Comments by Participating Scholars at IIIT Hospitality Suite - 2012
"I would like to thank the IIIT for a consistently good programme with the overall ISNA Convention. The Hospitability Suite of the IIIT was a venue for great intellectual exchange among great scholars, thinkers, and activists, and in a bustling convention, a safe harbour for a weary and hungry body."
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool
Republic of South Africa, Washington D.C.
"It is very important to have a platform for intellectual discussion and networking. The Hospitality Suite has provided that platform."
Imam Mohammad Magid, President - ISNA, Executive Director- ADAMS
"I was pleased to be able to participate in the program at the IIIT hospitality suite at this year's ISNA convention. It provided a nice opportunity to share IIIT's academic work with the broader Muslim public."
Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D., President, Minaret of Freedom Institute
"The IIIT Hospitality Suite added a very important dimension to the ISNA Convention 2012. It allowed a special opportunity to attendees who are on the more intellectual side of the Islamic debate to be involved, and also allowed a number of scholars to be able to present their books and ideas in a highly academic forum."
Jasser Auda, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Deputy Director,
Center of Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Qatar Foundation
"The IIIT Hospitality Suite at the ISNA Convention was an oasis of comfort and still a hive of creative activity. I was a discussant of Zulfiqar Ali Shah's brilliant book--a twenty-five year effort--"Anthropomorphic Depictions of God in Judaic, Christian,and Islamic Traditions." IIIT, the publisher of this study, can be very proud of this deeply multi-faith grounded, highly sophisticated work of scholarship."
Joseph V. Montville, Senior Research Fellow at IIIT