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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...
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