In addition, the display included recently published books by IIIT and other selected publications, both in Arabic and English. IIIT also held a book exhibition and sale at the bazaar durinmg the convention from August 31st – September 3rd. The six scholarly panels were mostly based on recent IIIT publications, including:
- “The Concept of God in Judaic, Christian and Islamic Traditions” by Zulfiqar Ali Shah.
- “The State of Islamic Studies in American Universities” by Mumtaz Ahmad, Sulayman Nyang and Zahid Bukhari.
- “Maqasid al Sharia as Philosophy of Islamic Law” by Jassser Auda.
- “Parent-Child Relations: A Guide to Raising Children” by Hisham Altalib and Omar Altalib.
- “The Development of Maqasidi Methododlogy by Contemporary Scholars” by Zainab Alalwani.
In addition, Dr. Tariq Ramadan made a special presentation of the major themes of his recent book on “The Arab Awakening: Islam and the Middle East”.
A number of prominent scholars participated in the discussions, including Karen Armstrong, Professor Ali Mazrui and H.E. Ibrahim Rasool, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States.
Imam Muhammad Magid, President of ISNA, visited the IIIT Hospitality Suite, hailed its success and considered it a model for future contributions of Muslim organizations to enhance the ISNA annual convention and enrich its programs.
Dr. Jamal Barzinji, Vice President of IIIT, described the event as another milestone in IIIT’s effort to reach out to the broader Muslim community and present its vision of reforming Islamic Thought to address the emerging needs of the UMMA in an increasingly complex and integrated world.
For a full report on the panels, please click here.
For speakers' bios and blurbs on the recently published books featured during the event, please click here.
For commentary by participating scholars, click here.