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Call for Papers: Special Issue: "Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia"

Call for Papers: Special Issue: "Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia"

2020-04-30
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A Special Issue of Religions Call for Papers Guest Editor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halim Rane, Griffith University Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020 The growth of Muslim popul...
German, Jew, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus

German, Jew, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus

2020-04-30
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By Marc David Baer Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 2020) German, Jew, Muslim, Gay offers an astonishing perspective on the history of modern Germany and German-speaking Central Europe from the vantage of a man who united multiple margin...
Opposing church closures becomes new religious freedom cause

Opposing church closures becomes new religious freedom cause

2020-04-30
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State and local restrictions on religious gatherings, introduced as measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, have emerged as a top religious freedom issue and prompted a flurry of new lawsuits charging that such measures violate the First A...
Covid-19: Christians, Jews and Muslims join in prayer in Jerusalem

Covid-19: Christians, Jews and Muslims join in prayer in Jerusalem

2020-04-30
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The leaders of the three Abrahamic religions – Christians, Jews and Muslims – prayed together in Jerusalem on Thursday amid the global Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative, taken by the Mayor of the Holy City, took place at 12.3...
Muslims in Canada hear Azaan through loudspeakers this Ramadan

Muslims in Canada hear Azaan through loudspeakers this Ramadan

2020-04-29
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Muslims hear Azaan through loud speakers for the first time in the history of Canada. Due to coronavirus lockdown, Muslims are not able to pray in the mosques; hence they have got the permission to say Azaan in loud speakers in some mosques. As of n...
Review into UK minority COVID-19 deaths sparks controversy

Review into UK minority COVID-19 deaths sparks controversy

2020-04-27
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British Muslims condemned appointment of public figure, accused of Islamophobia, to inquiry into high minority death rates. Appointment of Trevor Phillips -- who is considered highly controversial in the British Muslim community -- to take part in a ...
How Canada’s Expat Muslim Community is Bringing Hope This Ramadan

How Canada’s Expat Muslim Community is Bringing Hope This Ramadan

2020-04-27
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Over 3.2% of Canada’s population belong to the Islamic faith, which means that over 1 million have already immigrated to Canada to join its Muslim expat community. As Muslim people enter the first week of Ramadan, many will be facing challenges...
2019 data shows racism on the rise in Switzerland

2019 data shows racism on the rise in Switzerland

2020-04-26
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Switzerland documented a record 352 cases of discrimination in 2019, reflecting an increase in racist acts in public places and attacks spurred by far-right ideologies. Xenophobia was the main driver for racist behavior. Black and Muslim people are t...
UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis

UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis

2020-04-25
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A member of the UK Parliament, Sir Edward Jonathan Davey, on Saturday fasted and took part in an online Iftar, or breaking of the fast, with Muslims to show support for the country's community of three million observing the month of Ramadan under a s...
North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

2020-04-24
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The North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) is an organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the production and dissemination of academic research on Islam and the diverse lived experience of Muslims. Its conferenc...
“Diverse Approaches to Qur’anic Studies in the Western Academy”

“Diverse Approaches to Qur’anic Studies in the Western Academy”

2020-04-23
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NAAIMS 49th Annual Conference Date: September 25, 2020 Cosponsored By: George Washington University & Xavier University Program Chair: Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University Qur’anic studies in Western universities ...
Cinema & Islam: How Filmmaking Shapes Islam and How Islam Shapes Filmmaking

Cinema & Islam: How Filmmaking Shapes Islam and How Islam Shapes Filmmaking

2020-04-22
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Venue: London, UK Date: June 12, 2020 Organizer: The Governance Program at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) Filmmakers have always engaged in the production of meanings that shape what Islam mean...
Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World

Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World

2020-04-21
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Date: June 15, 2020 - August 8, 2020 Venue: Online Organizer: University of Illinois, IL, USA Registration Deadline: May 15, 2020 Announcement regarding COVID-19: We are holding a virtual institute for the Summer of 2020. All SILMW classes will t...
Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Marja‘iyya and Society”

Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Marja‘iyya and Society”

2020-04-20
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Journal of the Contemporary Study of Islam Guest Editor: Cameron Zargar, University of Exeter Submission Deadline: August 14, 2020 The Journal of the Contemporary Study of Islam invites articles for a special issue related to the theme of “M...
Two positions in History of Science

Two positions in History of Science

2020-04-18
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Bogazici University, Istanbul Application Deadline: July 5, 2020 The Department of History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, invites applications for two full-time assistant professors in the field of History of Science. The candidates&rsqu...
Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Islamic Ethics of Pandemics and Covid-19"

Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Islamic Ethics of Pandemics and Covid-19"

2020-04-17
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Special Issue of Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE) Call for Papers Editor-in-Chief: Mohammed Ghaly, Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) Publisher: Brill Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020 The articles will be dedicated to t...
CFP: “Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts”

CFP: “Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts”

2020-04-17
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Call for Papers Date: September 24-26, 2020 Venue: Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain la-Neuve, Belgium Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020 The European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) invites you to submit propo...
Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE)

Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE)

2020-04-16
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4th Edinburgh Conference in Late Antique, Islamic, and Byzantine Studies Call for Papers Date: November 19-20, 2020 Venue: The Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Society of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Submission Deadline: June 15, 202...
“Ethics and Inclusive Disasters (Focusing on Coronavirus Disease)”

“Ethics and Inclusive Disasters (Focusing on Coronavirus Disease)”

2020-04-16
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Call for Papers Date: July 6, 2020 Venue: Online Organizer: Faculty of Religious Studies of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: May 4, 2020 The first international academic conference on “Ethics and Inc...
Master "Islam and society"

Master "Islam and society"

2020-04-15
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Launched in the autumn 2019 semester, a Master Islam and Society study course in the main branch (90 ECTS) is offered by the Swiss Center Islam and Society (CSIS) within the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the University of Friborg. Current...
Half of Americans say Bible should influence U.S. laws, including 28% who favor it over the will of the people

Half of Americans say Bible should influence U.S. laws, including 28% who favor it over the will of the people

2020-04-12
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The U.S. Constitution does not mention the Bible, God, Jesus or Christianity, and the First Amendment clarifies that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Still, some scholars have argued that the Bible hea...
Postdoctoral Research and Outreach Associate in Islamic Art, Aesthetics and/or Material Culture

Postdoctoral Research and Outreach Associate in Islamic Art, Aesthetics and/or Material Culture

2020-04-12
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Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge Call for Applications Application Deadline: April 19, 2020 The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research and Outreach Associate to design and conduct original research ...
End-of-Life Care (EoLC) and the Islamic Moral Tradition

End-of-Life Care (EoLC) and the Islamic Moral Tradition

2020-04-12
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Call for Research Papers Date: October 20-22, 2020 Venue: The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Qatar This seminar aims to critically address the key End-of-Life Care (EoLC)  ethical questions, by engaging a wide rang...
SIEF Working Group "Ethnology of Religion" 2020 Conference

SIEF Working Group "Ethnology of Religion" 2020 Conference

2020-04-11
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“Religion and Nature – Cultural Ecologies of Belief” Organizer: SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) Date: September 6-9, 2020 Venue: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel For religious worldviews and practic...
Muslim women who cover their faces find greater acceptance among coronavirus masks

Muslim women who cover their faces find greater acceptance among coronavirus masks

2020-04-10
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Americans began donning face masks this week after federal and local officials changed their position on whether face coverings protect against coronavirus. This is new terrain for many, who find themselves unable to recognize neighbors and are unsur...
Free access to the significant amount on content for the study of Islam and the Middle East

Free access to the significant amount on content for the study of Islam and the Middle East

2020-04-10
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Due to COVID-19 emergency some publishers are now offering free access to their content. These publishers offer significant amount on content for the study of Islam and the Middle East. “Cambridge University Press is making higher education te...
Spread of coronavirus forces Jews and Muslims in France to abandon death rites

Spread of coronavirus forces Jews and Muslims in France to abandon death rites

2020-04-08
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Families of coronavirus victims in France are foregoing traditional death and mourning rituals to stem the spread of Covid-19 infections. But for observant Muslims and Jews, the absence of these rites are an additional emotional burden at a difficult...
Imam Al-Mahdi (as): The Awaited Hope for Humanity

Imam Al-Mahdi (as): The Awaited Hope for Humanity

2020-04-08
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Imam Al-Mahdi (as): The Awaited Hope for Humanity Birthday of Imam Mahdi (pbuh) on the 15th of Sha’ban (April 9, 2020) is celebration of Hope and Justice for all humankind. This promise is n...
Brill launches open access Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World

Brill launches open access Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World

2020-04-08
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Brill has entered into a partnership with The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (London, UK) and the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada) to publish the new peer-reviewed, academic Journal of Material Cultures in the Mu...
Launch of GLOBAL Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action COVID-19 Initiative

Launch of GLOBAL Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action COVID-19 Initiative

2020-04-06
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Campaign engages the world’s religious communities through Religions for Peace’s global, regional and national networks in a collective, multi-religious response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Religions for Peace (RfP) and the United Nations ...
LUCIS Summer School: Philology & Manuscripts from the Muslim World

LUCIS Summer School: Philology & Manuscripts from the Muslim World

2020-04-06
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Date: 24 August 2020 - 4 September 2020 Venue: University Library, Leiden, Netherlands Application Deadline: June 22, 2020 This summer school is for graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who have an interest in handwritten materials, edit...
COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe

COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe

2020-04-04
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Nearly 100 mosques in Germany and the Netherlands on Friday rang out with the sound of the call to prayer, as a gesture of support for Muslims amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The call to prayer (adhan) was chanted from mosques belonging to the T...
British Muslims are concerned about Islamist extremism and do trust the police, survey finds

British Muslims are concerned about Islamist extremism and do trust the police, survey finds

2020-04-02
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The majority of British Muslims are concerned about Islamist extremism and support police along with the principles of the controversial Prevent program, a survey has suggested. Crest Advisory, an independent crime consultancy, commissioned represe...
Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

2020-04-01
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Hundreds of Indian Americans of different faiths rallied outside Indian consulates in major American cities on Friday evening to protest against the recent violence in Delhi that has killed at least 42 people, and injured hundreds. Violence erupted ...
Muslim minority doctors first to die on front line of UK pandemic

Muslim minority doctors first to die on front line of UK pandemic

2020-04-01
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The United Kingdom is paying tribute to the first doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic who have died after contracting COVID-19. All four men - Alfa Sa'adu; Amged el-Hawrani; Adil El Tayar and Habib Zaidi - were Muslim and had ance...
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