Thursday, August 29, 2013
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is pleased to invite you to attend and participate in IIIT Hospitality at ISNA Annual Convention at Venue 101 of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The Hospitality Suite will include six intellectual panels and Distinguished Scholar Award Ceremony. The details are below and a program flyer is enclosed. Each panel is developed around a recent publication by IIIT or other publishers. The panel will include book presentation by the author/speaker, remarks by 2 discussants, Q&A section, and some panels will include a book signing event.
Saturday Aug. 31
Striving in the Way of God, Oxford University Press, Asma Afsaruddin, 10:00 - 11:15 am
Parent-Child Relations: A Guide to Raising Children, Hisham Altlalib, 11:30 - 12:45 pm
Apostasy in Islam: A Historical and Scriptural Analysis, Author: Taha J. Al-Alwani, Speaker: Jamal Badawi, 3:00 - 4:15 pm
IIIT Distinguished Scholar Award to Prof. Sulayman Nyang, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sunday Sept. 1
Islam and the Arab Awakening, Oxford University Press, Author: Tariq Ramadan, Speaker: Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, 10:00 - 11:15 am
The Astronomical Calculations and Ramadan, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, 11:30 - 12:45 pm
Al-Shura: The Qur’anic Principle of Consultation, Author: Ahmad Al-Raysuni, Speaker: Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, 3:00 - 4:15 pm
The discussants and moderators at these panels and events include Sulayman Nyang, Hamza Yusuf*, Daoud Nassimi, Anwar Haddam, Abubaker Al-Shingieti, Mohamed Rida Beshir, Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Tariq Ramadan*, Ihsan Bagby, Jimmy Jones, Abdallah AlShaikh Sidahmed, Zahid Bukhari, Abdool Rahman Khan, and Wael Al-Khairo. (Asterisk *: invited).
There will be book exhibitions and sales of IIIT publications at the bazaar at booths 113 & 212. In addition, the Hospitality Suite will include IIIT book exhibition. Refreshments are available during the Hospitality Suite.