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The First IIIT Istanbul Summer School 2014, jointly organised with the Civilisation Studies Centre at Bahcesehir University, took place on 6‐20 September. The School is designed for Turkish and Central Asian graduate students majoring in Islamic studies, humanities and the social sciences with speakers including Turkish academics as well as scholars from across the world.
The first session of the IIIT Intellectual Panels at this year’s 51st annual ISNA convention, titled Reform of Education, was led by Dr. Abubaker Al-Shingieti’s introductory remarks on the need for reform in light of the difficult realities facing educational institutions in the Muslim world. The first speaker, Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, provided passionate provocations that challenged Islamic institutions to move beyond the anxiety and fear of exploring secular sources of knowledge. In his view, a hyper-cautions fixation on questions of the ‘Islamic’ paradigm and methodology has kept such institutions from making mistakes and engaging in the innovative experimentation required to achieve the desired level of excellence (ihsan).
The AMSS UK organized a scholastic module for a group of IIUM High Achievers and SRC Members in London as part of the IIUM Global Leadership Training for students.
A public lecture titled “Muslims Navigating American Space: A Question of Belonging” by Dr. Mucahit Bilici will take place on Thursday October 16, 2014.
Islamophobic and anti-Muslim public discourse centers on a number of common themes, including the ideas that Islam is not a religion, that Islam is opposed to democracy and diversity, and th
The Fairfax Institute (TFI) will be conducting a course titled: "From Ataturk to Erdogan: The Transformation of Turkey." It will provide a review of Turkish history from la
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IIIT will hold a special lecture on "Islamic Law and Ethics" at the American Academy of Religion's (AAR) annual meeting on Saturday, November 22, 2014 in San Diego
Fourth SOASCIS International Conference
3-4 November 2014
Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti, Dr. Hisham Altalib, and Dr. Jamal Barzinji met yesterday September 30 with Dalia Mogahid, Farhan Latif, and Meira Neggaz from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU).
Spanish and German translations of:
Anthropomorphic Depictions of God: The Concept of God in Judaic, Christian and Islamic Traditions: Representing the Unrepresentable