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Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

2017-07-12
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A Study in Ethics and Law By Mairaj U. Syed Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 17, 2016) Series: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies In Coercion and Responsibility in Islam, Mairaj Syed explores how classical Muslim theologians and jurist...
Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

2017-07-07
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Case Studies on Islam Edited by Ines Weinrich Publisher: Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) (2016) Performing Religion investigates the relationship between texts, actors, and contexts in the study of Muslim devotion. Research in Islamic Studies to date...
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 ...
The Hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire

The Hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire

2016-11-25
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Leiden Studies in Islam and Society (LSIS) Series, Volume 5 Edited by Umar Ryad Publisher: Brill (October 2016) Collections: Middle East and Islamic Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2017 The present volume focuses on the political per...
The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe: An International Conference

The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe: An International Conference

2016-11-18
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Call for Papers Date: June 12-13, 2017 Venue:  Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland Submission Deadline: December 31, 2016 Organized by: The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History, the Migration Ins...
Stand with the Prophet: A Seerah Conference

Stand with the Prophet: A Seerah Conference

2016-11-17
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Date: December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Venue: Shalimar Banquets, 280 W. North Ave., Addison, IL 60101, US Registration: FREE Admission. Online Registration is required.  This Seerah Conference is about L...
Approaching Jesus in the Qur'an: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Approaching Jesus in the Qur'an: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

2016-11-05
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Date: November 14, 2016 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm Venue: Healey Family Student Center, Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007, USA The position of Jesus in the Qur’an is among the most contentious areas in Muslim-Christian dialogue. Many Christian scholars ...
The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

2016-11-04
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Edited by Sabine Schmidtke Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 31, 2016) Oxford Handbooks Series Within the field of Islamic Studies, scientific research of Muslim theology is a comparatively young discipline. Much progress has been ach...
Danish Female-Only Mosque: Is It Necessary?

Danish Female-Only Mosque: Is It Necessary?

2016-11-02
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Months after opening Scandinavia’s first female-led mosque in Copenhagen, many questions still surround the worshiping house, with some praising it as a pioneer movement and others criticizing it as unnecessary. “It was fantastic and very...
Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture

Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture

2016-11-01
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Call for papers Submission Deadline: November 10, 2016 Publisher:  MacroWorld Publishing Co. Editor-in-Chief: Julian Kunnie, The University of Arizona, USA Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture is a refereed journal dedicated ...
Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

2016-11-01
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The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has said that from next year it will offer an alternative to the highly controversial Prevent counter-extremism program.
In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

2016-10-31
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Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. Over two months, a dozen Syrians in six places of worship in three cities told Reuters they were uncomfortable with very conservative messages in Arab...
Unregistered Muslim Marriages – Regulations and Contestations

Unregistered Muslim Marriages – Regulations and Contestations

2016-10-29
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Date: April 24-25, 2017 Venue: De Montfort University, the Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK Organizers: - Dr Rajnaara Akhtar, De Montfort University, Leicester - Prof. Annelies Moors, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam ISSR Non-state registered Mu...
Remembering Beliefs – The Shifting Worlds of Religion and Faith in Secular Society

Remembering Beliefs – The Shifting Worlds of Religion and Faith in Secular Society

2016-10-27
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Call for Papers Date: July 14-15, 2017 Venue: Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD, UK Proposal Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016 The Annual Conference of the Oral History Society (OHS) in conjunction with Newman University a...
The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

2016-10-26
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First major exhibit on the Qur’an in the US, at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, displays manuscripts over a period of almost a millennium. The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Ar...
MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)

MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)

2016-10-25
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MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development) is a not for profit company working towards enhancing the active engagement of British Muslim communities in our national life, particularly in the fields of politics and the media. MEND aims to achieve thi...
More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

2016-10-24
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The revelation of an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kill Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas serves as a glaring illustration of what experts say is a growing concern. Across the country, they say, anti-government extremists are shift...
Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

2016-10-23
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Hundreds of Muslims have staged a mass prayer outside the Rome's Colosseum in protest against the closure of mosques in Italy. An estimated 1.6 million Muslims live in Italy, meaning it has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe. Yet there are only eight official mosques in the country.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

2016-10-22
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Application Closing Date: November 8, 2016 The LAWALISI project (an ERC Advanced award) is looking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers with a focus in pre-modern Imami Shi’i law, particularly the formative and classical periods. These two-...
Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture

Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture

2016-10-21
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Call for Papers for Vol. 4 No. 2 Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016 Publication Date: December 31, 2016 Publisher: the American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD) Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture is a peer reviewed ...
Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

2016-10-21
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An FBI-led program to establish “shared responsibility committees” to intervene at an early stage to prevent or counteract radicalization was canceled. The committees would have included mental health workers, clergy and counselors in local communities.
Islamic Theology Society (ITS) Speaker Series: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love or Not to Love?

Islamic Theology Society (ITS) Speaker Series: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love or Not to Love?

2016-10-13
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Semester 1: Speaker Series 2016 Topic: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love Or Not To Love? Date: October 26, 2016 Venue: Student Central Lecture Theatre (SC 0.51), Student Central, Bradford University, Richmond Rd, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK ...
BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

2016-10-12
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BBC World Service commissioned a documentary to follow the Cambridge Muslim College 2015-16 Diploma students to Rome and the Vatican. Some of the brightest and best students of Islam in Britain round off their education at the Cambridge Muslim Colleg...
Birmingham’s Muslims: past, present & futures, challenges & opportunities

Birmingham’s Muslims: past, present & futures, challenges & opportunities

2016-10-11
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Date: October 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Venue: The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK This exciting one-day event at the University of Birmingham looks to explore - and indeed celebrate - the role and place of Muslims ...
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

2016-10-10
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A recent study by Pew found that a record near-half of all refugees that entered the United States in FY2016 were Muslim, marking the highest number of Muslim refugees recorded since religious self-reporting data became available 14 years ago.
Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

2016-10-09
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Faith-based organizations and religious leaders must be included in efforts to address the challenges of human trafficking and forced migration, representatives of the United Nations, international organizations, Member States and civil society have ...
Workshop: Misconceptions about Islam

Workshop: Misconceptions about Islam

2016-10-08
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Date: October 30, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque, 7 Saint Thomas's Road, London N4 2QH, UK Organized by: MAB London South The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) invite people to a workshop on “Misconceptions...
Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

2016-10-06
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By The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations (ISMC) and Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) DATE: November 3-4, 2016 Venue: The Aga Khan University, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA, UK The inter...
Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

2016-10-06
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The chief cleric of Cairo’s prestigious mosque and university, H.E. Professor Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar al Sharif, has decried the present-day “civilizational crisis” of poverty and insecurity and called fo...
Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

2016-10-05
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During Muharram and Safar the #HussainSavesLives campaign is encouraging Shias to give blood in the name of Imam Hussain (as).  The story and sacrifice of Imam Hussain (as) and the message he taught is one we should continue to spread, not ...
New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

2016-10-03
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At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were...
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...
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. 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies

Conference for Teachers of the New GCSE Religious Studies

2016-07-31
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Quran Stands

Quran Stands

2016-07-26
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American Islamic Outreach has been working with local Muslim Business to set up Quran Kiosks and Stands.
Diploma in Usul al Deen - The Fundamentals of Islam

Diploma in Usul al Deen - The Fundamentals of Islam

2016-07-25
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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...
5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

2016-07-25
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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
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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
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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.”
Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims

Challenges & Opportunities for Social Work with Muslims

2016-07-21
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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
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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
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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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.'
JIHAD: A Story of the Others

JIHAD: A Story of the Others

2016-07-13
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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
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Famous German journalist Martin Lejeune has announced his reversion to Islam, pronouncing shahada, the declaration of faith, in front of hundreds of Muslims.
Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

2016-07-12
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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
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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...
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
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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
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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
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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...
FOSIS 53rd Annual Conference

FOSIS 53rd Annual Conference

2016-07-09
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

2016-07-01
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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...
German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

2016-06-30
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German President Joachim Gauck joined Muslims on an interfaith iftar last week in Berlin, sending an out loud message against demonizing Muslims. “Promoting encounters is particularly important at a time when mutual mistrust is spreading,&rdqu...
British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

2016-06-30
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Many people believe that the EU is only something that affects people involved in politics, or it makes strange laws such as determining how straight bananas should be.  However it is an institution that, like it or not, affects lives of British...
Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

2016-06-25
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Russell Moore offered a ringing defense of religious freedom for all, including Muslims, during the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) report to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

2016-06-23
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations had planned to hold a news conference unveiling a report on Islamophobia, including the rise of “Muslim-free” businesses, anti-Muslim rallies by armed protesters, direct attacks on Muslims and the...
Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

2016-06-23
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Smithsonian's museum of Asian art will hold its first ever exhibit of "exquisitely decorated manuscripts" of the Quran in the United States. The exhibit is set to open October 15, 2016 and will run through February 2017.
Symposium to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) by IRIC

Symposium to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) by IRIC

2016-06-21
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The Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) held a symposium to celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (a.s.), The Savior of humankind. 
IRIC Representative Attended the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

IRIC Representative Attended the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

2016-06-20
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The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016, and IRIC as an NGO with consultative status with ECOSOC, participated in this annual conference.
The Jihadis Next Door, A Channel 4 Documentary

The Jihadis Next Door, A Channel 4 Documentary

2016-02-02
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Channel 4 documentary, The Jihadis Next Door, followed a group of Britain's most dangerous extremists for two years, and aims to highlight the ideological differences between ‘ordinary Muslims’ and those extremists.
Islamic Schools Set Success Example in UK

Islamic Schools Set Success Example in UK

2016-02-01
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For years, independent Islamic schools remained at the top score of UK GCSE results, setting example for faith schools as successful, highly-achieving and inspiring educational institutes in Britain. The Muslim schools overall average of students wh...
Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

2016-01-31
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A Muslim delegation formally invited Pope Francis to visit the Grand Mosque of Rome, thought to be the largest mosque in the Western world. Although the Vatican has not yet officially accepted, the visit was certain to take place, but the date had not yet been announced for security reasons.
CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

2016-01-30
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The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 17 Maryland-based groups in calling on Stevenson University to drop anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as a speaker at an up...
Islamic Education & Muslim Leadership

Islamic Education & Muslim Leadership

2016-01-28
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30th January 2016 Ashford & Staines Community Centre(ASCC), Ashford, Kent, UK Speakers: - Prof. Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame) - Dr. Abdul Aziz Brown (Cambridge Muslim College) ...
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