KURAMER (Qur’anic Research Center at 29 May University) and IIIT-UK, in cooperation with MAHYA and IESE organized a symposium on April 29, 2017. Participants included the last four presidents of Diyanet (Turkey’s Religious Affairs directorate) along with several important scholars of Islamic theology.
On May 15th and May 16th, 2017, IIIT hosted a Pre-Tenure Faculty Workshop and brought together junior scholars of Islam along with senior faculty mentors for an informative and meaningful conversation on a myriad of professional and pedagogical topics.
The Fairfax Institute, the educational arm of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) welcomed 35 Imams from around the United States, who mainly serve Bosnian-American Muslim communities.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) held a series of panels at the 42st annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society (ICNA-MAS) in Baltimore, MD, on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This year, the convention’s theme was “The Quest for True Success: The Divine Message of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad.”
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) held a Fiqh Forum on the timely topic of “Orphan Care from Islamic Perspective: Kafala, Adoption, Foster Care and Beyond” on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) held a screening of the recently released film, The Sultan and the Saint, by Unity Productions Foundation (UPF), on Thursday, April 6. Alex Kronemer, Executive Producer and CEO of UPF, was present at the screening together with Sarah Kalim Ullah, UPF’s Development Coordinator.
On Saturday, March 18, Ermin Sinanovic, Director of IIIT Research and Academic Programs, hosted a group of Imams from the Diyanet Center of America (DCA).
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invited Mustafa Akyol on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, to deliver a talk on his newly published book, The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews became a Prophet of the Muslims. Mustafa Akyol is currently a visiting fellow at Wellesley College and an opinion writer for the International New York Times.
The Center for Epistemological Studies in Brussels translated "Five Pillars of Prosperity: Essentials of Faith-Based Wealth Building" by Dr. Yaqub Mirza.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invited Dr. Jonathan Brown to deliver a talk titled, “Islam and the Problem of Slavery,” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Diyanet Center of America (DCA) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The MoU is designed to enhance, enrich, and broaden the academic and educational works and projects carried out by both organizations. The MoU was signed by Dr. Abubaker Al-Shingieti, Executive Director of IIIT, and Dr. Yasar Colak, President of DCA.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) hosted Dr. Ziauddin Sardar on Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, to speak on the current political climate. Aptly titled, “What Just Happened? And What It Implies for the Future of Muslim Community,” the lecture explored how humanity has reached our precarious present, marked by climate change, increasing inequality, cyber attacks, populism, Trump, and Brexit.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invited Dr. Ousmane Kane on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Dr. Kane is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at Harvard Divinity School.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought hosted a panel on American Muslim Youth on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, during the Winter Student Program. Dr. Nahid Kabir and Dr. Madiha Tahseen presented their research findings for students attending the Winter Student Program at IIIT as well as community members. The panel was titled, “American Muslim Youth: Challenges Surrounding Identity and Well-Being.”
On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) welcomed 30 students from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada for its second annual Winter Student Program (WSP). This program is designed with the objective of providing instructions in major topics in Islamic thought to undergraduate students, highlighting IIIT’s contributions and efforts to integrate a normative approach to Islam with contemporary humanities and social sciences.