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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.
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