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.
The Institute for Epistemological Studies, Brussels launched a new book in French titled "Pour un réexamen de la pratique du Pèlerinage" (For a re-examination of the practice of pilgrimage) by Dr. AbdulHamid AbuSulayman.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) hosted a Special Lecture by Dr. Aasim Padela on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, as a follow-up to the earlier-held Fiqh Forum on organ donation on July 20, 2016. Dr. Padela’s lecture was followed by a Special Panel and Discussion.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invited Dr. Feryal Salem to deliver a book talk on Tuesday, Nov. 8, on her recently published book, The Emergence of Early Sufi Piety and Sunni Scholasticism: ʿAbdallāh b. al-Mubārak and the Formation of Sunni Identity in the Second Islamic Century (Brill, 2016).
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) recently hosted its Ismail al Farouqi Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio. The lecture, delivered by Prof. Ahmad Atif Ahmad (University of California, Santa Barbara), on the current problems and challenges facing academics in the field of Islamic Studies. This is the third time the IIIT-organized lecture has been held at the conference, which attracts scholars of religion from all over the world and is considered one of the primary meeting points for discussions on the latest theories and trends in religious studies.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) organized a panel, entitled “ISIS and the Challenge of Interpreting Islam: Text, Context, and Islam-in-Modernity” at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meetings on November 21, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.