In collaboration with Istanbul University, IIIT is holding an international conference of scholars and experts this month in Istanbul, Turkey to address issues and possibilities related to the state of education, with emphasis on higher education, in Muslim societies around the world. This conference follows from a series of seminars and workshops to present, discuss and document ideas and initiatives that may help raise the level of education in Muslim societies.
Proceedings of this conference will be posted on this web page after the conference has concluded.
Check IIIT's page on Reform of Education in Muslim Societies
Dear IIIT Community,
With immense grief, we announce the passing of Dr. Taha Jabir Al-Alwani, one of IIIT founders, past presidents, and great leaders. May Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, forgive him and grant him a place in Paradise. Ameen.
Sheikh Taha’s demise is an enormous loss not only for his immediate family but for the larger IIIT family around the world, for the American Muslim community, and the Muslim Ummah.
His remarkable intellectual contributions to the reform and revival of Islamic Thought are an enduring legacy he leaves behind in the form of many books that he wrote, including Islamic Thought: An Approach to Reform, Source Methodology in Islamic Jurisprudence, The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam, and The Qur’an and the Sunnah: The Time-Space Factor.
His intellectual contributions will continue to guide our work at IIIT and that of generations of Muslim scholars and intellectuals throughout the world.
We ask Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, for sabr and strength in this time of grief for his family, friends, and his IIIT colleagues. Please remember him in your du’as.
Details about the janaza prayer, which will be held at ADAMS Sterling, will be sent soon, insha’Allah.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invited Dr. Zahra Seif-Amirhosseini Rafie, Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Virginia Community College, to deliver a lecture titled, “Growing Trend of Homeschooling in the Washington Metropolitan Area Muslim Community,” on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.
IIIT Co-organizes AAR Panel on Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching Islamic Studies in Theological Seminaries