March 2013

Accord Through Consultation


If people consult with one another about their affairs, and if those in authority over them likewise seek out their counsel and take their views into account, this, of all things, is most likely to yield harmony, unity and solidarity. If, on the other hand, mutual consultation is absent from a community, then disunity, divisions and discord are bound to creep in. Even if it were possible to achieve or preserve unity by force and other such means, it would be a unity lacking in goodwill, harmony and mutual consent, and it would be bound to lead eventually to disintegration, schisms and rebellion.                                 


(Al-Shura: The Qur'anic Principle of Consultation, Ahmad Al-Raysuni, IIIT, p. 39)
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Seminary Marks Full Funding of Islamic  Chaplaincy Faculty Chair 


On Sunday evening, March 17, 2013, the Hartford Seminary community and guests from across Connecticut and the nation celebrated the successful completion of funding for an endowed faculty chair in Islamic Chaplaincy. The chair is currently occupied by Dr. Timur Yuskaev, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam and Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program at the Seminary. More...

Reconciling Reason and Revelation in the Writings of Ibn Taymiyya  


Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, a rising Muslim scholar and PhD candidate at Yale University, who is currently teaching at the department of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN presented a lecture on Friday, March 22 at IIIT, Herndon, on Ibn Taymiyya's arguments on Ta'arud Al Aql Wal-naql in his eleven-volume work on the subject. Detailed report will come later.

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George Mason University Directors visited TJ Alwani Library on Monday March 11, 2013. 



His Excellency Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of South Africa to the US, visited IIIT on Friday March 1, 2013.


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)

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featuredscholarFeatured Scholar

Jasser Auda is currently Associate Professor in the Public Policy Program, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation, Qatar. He is Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, Egypt. Dr. Auda is affiliated with numerous organizations active in Islamic scholarship such as the UK Board of Muslim Scholars, the Good Islamic Governance Index (headed by Imam Faisel Rauf), the International Union of Muslim Scholars, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), UK; and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSSUK). 

Dr. Jasser Auda is the Founding Director of Al-Maqasid Research Center in London. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK, Associate Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah, UAE, and Assistant Professor at Ryerson University, Canada, University of Bahrain and the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Dr. Auda authored and published several books and dozens of articles in Arabic and English. His published books include: Words of Wisdom: a Journey with Ibn Atta-Ellah in Light of the Qur'an, the Sunna, and the Universal laws; and Maqasid al-Shari'ah as Philosophy of Islamic law: a System's Approach, published by IIIT in 2008; and Maqasid al-Shari'ah: A Beginner's Guide, also published by IIIT in 2008. He translated several key works of contemporary scholars from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic including Rowan Williams Islam, Christianity and Pluralism (from English to Arabic) and Mohammad al-Ghazali's Muslim Women between Backward Traditions and Modern Innovations (from Arabic to English).

Dr. Jasser Auda earned a B.Sc. in Engineering from Cairo University (1988), a B.A in Islamic Studies from the Islamic American University, USA (2001) an M.J in Comparative Jurisprudence from the Islamic American University, USA (2004), a PhD in Systems Analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada (1996) and a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Wales, UK (2008).



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upcomingeventUpcoming Events

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...

ما هي طرق تصميم برامج تعليم اللغة العربية

في ضوء الإطار المرجعي الأوربي المشترك للغات؟    


June 7-8, 2013


لقد أصبحت اللغة العربية كلغة حية في بلدان الاتحاد الأوروبي تحتل مكانة جيدة مهمة وإستراتيجية لدى دول ومنظمات الاتحاد الأوربي، وذلك راجع إلى ... المزيد

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...

Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa 
October 18-19, 2013
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of Islamic universities and Muslim institutions of higher learning across sub-Saharan Africa. Although there is a long tradition of formal Islamic learning in universities in some parts of ...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
الإعلام المعاصر في الرؤية الحضارية
مؤتمر علمي دولي ينظمه
المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي بالتعاون مع جامعة اليرموك
13-14 نوفمبر 2013 
November 13-14, 2013
أصبح الاتصال والإعلام في الواقع المعاصر شأناً مهماً في حياة الناس أفراداً ومجتمعات. وتعددت مفاهيم الإعلام ووسائله وأساليبه ومضامينه، فلم يعد يملك الإنسان فكاكاً من وصولها إليه، وتأثيرها عليه. وأخذت المعلومة الصحيحة والخطأ،...للمزيد...
callforpapersCall for Papers

   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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