November 2012

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eventsRecent Activities

Teacher Training at IIIT

IIIT and the Fairfax Institute hosted a Discussion on Teacher Training with Amaarah DeCuir on November 15th. Ms. DeCuir is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the George ...More...



featuredscholarFeatured Scholar
Abdel Aziz Sachedina Ph.D., is a professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virgina, Charlottesville. Dr. Sachedina has been appointed to take the IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University.
Dr. Sachedina, who has studied in India, Iraq, Iran, and Canada, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has been conducting research and writing in the field of Islamic Law and Theology for more than two decades. In the last ten years he has concentrated on social and political ethics, including Interfaith and Intrafaith Relations and Islamic Biomedical Ethics. Dr. Sachedina's publications include: Islamic Messianism (State University of New York, 1980); Human Rights and the Conflicts of Culture, co-authored (University of South Carlolina, 1988) The Just Ruler in Shiite Islam (Oxford University Press, 1988); and The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism (Oxford University Press, 2002), in addition to numerous articles in academic journals. He is an American citizen born in Tanzania.
bookFeatured Book

Islam and Higher Education

Concepts, Challenges and Opportunities 


Author: Marodsilton Muborakshoeva


This book is the first study to qualitatively explore the concepts of higher education in Muslim contexts. It examines the different concepts of 'a university' and the way they shape practice in Muslim contexts, with a particular focus on the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Contributing to theoretical debates and discussing practical challenges that...More...

inthenewsIn the News

Zakat's Potential Role in Accelerating Global Development: IIIT/UN Forum


On November 16th, The International Institute of Islamic Thought sponsored a forum at the United Nations, brining together international development leaders and experts to look at the importance of Zakat in advancing the ...More...  

IIIT Book Exhibitions


  American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Chicago, Nov 16-20, 2012
African Studies Association
Philadelphia, Nov 29-Dec 2, 2012
upcomingeventUpcoming Events

Islamic Political Thought

after the Arab Spring 


December 7, 2012

(IIIT, Herndon, VA)


Professor Ermin Sinanovic, Department of Political Science, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD will present "Islamic Political Thought after the Arab Spring". More... 

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


March 19, 2013 


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... 

Global Africa, Triple Heritage And Pax Africana: Looking Back And Looking Forward Contexts  


April 5-6, 2013


The New York African Studies Association (NYASA) will hold its 38th Annual Meeting, April 5-6, 2013, at Binghamton University. More...

Sacred Texts and Human Contexts  


June 23-25, 2013


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...

visitorsIIIT Visitors

Dr. Iyad Zhahalga Visits IIIT 


Dr. Iyad Zhahalga, Chief Justice of West Jerusalem, with Dr. Abubaker AlShingieti. Dr. Zhahalga visited IIIT on November 2, 2012.







د. عبد الحميد أبو سليمان يزور وزير الأوقاف المصري



callforpapersCall for Papers




American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS)


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


submission deadline: January 15, 2013




The Ninth International Conference


Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF) Growth, Equity and Stability: An Islamic Perspective


 September 9-11, 2013, Istanbul, TURKEY 



دعوة لتقديم أوراق بحثية للمشاركة في المؤتمر

المؤتمر العالمي التاسع للاقتصاد والتمويل الإسلامي

النمو والعدالة والاستقرار من منظور إسلامي

9-11 سبتمبر 2013

استنطبول، تركيا



Freelance Translators Required

Arabic - English - Arabic


The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is looking for professional freelance translators to translate manuscripts in classical and contemporary Islamic Thought, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Applicants must have good experience, and provide samples of their work. Details

Taha J. Al-Alwani Library 


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