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Autumn Semester 2016 Registration

Autumn Semester 2016 Registration

2016-08-31
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Professional Course on the Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies Professional Course on The Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies Registration Deadline: September...
The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

2016-08-31
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In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf. “Sometimes you itch in your own skin,” says one woman n...
The six countries in the world with the most 'convinced atheists'

The six countries in the world with the most 'convinced atheists'

2016-08-30
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Governments have imposed their own rules against religion throughout history. Religion around the world is on the decline. For the first time ever, Norway now has more people who do not believe in God than do - with 39 per cent of a...
God, Religion and Politics in the Modern World

God, Religion and Politics in the Modern World

2016-08-29
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A study of contemporary theological and political issues and controversies. A single-weekend seminar Lecturer: Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi  Date: September 23, 2016 Venue: Seattle, WA, US Western Muslims live in a 'liberal', 'secular', 'humanist...
Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

2016-08-29
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Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is allowing its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms, the government said Tuesday. "The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved thi...
Ethics and Power in the Modern Age

Ethics and Power in the Modern Age

2016-08-28
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Date: September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, London E1, UK Cost: £55.00 (On/Before 11th Sept.) £65.00 (On/After 12th Sept.) £49.00 (Online access) The term 'ethical lead...
Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

2016-08-28
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A campaign to block construction of a new mosque near the Leaning Tower of Pisa imperils Italy’s commitment to religious freedom, warn those who defend Muslims’ right to build it. The proposed mosque, a few hundred yards fr...
AMI (UK) Enrolling For Islamic Studies and Arabic

AMI (UK) Enrolling For Islamic Studies and Arabic

2016-08-27
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Al-Mahdi Institute is now enrolling for Islamic Studies and Arabic available for full-time and part-time study, starting on 19th September 2016. Students can choose to study in-house at the institute, virtually online or virtually offline at any time...
NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

2016-08-27
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At an emotional funeral service for a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down on a Queens street, one friend of the victims took the microphone and demanded that the city install security cameras outside mosques citywide to help pro...
Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

2016-08-27
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A proposal to build a mosque and Muslim cemetery has so angered some residents of Newton County outside Atlanta that their commissioners have temporarily banned all building permit approvals for religious institutions. The moratorium prompted the Cou...
Major in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Major in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

2016-08-25
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Brandeis University - 2016-17 Brandeis University is a private research university, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in USA- Boston, Ma. Objectives The Islami...
Prehawza Fall 2016 Classes Start

Prehawza Fall 2016 Classes Start

2016-08-24
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Muslim Congress is pleased to announce commencement of the Prehawza Fall 2016 online classes.   Classes will begin on Friday, September 2, 2016 insha-Allah. All classes are in English and are held weekly on the same day ...
Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

2016-08-23
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Donald Trump called Monday for a Cold War-style mobilization against “radical Islamic terror,” repeating and repackaging calls for strict immigration controls — including a new ideological litmus test for Muslim visitors and migrant...
Britain is unusually irreligious, and becoming more so. That calls for a national debate

Britain is unusually irreligious, and becoming more so. That calls for a national debate

2016-08-23
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The final parish meeting of the Holy Trinity Church, in the center of Bath, took place on a rainy day in February 2011. Anglo-Catholic congregations had worshipped here, under the hammer-beam roof and monuments to heroes of Napoleonic wars, for nigh ...
Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

2016-08-22
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Call for Abstracts Religion in Contexts Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016 It is the aim of the volume to collect contributions that contextualize religions in their worldwide multiplicity, their particular societal configurations ...
Fearing Extremism and Lack of Integration: European Governments Concerns

Fearing Extremism and Lack of Integration: European Governments Concerns

2016-08-22
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Islamic Education in Europe Faith of Our Fathers For a snapshot of how Europeans, Muslim and non-Muslim, learn about Islam, visit the Centrum mosque near Hamburg railway station. A converted public bath, it is one of about 60 prayer spaces serving ...
EIS - Essential Islamic Syllabus

EIS - Essential Islamic Syllabus

2016-08-21
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Date: Sundays's 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (Starting September 2016) Venue: Norbury Hall, Barnsley Road, Sheffield, S4 7AD, UK Essential Islamic Syll...
Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

2016-08-21
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and pover...
Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

2016-08-20
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Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi (Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi) is the Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams and also serves as the Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. His previous positions include the following: Dir...
Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

2016-08-20
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Welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world, Muslim dawah teams took to the Brazilian streets in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to spread the true message of Islam. Jamila da Lima is one of those volunteers who found Islam a few y...
“War and Peace in Islam”

“War and Peace in Islam”

2016-08-20
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45th Annual Conference of the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) Date: October 8, 2016 Venue: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, US Organizer: North American Association of Islamic and ...
Media and Politics Workshop

Media and Politics Workshop

2016-08-19
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Date: September 3, 2016 Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Venue: SOAS University of London, WC1H 0XG, UK Click for a larger view ...
Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

2016-08-19
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Figures released in July by Destatis, the government's statistics agency, showed that more than 2.1 million people migrated to Germany in 2015. More than 33,000 migrants who are supposed to be deported are still in Germany and are being cared for by...
God, Man and Universe

God, Man and Universe

2016-08-19
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The 5th International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion will be held in Tehran, Iran, Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran at January 24-25, 2017.
German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

2016-08-19
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Two German associations of judges have called for a headscarf ban on judges and lawyers, arguing that the measure is required to ensure neutrality in court.
Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE)

Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE)

2016-08-18
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Vision: Nurturing Piety  Mission: Enabling a learning environment that instills the values of Qur’an and the Ahlul Bayt a.s. Following the successful Madrasah Retreat held in Dubai in February 2011, in which over 25 madras (sch...
United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

2016-08-18
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Award-winning director and producer Steph Atkinson brings us this one-off documentary, which investigates the terrifying scale of the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in the US.
Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2016

Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2016

2016-08-17
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CoEJ Leadership Development Program 2016 Date: 17-18 September and 1-2 October 2016 Venue: Harben House, Tickford St, Newport Pagnell MK16 9EY, UK Application Form Submission Deadline: September 2, 2016 The Council of E...
Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

2016-08-17
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Parliamentary report says Muslim women face more discrimination and unemployment than any other cultural or ethnic group.
History of British Muslims Symposium

History of British Muslims Symposium

2016-08-16
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A Historical Understanding of a New Community Date: September 17, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul's Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EZ, UK Organizer: Cambridge Muslim College Cambridge Muslim College is pleased ...
French Muslims to Create Foundation to Finance Mosques

French Muslims to Create Foundation to Finance Mosques

2016-08-16
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A leading French Muslim organization is to create a foundation to finance the country’s mosques, possibly through levies on halal food, in a bid to curb religious funding by radical Islamists.
Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

2016-08-16
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Will Smith was in the Middle East on Sunday promoting the movie "Suicide Squad", but the Hollywood star said his time in Dubai is also a chance to counter an increasingly anti-Muslim climate surrounding the U.S. presidential race.
Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

2016-08-15
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No hijab-wearing players are present on the basketball courts at the Rio Olympics, for instance ― and it’s not for lack of qualified players. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has long prohibited athletes from wearing “equipment that may cause injury to other players.” For some reason, FIBA deems hijabs to fall into that category, but a growing body of athletes and advocacy organizations are working to change that.
Journal of Contemporary Religion

Journal of Contemporary Religion

2016-08-13
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Virtual Special Issue: Sociology A brand new Virtual Special Issue from Journal of Contemporary Religion featuring key research on sociology and religion is introduced. By exploring the crossroads between the two subject areas, this new Virtual Sp...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2016-08-13
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Call for Papers Date: 5, 6 & 7 December 2016 Venue: the Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 November 2016 The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for...
SABA Islamic Center of Bay Area – California

SABA Islamic Center of Bay Area – California

2016-08-12
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SABA Islamic Center Background In 1977 a couple of families (Br. Ahmed Mirza and Br. Ali Hussain) took the initiative of locating the whereabouts of the Shia families and organizing a Moharram Majalis at their residences in San Jose. In 1979 after...
Islamic Education Summer School

Islamic Education Summer School

2016-08-11
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Rethinking Islamic Education in Europe: Research, Professional Practice and Policy Development Date: 5th-7th September 2016 Venue: Scarman House, University of Warwick In association with Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit Ce...
Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

2016-08-11
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The Republican challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week that the US should debate deporting all Muslims from the country. "I'm suggesting we have a discussion about it. That's for sure," Paul Nehlen said on 560 AM's "Morning Answer" i...
Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

2016-08-11
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Muslims in the Greek capital have had to worship in makeshift facilities since the end of Ottoman rule. There hasn’t been a mosque in the Greek capital in 150 years. That’s about to change.  On Thursday, the Greek parliament approve...
Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

2016-08-10
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Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. "I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence," he told reporters aboar...
Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

2016-08-09
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Muslims in France and Italy flocked to Mass on Sunday, a gesture of interfaith solidarity following a drumbeat of jihadi attacks that threatens to deepen religious divisions across Europe. From the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few mile...
In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

2016-08-08
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In an election year filled with anti-Muslim vitriol, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote in an attempt to make their voices heard. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches and organizing "souls to the poll...
California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

2016-08-06
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The California State Assembly voted to pass a resolution that officially recognizes August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. The resolution comes at a time of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, according to a recent civil rights repo...
The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine

The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine

2016-08-04
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The Era of Presence in the Abrahamic Religions Call for Papers Date:  May 10-11, 2017 Venue: Bright Future Institute (BFI), No. 27, Alley 25, Safaeiyeh Street, Qom, Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: November 20, 2016 The era of Advent, the...
Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

2016-08-04
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MA in Islamic Studies Department of Religion, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences | The George Washington University Registration Deadline: October 1, 2016 (Spring 2017) / April 1, 2017 (Fall 2017) Bridging the Modern with th...
Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

2016-08-03
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Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries to stem the threat of violence from extremists, the nation's second-largest party argued Thursday. Soer...
Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi'ism

Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi'ism

2016-08-02
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Twelve Infallible Men focuses on the role of narratives of the imams in the development of a distinct Shi’a identity. During the tenth century, at a critical juncture in Islamic history, a group of scholars began assembling definitive works containing accounts of the twelve imams’ lives. These collective biographies constructed a sacred history, portraying the imams as strong, beautiful, learned, and pious. Miracles surrounded their birth, and they became miracle workers in turn, but were nevertheless betrayed and martyred by enemies.
Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions

Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions

2016-08-02
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Date: July 19–September 26 (weekdays only) Venue: Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, US Since 1892, more than sixty exhibitions related to Islamic art have...
Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

2016-08-01
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The University of Bergen (UiB) The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognized research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. UiB is the most cited university in Norway. The Centre for Mid...
In Germany, Anti-Muslim Extremists May Pose as Big a Threat as Islamist Militants

In Germany, Anti-Muslim Extremists May Pose as Big a Threat as Islamist Militants

2016-08-01
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When an 18-year old German Iranian killed nine people and then shot himself on Friday in Munich, speculation that it was an Islamist attack circulated for hours. But doubts arose when a video was uploaded in which t...
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