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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...
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