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New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

2017-05-31
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When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with...
Invitation of Sharing Videos

Invitation of Sharing Videos

2017-05-29
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Salamislam group on the occasion of Holy Month of Ramazan invited all interested parties especially those who are interested or converted to Islam on sharing videos. The group says: “Ramadan has already come and we all have something to wait...
Cultural Interaction and Dialogue through Visiting Synagogue

Cultural Interaction and Dialogue through Visiting Synagogue

2017-05-29
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Achieving the goals of educational projects of IRIC, a group of students and researchers of Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) visited Abrishami synagogue in Tehran in May 2017. The attendees included students of the Islam and the West In...
Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

2017-05-28
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Call for Papers Date: April 17-18, 2018  Venue: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA Proposal Submission Deadline: June 17, 2017 The Religion and Spirituality in Society Research Network sets out in its conference, journal, b...
The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy

The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy

2017-05-27
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Call for Papers Date: November 20 - 21, 2017 Venue: Paris, France Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017 The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, resear...
Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program 2017-2018

Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program 2017-2018

2017-05-26
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The Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program (ISP) is at the forefront of Alimiyyah Programs in the West. Al-Salam Institute presents its pioneering six-year Islamic Scholarship Program. Through part-time study and a dynamic selections of modu...
The blessed month of Ramadhan

The blessed month of Ramadhan

2017-05-25
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That time of the year has come. A month to repent from our wrong-doings and sins. It's the month when the devils are chained, the gates of hell are closed and those of paradise are opened. It's the month the holy prophet used to pray to witness. I...
Religion in Society Research Network

Religion in Society Research Network

2017-05-25
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Founded in 2011, the Religion in Society Research Network explores the relationship between religion in society and the changing nature of spirituality. The International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society brings scholars, teachers an...
Paris Seminar on Bohra Shia: 'Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy'

Paris Seminar on Bohra Shia: 'Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy'

2017-05-25
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On June 1, 2017, The CEIAS (Center for South Asian Studies) in cooperation with the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) held a seminar on “Material Culture and...
Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

2017-05-25
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As President Donald Trump engages in his own, idiosyncratic kind of religious and cultural diplomacy in Saudi Arabia and Israel, back in the United States efforts by faith groups to understand each other better seem to be gathering pace. Some of the ...
Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

2017-05-24
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In the wake of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this week, Muslims along with the rest of the diverse British city are mourning the dead and tending to the wounded. But for Muslims in particular, the suicide bombin...
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

2017-05-23
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Even before this week’s terrorist bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, people across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada had pervasive concerns about the threat of extremism in their countries. Across 12 countries surveyed f...
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

2017-05-23
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Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in ...
Religion(s) and Power(s)

Religion(s) and Power(s)

2017-05-23
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Call for Papers Date: October 5-6, 2017 Venue: Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017 The Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions in cooperation with Latvian Society for the Study of Religions and E...
Religion and Super Diversity

Religion and Super Diversity

2017-05-23
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New Diversities, Volume 18, No. 1, 2016 Published by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity New Diversities is an international, peer reviewed, scholarly and professional journal, published by the Max Planck Institute ...
Islam, State and Modernity

Islam, State and Modernity

2017-05-23
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Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World Edited by: Zaid Eyadat, Francesca M. Corrao, Mohammed Hashas Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US (June 14, 2017) Series: Middle East Today This is the first work in English that examines the ...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2017-05-22
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Call for Papers Date: August 2-4, 2017 and December 4-6, 2017 Venue: The Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Sponsored by: Oxford Academic Symposia Abstract Submission Deadline: July 14, 2017 The Oxford Symposi...
Announcement of Memberships for Institute for Advanced Study

Announcement of Memberships for Institute for Advanced Study

2017-05-21
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Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Opportunities for Scholars for the Academic Year 2018-2019 Application Deadline: November 1, 2017 THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community ...
Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

2017-05-20
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Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017 This is a Call for Abstracts to contribute to the Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society (target publication: 2018).  We are particularly in...
The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies

The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies

2017-05-20
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“Local and Global identities. Social change and Ibadi diaspora communities.” Date: May 20-23 2017 Venue: The University of Tokyo, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Komaba Campus), Tokyo, Japan The first international conference on Iba...
Documentary 'Sacred' sees universality of religion through the world

Documentary 'Sacred' sees universality of religion through the world

2017-05-18
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Academy Award-winning documentarian Thomas Lennon marshaled 40 teams of filmmakers from around the world to collaborate on his latest project, the thought-provoking “Sacred,” which explores the role of religion in everyday life. Divided i...
New licenses awarded to Muslim radio stations

New licenses awarded to Muslim radio stations

2017-05-16
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Broadcast regulator Ofcom has awarded community licenses to two Muslim radio stations in London. Radio Minhaj, which will be run by the Minhaj-ul-Quran International organization, will provide a community radio service for black, Asian and ...
The Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library

2017-05-15
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The Islamic Collections The Chester Beatty Library contains a world famous collection of manuscripts, prints, miniature paintings, early printed books and objets d’art from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The C...
“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

2017-05-14
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Date:  July 14-16, 2017 Venue: UK The Qur’an tells us, through example and parable, of many cosmological laws that God has decreed. We learn that our actions have deep consequences upon our lives in this world. From obedience t...
To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

2017-05-12
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Americans are more likely to view Muslims, who make up 1 percent of the U.S. population, as extremists if they do not know one personally, according to a February poll by the Pew Research Center. The same survey found that 60 percent of Americans who...
MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World

MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World

2017-05-11
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Freie Universität Berlin Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 Intellectual richness and unparalleled variety characterize the world of Islam throughout its history. From the 9th century CE onwards, Muslims, Christians and Jews shared a common ev...
5th Intensive Course on Shia Islamic Studies

5th Intensive Course on Shia Islamic Studies

2017-05-11
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Date: August 21-27, 2017 Venue: Qum, Iran Shi’a Studies is a discipline in which the formation of Shi‘ism, its expansion in various countries, and its current situation in the world, as well as its belief system, moral teachings, ritual...
First International Conference of Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education

First International Conference of Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education

2017-05-09
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Call for Papers Date: October 19-20, 2017 Venue: Al-Mustafa Open University, Qom, I.R.Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: June 20, 2017 Organized by Deputy of Research Department in Seven Languages: Persian, Arabic, Azeri, Turkish, Urdu, English a...
Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (open rank)

Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (open rank)

2017-05-05
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Call for Application The Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland Application Deadline: May 21, 2017 The Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanities at the...
Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

2017-05-05
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By Abu Mansur Ahmed Ibn Ali al-Tabarsi Editor: Abu Yahya al-Hosseini Translator: Fizza Haidari Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 30, 2017) Veritas-Publishing released this March the first of a series of volume dedicate...
Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

2017-05-05
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The largest mosque in Scandinavia has opened in Sweden, which is one of the least religious and most atheistic nations in the Western world, reports have said, costing the Qatari government $3.30 million to build. Qatar's Ministry of Awqaf and Islam...
Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

2017-05-04
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Jews and Muslims in Europe have a common cause in resisting attacks on minority religions and defending religious freedom, Europe’s top rabbi has said. Speaking on the eve of Passover, which begins on Monday, chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt war...
Sweden Muslims express 'shock' over mosque fire

Sweden Muslims express 'shock' over mosque fire

2017-05-04
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Swedish authorities have started an investigation into possible arson after a fire damaged the facade and roof of a mosque on the outskirts of Stockholm overnight, according to a police statement. Nobody was injured in Monday's fire in the ...
German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

2017-05-03
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The German parliament has supported a draft law banning women working in the civil service, judiciary and military from wearing full-face Islamic veils. Burqas and niqabs will be prohibited in selected professions as part of the legislation, which w...
Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

2017-05-03
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The International Basketball Federation has agreed to allow athletes to wear head coverings after a growing number of calls from female Muslim basketball players around the world. Muslim women basketball players have won their battle to wear hijab w...
Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications

Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications

2017-05-02
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The 5th AMI Contemporary Fiqhī Issues Workshop Call for Papers Date: July 6-7, 2017 Venue: Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK The 5th annual fiqhī workshop at Al-Mahdi Institute aims to facilitate scholars...
II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts

II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts

2017-05-02
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Date: September 28-29, 2017 Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University of Lisbon (FCSH/NOVA), Lisbon, Portugal The first Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts (FRIC) was held in January 2013. That year, we wanted to surv...
Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

2017-05-02
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The President of Austria has called for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight “rampant Islamophobia”. Alexander Van der Bellen, the left-wing former Green Party leader who narrowly beat a far-right candidate t...
Centre of Islamic Studies

Centre of Islamic Studies

2017-05-01
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SOAS University of London The Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS was established in 1995, and aims to promote scholarship and research in all areas of Islamic Studies, past and present. The study of the Qur’an and Hadith from the Arabic texts, an...
Almost 800 CA Muslims, officials and allies participate in CAIR-CA's 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

Almost 800 CA Muslims, officials and allies participate in CAIR-CA's 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

2017-05-01
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On Monday, April 24, the California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) hosted the 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento. Almost 800 participants, of which more than 700 were Muslims from across the stat...
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