism

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

The Annual Believe and Do Good (BADG) Campaign

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

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

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

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

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

The First Chair of Shia Studies in North America

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

Religion and Belief

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

Losing My Religion: A Disputed Conference

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

New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society

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

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

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

Ohio mosque is first to join sanctuary movement

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

Why Koran readings in Anglican churches preoccupy the mighty

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

Muslim Congress Prehawza Program

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

Press publishing 'consistent stream' of inaccurate stories about Muslims

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

British Islam Conference

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in North America

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

Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges

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

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

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

Islam in World Affairs: Politics and Paradigms

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

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

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

Liberal citizenship, multiculturalism and Muslims in Europe

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

Imamat and Wilayat – Practical Fiqh

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim Institute

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

Gender and Muslim Spaces: Community and Academic Perspectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is a Madrasa?

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

Islamic Occultism in Theory and Practice

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

Explorations into Concepts of Distinction and Practices of Differentiation

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

Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology

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

Catholic organizations praise end of Muslim registry

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

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

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

Shii Studies: The State of the Art

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

Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies

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

Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies Network Day

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

Associate Professorship of Islamic History

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

Guardians of Shi'ism

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

Parents outraged as school children taught Muslim prayer

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

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

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

Andrew Rippin Best Paper Prize

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

Muslims in Scotland

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

From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide

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

Desire of the Aspirant

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

Imam Zakariya Academy

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

Muslims in a Bible Belt town hold their breath

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

Call for Papers: Political Legitimacy in Islam

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

Launch meeting Leiden Islam Academy: gathering knowledge and meeting people

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muslims "Unlike" Us: British Muslim reviews BBC show

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

Al-Hadi School

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

Feds suing Michigan community after mosque plan denial

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

Visiting Fellowships in Law and Social Change

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

UK Muslim women respond to hate with roses

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

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

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

"Reviving the Islamic Spirit"

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

The Islamic Education Center of Houston

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

Religion, State & Society

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

"I Am Rohingya": A Documentary

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

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

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

MPs stand against Islamophobia

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

London Youth, Religion, and Politics

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

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

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

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

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

The Second Vatican Council & the New Catholic Theology of Islam

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

Charting Americans' religious beliefs and practices

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

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

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

Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

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

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

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

Classical Islamic World Book Prize

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

Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

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

“Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies”

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

Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools: Canada

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

Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies

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

ISNAD Institute

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

Peace in Islam; Islam and Peace

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

Meeting in LA: Threatening Letters Sent to Mosques

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

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

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

Chosen Prophet: Medinan Life

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

Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

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

Religious Identities in the Construction of Communal Khōjā Historical Memory

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

The Hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire

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

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

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

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

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

International Conference on Islamic Sciences and Humanities

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

The Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE)

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

Students protect Muslims as they pray in Michigan

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

Lecture Series: At the Center of the World?

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

FBI: Hate crimes spike, most sharply against Muslims

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

Jewish-Muslim alliance formed against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

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

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

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

International Conference on Justice and Ethics (ICJECA)

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

The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe: An International Conference

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

The Most and Least Educated U.S. Religious Groups

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

Stand with the Prophet: A Seerah Conference

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

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

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

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History

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

Interdisciplinary Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies

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

Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies

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

France has closed twenty mosques since December

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

The Islamic Way of Life

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

Science and Faith in the Islamic Tradition

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

Islamophobia and Securitization

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

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

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

AMI Research Seminars Autumn 2016

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

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

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

Canon to Critique: the Future of Islamic Education

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

Shii Studies Review (SSR)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

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

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

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

Success Stories for Female Muslim Entrepreneurs

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

Danish Female-Only Mosque: Is It Necessary?

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

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

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

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

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

Theory and Practice: How Islam Alters the Modern World

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

Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture

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

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

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

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

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

Unregistered Muslim Marriages – Regulations and Contestations

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

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

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

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

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

MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)

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

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

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

Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

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

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

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

Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture

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

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

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

Understanding and Explanation in the Study of Religion(s)

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

US counter-terrorism program aimed at Muslim children

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

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

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

Practicing Islam: Expressions of Faith in the Public Space

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

EASR Working Group "Religion in Public Education"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exposure: Islam's Non-Believers

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

EU orders British press not to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

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

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

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

BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop: Misconceptions about Islam

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

Islamic Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

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

Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

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

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

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

Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

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

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

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

BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

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

Film and Q&A: Blessed are the Strangers

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

Assisi: Praying Together for Peace

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

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

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

New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

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

Islamic Reformulations

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

2016 Public Seminar Series

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

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

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

Islamic Schools Produce Best Students in Denmark

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

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

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

Rational Sciences in Islam (RASI)

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

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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

4th “Ghadir Conference” in Germany

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

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

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

BBC Radio 4 Program on Shi’i-Sunni Split

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

Yale Islamic Studies Prof. Gerhard Bowering Introduces Lecture Series

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

2016 Religion and Diplomacy Conference

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

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

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

Public lecture: How intolerant is the Shari'a?

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

What French Muslims think about France’s secular laws

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

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

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

The Muslim Extremist: The Enemy Within

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

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

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

Muslims in Global Societies Series

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

Measuring Faith

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

Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

Al Buruj Press

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

Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

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

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

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

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

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

Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism

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

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

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

Charisma and Anti-Charisma in al-Andalus

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

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

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

The Center for Islamic Theology (CIT)

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

The Quran Between Judaism and Christianity

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

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

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

Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

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

Shi'a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

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

The MAB Convention 2016: Best of British Muslims

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

Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR)

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

Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

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

Autumn Semester 2016 Registration

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

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

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

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

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

God, Religion and Politics in the Modern World

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

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

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

Ethics and Power in the Modern Age

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

Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

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

AMI (UK) Enrolling For Islamic Studies and Arabic

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

NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

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

Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

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

Major in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

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

Prehawza Fall 2016 Classes Start

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

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

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

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

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

Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

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

Fearing Extremism and Lack of Integration: European Governments Concerns

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

EIS - Essential Islamic Syllabus

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

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

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

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

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

Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

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

“War and Peace in Islam”

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

Media and Politics Workshop

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

Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

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

God, Man and Universe

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

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

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

Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE)

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

United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

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

Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2016

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

Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

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

History of British Muslims Symposium

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

French Muslims to Create Foundation to Finance Mosques

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

Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

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

Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

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

Journal of Contemporary Religion

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

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

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

SABA Islamic Center of Bay Area – California

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

Islamic Education Summer School

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

Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

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

Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

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

Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

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

Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

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

In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

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

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

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

The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine

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

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

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

Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

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

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

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

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

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

Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

2016-08-01
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The University of Bergen (UiB) The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognized research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. UiB is the most cited university in Norway. The Centre for Mid...
In Germany, Anti-Muslim Extremists May Pose as Big a Threat as Islamist Militants

In Germany, Anti-Muslim Extremists May Pose as Big a Threat as Islamist Militants

2016-08-01
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When an 18-year old German Iranian killed nine people and then shot himself on Friday in Munich, speculation that it was an Islamist attack circulated for hours. But doubts arose when a video was uploaded in which t...
Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies

Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies

2016-07-31
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The Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a refereed academic journal published quarterly by ICAS Press for the Islamic College in London. The journal provides an international forum for scholars through the publication of research articles in all fields of Shi‘a studies, from the historical to the contemporary and from the theological to the philosophical.
Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies

Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies

2016-07-31
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A Training Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies, Islam - First Examination 2018 The Al-Khoei Foundation in London held a conference for teachers of the new GCSE Religious Studies focusing on teaching Islam.  ...
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

2016-07-31
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Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Indeed, if current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century and the number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the world's population from now until 2050.
Three New Positions in Islamic Studies at Cambridge Muslim College

Three New Positions in Islamic Studies at Cambridge Muslim College

2016-07-28
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Application Deadline: August 19, 2016 CMC is delighted to announce the recruiting for three new positions as part of the recently launched Four-Year Program in Islamic Studies. Applications from scholars in Islamic Studies to apply are invited in th...
Open Theology: Call for Proposals for Upcoming Topical Issues in Vol. 2017

Open Theology: Call for Proposals for Upcoming Topical Issues in Vol. 2017

2016-07-27
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Open Theology journal invites groups of researchers, conference organizers etc. to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues for vol. 2017. Open Theology is an international Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journ...
Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

2016-07-27
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Muslim leaders in the United States have begun to register a million voters to help combat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Muslims.
The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

2016-07-27
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More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
Quran Stands

Quran Stands

2016-07-26
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American Islamic Outreach has been working with local Muslim Business to set up Quran Kiosks and Stands.
British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC)

British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC)

2016-07-26
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The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) is a non-political organization. External organizations that may hire space within the Center for their own events and activities may have certain political views and opinions. However, these views...
Diploma in Usul al Deen - The Fundamentals of Islam

Diploma in Usul al Deen - The Fundamentals of Islam

2016-07-25
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Diploma in Usul al-Deen is a unique program dealing with the fundamentals of Islam at an extraordinarily deep level. The program consists of courses on the pillars of Islam as well as dawah to help encapsulate and present the fundamentals to the peop...
The Creation of a New Religious Freedom Organization — The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI)

The Creation of a New Religious Freedom Organization — The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI)

2016-07-25
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For the past six years the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs has been the global center for cutting edge research into the meaning, value, and impact of religious fr...
5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

2016-07-25
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Here are five facts about the size and makeup of the Muslim population in Europe based on the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates.
Three Collaborating Research Fellowships/Postdocs in Uppsala University

Three Collaborating Research Fellowships/Postdocs in Uppsala University

2016-07-24
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Three Collaborating Research Fellowships /Postdocs on the Theme “Religion and Migration: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy” Application Deadline:  September 15, 2016 Uppsala University is an international research un...
Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

2016-07-24
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The Australian TV presenter Sonia Kruger has called for an end to Muslim immigration to Australia, agreeing that “the more Muslims we import, the more danger we are in.”
The Islamic Syllabus Project

The Islamic Syllabus Project

2016-07-23
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The first Islamic online eLearning platform The Junior Hawza Program The Islamic Syllabus project began in 2009. It was launched as a result of a conference between several Islamic Schools (madressahs) from around Australia, held at the Imam Hasan...
Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims

Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims

2016-07-21
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Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought Islam in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims Call for Papers Deadline: 15 August 2016 Guest Editor: Dr. Altaf Husain, Howard Un...
Post-Doc in Jewish-Islamic Studies

Post-Doc in Jewish-Islamic Studies

2016-07-20
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The Jewish Museum Berlin invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the framework of the Jewish-Islamic Forum which includes the history of Jews in the Arab-Muslim world, debates and dialogs on current relations between Jews and Muslims both within and outside Israel, etc.
Cameron Grants Royal Museum Role to Muslim

Cameron Grants Royal Museum Role to Muslim

2016-07-20
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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government announced that Goldsmiths, University of London lecturer Dr Aminul Hoque, a Bangladeshi Muslim, has been appointed as a Trustee for Royal Museums Greenwich. Dr Hoque’s position is voluntary and runs for four years.
Muslim Diasporas in the West

Muslim Diasporas in the West

2016-07-19
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Edited by Tahir Abbas Publisher: Routledge (2017) 1,377 pages This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islam...
Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

2016-07-19
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Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, who in the past has called Islam "a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out" has proposed an interim study on radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the radicalization process.
Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

2016-07-18
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Data from the Pew Research Center has revealed the youngest and oldest religious groups in the United States. U.S. Muslims in the survey have a median age of 33 and about four-in-ten Muslim adults in the U.S. are under the age of 30. The average age within Judaism is 50 years old, Catholics (49 years old), Orthodox Christians (40 years old), Buddhists (39 years old), Hindus (33 years old) and the median age of the entire U.S. population is 46 years old.
Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

2016-07-16
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Despite heated campaign rhetoric and the Orlando shooting, new polls show that the American public’s views of both Islam and Muslims have become more favorable. Here’s why.
In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

2016-07-16
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President Barack Obama clobbered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday for suggesting that America should deport Muslims who profess a belief in Islamic Sharia law, telling a gathering of diplomats in Washington that the idea is 'repugnant.'
eHawza International Islamic School of Theology

eHawza International Islamic School of Theology

2016-07-15
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eHawza is an electronic Hawza program (Islamic Seminary) in the English language.  eHawza utilizes modern technology to deliver Islamic Studies all around the world. eHawza was founded and launched by Dr Sheikh Mansour Leghaei in Sydney in 2001....
Workshop: The Concept of Revelation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Workshop: The Concept of Revelation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

2016-07-13
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The 3rd workshop in the series: Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue Date: July 21-22, 2016 Venue: Erlangen, Germany The third workshop from "Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue" series, is hosted by the “Lehrstuhl fuer Oriental...
Masters in Islamic Studies—Systemic Approach

Masters in Islamic Studies—Systemic Approach

2016-07-13
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Admission to M.A. Program in Islamic Studies (Systemic Approach) 2016-2017 Al-Mustafa International University Registration Deadline: July 31, 2016 Introduction: A systemic approach to Islam provides the following advantages: 1) It takes an organ...
JIHAD: A Story of the Others

JIHAD: A Story of the Others

2016-07-13
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JIHAD: A Story of the others is a 2015 documentary film by Emmy and Peabody Award winning Norwegian director Deeyah Khan. The film is produced by Khan's production company Fuuse.
German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

2016-07-13
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Famous German journalist Martin Lejeune has announced his reversion to Islam, pronouncing shahada, the declaration of faith, in front of hundreds of Muslims.
How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

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

2016-07-12
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It had been 10 days since Omar Mateen, a self-declared adherent to the Islamic State, massacred 49 people at an Orlando nightclub. And Nezar Hamze, a police officer in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, wanted to prepare this mosque’s c...
Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

2016-07-12
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In a field off a rural stretch of Glasgow Street, a decades-old dream is slowly taking shape. There, the Kitchener-Waterloo Islamic Association is constructing what it is touting as the largest Islamic Center in Canada on a 4.5-hectare (11-acre) plot...
The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

2016-07-11
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Edited by Josef Meri Publisher: Routledge (July 6, 2016) The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of...
Ontario Premier joined Muslims in fasting in a solidarity action

Ontario Premier joined Muslims in fasting in a solidarity action

2016-07-11
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joined Muslims in fasting on Wednesday, June 22nd and then took part in the Iftar (fast-breaking meal) with the community at the Sayeda Khadija Center in Mississauga. “I am honored to participate in the fast with ...
Muslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’

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

2016-07-11
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When Mona Eldadah started this camp four years ago, the idea was mainly about getting fasting Muslim kids off the couch during the holy month of Ramadan, and into activities that were both creatively stimulating and unifying. Now, the camp has reach...
Ways of Knowing 2016

Ways of Knowing 2016

2016-07-10
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5th Annual Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School Call for Papers Date: October 27-29, 2016 Venue: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US Proposal Submission Deadline: July 17, 2016 The Science, Religion, and Culture program a...
Researching Religious Controversies Conference

Researching Religious Controversies Conference

2016-07-10
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Date: October 31 to November 2, 2016 Venue: The Sigtuna Foundation (Sigtuna, Sweden) The Researching Religious Controversies Conference aims to discuss and delve into a range of themes and challenges that researchers may face when studying religi...
McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies

McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies

2016-07-09
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McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies was founded, along with the Islamic Studies Library (ISL), in 1952, and since 1983 both have been housed on the main campus in Morrice Hall. Until 1 June 2001, the Institute was a teaching unit of the...
FOSIS 53rd Annual Conference

FOSIS 53rd Annual Conference

2016-07-09
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The largest annual summer gathering for Muslim students Date: July 15 - July 17, 2016 Venue: University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK The FOSIS Annual Conference is the largest gathering of Muslim stude...
Introduction to Islamic Ethics

Introduction to Islamic Ethics

2016-07-08
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Introduction to Islamic Ethics by the University of Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education Date: 18-19 February 2017 Venu: Department of Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington, Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, UK This weekend...
Muslim Politics and Governance of Islam: Interactions of Structure and Culture in Multi-religious Europe — Islamic Projects

Muslim Politics and Governance of Islam: Interactions of Structure and Culture in Multi-religious Europe — Islamic Projects

2016-07-08
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Project Start Date: September 2014 Project Finish Date: January 2019 Research Area: The multi-cultural society This project addresses how Muslim political thought in Europe is affected by societal structures, and, conversely, how the development o...
German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

2016-07-07
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A court in Bavaria has ruled against restrictions on wearing headscarves for law students who are undergoing practical training in the justice system in the German state. The Augsburg administrative court upheld a complaint by a 25-year-old Muslim s...
Va. Republican, Trump supporter apologizes for anti-Muslim tweets

Va. Republican, Trump supporter apologizes for anti-Muslim tweets

2016-07-07
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A new member of Virginia’s Republican State Central Committee apologized over the weekend for posting anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric on Twitter and Facebook — much of which echoed incendiary comments by presumptive GOP presidential ...
Muslims in America

Muslims in America

2016-07-05
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference Date: November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016 Venue: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, US This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American...
This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

2016-07-05
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A group of Christians, Muslims and Jews join hands to build a place where they can all worship: Berlin's "House of One" is aiming to become the world's first building to combine a church, a synagogue and a mosque under one roof.
These Muslims Are Praying in a Basement While Fighting to Get Their Mosque Built

These Muslims Are Praying in a Basement While Fighting to Get Their Mosque Built

2016-07-05
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Muslims in Bayonne, New Jersey, have wanted an Islamic center and prayer hall for nearly two decades — they currently pray in the cramped basement of an elementary school.
Workshop on Islamophobia in the East of the European Union

Workshop on Islamophobia in the East of the European Union

2016-07-04
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The workshop will explore questions about Islamophobia in eastern Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Themes include: History & Present Attitudes to the Other, National & EU Politics, The Lived Experience, Theory & Methodology.
The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

2016-07-03
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Qur'ans Exhibition at Freer|Sackler  Date: October 15, 2016 to February 20, 2017 Venue: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, US A Quran from fghanist...
Construction and disruption: The power of religion in the public sphere

Construction and disruption: The power of religion in the public sphere

2016-07-03
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Annual Conference of the Sociology of Religion Study Group (SocRel) Date: 12 – 14 July 2016 Venue: Lancaster University, UK Keynote speakers: Professor Lori Beaman (University of Ottowa) Professor Gordon Lynch (Kent U...
Short-Term Course on Shia Studies

Short-Term Course on Shia Studies

2016-07-02
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Type: Workshop Date:  August 22, 2016 to September 1, 2016 Location: Qum, Iran The University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran) is pleased to offer the 3rd short-term course on Shi'a Islamic Studies to be held from August 22, to Sept...
A groundbreaking conference focusing on Shia minorities

A groundbreaking conference focusing on Shia minorities

2016-07-02
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This conference, entitled "Shia Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality", focused on Shia Muslims who have migrated from the Middle East and South Asia over the last 100 years, and brought together research...
UK based Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) felicitates Honorable Dr. Frank F Islam in London

UK based Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) felicitates Honorable Dr. Frank F Islam in London

2016-07-02
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An Iftar & Dinner party was organized by Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) UK, International under the chairmanship of Khurshid Alam on 21st of June 2016 at Berrymede School Main Hall, Osborne Road, Acton, and London, W3 8SJ. This event was a chari...
Seeking The Straight Path: Reflections of a New Muslim

Seeking The Straight Path: Reflections of a New Muslim

2016-07-01
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by Diana Masooma Beatty (Author) Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 9, 2014) This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Talee throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying t...
The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

2016-07-01
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The cities of Qum and Mashhad in Iran hosted the 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue early this May. The Catholic group which was invited by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali comprised of Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, head of the Benedictine Conf...
German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

2016-06-30
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German President Joachim Gauck joined Muslims on an interfaith iftar last week in Berlin, sending an out loud message against demonizing Muslims. “Promoting encounters is particularly important at a time when mutual mistrust is spreading,&rdqu...
British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

2016-06-30
281 Views
Many people believe that the EU is only something that affects people involved in politics, or it makes strange laws such as determining how straight bananas should be.  However it is an institution that, like it or not, affects lives of British...
Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

2016-06-25
262 Views
Russell Moore offered a ringing defense of religious freedom for all, including Muslims, during the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) report to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

2016-06-25
296 Views
Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees. More than 40 percent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany.
Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

2016-06-23
237 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations had planned to hold a news conference unveiling a report on Islamophobia, including the rise of “Muslim-free” businesses, anti-Muslim rallies by armed protesters, direct attacks on Muslims and the...
Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

2016-06-23
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Smithsonian's museum of Asian art will hold its first ever exhibit of "exquisitely decorated manuscripts" of the Quran in the United States. The exhibit is set to open October 15, 2016 and will run through February 2017.
Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

2016-06-22
266 Views
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley released a report Monday entitled “Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States.”
Symposium to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) by IRIC

Symposium to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) by IRIC

2016-06-21
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The Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) held a symposium to celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.), The Savior of humankind. 
IRIC Representative Attended the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

IRIC Representative Attended the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

2016-06-20
503 Views
The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016, and IRIC as an NGO with consultative status with ECOSOC, participated in this annual conference.
Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

2016-04-27
331 Views
We would like to invite Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2017. 
Winter & Spring Semester 2016 Registration

Winter & Spring Semester 2016 Registration

2016-02-03
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Professional Course on the Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies Professional Course on The Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies     The Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) is pl...
The Jihadis Next Door, A Channel 4 Documentary

The Jihadis Next Door, A Channel 4 Documentary

2016-02-02
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Channel 4 documentary, The Jihadis Next Door, followed a group of Britain's most dangerous extremists for two years, and aims to highlight the ideological differences between ‘ordinary Muslims’ and those extremists.
Islamic Schools Set Success Example in UK

Islamic Schools Set Success Example in UK

2016-02-01
567 Views
For years, independent Islamic schools remained at the top score of UK GCSE results, setting example for faith schools as successful, highly-achieving and inspiring educational institutes in Britain. The Muslim schools overall average of students wh...
Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

2016-01-31
487 Views
A Muslim delegation formally invited Pope Francis to visit the Grand Mosque of Rome, thought to be the largest mosque in the Western world. Although the Vatican has not yet officially accepted, the visit was certain to take place, but the date had not yet been announced for security reasons.
CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

2016-01-30
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The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 17 Maryland-based groups in calling on Stevenson University to drop anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as a speaker at an up...
Islamic Education & Muslim Leadership

Islamic Education & Muslim Leadership

2016-01-28
542 Views
30th January 2016 Ashford & Staines Community Centre(ASCC), Ashford, Kent, UK Speakers: - Prof. Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame) - Dr. Abdul Aziz Brown (Cambridge Muslim College) ...
Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

2016-01-13
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The Swiss attorney general has opened a criminal investigation of a leading member in a Swiss Muslim organization accused of violating a ban on jihadist groups, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday. Switzerland is on high alert after...
A Peace Interfaith Pilgrimage in Washington

A Peace Interfaith Pilgrimage in Washington

2016-01-09
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In Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral played host to an interfaith pilgrimage of Christians, Jews and Muslims who walked with each other from congregation to congregation, calling for the faithful choose "unity over extrem...
With New Year Onset, European Muslims Face Mounting Challenges

With New Year Onset, European Muslims Face Mounting Challenges

2016-01-04
395 Views
European Muslims bid outgoing year farewell with mounting challenges such as recurring charges that link them to terrorism and allegations that they are unable to integrate into western communities. Organizations, centers and associations that care ...
Head of UK Muslim schools calls for teaching Judaism

Head of UK Muslim schools calls for teaching Judaism

2016-01-04
458 Views
The head of Muslim faith schools in Britain has called for the teaching of Judaism in the schools, echoing a call by Britain’s chief rabbi to teach Islam in Jewish schools.
CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

2016-01-04
381 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released a preliminary report on incidents targeting American mosques and religious institutions in 2015 that shows a greater ...
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

2016-01-02
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Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said. He was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the m...
French Muslims Guard Church for Christmas Mass

French Muslims Guard Church for Christmas Mass

2016-01-01
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French Muslims in the northern French city of Lens made a show of solidarity with the city's Christians, volunteering as guards at the local Catholic Church Christmas mass, French media reported. The Muslims decided to guard the church after Fran...
IRIC participated in 29th International Conference of Islamic Unity

IRIC participated in 29th International Conference of Islamic Unity

2015-12-31
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29th Islamic Unity Conference with the theme of “Present Crises of Muslim World and Ways to End Them” was held on December 27-29, 2015, in Tehran and IRIC participated in it and presented an exhibition of its products in the dedicated pavilion.
The Qur'an: Text, Society & Culture, 2016

The Qur'an: Text, Society & Culture, 2016

2015-12-27
391 Views
The 9th SOAS Conference on the Qur’an Date: November 10-12, 2016 Venue: SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG,UK Organizer: Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS, University of London Conveners: ...
The regional convention of Muslim Americans; Building Bridges in Atlanta

The regional convention of Muslim Americans; Building Bridges in Atlanta

2015-12-27
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ATLANTA, Georgia – “Working on building bridges is the need of hour for all Americans” said Abdulrauf Khan, Chair of the largest convention of American Muslims in the Southeast. Organized annually by the Islamic Circle of North Amer...
Jesus & Muhammad : Legacies of Light

Jesus & Muhammad : Legacies of Light

2015-12-25
388 Views
10-Speaker Webcast by Celebrate Mercy In the month of December and Islamic month of Rabi' al-Awwal, many in the Christian and Muslim worlds are remembering the lives of both Prophets. Celebrate Mercy hosted a 10-speaker educational webinar to explo...
US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland

2015-12-21
552 Views
A British Muslim family heading for Disneyland was barred from boarding a flight to Los Angeles by US authorities at London’s Gatwick airport amid concerns of an American overreaction to the perceived terrorist threat.  US Department of H...
Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

2015-12-20
329 Views
Wheaton College students, faculty and others held a sit-in to support Professor Larycia Hawkins who, as part of her Christian Advent devotion, wore a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims. Her explanation for the gesture didn't sit well with the...
2nd International Conference on Shi’i Studies

2nd International Conference on Shi’i Studies

2015-12-20
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7-8 MAY 2016 LONDON, UK CALL FOR PAPERS Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015 Deadline for Completed Papers: April 1, 2016 The Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies in conjunction with The Islamic College and the Institute of Islamic ...
U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

2015-12-20
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U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Campaigns to Enhance National Security, Address Rising Islamophobia WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced ...
The Virginia Graduate Colloquium in Theology, Ethics, and Culture: “Religion and Media”

The Virginia Graduate Colloquium in Theology, Ethics, and Culture: “Religion and Media”

2015-12-19
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MAY 6-8, 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2016 Keynote Speaker:  Talal Asad   The 2016 Virginia Graduate Colloquium invites creative submissions by graduate students on ...
Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

2015-12-18
384 Views
New York, United States – Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric tells one story about the modern day US. But, students painstakingly learning Arabic’s right-to-left script in classro...
America Needs More Imams

America Needs More Imams

2015-12-17
466 Views
A lack of training and funding is creating a Muslim leadership vacuum in the U.S. That’s bad for everyone. One of many ugly patterns since Sept. 11, 2001, is that those who say they are worried about Islamic terrorism often fight to keep mosqu...
German TV helps Muslim refugees understand secular law, religious freedom

German TV helps Muslim refugees understand secular law, religious freedom

2015-12-16
317 Views
The first Arabic-language television talk show in Germany aims to help foster the integration of refugees from Arab countries with a simple message: “Follow the rules!” Germany is bracing itself for more than one million asylum seekers t...
Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

2015-12-16
408 Views
The Georgetown University’s Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity, Understanding, and Peace was held on December 16, 2015 to promote understanding through faith leaders’ reflections and through music and prayer. Imam Talib Shareef, preside...
Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

2015-12-15
341 Views
A new Pew Research Center survey gauges Americans’ views on a variety of questions related to Islamic extremism and Muslims.  Among the key findings are that a majority of U.S. adults (61%) say U.S. Muslims should not be subject to additi...
In American mosques, growing safety concerns — and more armed guards

In American mosques, growing safety concerns — and more armed guards

2015-12-14
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From the suburbs of Los Angeles to the outskirts of Washington, D.C., mosques around the United States are warily stepping up security in the face of growing fears about reprisals on American Muslims. The increasing safety concerns described by Amer...
Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

2015-12-06
450 Views
Speaking during a press conference held at the 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday, Francis Ford Coppola quoted the Holy Qur'an and defended Islam in a touching way.  He quote the Qur'an, specifically Surah Al Fatihah emphasi...
Dutch Pranksters Trick People with ‘Quran’ Passages from Bible

Dutch Pranksters Trick People with ‘Quran’ Passages from Bible

2015-12-05
389 Views
Dutch YouTube channel Dit is Normaal (This is Normal) has exposed how much of people’s views on Islam are based on prejudice in its latest episode, “The Holy Quran Experiment.” Dit is Normaal travels to random Dutch ...
CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

2015-12-04
443 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined leaders of New Jersey’s Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials at a news conference in Jersey City, N.J., to condemn leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump&rsq...
Criticism towards Islamic associations in Germany

Criticism towards Islamic associations in Germany

2015-12-03
226 Views
The head of the German Green party Cem Özdemir and the speaker for religious affairs Volker Beck have drafted a position paper rejecting the recognition of Islamic associations as religious corporate bodies under public law. Özdemir and Bec...
France likely to close more than 100 mosques

France likely to close more than 100 mosques

2015-12-03
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France is likely to close up to 160 mosques in the coming months as part of a nationwide police operation under the state of emergency which allows places of worship that promote radical views to be shut down, one of the country's chief imams has sai...
Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

2015-11-21
399 Views
We’ve told you how the Paris attacks led to threats against Muslims nationwide. Here in Central Florida, Muslims are using billboards to sort out the facts from the fiction behind their beliefs. While driving along I-4 in Orlando, there are ...
Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

2015-05-18
1186 Views
We would like to acknowledge the NGOs that do not have ECOSOC status to take the opportunity to apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2016 NGO Committee.
The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

2015-05-11
624 Views
For centuries, Muslim countries and Europe have engaged one another through theological dialogues, diplomatic missions, political rivalries, and power struggles. In the last thirty years, due in large part to globalization and migration from Islamic ...
The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

2015-05-11
552 Views
Islam has been part of the increasingly complex American religious scene for well over a century, and was brought into more dramatic focus by the attacks of September 11, 2001. American Islam is practiced by a unique blend of immigrants and American-...
The Study of Shi'i Islam: History, Theology and Law

The Study of Shi'i Islam: History, Theology and Law

2015-05-11
502 Views
Shi'i Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major world religion and civilization. The prolific achievements of Shi'i theologians, philosophers and others are testament to the spirit...
A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies

2015-05-11
500 Views
This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus' history explores the beg...
Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad

Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad

2015-05-10
562 Views
The Prophet Muhammad died in June 10/632, his head cradled in the lap of his young wife  isha. In the shadows near his bed stood Fâtima, his only surviving daughter, ousted from her father s side at this critical moment. Fâtima wou...
Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

2015-05-10
629 Views
Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religio...
Muslims in 21st Century Europe: Structural and Cultural Perspectives

Muslims in 21st Century Europe: Structural and Cultural Perspectives

2015-05-10
461 Views
Muslims in 21st Century Europe explores the interaction between native majorities and Muslim minorities in various European countries with a view to highlighting different paths of integration of immigrant and native Muslims.  Starting with...
Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

2015-05-10
447 Views
Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything...
Producing Islamic Knowledge: Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe

Producing Islamic Knowledge: Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe

2015-05-10
437 Views
How do Muslims in Europe acquire discursive and practical knowledge of Islam? How are conceptions of Islamic beliefs, values and practices transmitted and how do they change? Who are the authorities on these issues that Muslims listen to? How do new ...
Islamophobia in the West: Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes

Islamophobia in the West: Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes

2015-05-10
406 Views
Since the late 1980s, growing migration from countries with a Muslim cultural background, and increasing Islamic fundamentalism related to terrorist attacks in Western Europe and the US, have created a new research field investigating the way states ...
The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World: The Political Experience of Pakistan

The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World: The Political Experience of Pakistan

2015-05-10
459 Views
The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World is a study of the political development of Pakistan. This study consists of three parts. The first addresses the concept of the 'state' as it has evolved historically. The approach is comparative and involve...
God, Muhammad and the Unbelievers

God, Muhammad and the Unbelievers

2015-05-10
518 Views
This study of the Qur'an arises from an interest in a pressing contemporary issue, the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims ('the Ummah and the Other'). This text explores how the Qur'an comments on this relationship as it changed in the cour...
Speaking for Islam: Religious Authorities in Muslim Societies

Speaking for Islam: Religious Authorities in Muslim Societies

2015-05-10
456 Views
The present volume - grown out of an international symposium at the Free University, Berlin in 2002 - is concerned with religious authorities, men and women claiming, projecting and exerting religious authority within a given context. The volume focu...
Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

2015-05-10
490 Views
A study of transnational Shi'ism that explains the constitution of clerical leadership patterns across borders What is the significance of transnationalism to Shi`i Islam? And how is clerical authority shaped across borders? Based on a political s...
No Islam But Islam

No Islam But Islam

2015-05-10
535 Views
This book weaves its way into the fabric of Islam torn into shreds by the birth of many sects. The great twins, Shia and Sunni Islam; Ismaeli Islam; Ahmadiyya Islam; Wahhabi Islam; and Taliban Islam, to name a just few, dab the fabric of Islam in pat...
The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam

The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam

2015-05-10
510 Views
When asked which religion was most loved by God, the Prophet of Islam refrained from naming a specific religion, and instead referred to a quality which should infuse the faith of all believers: ‘The primordial, generously tolerant faith’...
Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe

Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe

2015-05-10
532 Views
European anti-Muslim attitudes: the voice of public protest against out-of-touch elites?Are anti-Muslim attitudes becoming the spectre that is haunting Europe? Is Islamophobia as widespread and virulent as is made out? Or do some EU societies appear ...
The Future of Islam

The Future of Islam

2015-05-10
537 Views
John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. Now, in this brilliant portrait of Islam today--and tomorrow--he draws on a lifetime of thought and research to sweep away the negative stereotypes and provide an accurate, richly nua...
Islam and the Veil: Theoretical and Regional Contexts

Islam and the Veil: Theoretical and Regional Contexts

2015-05-10
491 Views
This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West. The issue of veiling has been intensively debated in Western society and has im...
A Brief History of Islam in Europe: Thirteen Centuries of Creed, Conflict and Coexistence

A Brief History of Islam in Europe: Thirteen Centuries of Creed, Conflict and Coexistence

2015-05-10
414 Views
The relationship between Europe and Islam has been complicated, if not troubled, throughout the thirteen centuries since Muslims first began playing a part in European history. This volume offers a compact, yet comprehensive look at the entire histor...
Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past

Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past

2015-05-10
465 Views
How should the Western world today respond to the challenges of political Islam? Taking an original approach to answer this question, Confronting Political Islam compares Islamism’s struggle with secularism to other prolonged ideological clashe...
Islam and the West: A Civilized Dialogue

Islam and the West: A Civilized Dialogue

2015-05-10
520 Views
Interaction between the Muslim World and the West stretches back centuries and, although the points of conflict are well known, the exchange of knowledge and cultural awareness has hitherto been mostly neglected. Islam and the West takes inspiration ...
The State in Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey of the Major Muslim Political Thinkers of the Modern Era

The State in Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey of the Major Muslim Political Thinkers of the Modern Era

2015-05-10
388 Views
The debates on 'Islam and Modernity' clearly include in their analysis notions of the State. Abdelillah Belkeziz here charts the development of the concept of 'the state' (al-dawlah) in Islamic discourse over the last two centuries. The result is a t...
Islamism and Islam

Islamism and Islam

2015-05-10
510 Views
Despite the intense media focus on Muslims and their religion since the tragedy of 9/11, few Western scholars or policymakers today have a clear idea of the distinctions between Islam and the politically based fundamentalist movement known as Islamis...
Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

2015-05-10
443 Views
How do we learn to be religious? To make sense of this process should we emphasise the habitual reinforcement of bodily rituals? Or the active role of individuals in making decisions about faith at key moments? Or should we turn to cognitive science ...
The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

2015-05-10
483 Views
"An important and moving investigation of the costs of the 'war on terror' for those who have been its targets, including the thousands of innocent Muslims who have been infiltrated, entrapped, and surveilled in the search for the radicalized terrori...
Islam and Public Controversy in Europe

Islam and Public Controversy in Europe

2015-05-10
483 Views
In this volume the authors take us beyond analysis of society and politics. Their focus is the complex and tense field of the conceptual: in what ways are Muslims in Europe European Muslims; what do events and related discourses do to affect the form...
Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks

Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks

2015-05-10
486 Views
Islam in Europe delves into the daily routines of European Muslim communities in order to provide a better understanding of what it means to be a European Muslim today. Instead of positing particular definitions of being Muslim, this volume invites a...
Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

2015-05-10
455 Views
"In this book, Dietrich Jung and his collaborators demonstrate theoretically and empirically how we are all 'moderns' in today's global world but modern in different ways. They do this concretely on the basis of historical analyses and contemporary r...
Muhammad: His Character and Conduct

Muhammad: His Character and Conduct

2015-05-10
498 Views
Extraordinarily well written and presented" — Midwest Book Review "a valued contribution to the growing body of Islamic literature and very highly recommended for community and academic library Islamic Studies collections, as well as the perso...
Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions

Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions

2015-05-10
529 Views
In the wake of 9/11, Zafar, a blogger, speaker, and teacher, found himself invited to explain Islam to non-Muslim audiences in a climate of fear and misinformation—at the age of twenty-two. Now a national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Commu...
The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin: An Ethnographic Study

The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin: An Ethnographic Study

2015-05-10
445 Views
"At last, a richly-textured, ethnographic study which takes religiosity seriously. This fine study of young women's involvement in a particular, Islamic movement in Berlin illuminates the reasons for 'the turn to Islam' of a new generation in Europe....
The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades

The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades

2015-05-10
508 Views
"As Paul Cobb demonstrates in his splendidly detailed and timely narrative, lslamic authors and writers in Arabic showed a keen interest in the medieval Christian interlopers into the Muslim world, in political events and in the ideology of jihad tha...
Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

2015-05-10
437 Views
"The book not only lays bare the behind-the-scenes story of a momentous shift in public opinion, it employs cutting-edge computer analysis techniques applied to large archives of data to develop a new theoretical outlook, capable of making sense of t...
The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

2015-05-10
504 Views
'The twenty chapters of this superbly edited volume etch American Muslims at the crossroads - between immigrant past and citizen future, between indigenous African-American and global Arab-Asian. Neither secular nor Sufi nor Salafi but contingent, mo...
Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy

Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy

2015-05-10
1076 Views
A "lucid, learned and engaging book" - Karen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, Aug. 10 "Erudite and provocative" - Eric Ormsby, The Literary Review, Aug. 2014 "Brown possesses formidable knowledge of premodern Muslim scholars who sought to preserv...
Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

2015-05-10
533 Views
"The early twentieth century witnessed the institutionalization of mainstream Islam in America. Its history, however, has been overlooked until recently. I can think of no place more central than Detroit to understanding the complex racial, sectarian...
The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

2015-05-10
758 Views
His campaigns, military thought, and insurgent strategy "An excellent analysis of Muhammad as a general, placing his battles within the context of military history, and a good introduction to the life of the founder of Islam."--David Cook, author ...
The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam

The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam

2015-05-10
396 Views
"A work of utmost importance, and one that has profound implications for our understanding of how Islam began."—Fred Donner, University of Chicago
Shi'i Sectarianism in the Middle East: Modernisation and the Quest for Islamic Universalism

Shi'i Sectarianism in the Middle East: Modernisation and the Quest for Islamic Universalism

2015-05-10
427 Views
""Eisheva Machlis offers new and refreshing insights to Shii politics and intellectual activity in Iraq and Lebanon since World War One. In examining hitherto untapped sources, she skillfully analyzes how leading Shii scholars and political activists...
Islamic Reform and Conservatism: Al-Azhar and the Evolution of Modern Sunni Islam

Islamic Reform and Conservatism: Al-Azhar and the Evolution of Modern Sunni Islam

2015-05-10
401 Views
'Indira Gesink's deeply researched study on al-Azhar reform sheds new light on a major chapter in the history of modern Islam. Dispensing with conventional portrayals of entrenched conservatives resisting enlightened modernists, Gesink reveals a far ...
Studying Islam in Practice

Studying Islam in Practice

2015-05-10
496 Views
"These lively narratives and reflections reflect the diversity and complexity of Islam as a lived religious tradition. The multidisciplinary perspectives represented vividly reveal the process and experience of studying Muslim religious life and prac...
Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity

Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity

2015-05-10
485 Views
"Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity is an incisive, informative and accessible study, written in well-organised and succinct chapters promoting dialogue and critical engagement." - Maja Milatovic, University of Edinburgh, LSE Review of Book...
Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East

Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East

2015-05-10
730 Views
"Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East is a groundbreaking volume which will soon establish itself as a seminal text in Arab media and cultural studies. Its thirteen chapters cover a wide geography and contextualise religious broadcasting in the ...
What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

2015-05-10
431 Views
"Abdullahi An-Na'im is arguably America's most important Muslim thinker and in this book he lays out the most compelling argument I've ever read about what it really means to be Muslim and American in a post-9/11 world." --Reza Aslan, author of No go...
New Directions in Islamic Education: Pedagogy and Identity Formation

New Directions in Islamic Education: Pedagogy and Identity Formation

2015-05-10
415 Views
"This ground-breaking book is one of the most significant contributions made in recent years to Islamic education and, indeed, to wider religious education." - John M. Hull, Honorary Professor of Practical Theology in The Queen's Foundation for Ecume...
Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

2015-05-10
425 Views
“Neighboring Faiths provides a cogent and powerful intervention into one of the most debated topics and thorniest issues in the history of the late medieval West: How did Christians, Muslims, and Jews live with each other and think about one an...
Visualizing Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism

Visualizing Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism

2015-05-10
501 Views
'Flaskerud explores the visibility of popular Iranian Shi'ism in the context of concrete devotional practices and tackles questions of iconography, epigraphy, representation, emotion and subjectivity in an exemplary way with analytical depth. Develop...
Muslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the Work of Ismai'l al-Faruqi

Muslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the Work of Ismai'l al-Faruqi

2015-05-10
374 Views
""This book is a first class piece of scholarship on a major Muslim pioneer in Islamic studies in the West and in interfaith dialogue. Charles Fletcher's book will in fact be the first major single-authored critical scholarly study on Ismail al-Faruq...
The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

2015-05-10
459 Views
“Quite simply, the best Western journalist at work in Iraq today.”  —Seymour Hersh "Accessible…Cockburn describes a continuing tragedy in which hubris and optimism destroyed a seemingly promising revolution.” &...
Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

2015-05-10
480 Views
Her analysis of postcolonial and contemporary scholarship adds an important dimension to the debate, showing that while religion and religious commands continues to remain relevant to contemporary believers, with a strong desire to remain rooted in t...
British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State

British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State

2015-05-10
478 Views
This interesting, topical and sometimes heated, conversation among theologians, social scientists and policy experts on British secularism helps to shed vital light on the challenges of accommodating religious minorities and majorities within modern ...
Islam: The Straight Path

Islam: The Straight Path

2015-05-10
482 Views
"This is an excellent, comprehensive, and highly accessible introduction to Islam and its civilization; Muslims and their societies in the pre-modern to the modern period; and contemporary intellectual and political trends. In my opinion, it really i...
The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

2015-05-10
464 Views
"Nathan Lean's meticulous study of the Islamophobia industry is a convincing demonstration of the threat this form of extremism poses to a harmonious pluralistic society and democratic values. Rationalizing hatred of Muslims, well-funded ideologues h...
Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age

Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age

2015-05-10
472 Views
Islamic law is widely viewed in the West as synonymous with Nazi law; it cannot be reformed or redeemed. In Reasoning with God, Khaled Abou El Fadl demonstrates not only how distorted this perception is but also how bigoted it can be as well. Part me...
Islamic Movements of Europe

Islamic Movements of Europe

2015-05-10
464 Views
'Addressing a topic that is little understood and subject to much speculation, Islamic Movements of Europe provides the most authoritative and comprehensive statement to date on this timely issue. The range and quality of the scholarship represented ...
Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

2015-05-10
495 Views
"This book marks an important landmark in scholarship on classical Persian literature and medieval South Asian history... This excellent book, meticulously researched and lucidly written, has much to offer scholars of religion, literature, and histor...
Secularism, Theology and Islam: The Danish Social Imaginary and the Cartoon Crisis of 2005 - 2006

Secularism, Theology and Islam: The Danish Social Imaginary and the Cartoon Crisis of 2005 - 2006

2015-05-10
1085 Views
This thorough analysis of the Cartoon Crisis offers readers several rewards. It explains and analyzes the historical roots and as well as the contemporary social background of the so-called cartoon crisis in Denmark in 2005. Furthermore, it invites r...
Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

2015-05-10
487 Views
"This book provides a foundation for the study of Muslim political participation in Europe. In particular it will contribute to undermining the essentialist stereotypes which have poisoned much of European debate about Muslims." --Samim Akgonul, Prof...
Twelver Shiism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722 (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

Twelver Shiism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722 (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

2015-05-09
358 Views
"Newman's analysis provides a valuable perspective and numerous insights into the long intellectual developments which it covers. Moreover, showing as it does what can be achieved through diligent application of the biographical and bibliographical s...
The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam

The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam

2015-05-09
566 Views
"The Apostates is not about religious freedom or religion that poisons. It is about some 'ordinary' British and Canadian ex-Muslims who struggle to find themselves. They ask others to respect, as also mirror, their anxieties, their hesitant belonging...
Towards Building a British Islam: New Muslims' Perspectives

Towards Building a British Islam: New Muslims' Perspectives

2015-05-09
441 Views
"What is the fundamental nature of "British Islam"? Whatkind of message is being conveyed by British Muslims? This book helpsanswer such questions, providing an in-depth series of case-studies of the mostinfluential voices in the contemporary Muslim ...
Quran, Among Best-selling Books in France

Quran, Among Best-selling Books in France

2015-02-01
2142 Views
Following the publication of cartoons desecrating Islamic sanctities in France, the Noble Quran and books about Islam are becoming a best-seller in the country. The number of people buying the Quran and Islamic books in French bookstores has skyro...
British Muslim school children getting abuse following Paris Attacks

British Muslim school children getting abuse following Paris Attacks

2015-02-01
800 Views
Muslim pupils across Britain are suffering a backlash of bullying and abuse following the Charlie Hebdo massacre amid a broad rise in Islamophobia in schools, which the Government is failing to tackle, campaigners have told The Independent. The so...
 The Oxford Handbook of European Islam (Jocelyne Cesari, Editor)

The Oxford Handbook of European Islam (Jocelyne Cesari, Editor)

2015-02-01
910 Views
he Oxford Handbook of European Islam is the first collection to present a comprehensive approach to the multiple and changing ways Islam has been studied across European countries. Parts one to three address the state of knowledge of Islam and Muslim...
Report on 2015 Islamic Conferences

Report on 2015 Islamic Conferences

2015-01-21
3177 Views
Second Annual Conference of BRAIS BRAIS conference is about Islamic Studies within the subjects, such as: Qur’anic Studies, Law, History, Medieval and Modern, Philosophy and Theology, Intellectual History, Spirituality, History of Art, His...
Belgian Far-Right Party Seeks Headscarf Ban on Drivers

Belgian Far-Right Party Seeks Headscarf Ban on Drivers

2015-01-19
884 Views
The far-right anti-Islam Flemish Interest Party in Belgium has forwarded a bill to Parliament forbidding women with headscarves from driving vehicles. The bill, presented by the Flemish Interest Party’s former president Filip Dewinter on Fri...
Thousand protestors in Sweden demand end to mosque arson attacks

Thousand protestors in Sweden demand end to mosque arson attacks

2015-01-12
789 Views
More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in Sweden on Friday to urge an end to a spate of attacks against mosques, amid growing tensions over the rise of an anti-immigration party. The demonstrations in Sweden's three largest cities, St...
Muslims in Holland Start Online Campaign against Paris Attacks

Muslims in Holland Start Online Campaign against Paris Attacks

2015-01-12
908 Views
A group of Muslims in Holland started an online campaign titled Not My Islam (Niet mijn Islam) which received 11 thousands people's support on the very first day. Group members who identify themselves as “the silent majority who respects Hol...
World Shia and Sunni Muslim unions, leaders condemn ‘barbaric’ Paris attack

World Shia and Sunni Muslim unions, leaders condemn ‘barbaric’ Paris attack

2015-01-12
1008 Views
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s extremist attack in Paris, Muslim unions and leaders expressed outrage at the “barbaric” targeting of the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters, which left 12 people dead. The French Muslim Council (...
Local Muslim leaders react to Paris massacre

Local Muslim leaders react to Paris massacre

2015-01-12
725 Views
Local Muslim leaders joined in the chorus of condemnation Wednesday of the attack in Paris. And, a local international relations expert talked to San Diego 6 about the likelihood of a similar attack on American soil. "There is no way that a true ...
Michigan Muslims help poor in celebration of their prophet

Michigan Muslims help poor in celebration of their prophet

2015-01-12
819 Views
Hundreds are to gather yesterday in Dearborn at one of Michigan's biggest mosques for a celebration of Islam's prophet that will include the wrapping of gifts for needy children. The event is one of several held in recent days by Muslims in metro Det...
Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia

2015-01-12
831 Views
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Dresden calling for “open mindedness and humanity.” DW’s Kate Brady was there to see how the eastern German city took a stand against the anti-Islamization PEGIDA group. Families, young c...
Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque

Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque

2015-01-12
880 Views
Gothenburg’s main mosque was evacuated on Friday night after a bomb threat, exacerbating Swedish Muslims’ fear of reprisals following this week’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Three mosques in Sweden have suffered arson attacks ...
Islam from the Viewpoint of the West: IRIC bimonthly journal

Islam from the Viewpoint of the West: IRIC bimonthly journal

2015-01-08
2365 Views
First volume of the new series of “Islam from the Viewpoint of the West” bimonthly magazine has been published. Topic of this issue is Jurisprudence, Shari’a and Islamic Law. In this issue after introducing books that has been pub...
Exclusive  Interview with The Participants of The First International Conference on World Against Violence and Extremism

Exclusive Interview with The Participants of The First International Conference on World Against Violence and Extremism

2014-12-31
2821 Views
On The 9th and 10th of December, The Islamic Research & Information Center had exclusive interviews with a few special participants of The World’s First International Conference Against Violence and Extremism held in Iran (WAVE). Cardinal ...

Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions

2014-12-29
947 Views
Call for Papers "Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions" Conference at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO March 26-27, 2015 One of the challenges to intercultural understanding is the lack of common categories that can be u...
ICIBFI 2015 : XIII International Conference on Islamic Banking, Finance and Investment

ICIBFI 2015 : XIII International Conference on Islamic Banking, Finance and Investment

2014-12-22
1188 Views
The ICIBFI 2015: XIII International Conference on Islamic Banking, Finance and Investment will be held on January 13 - 14, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research schola...
Dutch member of parliament makes call to “close all mosques” in the Netherlands

Dutch member of parliament makes call to “close all mosques” in the Netherlands

2014-12-22
817 Views
Machiel de Graaf, a parliament member for the Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Islam critic Geert Wilders, has called for the closure of all mosques in the March of the Dutch Freedom Party against Islamic incursion. March of the Dutch Freedom Party...
English Football Fan Banned from Every Football Ground for Three Years after Ripping Up Quran + Photo

English Football Fan Banned from Every Football Ground for Three Years after Ripping Up Quran + Photo

2014-12-22
633 Views
English football fan Julie Phillips, 51, has been banned from all football stadiums for minimum three years for tearing up a copy of Islam's Holy Book during an English football match and throwing the pieces in the air. Police said Phillips, who a...
A Group of Australian Muslims Visited Imam Rezas Holy Shrine

A Group of Australian Muslims Visited Imam Rezas Holy Shrine

2014-12-22
673 Views
Coincident with the last ten days of Safar month (lunar month) a group of Australian Muslims visited Imam Reza (A.S.) holy shrine. According to the report issued from Astan Quds Razavi's special headquarter for the last ten days of Safar month, t...
15,000 join anti-Islam protest in eastern Germany

15,000 join anti-Islam protest in eastern Germany

2014-12-22
898 Views
Dresden (Germany), December 15: A record 15,000 people marched in eastern Germany against “asylum cheats” and the country’s “Islamisation” in the latest show of strength of a growing far-right populist movement. Chance...
Record 17 million Shi'ite pilgrims in Karbala

Record 17 million Shi'ite pilgrims in Karbala

2014-12-15
894 Views
Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi said on Thursday that the number of pilgrims in the city of Karbala for the annual Arbaeen commemoration had reached a record 17.5 million this year.   Arbaeen, which marks the end of the 40-day period o...
Course on Shia Islam Held in Sweden

Course on Shia Islam Held in Sweden

2014-12-15
759 Views
An educational course on Shia Islam is held on Thursdays at the Department for the Study of Religions at the School of History and Contemporary Studies of Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden. David Thurfjell, associate professor of ...
WAVE Conference Urges All Governments to Condemn Extremism

WAVE Conference Urges All Governments to Condemn Extremism

2014-12-13
848 Views
The two-day WAVE conference kicked off work in Tehran on Tuesday and ended Wednesday evening. The conference came in the aftermath of a last year proposal by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his address to the UN General Assembly meeting in...
U.S. Muslims to Hold First United Capitol Hill Advocacy Day April 13, 2015

U.S. Muslims to Hold First United Capitol Hill Advocacy Day April 13, 2015

2014-12-06
658 Views
The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, today announced plans to host the first-of-its-kind National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 13,...
Research: UK Muslims face worst job discrimination

Research: UK Muslims face worst job discrimination

2014-12-06
2593 Views
The report published by The Independent was based on a research conducted by Dr. Nabil Khattab and Professor Ron Johnston with data from the Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey of more than half a million people. The study says...
Special Mourning Programs Planned in Islamic Center of England

Special Mourning Programs Planned in Islamic Center of England

2014-11-29
852 Views
On the occasion of the demise anniversary of the Holy Prophet (AS) in the last ten days of Safar (the second month in the lunar Hijri calendar), special mourning programs will be held at the Islamic Center of England. According to the public relat...
Islamic Human Rights Activist: "Muslim world must tackle Takfiri terror"

Islamic Human Rights Activist: "Muslim world must tackle Takfiri terror"

2014-11-24
930 Views
The Muslim world must urgently tackle the issue of Takfiri violence, which certain entities seek to use as a pretext to promote Islamophobia, says an analyst. “It is about time that Muslim community started this discussion, and it has...
Islamic art on display at Art Institute of Chicago

Islamic art on display at Art Institute of Chicago

2014-11-24
976 Views
Art from across the Islamic world is on display in newly transformed galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Painting, calligraphy, textiles and carpets are among the items. The exhibition groups 100 pieces altogether. They range from small ...
2014 Election Report

2014 Election Report

2014-11-24
1030 Views
The most significant anti-Islam action of the 2014 midterm election, Alabama’s Amendment 1, was approved by voters. Alabama is the eighth state to approve a law intended to vilify Islam. The measure was inspired by Islamophobe David Yerushalmi&...
British Muslim Leaders Want Everyone to Stop Calling the Terror Group the ‘Islamic State’ and Have Offered a Different Name Instead

British Muslim Leaders Want Everyone to Stop Calling the Terror Group the ‘Islamic State’ and Have Offered a Different Name Instead

2014-09-27
1014 Views
British Muslim leaders have called on Prime Minister David Cameron and other politicians to stop referring to the militant jihadist group as the “Islamic State” and have instead suggested the media and politicians begin using the name the...
US banks closing accounts of Muslims

US banks closing accounts of Muslims

2014-09-27
1046 Views
Banks across the United States have closed the accounts of Muslim customers without any explanation. Dozens in the US said they received notices saying that their bank accounts had been shut. These include business owners, nonprofits, and students. ...
Does the Muslim headscarf boost body image?

Does the Muslim headscarf boost body image?

2014-09-27
1013 Views
In non-Muslim societies, a woman in a headscarf is often perceived as less approachable and sociable, according to past research, and some see the head covering as a means of repressing women. But a new British study concludes that for many Muslim w...
Alaska Set to Open First Mosque

Alaska Set to Open First Mosque

2014-08-30
996 Views
A relatively small Muslim community in America’s far north western state of Alaska have put final touches on their first mosque.   A relatively small Muslim community in America’s far north western state of Alaska have put final to...
Muslim MP targeted for protesting against illegal Israeli settlements goods

Muslim MP targeted for protesting against illegal Israeli settlements goods

2014-08-30
910 Views
ElhamAsaadBuaras Birmingham Ladywood MP has been branded “shameful”, “extremely irresponsible” and accused of “stirring up tensions” and behaving in a inappropriately by leaders of Britain’s Jewish commu...
American Policeman reverts to Islam

American Policeman reverts to Islam

2014-08-25
1121 Views
I am a typical American in many ways that are reflected in both my professional and personal lives. Professionally, I am a supervisor with a major police department, and I have been in the military, both active duty and in the reserves for the majori...
ISIS 'betraying' Muslims, says Calgary imam before hunger strike

ISIS 'betraying' Muslims, says Calgary imam before hunger strike

2014-08-25
970 Views
A Calgary imam will start a 48-hour hunger strike Friday evening to protest the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq this week by ISIS. Imam Syed Soharwardy, founder of Muslims Against Terrorism and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, ...

Christian and Jewish leaders campaign to support Muslim community

2014-08-24
992 Views
Australia Christian and Jewish leaders have rallied to support the Muslim community, asking members of the Australian public to join them in a campaign called “We’ll love Muslims 100 years”. Rabbi Zalman Kastel will join Austral...
Arab American group urges boycott of White House Iftar dinner

Arab American group urges boycott of White House Iftar dinner

2014-07-20
1085 Views
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) urged all Arab and Muslims in the United States to boycott the Obama administration's celebration of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, arguing the president has condoned the killing of Palestin...
Brazil: 19 People Converted to Islam during World Cup

Brazil: 19 People Converted to Islam during World Cup

2014-07-20
1041 Views
Aziz Allilou Aziz Allilou is a student at the Higher Institute of Media and Communications (ISIC) and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat. Rabat – Answering the call of Islam, 19 football fans converted to Islam after meeting team Mis...
Shia-Sunni communities attended Iftar banquet of Dallas mayor

Shia-Sunni communities attended Iftar banquet of Dallas mayor

2014-07-20
965 Views
This was the first from any Dallas Mayor. The dinner which was sponsored by renowned city businessman Amir Rupani, Arman Rupani and Mohsin Mandavia and others. A large number of religious leadership of Shia, Sunni and Ismaili community were in att...
Belgian Woman Helps 1000 Reverts to Islam

Belgian Woman Helps 1000 Reverts to Islam

2014-07-20
1032 Views
A Belgian young Muslim revert to Islam has helped 1000 people to accepts Islam after turning her home into Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion. Influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the rel...
British MP: ‘Media publishing complete lies about Muslims’

British MP: ‘Media publishing complete lies about Muslims’

2014-07-13
845 Views
Reports and comments on Muslims by the media and politicians bear the hallmarks of the portrayal of Jews in Nazi Germany, a British MP has said. Reports and comments on Muslims by the media and politicians bear the hallmarks of the portrayal of Je...
UK Muslims face 'rampant' abuse online

UK Muslims face 'rampant' abuse online

2014-07-13
726 Views
More needs to be done to tackle online anti-Muslim hatred, says a report. There is an urgent need to examine the rise of online anti-Muslim hate that has become rampant, says a report by Birmingham City University on online hatred towards Muslims a...
Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

2014-07-13
538 Views
More than 1.7 million Muslims living in Spain have started Sunday, the Ramadan. In this context, the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain (UCIDE) calls on employers to provide, where possible, its practitioners workers to fulfill this task. “...
Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

2014-07-13
1073 Views
This weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at...
British Muslims Unite To Condemn 'Evil' ISIS

British Muslims Unite To Condemn 'Evil' ISIS

2014-07-11
1531 Views
In a meeting in the Palace Of Westminster, leaders from Sunni and Shia denominations from cities across the UK agreed that the Islamic State was "un-Islamic". In a joint statement they also expressed "grave concern" at the repeated attacks by ISIS...
Canada Muslim Athletes Take Ramadan Test

Canada Muslim Athletes Take Ramadan Test

2014-07-10
998 Views
HAMILTON – Abstaining from food and water for 15 hours a day, Hamilton Muslim basketball players are taking the challenge of observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan while keeping their high performance in basketball local tournaments. &ldq...
Halal Tourism Growing in Japan as Country Tries to Attract Muslim Visitors

Halal Tourism Growing in Japan as Country Tries to Attract Muslim Visitors

2014-07-10
677 Views
Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travelers. For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that m...

Civil Rights group: More Advocacy Needed to Stem Anti-Muslim Bigotry

2014-07-10
725 Views
While Muslims have found greater mainstream acceptance in Metro Detroit and nationwide, more work is needed to address persistent discrimination and intolerance in workplaces, at school and elsewhere, a civil rights advocacy group said. “Ameri...
Turkey Shiite Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

Turkey Shiite Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

2014-07-09
967 Views
Muhammadiyah Shiite mosque, located in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul has been attacked, Turkish Sabah newspaper reported on July 8. A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the mosque on July 8 early in the morning, which caused a fire, according to...
Imam Hassan’s (A) Birth Anniversary to be Celebrated in Hamburg

Imam Hassan’s (A) Birth Anniversary to be Celebrated in Hamburg

2014-07-09
873 Views
On the occasion of birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Mojtaba (AS), a ceremony will be held on July 12 by the Islamic Center of Hamburg. The center aims to commemorate the noble status of the second infallible Imam (AS) and promote his virtues. S...
Europe-to-host-first-ever-international conference on Halal Tourism

Europe-to-host-first-ever-international conference on Halal Tourism

2014-07-05
1013 Views
Europe is hosting the first-ever international conference on halal tourism to look at how the industry can capitalise on one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. The Halal Tourism Conference, which is being held on 22 and 23 September 2014...
Greek court rejects appeal to block Athens mosque construction

Greek court rejects appeal to block Athens mosque construction

2014-07-05
737 Views
The general assembly of the state council in Greece has rejected an appeal to prevent the construction of a mosque in the capital Athens. Construction of Athens's only mosque is due to start soon after plans were approved eight months ago. The m...
European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face vei

European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face vei

2014-07-05
1172 Views
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a French law banning the wearing of the full-face veil, the niqab. The Strasbourg-based court was ruling on a case brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in ...
Ramadan Quranic Competitions Planned at Islamic Centre of England

Ramadan Quranic Competitions Planned at Islamic Centre of England

2014-07-03
997 Views
Islamic Center of England plans to hold a Quran memorization and recitation competition on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. According to IQNA’s branch in Europe, the two-day competition is one of the special programs of the center ...
DEARBORN: Community commended for ignoring string of anti-Islamic events

DEARBORN: Community commended for ignoring string of anti-Islamic events

2014-07-03
720 Views
Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini, leader of the Islamic Center of America, told The Arab American News that he is proud of the behavior of the local Muslim community, despite all that transpired in the last week. A string of events targeting the local Musl...
As Muslims Celebrate Ramadan, Islam Grows in Brevard

As Muslims Celebrate Ramadan, Islam Grows in Brevard

2014-06-28
953 Views
Nearly 30 years ago, being Muslim in Melbourne meant quietly gathering in the living rooms of apartments for a moment of prayer or having to explain what sounded like a foreign, exotic religion to strangers. There were no masjids — worship cen...
US Muslim Kids Trained for Ramadan

US Muslim Kids Trained for Ramadan

2014-06-28
1032 Views
Awaiting the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the family of Noor Khan have been preparing their kids to take part in fasting the holy month to taste the month’s high spirituality and share the needy their feelings all through the year. “My...
Chinese Products Flood Walled City this Ramadan

Chinese Products Flood Walled City this Ramadan

2014-06-28
1068 Views
With the holy month of Ramadan beginning June 30, the Walled City has been flooded with products made in China. Though some articles from Syria, Malaysia and Indonesia are also seen, the Dragon is undoubtedly the king. One of the main products is th...
“Tyrant” Stereotyping Worries US Muslims

“Tyrant” Stereotyping Worries US Muslims

2014-06-20
1036 Views
The release of a new FX Networks series about an Arab Muslim who returns to his home country with his American wife and children after 20 years in the US has sparked concerns of US Muslims, expressed worries about potential Islamophobic stereotyping ...
UK Hijab Murder Sparks Hate Crime Fears

UK Hijab Murder Sparks Hate Crime Fears

2014-06-20
846 Views
Members of the British Muslim community have warned that the murder of a Saudi student in Britain has sparked fears that hate crime is on the rise amid ‘widespread’ Islamophobia in the UK. “In recent months and weeks, an increasing...
 Denmark's First "Real" Mosque Opens

Denmark's First "Real" Mosque Opens

2014-06-19
982 Views
Denmark’s largest purpose-built mosque, including the country’s first minaret, opened on Thursday in Copenhagen’s northwest district after receiving a 150 million kroner ($27.2 million) endowment from Qatar. After years of wranglin...
Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

2014-06-19
1033 Views
America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post. "I would like thank Omar Zaki ...
UK Muslim Actor Abused by Fan in Brazil

UK Muslim Actor Abused by Fan in Brazil

2014-06-19
1125 Views
Travelling thousands of miles to offer support to his country’s team in World Cup 2014 Brazil, British Muslim actor Riz Ahmed has claimed that he was racially abused during England’s game against Uruguay when another fan silenced him whil...
Islamic Relief Launches Ramadan 'Pound for Pound' Campaign

Islamic Relief Launches Ramadan 'Pound for Pound' Campaign

2014-06-19
967 Views
Donations to Islamic Relief in the UK this Ramadan will be matched pound for pound by additional funding from the UK Government it has been announced. The charity’s new partnership with the Department for International Development is being ann...
Two Jailed Over Bacon Mosque Attack

Two Jailed Over Bacon Mosque Attack

2014-06-19
1010 Views
Douglas Cruikshank, 39, and 18-year-old Chelsea Lambie threw bacon at the window of Edinburgh's Central Mosque and wrapped the meat around door handles on January 31 last year. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard they and a third offender were associated ...

England’s Muslim Leaders to Media: Don’t Inflame Sunni-Shiite Tensions

2014-06-19
1148 Views
LONDON — Senior leaders of England’s estimated 2.7 million Muslims have called on religious scholars and political commentators in the media not to inflame sectarian tensions involving Islam’s two main sects — the Sunnis and S...
Teacher Donates One of His Kidneys to a Muslim Student

Teacher Donates One of His Kidneys to a Muslim Student

2014-06-13
802 Views
A schoolgirl today told how her teacher has changed her life after he gave her one of his kidneys. Alya Ahmed Ali, 13, was on dialysis three times a week. Today she said she had been given a new lease of life after teacher Ray Coe donated his kidney...
Ramadan Seen to Affect Muslim World Cup Players

Ramadan Seen to Affect Muslim World Cup Players

2014-06-13
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This year’s World Cup is the first time since 1986 that Ramadan has fallen during the tournament Staff writer, Al Arabiya News The football World Cup - which coincides with the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan - will likely affect Muslim footba...
Highest Mosque in Russia to Be Built in UFA

Highest Mosque in Russia to Be Built in UFA

2014-06-13
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Minarets of the Russia's largest mosque was crowned with cupolas. According to the project construction of the mosque will be completed in three years. The general sponsor of the construction is the Charity Fund "Ural". "The building will include fo...
Alberta Young Muslims Impress Society

Alberta Young Muslims Impress Society

2014-06-13
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ALBERTA – Young as they might be, Muslim students from Fort McMurray Islamic School in Canada’s Alberta district have succeeded in impressing the whole community by their special awareness day in which they highlighted Islamic beliefs, ac...
Hijab Ban Threatens Basketball Phenom

Hijab Ban Threatens Basketball Phenom

2014-06-12
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MEMPHIS – A basketball phenomenon, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir has always dremed of a flourishing future as a professional basketball player who has reserved the title of the best player in the state during her high school years. "As of right now I'm ...
Muslim Community Cracking Down on Fake Halal Foods

Muslim Community Cracking Down on Fake Halal Foods

2014-06-06
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Canada’s growing  Halal food industry has made it an attractive target for fraud – something that leaders in Canada’s Muslim community hope to end. “Halal is really important to uphold a Muslim&r...
Russian and Poland Muslims Signed Cooperation Agreement

Russian and Poland Muslims Signed Cooperation Agreement

2014-06-06
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At the opening of the V Moscow International Halal Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2014 an official signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Council of Muftis of Russia and the Islamic Religious Council of Poland w...
Hundreds of Christians Convert to Islam in Turkey

Hundreds of Christians Convert to Islam in Turkey

2014-06-06
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According to the information reported in the Turkish press and from the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs in Turkey, 779 people residing in the Country have converted to Islam since the beginning of 2014.  The overwhelming majority of th...
Iceland's First Mosque Faces Uproar

Iceland's First Mosque Faces Uproar

2014-06-06
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REYKJAVIK – Plans to launch the construction works of the first mosque in Iceland have been causing lots of uproar in the Nordic island, amid increasing hate speech on the social networking websites against the religious minority. “The c...
Oklahoma Muslims Give Blood

Oklahoma Muslims Give Blood

2014-06-06
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A leading American Muslim civil rights group organized a blood donation drive on Friday, June 06, at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, showing their pride in their state and giving back to their community. “We are ...

Boys & Girls Club Helps Send Mecca Teens to College

2014-06-06
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With graduation season under way in the valley, 15 students who never imagined heading off to college will have the opportunity to, thanks in part to Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), a Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley college readiness pilot prog...
British Muslims Get New TV Channel

British Muslims Get New TV Channel

2014-06-06
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LONDON – A few days ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, British Muslims have announced the planned launch of a special TV channel which will join a growing number of specialized channels broadcasting to the growing Muslim minority. “In s...
Islam 2nd Largest Religion in 20 US States

Islam 2nd Largest Religion in 20 US States

2014-06-05
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New data released from the US census authority has found that Islam is the second largest religion in twenty American states after Christianity that appeared as the dominant faith across the country. The new data was released by the Association of S...
London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan

London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan

2014-05-30
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Muslims in London Borough of Tower Hamlets have launched a new campaign to help smokers quit tobacco before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering them counseling and health services. “Ramadan is an ideal time to start healthy habits,&r...
Turks Pray for Aya Sofia Mosque Reopening

Turks Pray for Aya Sofia Mosque Reopening

2014-05-30
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ISTANBUL – Tens of thousands of Turkish Muslims have gathered on Saturday dawn to pray outside historic Aya Sofia mosque, urging Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to reopen the museum to serve as a Muslim worshipping house. “This is a seriou...
Anti-Islam Ad Sparks US Free Speech Debate

Anti-Islam Ad Sparks US Free Speech Debate

2014-05-30
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NEW YORK - The first time Irfaan Noorudin saw the black-and-white ad equating Islam with antisemitism, he was sitting in traffic not far from the US Capitol when a bus bearing the incendiary message rolled past.  “It’s still so jarr...
World Cup 2014 Opens Doors for Brazil to Welcome Muslim Fans

World Cup 2014 Opens Doors for Brazil to Welcome Muslim Fans

2014-05-29
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In a rundown Sao Paulo street, squeezed between a graffiti-covered sports bar and a dilapidated unisex hairdressers, lies a little haven of Islamic tranquillity. Here, while Brazil is rushing to be ready in time for next month’s Fifa Worl...
UK Muslims Highlight Islamic Democracy

UK Muslims Highlight Islamic Democracy

2014-05-29
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A group of young Muslims from the London borough of Newham have launched a new campaign to highlight a forgotten Islamic tenet of supporting democracy, a tradition that goes back to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “Muslims should take pa...
Brazil Muslims Welcome World Cup Fans

Brazil Muslims Welcome World Cup Fans

2014-05-29
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As Brazil government were adding the final touches on World Cup preparations, a Brazilian active Muslim community was working around the clock to prepare their own welcome for hundreds of thousands of fans expected to arrive soon in the South America...
Irish Muslims Accept Minister’s Apology

Irish Muslims Accept Minister’s Apology

2014-05-29
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A recent controversy over anti-Islam comments in Northern Ireland has come to an end quickly after representatives of the Irish Muslim community asserted that they have received and accepted an apology from First Minister over anti-Islam slurs he mad...
Festival Of National Cuisine Of Muslim Peoples

Festival Of National Cuisine Of Muslim Peoples

2014-05-21
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National Cuisine Festival of Muslim peoples will be conducted within the framework of the Fifth Moscow International Halal Exhibition - Moscow Halal Expo 2014. The event will take place from 7 to 8 June. For two days, the festival program will be fil...
Oscar Goes to Best Muslim Achievers

Oscar Goes to Best Muslim Achievers

2014-05-21
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Celebrating the achievements of Muslims throughout the US, Muslim Oscars will be held later this month to celebrate shinning role models of American Muslim citizens who reflect the true-image of Islam. “All too often, the media is filled with ...
250,000 Quran Translations to Be Distributed in Brazil

250,000 Quran Translations to Be Distributed in Brazil

2014-05-21
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Kuwait's Awqaf Ministry plans to hand out 250,000 copies of Quran translations in different languages in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup. The ministry's Quran Board announced that it has held a tender for the procurement of the copies, Al-Shoruq Al...
Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for East Reading Mosque and Community Centre

Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for East Reading Mosque and Community Centre

2014-05-21
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A family fun day to raise money for a new mosque and community centre in East Reading is set to take place on Sunday. The Aisha Masjid and Islamic Centre will hold the family fair at its new premises in London Road, and families from all faiths and ...
Queensland Rejects Push to Make Muslim Women Remove Burqas

Queensland Rejects Push to Make Muslim Women Remove Burqas

2014-05-21
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Independent MP's bill would have empowered police to require people to remove any face covering to establish their identity

Court Reprieves Mega Mosque Threatened With Eviction

Court Reprieves Mega Mosque Threatened With Eviction

2014-05-21
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The controversial West Ham mega mosque, which was threatened with eviction by Newham Council has won a reprieve from the Master of the Rolls. A council injunction ordering the demolition of the mosque has been suspended until Communities Secretary, ...

AIR Marks Memorial Day with Release of Video Featuring Muslim Veterans

2014-05-21
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marked the upcoming Memorial Day holiday with the release of a video featuring American Muslim veterans ex...
Islamophobic Complains Hit British TV Adhan

Islamophobic Complains Hit British TV Adhan

2014-05-08
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By airing the adhan, Channel 4 became the first mainstream British television channel to broadcast the call to prayer (adhan) on a daily basis. CAIRO – Amid an incredibly positive reaction from the Muslim community, British TV Channel 4’...
Some Exports of Welsh Lamb Prepared According to Islamic Religious Rules

Some Exports of Welsh Lamb Prepared According to Islamic Religious Rules

2014-05-08
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Certain exports of Welsh lamb are being prepared according to Islamic religious rules, it has emerged. Industry body Meat Promotion Wales confirmed yesterday that some sheep are being slaughtered at Welsh abattoirs according to halal principles. Th...
Muslim Woman Running for U.S. Congress

Muslim Woman Running for U.S. Congress

2014-05-08
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Cheryl Sudduth is making history; she is the second Muslim woman to run for Congress in the United States. A 2014 democratic candidate, she is seeking election to the House of Representatives to represent the 11th congressional district of California...
‘Noah’ Way! Movie Blocked in China, Banned by Muslim Nations

‘Noah’ Way! Movie Blocked in China, Banned by Muslim Nations

2014-05-08
1087 Views
Production company Paramount Pictures tried hard to cast its “Noah” movie in a secular light, stressing its “environmental message” over biblical truths — but apparently, censors in China weren’t buying i...
Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament

Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament

2014-05-07
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"I will exert all my efforts for ensuring that Muslims do not consider themselves as a minority in Greece," Stamou said. ATHENS – A hijab-clad Greek woman has become the first ever Muslim candidate to represent her country at the coming Europe...
UK Faiths Urge Halal Meat Labeling

UK Faiths Urge Halal Meat Labeling

2014-05-07
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According to retailers, the animals, blessed while being slaughtered, were also stunned before slaughtering. LONDON – Responding to a new controversy surrounding meat labeling in UK, British religious leaders have called for labeling halal mea...
Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

2014-05-07
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Chicago area Islamic groups were coming together Thursday to express their collective outrage at a crime that has horrified the world; the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a terrorist group in Nigeria. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports th...
IRIC’s Meeting with La Conférence Olivaint's Members

IRIC’s Meeting with La Conférence Olivaint's Members

2014-05-04
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On April 17, a group of IRIC's staff met with a number of La Conférence Olivaint's members at the Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation.
Muslim Congress Strongly Demands the Indonesian Authorities to Stop its Hypocritical Attitude Toward Shia Muslims

Muslim Congress Strongly Demands the Indonesian Authorities to Stop its Hypocritical Attitude Toward Shia Muslims

2014-04-30
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Muslim Congress strongly demands the Indonesian authorities to stop its hypocritical attitude toward Shia Muslims. According to Shafaqna, the Muslim Congress in the statement said: Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu alaikum Today, Thursday, May 1...

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeal in Case of Blacklisted Muslim Pilot

2014-04-30
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OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in a discrimination case involving aerospace giant Bombardier, a Muslim Canadian pilot of Pakistani extraction and the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. Javed Latif claims that Bombardier (TSX:BBD...

New York: Islam Museum Proposed

2014-04-30
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The developer who once proposed a mosque and Muslim community centre near the site of the World Trade Centre now plans a museum devoted to Islam at the very same site. According to the New York Times, property developer Sharif El-Gamal said through ...
Three Dead, 79 Injured in China's Muslim-Dominant Xinjiang

Three Dead, 79 Injured in China's Muslim-Dominant Xinjiang

2014-04-30
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TOKYO, May 1 (KUNA) -- Three people were confirmed dead and 79 others were injured in a violent terrorist attack at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thurs...
Swansea Subway Among Stores 200 Stores Only Serving Halal Meat

Swansea Subway Among Stores 200 Stores Only Serving Halal Meat

2014-04-30
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A SWANSEA store is among nearly 200 of the Subway branches now serving only halal meat. The Subway in St Helen's Road, Swansea, would have had to apply to be a halal restaurant, according to the company. The chain, which has around 1,500 outlets ac...
Two Boro Fans Convicted of Tearing Up Pages of the Koran at Football Match

Two Boro Fans Convicted of Tearing Up Pages of the Koran at Football Match

2014-04-30
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Two football fans - one a council worker who used to work with disabled children - were this afternoon convicted of tearing up pages of the Koran during a Boro away match. Middlesbrough supporters Julie Phillips, 50, and Gemma Parkin, 18, admitted...
Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Process (Library of Islamic Law)

Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Process (Library of Islamic Law)

2014-04-29
997 Views
Gender equality is a modern ideal, which has only recently, with the expansion of human rights and feminist discourses, become inherent to generally accepted conceptions of justice. In Islam, as in other religious traditions, the idea of equality bet...
New York 9/11 Museum Sparks Anger Over Portrayal of Islam

New York 9/11 Museum Sparks Anger Over Portrayal of Islam

2014-04-24
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A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York unfairly links Islam with terrorism and could lead to prejudice and even violence against Muslims, clergy members have said. Called “The Rise of al Qaeda”...

Allen West Is Really Concerned About Mosques Existing in America

2014-04-24
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Shocker: more mosques exist in the more populous American states. Another shocker: that fact is very troubling to Allen West. In a blog post entitled “US centers of Islamic activity form interesting map,” the former Republican congr...
UKIP Suspends Member over Anti-Islamic Posts

UKIP Suspends Member over Anti-Islamic Posts

2014-04-23
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A UK Independence Party member featured in its latest election broadcast has been suspended for expressing "repellent" racist and anti-Islamic views on social media, the party said. Andre Lampitt appeared in a builder's hard hat in the Ukip film sho...
A Muslim’s Holy War Against Hate and Violence

A Muslim’s Holy War Against Hate and Violence

2014-04-23
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Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan     Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish’s office at the University of Toronto overflows with books, from the Holy Qur’an to those on medicine and various subjects. The office walls are bulging  with honors bes...
Halalywood: Enter the Islamic Entertainment Industry

Halalywood: Enter the Islamic Entertainment Industry

2014-04-07
907 Views
We’ve all heard of Hollywood and Bollywood. Some of you may have even heard of Lollywood (the Pakistani version) and Nollywood (the Nigerian version). But what about Halalywood? No? Well, as of 2014, you probably will. American actor and c...
Muslim Woman's Headscarf Pulled off by Sweden Airport Staff

Muslim Woman's Headscarf Pulled off by Sweden Airport Staff

2014-04-06
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A Muslim woman has said that she was attacked by airport staff in Sweden and forced to remove her headscarf in public. Saama Sarsour was travelling from the Arvidsjaur airport in northern Sweden when she aroused suspicion after she caused a metal de...
Number of Muslims in UK Prisons Doubles in Decade

Number of Muslims in UK Prisons Doubles in Decade

2014-04-06
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The number of Muslims in the prison population has more than doubled to nearly 12,000 in a decade, figures from the Ministry of Justice show. The dramatic rise prompted calls for ministers to investigate whether police and the courts are treating Mu...
Teachers Call for Early Exams to Avoid Ramadan Could Even Give Fasting Students More Marks

Teachers Call for Early Exams to Avoid Ramadan Could Even Give Fasting Students More Marks

2014-04-06
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The timing of GCSE, A-level and university exams could be brought forward under controversial plans so they do not clash with the Islamic month of Ramadan. If approved, schools, colleges and universities would set the exams earlier so Muslim stu...
Muslim Countries Ban Biblical 'Noah' for Depiction of Prophet

Muslim Countries Ban Biblical 'Noah' for Depiction of Prophet

2014-04-06
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Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic ‘Noah’, joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said Monday that the portrayal of the ark-b...
NJ Volunteers Erase Mosque Hate Graffiti

NJ Volunteers Erase Mosque Hate Graffiti

2014-03-17
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A group of New Jersey citizens have volunteered to remove hate graffiti sprayed on the Islamic society in Princeton city, showing solidarity with the Muslim community against hate. “This is bigotry and hate right here on a wall,” Michael...
Islam Awareness Week 2014 at the University of Ottawa

Islam Awareness Week 2014 at the University of Ottawa

2014-03-15
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Students with the University of Ottawa’s Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) organized this year’s annual Islam Awareness Week (IAW), from March 3rd to March 7th around the theme of the sustainability of Islam. Shahad Khalladi, a se...
Serbian Army Opens Prayer Room for Muslim Soldiers

Serbian Army Opens Prayer Room for Muslim Soldiers

2014-03-15
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The Serbian military has opened its first masjid [prayer room] for Muslim soldiers in its Belgrade headquarters. Chief of General Staff Ljubisa Dikovic, the head of Serbia’s Islamic community Adem Zilkic and the mufti of Belgrade Muhamed Jus...
Keeping the Faith is No Obstacle for Muslim Rangers Player Mohsni

Keeping the Faith is No Obstacle for Muslim Rangers Player Mohsni

2014-03-15
862 Views
HE has been a mainstay in a title-winning Rangers side this year and his late goal against Albion Rovers earlier this month kept his team firmly in the Scottish Cup. But now French-born central defender Bilel Mohsni has spoken of another side to his...
Italian Shia Cleric: Fiqh Can Offer Solutions for Muslim World Challenges

Italian Shia Cleric: Fiqh Can Offer Solutions for Muslim World Challenges

2014-03-14
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Director of Italian-based Imam Mahdi (AS) Institute said Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) can offer practical solutions for the challenges the Muslim world is facing. Speaking at the international conference on ““Role of Muslim World in Gl...

New Organization Unites American Muslims in One Coalition

2014-03-14
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WASHINGTON — Seeking to make a bigger impact in American politics and to better protect their civil rights, 10 Muslim groups have banded together under a new umbrella group: the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations. Many of the leaders of the ...
Activists Petition for Spain's Islamic History

Activists Petition for Spain's Islamic History

2014-03-13
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Spain's Catholic Church bids to annex the centuries-old Cordoba mosque has been vehemently criticized by rights groups demanding the recognition of the Islamic rich history in Spain. “Over the past few years, the Diocese of Cordoba has erased ...
Islamic Art Exhibit Explores Doris Duke's 'Shangri-La'

Islamic Art Exhibit Explores Doris Duke's 'Shangri-La'

2014-02-25
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Tobacco heiress Doris Duke, who died in 1993, built a fantasy compound in Honolulu to showcase an exquisite collection of Islamic art she’d acquired in her many travels. You can get an exhilarating peek into this elegant, rarefied life by visi...
Exhibition Celebrates History of Islam’s Second Holiest City

Exhibition Celebrates History of Islam’s Second Holiest City

2014-02-25
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Medina’s turn as Islamic Capital of Culture ends with a show of contemporary calligraphy and historic photos

FBI Looking into Alleged Hate Crime at Washington Islamic Center

2014-02-25
808 Views
SEATTLE — The FBI is working with local law enforcement to determine if a Saturday incident at an Islamic center in Washington was "bias-motivated and a violation of federal law," according to a spokeswoman for the FBI's Seattle division. ...
The Rise of Islam in Ireland

The Rise of Islam in Ireland

2014-02-24
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The Republic of Ireland may be intimately associated with the Roman Catholic Church, but the fastest - growing faith on the emerald isle is Islam - at such a rapid rate that Muslims are projected to replace Protestantism as the second-most popular religion by the year 2043.
London Jews Host Islam Awareness Week

London Jews Host Islam Awareness Week

2014-02-23
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“It seemed appropriate to use JW3 as a venue to launch Islam Awareness Week this year,” Julie Siddiqui, executive director of Islamic Society of Britain, told Jewish News on Wednesday, February 19. “The Jewish community have done a...
French Muslims Sue A Magazine For Blasphemy

French Muslims Sue A Magazine For Blasphemy

2014-02-23
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Accusing it of blasphemy, a French Muslims legal organization is suing a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after it published inflammatory cartoons insulting Qur’an. “We know in advance that the trial does not go all the way to the...
Daily Mail Hateful Article Angers UK Muslims

Daily Mail Hateful Article Angers UK Muslims

2014-02-23
1584 Views
Leading British Muslim and interfaith organizations have signed a letter of complaint to Daily Mail’s editor Paul Dacre, condemning an article that deployed hateful Muslim stereotypes and used slurs commonly found in racist and far-right websit...
More than 100 Police Officers Line Streets of Village as EDL Protest Over Muslim Centre

More than 100 Police Officers Line Streets of Village as EDL Protest Over Muslim Centre

2013-11-17
842 Views
POLICE say they are are pleased a demonstration by a far-right group over the opening of a Muslim centre in a village has passed off without incident. Around 200 members of the North East’s English Defence League (EDL) met at Shotton Collier...POLICE say they are are pleased a demonstration by a far-right group over the opening of a Muslim centre in a village has passed off without incident. Around 200 members of the North East’s English Defence League (EDL) met at Shotton Collier...POLICE say they are are pleased a demonstration by a far-right group over the opening of a Muslim centre in a village has passed off without incident. Around 200 members of the North East’s English Defence League (EDL) met at Shotton Collier...
 	  Mosque Plans for Former Colne Sunday School

Mosque Plans for Former Colne Sunday School

2013-11-17
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“Planning permission will probably not be needed for such uses in view of the previous use of the site. Listed building permission would probably be needed for any changes to the exterior of the buildings.”

Also supporting the idea of getting the building back into community use is Derek Mann, chairman of the Waterside Neighbourhood Action Group.
Mosque Suit Needs No More Appeals

Mosque Suit Needs No More Appeals

2013-11-17
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The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is open on Veals Road, just outside the city limits, and serving the Muslim community in the county. In recent weeks, it also has welcomed representatives of other religions for discussions about Islam and other ...
Missouri Muslims Fight World Hunger

Missouri Muslims Fight World Hunger

2013-11-17
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Hosting similar events across America, Muslim leaders wanted to inspire other communities to help end hunger around the world. CAIRO – Celebrating thirty years of helping the poor and vulnerable in Missouri, an Islamic center has distributed...
 	  Mosque Protesters 'Backed by Muslims' Over School Site

Mosque Protesters 'Backed by Muslims' Over School Site

2013-11-17
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CAMPAIGNERS protesting plans for a mosque in the grounds of their school claim Muslim community members are also against the scheme. East Renfrewshire Council is consulting on a proposal to build a mosque, community centre, halal butcher and soup ...
Top 10 Muslim Football Players

Top 10 Muslim Football Players

2013-11-17
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     In no particular order or preference, here are some of the familiar names in European football. This compilation is however by no means exhaustive.   1. Nicolas (Bilal) Anelka Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka conve...
Thousands Russian Nationalists Protest Against Muslims

Thousands Russian Nationalists Protest Against Muslims

2013-11-17
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Russian riot police clash with activists of ultranationalist organizations during the so-called "Russian March" in the southeastern outskirts of Moscow, on November 4, 2013. A new holiday, "National Unity Day" was created in 2005 to replace the tradi...
Muslim Charity’s New Community Initiative

Muslim Charity’s New Community Initiative

2013-11-17
772 Views
Local charity Muslim Global Relief has come up with a new initiative to enhance community welfare projects. The People’s Purse will work to bring communities together Simply tell the charity your ideas and where you think money would be b...
World's First Underground Mosque in Turky

World's First Underground Mosque in Turky

2013-11-17
740 Views
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The first underground mosque has been constructed in Turkey’s Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, the building that has won the first place in the World Architecture Fest competition for religious places. ''Mosques ...
  	  Muslim Youngsters from Southfields Mosque Collect Money for Poppy Appeal

Muslim Youngsters from Southfields Mosque Collect Money for Poppy Appeal

2013-11-17
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Toheed Ahmad, Tlaal Inamullah and Waleed Ahmad Muslim youngsters from a Southfields mosque joined members of the armed forces to collect money for the annual Poppy Appeal. The young members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association gathered at The Lo...
 	  California Mosques Welcome Non-Muslims

California Mosques Welcome Non-Muslims

2013-11-17
753 Views
During the Open day, Visitors will make a tour inside a mosque, meet Muslims and eat cultural food. CALIFORNIA – In a bid to correct misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, California mosque opened their doors on Sunday, October 27, to welco...
Muslims Help Ontario’s Homeless

Muslims Help Ontario’s Homeless

2013-11-17
668 Views
Seeking further help for First Nation community, which is a home for 1,800 residents, Guisti said that there are talks about starting a food bank. KENORA - Extending their helping hand across Canada, Muslim community has travelled to deliver donat...

Ribery Reflects on Family, Islam

2013-11-17
650 Views
"I am a believer and since I converted to Islam, I think, I became stronger, I became mentally and physically stronger,” Ribery said. MUNICH – Contending for the best player in the world in 2013, Bayern Munich's French Muslim football ...

Muslims in Korea want More Mosques and Halal Food

2013-11-17
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More mosques and halal restaurants and a better understanding of Islam are needed in South Korea to encourage Middle East students to study there, a survey has revealed. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) -�More mosques and halal restaurants and a better un...

Student is Jailed for Racist Killing of Muslim OAP

2013-11-17
606 Views
A PHD student who tried to wage a deadly race war by murdering an 82-year-old Muslim man and planting bombs near mosques has been jailed. Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 40 years at the Old Bailey yest...
Qadir & Islamic Unity Forum Held in Athens

A forum titled “Qadir and Islamic Unity” was held in the Greek capital on Thursday, October 24.

2013-11-17
734 Views
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - It was organized by the Iranian Cultural Center in Athens, on the auspicious occasion of Eid Al-Qadir. In an address, Iran’s Cultural Attaché Mohammad Hossein Mozaffari said in the media and even in some sc...