September 2012

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IIIT Hospitality Suite at ISNA Convention


The International Institute of Islamic Thought organized a two-day series of events at the Islamic Society of North America 49th annual convention, held in Washington DC during Labor Day weekend 2012. The events, centered in a Hospitality Suite on the main floor of the Washington Convention center, took place on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd and included a display of special collections from the works of the late Professor Ismail Raja Al Faruqi and books, journal articles, and personal items from the collection of Professor Ali Mazrui. In addition, the ... More...

Dr Mehtab Karim On Demography Of Muslims In America


On September 14, 2012, IIIT hosted a presentation by Dr Mehtab S. Karim on the challenges of collecting demographic information on Muslim in America. The presentation began with global data of Muslims and population trends in relation to other developed and non-developed nations. The program continued with looking at the information about American Muslims, what previous studies have shown and what their limitations have been. Dr. Karim then presented his approach to... More...

featuredscholarFeatured Scholar
Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Islamic Studies on the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College (Oxford), Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), and the President of the think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels. He is the author of Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation, In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons From the Life of Muhammad, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam , and Islam, the West, and Challenges of Modernity. He recently published a new book Islam and the Arab Awakening.
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bookFeatured Book

 Islam and the Arab Awakening


Author: Tariq Ramadan


One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt and elsewhere remain unclear. Now one of the world's leading Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, in this searching, provocative, and necessary book. More...


Islam: Religion, Practice, Culture & World Order 


Author: Ismail R. Al Faruqi


Genuine understanding of Islam, the religion, will reveal...that Islam is a later moment of that very consciousness which produced Judaism and Christianity; that Islam, the culture, is as much a source of the Western civilization of the present millennium as classical Greece and Rome... that Islam's anti-clericalism made it the first "Protestant" revolution, that its rationalism made it the first "Enlightenment," that its pragmatism made it the first "technocracy," and that its law of war and peace made it the first "United Nations."

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Report on IIIT's Hospitality Suite at ISNA's 49th Convention
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) organized a two-day series of intellectual panels at the Islamic Society of North America's (ISNA) 49th annual convention, held in Washington, DC over the Labor Day weekend. These events, hosted in the Institute's hospitality suite ...More...
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Dr. Iqbal receives ISNA Community Service Award


The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) presented The ISNA Dr. Mahboob Khan Community Service Award to Dr. Iqbal Unus on Saturday, September 1, 2012 during its Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. This is ISNA 's prestigious award presented annually to a community leader "in recognition of distinguished service to Islam and Muslims in North America". Dr. Unus, who has been with IIIT since early 90's, had served as president of..More...

upcomingeventUpcoming Events

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisble World


October 19, 2012

IIIT - Herndon, VA


IIIT, in coordination with Unity Productions Foundation (UPF), will present a documentary film from Executive Producers Michael Wolfe and Alex Kronemer, and Director Robert Gardner. The film explores themes such as Word, Space, Ornament, Color and Water in Islamic Art and Architecture. More... 

"The Role of Awqaf in the Development of Islamic Higher Education: the Past, the Present, and Future Prospects


3rd International Conference on

Islam and Higher Education


October 1-2, 2012 - Malaysia


Pahang State Foundation Complex, International Institute of Advanced International Studies (IAIS), and IKIP International College will organize an International conference to discuss contemporary Muslim higher education... More... 

Anwar Ibrahim and the Arab Spring


The Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS France), The Advanced Studies Research Centre (Belgium) in cooperation with The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS UK) will organize a lecture entitled "Does the Arab Spring Have the Potential to Become a Muslim Spring?" by Dr. Anwar Ibrahim.


DATE: 4 October 2012 at 5pm * All Welcome

VENUE: Sorbonne, Malesherbes,108 Boulevard Malesherbes 75850 Paris cedex 17, France. More...


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IIIT and ASA Collaborate on "The Study of Islam at African Universities"


Under the auspices of the 55th annual meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), IIIT -in collaboration with the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University- has initiated two panels on "The Study of Islam at African Universities." The ASA annual meeting takes place in Philadelphia from November 29 to December 1, 2012 The panelists are ... More...

The Legacy of Ismail Raji Al-Faruqi - 2nd International Conference at IIUM


The Department of Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge andHuman Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), will be organizing its 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Scholarship on "Islam: The Legacy of Ismail Raji al-Faruqi," on March 19 - 20, 2013. More... 

Sacred Texts and Human Contexts  


The Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College will convene an international conference titled "Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: A Symposium on the Role of the Sacred Texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Uniting and Dividing Humanity" on June 23-25, 2013. More...

  • Center for Epistemological Studies, Egypt مركز الدراسات المعرفية، القاهرة

أقام المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي، القاهرة من الفترة 1-27 أغسطس 2012، بالتعاون مع د. محمد كمال إمام - أستاذ ورئيس قسم الشريعة - كلية الحقوق - جامعة الإسكندرية دورة بعنوان: "بين الفقه والشريعة." المزيد 


  • Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), India

IOS presented a lecture on September 20, 2012 titled:

"A Scientific Solution of Islamphobia: A Global Problem." More...

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AJISS 29:4
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إصدارات حديثة للمعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي

الأسرة في مقاصد الشريعة: قراءة في قضايا الزواج والطلاق في أمريكا


المؤلفة: زينب العلواني




 الحضارة الإسلامية: أسباب الإنحطاط والحاجة إلى الإصلاح

المؤلف: محمد عمر شابرا








   التكامل المعرفي: أثره في التعليم الجامعي وضورورته

تحرير: رائد جميل عكاشة






 إصدرات حديثة للمعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي
بالتعاون مع دار السلام للطباعة والنشر والتوزيع والترجمة


موسوعة التنشئة السياسية الإسلامية: التأصيل والممارسات المعاصرة، 2 مجلد

تقديم د. عبد الحميد أبو سليمان







المؤسسية في الإسلام: تاريخاً وتأصيلاً  

تحرير د. رفعت السيد العوضي

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American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS)  


Call for Papers   


Islamist Spring? Islamists and the State: New Paradigms and Engagements 


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Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013  

Publication Date: July 2013



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