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Islamic Schools Produce Best Students in Denmark

Islamic Schools Produce Best Students in Denmark

2016-09-30
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Students in Islamic private schools in Denmark are achieving better results than their counterparts in public schools, an analysis has revealed, breaking stereotypes about Muslims’ integration. “Many have the idea that independent Muslim...
School of Historical Studies Receives Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Shii Studies Research Program

School of Historical Studies Receives Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Shii Studies Research Program

2016-09-29
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The School of Historical Studies has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to explore and elevate the understanding of Shii studies. The grant will support two research positions in the School of Histor...
Rational Sciences in Islam (RASI)

Rational Sciences in Islam (RASI)

2016-09-27
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An Initiative for the Study of Philosophy and the Mathematical Sciences in Islam Project Leaders: Prof. F. Jamil Ragep: Scientific Traditions in Islamic Societies (STIS) Prof. Robert Wisnovsky: Post-classical Islamic Philosophy Database Initiati...
Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

2016-09-26
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Editor in Chief: John L. Esposito University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding This authoritative, dynamic resource bri...
4th “Ghadir Conference” in Germany

4th “Ghadir Conference” in Germany

2016-09-26
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The fourth international “Ghadir Conference” was held in Gelsenkirchen by Islamic center of Imam Ali (AS) in collaboration with the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly. Ayatollah Reza Ramezani, the head of Islamic Center of Hamburg, and Hujjat...
An Aqaid course in English by the Risalat International Institute in 2016

An Aqaid course in English by the Risalat International Institute in 2016

2016-09-25
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Instructor: Sr. Zahra Golzar Session Dates: Thursdays @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am (from October 20th to December 22nd, 2016) Venue: Risalat International Institute, Qum, Iran Registration Deadline: October 6, 2016 This course is based on the&...
BBC Radio 4 Program on Shi’i-Sunni Split

BBC Radio 4 Program on Shi’i-Sunni Split

2016-09-25
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Producer of the program is Neil McCarthy. In the first of two programs explaining the Sunni-Shia divide past and present, Tarek Osman tells the epic story of how Islam split after the death of the Prophet Mohammed. Many of the conflicts raging in th...
Yale Islamic Studies Prof. Gerhard Bowering Introduces Lecture Series

Yale Islamic Studies Prof. Gerhard Bowering Introduces Lecture Series

2016-09-24
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Gasson Lecture Series Lecturer: Prof. Gerhard Bowering Venue: Boston College, 59-107 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA Gerhard Bowering, a professor of Islamic studies at Yale University, gave the first of his six lectures in Bos...
2016 Religion and Diplomacy Conference

2016 Religion and Diplomacy Conference

2016-09-23
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Date: September 27, 2016 Venue: ICC Auditorium, 37th and O St., N.W. Washington, DC 20007, US In 2013, the U.S. State Department established the Secretary's Office of Religion and Global Affairs (S/RGA). The office advises Secre...
Hate Crimes against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

Hate Crimes against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

2016-09-23
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Hate crimes against American Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to data compiled by researchers, an increase apparently fueled by terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad ...
Public lecture: How intolerant is the Shari'a?

Public lecture: How intolerant is the Shari'a?

2016-09-22
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Lecturer: Dr Jonathan A. C. Brown Date: September 30, 2016 @ 18:15 – 20:00 Venue: Georgetown University In this special public lecture, Dr. Brown will turn his attention to the often-discussed but very often misunderstood subject of Isl...
What French Muslims think about France’s secular laws

What French Muslims think about France’s secular laws

2016-09-22
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A survey carried out by the French Institute of Public Opinion shows that one quarter of respondents adhere to a strict practice of Islam. In particular, they exalt Sharia Law above the cultural values of the French Republic. Nevertheless, the survey shows that the majority of French Muslims are adherent to French culture, history and ethics.
Jewels of the Qur'an: Inspirations from those Nearest to Allah

Jewels of the Qur'an: Inspirations from those Nearest to Allah

2016-09-17
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Dedicated Q&A Session, Book Reading and Yasmin Mogahed Live Interview: A Sacred Conversation Taught for the 1st Time by Yasmin Mogahed in London! Date: November 11, 2016 @ 18:30-21:30 pm Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education...
The Muslim Extremist: The Enemy Within

The Muslim Extremist: The Enemy Within

2016-09-16
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Inspirational Lectures, Open Q&A Session and Live Interview for the 1st Time Date: September 28, 2016 @ 18:30 pm-21:30 pm Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK Special Guest Speaker:&...
Calling All Scholars of Religion: A (Free) Invitation to Comment on a Paper Summarizing the Role of Religion in the Contemporary World

Calling All Scholars of Religion: A (Free) Invitation to Comment on a Paper Summarizing the Role of Religion in the Contemporary World

2016-09-15
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We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP). You will see that it exists to: “Harness the competence of hundreds of experts about social issues” and to “Deliver a...
Muslims in Global Societies Series

Muslims in Global Societies Series

2016-09-15
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Series Ed.: Turner, Bryan S. Publisher: Springer The book series Muslims in Global Societies is designed to accommodate the growing social scientific research on Islam and Muslims focusing on contemporary issues derived from the challenges o...
Measuring Faith

Measuring Faith

2016-09-14
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Quantifying and Examining Religion's Contributions to American Society Date: September 22, 2016 @ 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Venue: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, 3307 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA co-sponsored by: Baylor Insti...
Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

2016-09-13
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American Islamic Outreach Foundation are pleased to announce that the Quran stand Project is going full force. They have 26 Qurans Stands in and around Charlotte. Each stand is equipped with free information about Islam. Free Qurans in both Engl...
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

2016-09-12
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Following terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino in 2015, Dr. Rushdi Abdul Cader cancelled his family's vacation to focus on his grassroots educational program called Anti-V.I.R.U.S.(Anti-Violent Ideology Recruitment in the U.S.) to help comba...
U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows

U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows

2016-09-11
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The U.S. Education Department announced it will begin collecting data this year about allegations of discrimination or bullying of students based on their religion, bringing new attention to what educators and advocates call a growing problem in publ...
Al Buruj Press

Al Buruj Press

2016-09-10
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Al Buruj Press aims to be a center of excellence in the study of Islam and an institute of acquiring and imparting knowledge and understanding. Through this it seeks to transform individuals into future scholars and students of knowledge in order to ...
Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

2016-09-10
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An imam of a mosque in New York City and his associate shot dead while strolling following afternoon prayers. A presidential candidate calling for Muslims to be barred from entering the United States. Muslim women harassed and phy...
“Aspects of Qur'anic Scholarship - Philology meets Theology”

“Aspects of Qur'anic Scholarship - Philology meets Theology”

2016-09-09
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Date: September 23-26, 2016 Venue: Topoi Building Dahlem, Free University of Berlin, Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany Contact: krueppner@uni-muenster.de Organized by: Center for Islamic Theology (University of Muenster), Corpu...
International Congress: “Islam in Plural. Thought, Faith and Society.”

International Congress: “Islam in Plural. Thought, Faith and Society.”

2016-09-08
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Date: September 6-9, 2016 Venue: Catholic University of Lyon, 10 Place des Archives, 69002 Lyon, France Three main topics provide the structure of the congress: current developments in geopolitics and economics, theological questions underlyin...
Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism

Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism

2016-09-08
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Islam’s Special Role in Restoring Convivencia Authors: Terence Lovat, Robert Crotty Publisher: Springer (2015) At the present time, when so-called Islamic radicalism, terrorism and Jihadism occupy major media space, with Isl...
Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

2016-09-07
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A little mosque in the Danish capital of Copenhagen joined a quiet revolution last week by hosting its first Friday prayer led by a woman. Traditionally, Friday prayers are limited to and led by men, and women are encouraged to pray at home. Some mos...
Charisma and Anti-Charisma in al-Andalus

Charisma and Anti-Charisma in al-Andalus

2016-09-06
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William Montgomery Watt Lecture  Date: November 4, 2016 Venue: University of Edinburgh, Old Medical School, Meadows Lecture Theater, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK Lecturer: Prof. Maribel Fierro This William Montgomery...
French Minister: Enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

French Minister: Enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

2016-09-06
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France's interior minister said Monday that the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of the Islamic faith. Bernard Cazeneuve also said it w...
The Center for Islamic Theology (CIT)

The Center for Islamic Theology (CIT)

2016-09-05
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The Center for Islamic Theology (CIT), housed at Münster University (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), was founded on 1 October 2011. It represents a university department dedicated to faith-oriented Islamic theology and...
The Quran Between Judaism and Christianity

The Quran Between Judaism and Christianity

2016-09-05
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Date: 17 September, 16 October & 4 December 2016 Venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK A series of public lectures funded by the British Academy, hosted at the University of Nottingham and co-sponsored...
U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after September 11 anniversary

U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after September 11 anniversary

2016-09-05
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Muslims in the U.S. were worried that this year Eid al-Adha might fall on the 15th anniversary of the Twin Towers attack, i.e. Sept. 11. However, they are now relieved, as Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Sept. 12.
Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

2016-09-04
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The Newton County commissioners said Wednesday they plan to lift a moratorium that has prevented a controversial mosque and Muslim cemetery from being built in the area. In a joint statement with the Council on American-Islamic Relatio...
Shi'a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

Shi'a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

2016-09-03
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The director of the Islam Center of England, Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali, explains the background to Shi‘a Muslim relations with the World Council of Churches following his recent trip to Geneva.
The MAB Convention 2016: Best of British Muslims

The MAB Convention 2016: Best of British Muslims

2016-09-02
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A one day convention celebrating the achievement and successes of British Muslims Date: October 15, 2016 Venue: The New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP The inspirational talks will be delivered by innovative thinkers and in...
Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR)

Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR)

2016-09-01
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The vision To enhance the human living experience through a deep, dynamic and relevant understanding and articulation of the Islamic faith for the 21st Century. The aim is to bridge the gap between the intellectual tradition of Islam and ...
Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

2016-09-01
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Americans look for good sermons, warm welcome About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved. And when they search for a new house of worship, a new Pew Rese...
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