January 2013

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eventsRecent Activities

Ahmad Shakir, Ibn Kathir, and Arabic Language


The opener of IIIT monthly lecture series for 2013 took place on Friday, January 4th. The event featured Dr. Younus Mirza, who recently defended his dissertation on Ibn Kathir at Georgetown University, and his wife, Rehenum Asmi, who completed her doctoral work in the Anthropology and Education program at Columbia University ... More...  
summerstudentsSummer Students Program

Monday, May 27 -Wednesday, July 3, 2013


The Summer Students Program for 2013 is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in the humanities or social science disciplines and who have... More...


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summerscholarsSummer Institute for Scholars

Islamic Reform Movements

After the Arab Spring

June 24-July 3, 2013 


The Summer Institute is an annual meeting dedicated to the study of contemporary approaches to Qur'an and Sunnah that brings together senior and young scholars to present papers and participate in panels and informal discussions focused on topics related to a particular theme. More...

europeansummerschoolFirst IIIT European Summer School

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

(August 27 - September 7, 2013)

Details and Application Form 


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scholarFeatured Scholar

Charles Butterworth


Dr. Charles Butterworth is Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Charles Butterworth specializes in medieval Arabic and Islamic political philosophy.


Trained in political philosophy and Arabic as well as Islamic civilization at the University of Chicago, where he received an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science, Charles Butterworth has also studied at the University of Ayn Shams in Egypt, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Nancy in France (receiving a doctorate in philosophy from the latter). He received his B.A. from Michigan State University.


Before joining the faculty of the University of Maryland, Professor Butterworth taught at the University of Chicago and Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia). He has also taught at St. John's College, Georgetown University, and Harvard University, in addition to Marmara University, the University of Bordeaux, the University of Grenoble, the University of Paris I (Sorbonne), the University of Paris X (Nanterre), and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.


In 1992-1993, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. during which time he pursued a project on the relationship between revelation and political philosophy. From October 1999 until March 2000, Butterworth held a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research and Lecturing Award at the Friedrich-Alexander Universitšt in Erlangen, Germany and from May through August 2000 a German Academic Exchange Professorship at the same university. Also, during May and June 2000, he gave a series of lectures at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris entitled "Des origines de la philosophie politique en Islam."


At the University of Maryland, he has been recognized as a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher (1990-91) and, in 2001-02, for an award in Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship granted by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

justreleasedJust Released
New Titles for 2013

- Mapping the Secular Mind: Modernity's Quest for a Godless Utopia


- Epistemological Bias in the Physical and Social Sciences (Books-in-Brief)


- The Qur'anic Worldvies: A Springboard for Cultural Reform (Books-in-Brief)

المعجزة: إعادة قراءة الإعجاز اللغوي في القرآن الكريم: ظواهر التجديد في لغة القرآن الكريم
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المؤلف: أحمد بسام الساعي

الناشر: المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي



 الأزمة الاقتصادية العالمية المعاصرة من منظور إسلامي
تحرير: أحمد فراس العوران
upcomingeventUpcoming Events

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...

The Eighth SOAS Conference on the Qur'an
University of London
November 7-9, 2013
A call for papers will be sent out in late February, at which time the conference website will also be updated. Information on previous conferences in the series can be found at http://www.soas.ac.uk/islamicstudies/conferences/

العراق: عقد مركز الزهاوي للدراسات الفكرية ندوة "من الوحي إلى العصر لا من التأريخ إلى العصر" ... للمزيد




Malaysia: IIUM To Champion the Voices of Moderation


International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) President, Hon. Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek Hj. Hassan officiated the soft-launching of the International Institute of Wasatiyyah [I.I.W.] on January 18, 2013. The event was ... More... 

callforpapersCall for Papers

   American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS)


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


If unable to open the above link, copy and paste the following link to your browser: http://iiit.org/iiitftp/AJISS/AJISS-CFP-arabsrpring.pdf  


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


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