News

Entries for July 2016

Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies

Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies

2016-07-31
533 Views
The Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a refereed academic journal published quarterly by ICAS Press for the Islamic College in London. The journal provides an international forum for scholars through the publication of research articles in all fields of Shi‘a studies, from the historical to the contemporary and from the theological to the philosophical.
Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies

Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies

2016-07-31
296 Views
A Training Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies, Islam - First Examination 2018 The Al-Khoei Foundation in London held a conference for teachers of the new GCSE Religious Studies focusing on teaching Islam.  ...
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

2016-07-31
342 Views
Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Indeed, if current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century and the number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the world's population from now until 2050.
Three New Positions in Islamic Studies at Cambridge Muslim College

Three New Positions in Islamic Studies at Cambridge Muslim College

2016-07-28
305 Views
Application Deadline: August 19, 2016 CMC is delighted to announce the recruiting for three new positions as part of the recently launched Four-Year Program in Islamic Studies. Applications from scholars in Islamic Studies to apply are invited in th...
Open Theology: Call for Proposals for Upcoming Topical Issues in Vol. 2017

Open Theology: Call for Proposals for Upcoming Topical Issues in Vol. 2017

2016-07-27
422 Views
Open Theology journal invites groups of researchers, conference organizers etc. to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues for vol. 2017. Open Theology is an international Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journ...
Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

2016-07-27
340 Views
Muslim leaders in the United States have begun to register a million voters to help combat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Muslims.
The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

2016-07-27
325 Views
More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
Quran Stands

Quran Stands

2016-07-26
327 Views
American Islamic Outreach has been working with local Muslim Business to set up Quran Kiosks and Stands.
British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC)

British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC)

2016-07-26
482 Views
The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) is a non-political organization. External organizations that may hire space within the Center for their own events and activities may have certain political views and opinions. However, these views...
Diploma in Usul al Deen - The Fundamentals of Islam

Diploma in Usul al Deen - The Fundamentals of Islam

2016-07-25
287 Views
Diploma in Usul al-Deen is a unique program dealing with the fundamentals of Islam at an extraordinarily deep level. The program consists of courses on the pillars of Islam as well as dawah to help encapsulate and present the fundamentals to the peop...
The Creation of a New Religious Freedom Organization — The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI)

The Creation of a New Religious Freedom Organization — The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI)

2016-07-25
256 Views
For the past six years the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs has been the global center for cutting edge research into the meaning, value, and impact of religious fr...
5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

2016-07-25
596 Views
Here are five facts about the size and makeup of the Muslim population in Europe based on the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates.
Three Collaborating Research Fellowships/Postdocs in Uppsala University

Three Collaborating Research Fellowships/Postdocs in Uppsala University

2016-07-24
334 Views
Three Collaborating Research Fellowships /Postdocs on the Theme “Religion and Migration: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy” Application Deadline:  September 15, 2016 Uppsala University is an international research un...
Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

2016-07-24
391 Views
The Australian TV presenter Sonia Kruger has called for an end to Muslim immigration to Australia, agreeing that “the more Muslims we import, the more danger we are in.”
The Islamic Syllabus Project

The Islamic Syllabus Project

2016-07-23
593 Views
The first Islamic online eLearning platform The Junior Hawza Program The Islamic Syllabus project began in 2009. It was launched as a result of a conference between several Islamic Schools (madressahs) from around Australia, held at the Imam Hasan...
Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims

Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims

2016-07-21
383 Views
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought Islam in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims Call for Papers Deadline: 15 August 2016 Guest Editor: Dr. Altaf Husain, Howard Un...
Post-Doc in Jewish-Islamic Studies

Post-Doc in Jewish-Islamic Studies

2016-07-20
303 Views
The Jewish Museum Berlin invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the framework of the Jewish-Islamic Forum which includes the history of Jews in the Arab-Muslim world, debates and dialogs on current relations between Jews and Muslims both within and outside Israel, etc.
Cameron Grants Royal Museum Role to Muslim

Cameron Grants Royal Museum Role to Muslim

2016-07-20
331 Views
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government announced that Goldsmiths, University of London lecturer Dr Aminul Hoque, a Bangladeshi Muslim, has been appointed as a Trustee for Royal Museums Greenwich. Dr Hoque’s position is voluntary and runs for four years.
Muslim Diasporas in the West

Muslim Diasporas in the West

2016-07-19
783 Views
Edited by Tahir Abbas Publisher: Routledge (2017) 1,377 pages This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islam...
Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

2016-07-19
595 Views
Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, who in the past has called Islam "a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out" has proposed an interim study on radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the radicalization process.
Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

2016-07-18
338 Views
Data from the Pew Research Center has revealed the youngest and oldest religious groups in the United States. U.S. Muslims in the survey have a median age of 33 and about four-in-ten Muslim adults in the U.S. are under the age of 30. The average age within Judaism is 50 years old, Catholics (49 years old), Orthodox Christians (40 years old), Buddhists (39 years old), Hindus (33 years old) and the median age of the entire U.S. population is 46 years old.
Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

2016-07-16
582 Views
Despite heated campaign rhetoric and the Orlando shooting, new polls show that the American public’s views of both Islam and Muslims have become more favorable. Here’s why.
In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

2016-07-16
476 Views
President Barack Obama clobbered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday for suggesting that America should deport Muslims who profess a belief in Islamic Sharia law, telling a gathering of diplomats in Washington that the idea is 'repugnant.'
eHawza International Islamic School of Theology

eHawza International Islamic School of Theology

2016-07-15
412 Views
eHawza is an electronic Hawza program (Islamic Seminary) in the English language.  eHawza utilizes modern technology to deliver Islamic Studies all around the world. eHawza was founded and launched by Dr Sheikh Mansour Leghaei in Sydney in 2001....
Workshop: The Concept of Revelation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Workshop: The Concept of Revelation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

2016-07-13
301 Views
The 3rd workshop in the series: Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue Date: July 21-22, 2016 Venue: Erlangen, Germany The third workshop from "Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue" series, is hosted by the “Lehrstuhl fuer Oriental...
Masters in Islamic Studies—Systemic Approach

Masters in Islamic Studies—Systemic Approach

2016-07-13
303 Views
Admission to M.A. Program in Islamic Studies (Systemic Approach) 2016-2017 Al-Mustafa International University Registration Deadline: July 31, 2016 Introduction: A systemic approach to Islam provides the following advantages: 1) It takes an organ...
JIHAD: A Story of the Others

JIHAD: A Story of the Others

2016-07-13
419 Views
JIHAD: A Story of the others is a 2015 documentary film by Emmy and Peabody Award winning Norwegian director Deeyah Khan. The film is produced by Khan's production company Fuuse.
German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

2016-07-13
542 Views
Famous German journalist Martin Lejeune has announced his reversion to Islam, pronouncing shahada, the declaration of faith, in front of hundreds of Muslims.
How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

2016-07-12
267 Views
It had been 10 days since Omar Mateen, a self-declared adherent to the Islamic State, massacred 49 people at an Orlando nightclub. And Nezar Hamze, a police officer in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, wanted to prepare this mosque’s c...
Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

2016-07-12
332 Views
In a field off a rural stretch of Glasgow Street, a decades-old dream is slowly taking shape. There, the Kitchener-Waterloo Islamic Association is constructing what it is touting as the largest Islamic Center in Canada on a 4.5-hectare (11-acre) plot...
The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

2016-07-11
578 Views
Edited by Josef Meri Publisher: Routledge (July 6, 2016) The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of...
Ontario Premier joined Muslims in fasting in a solidarity action

Ontario Premier joined Muslims in fasting in a solidarity action

2016-07-11
307 Views
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joined Muslims in fasting on Wednesday, June 22nd and then took part in the Iftar (fast-breaking meal) with the community at the Sayeda Khadija Center in Mississauga. “I am honored to participate in the fast with ...
Muslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’

Muslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’

2016-07-11
316 Views
When Mona Eldadah started this camp four years ago, the idea was mainly about getting fasting Muslim kids off the couch during the holy month of Ramadan, and into activities that were both creatively stimulating and unifying. Now, the camp has reach...
Ways of Knowing 2016

Ways of Knowing 2016

2016-07-10
292 Views
5th Annual Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School Call for Papers Date: October 27-29, 2016 Venue: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US Proposal Submission Deadline: July 17, 2016 The Science, Religion, and Culture program a...
Researching Religious Controversies Conference

Researching Religious Controversies Conference

2016-07-10
315 Views
Date: October 31 to November 2, 2016 Venue: The Sigtuna Foundation (Sigtuna, Sweden) The Researching Religious Controversies Conference aims to discuss and delve into a range of themes and challenges that researchers may face when studying religi...
McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies

McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies

2016-07-09
361 Views
McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies was founded, along with the Islamic Studies Library (ISL), in 1952, and since 1983 both have been housed on the main campus in Morrice Hall. Until 1 June 2001, the Institute was a teaching unit of the...
FOSIS 53rd Annual Conference

FOSIS 53rd Annual Conference

2016-07-09
290 Views
The largest annual summer gathering for Muslim students Date: July 15 - July 17, 2016 Venue: University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK The FOSIS Annual Conference is the largest gathering of Muslim stude...
Introduction to Islamic Ethics

Introduction to Islamic Ethics

2016-07-08
320 Views
Introduction to Islamic Ethics by the University of Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education Date: 18-19 February 2017 Venu: Department of Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington, Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, UK This weekend...
Muslim Politics and Governance of Islam: Interactions of Structure and Culture in Multi-religious Europe — Islamic Projects

Muslim Politics and Governance of Islam: Interactions of Structure and Culture in Multi-religious Europe — Islamic Projects

2016-07-08
403 Views
Project Start Date: September 2014 Project Finish Date: January 2019 Research Area: The multi-cultural society This project addresses how Muslim political thought in Europe is affected by societal structures, and, conversely, how the development o...
German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

2016-07-07
350 Views
A court in Bavaria has ruled against restrictions on wearing headscarves for law students who are undergoing practical training in the justice system in the German state. The Augsburg administrative court upheld a complaint by a 25-year-old Muslim s...
Va. Republican, Trump supporter apologizes for anti-Muslim tweets

Va. Republican, Trump supporter apologizes for anti-Muslim tweets

2016-07-07
288 Views
A new member of Virginia’s Republican State Central Committee apologized over the weekend for posting anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric on Twitter and Facebook — much of which echoed incendiary comments by presumptive GOP presidential ...
Muslims in America

Muslims in America

2016-07-05
294 Views
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference Date: November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016 Venue: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, US This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American...
This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

2016-07-05
281 Views
A group of Christians, Muslims and Jews join hands to build a place where they can all worship: Berlin's "House of One" is aiming to become the world's first building to combine a church, a synagogue and a mosque under one roof.
These Muslims Are Praying in a Basement While Fighting to Get Their Mosque Built

These Muslims Are Praying in a Basement While Fighting to Get Their Mosque Built

2016-07-05
336 Views
Muslims in Bayonne, New Jersey, have wanted an Islamic center and prayer hall for nearly two decades — they currently pray in the cramped basement of an elementary school.
Workshop on Islamophobia in the East of the European Union

Workshop on Islamophobia in the East of the European Union

2016-07-04
274 Views
The workshop will explore questions about Islamophobia in eastern Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Themes include: History & Present Attitudes to the Other, National & EU Politics, The Lived Experience, Theory & Methodology.
The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

2016-07-03
515 Views
Qur'ans Exhibition at Freer|Sackler  Date: October 15, 2016 to February 20, 2017 Venue: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, US A Quran from fghanist...
Construction and disruption: The power of religion in the public sphere

Construction and disruption: The power of religion in the public sphere

2016-07-03
288 Views
Annual Conference of the Sociology of Religion Study Group (SocRel) Date: 12 – 14 July 2016 Venue: Lancaster University, UK Keynote speakers: Professor Lori Beaman (University of Ottowa) Professor Gordon Lynch (Kent U...
Short-Term Course on Shia Studies

Short-Term Course on Shia Studies

2016-07-02
338 Views
Type: Workshop Date:  August 22, 2016 to September 1, 2016 Location: Qum, Iran The University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran) is pleased to offer the 3rd short-term course on Shi'a Islamic Studies to be held from August 22, to Sept...
A groundbreaking conference focusing on Shia minorities

A groundbreaking conference focusing on Shia minorities

2016-07-02
320 Views
This conference, entitled "Shia Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality", focused on Shia Muslims who have migrated from the Middle East and South Asia over the last 100 years, and brought together research...
UK based Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) felicitates Honorable Dr. Frank F Islam in London

UK based Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) felicitates Honorable Dr. Frank F Islam in London

2016-07-02
304 Views
An Iftar & Dinner party was organized by Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) UK, International under the chairmanship of Khurshid Alam on 21st of June 2016 at Berrymede School Main Hall, Osborne Road, Acton, and London, W3 8SJ. This event was a chari...
Seeking The Straight Path: Reflections of a New Muslim

Seeking The Straight Path: Reflections of a New Muslim

2016-07-01
346 Views
by Diana Masooma Beatty (Author) Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 9, 2014) This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Talee throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying t...
The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

2016-07-01
315 Views
The cities of Qum and Mashhad in Iran hosted the 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue early this May. The Catholic group which was invited by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali comprised of Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, head of the Benedictine Conf...
News Search
© Copyright 2003 Islamic Research and Information Center( I R I C ) All Rights Reserved
Please send your comments and suggestions to info@iric.org
Graphic Design : nahaki.ir | Potral : Arianaltd.com