May 2013

 The Qur'anic Worldview


It is essential that we understand the universal values and principles embodied in the Qur' anic worldview and their implications for human life and cultureFor these values and principles represent the fundamental, essential building blocks by means of which the Qur' anic worldview is manifested on the practical level. They mold the mindset of the Muslim community and the individual Muslim, who then translate them into concrete realities. In this way, they guide the cultural progress of the society - supplying its members with the strength, will, and energy they need in order to be effective in their performance, to achieve their aims, and to grow and develop in such a way that they keep pace with evolving circumstances, potentials, and challenges and humanity's developing knowledge and understanding of the world. 


(The Qur'anic Worldview: A Springboard for Cultural Reform -IIIT- AbdulHamid AbuSulayman, p.73)
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IIIT's 7th Summer Student Program convenes


IIIT's 7th annual Summer Students Program began on Monday May 27, 2012. The students were welcomed by Dr. Abubaker AlShingeiti, Executive Director - IIIT, Dr. Jamal Barzinji, Vice President - IIIT, Dr. Hisham Altalib, VP Finance - IIIT, Prof. Mahmoud Ayoub, Temple University, Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina, IIIT Chair - GMU, Prof. Sulayman Nyang, Howard University, and Dr. Emad-ad-Dean Ahmad, President - Minaret of Freedom. More...
Jewish Revival and Respect of Islam in 19th Century Europe


On Friday May 17, 2013 Joseph Montville presented a lecture on "Jewish Revival and Respect for Islam in Nineteenth Century Europe." Rabbi Gerald Serotta and Dr. Mark Gopin contributed to the discussion. Detailed report coming soon.


Ihsan in Politics: The Role of Tasawwuf in Muslim Politics and Good Governance 


Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor at the University of Delaware, presented a lecture on April 19, 2013. Detailed report coming soon.  
Hartford Seminary Announces New Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law


Hartford Seminary announces the appointment of Ms. Feryal Salem as the new Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law, starting in August 2013.  Ms. Salem has extensive experience in both Islamic Scriptures and Islamic law acquired through her studies and research at the University of Chicago, from which she will receive her PhD this summer, as well as from her study of Islam traditionally.  She has studied ...More


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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Kenneth Honerkamp teaches Modern Standard Arabic as a second language and in-depth textual study for advanced students. He is involved in research in Arabic manuscripts, particularly those found in the less often referred to manuscript collections of Morocco. He does research in the fields of Islamic Law and the integral relationship of Shariah and Islamic mysticism, or Sufism. His recent study ...More

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Reading the Qur'an Contextually


  June 6, 2013
Professor Abdallah Saeed will give a lecture titled "Reading the Qur'an Contextually" at IIIT on June 6, 2013. Prof. Saeed is Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia. 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


Islamic Futures in Post-Normal Times


June 12, 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 Studies in Theological Schools: Emmanuel College as an Example


  June 20, 2013  


Professor Mark Toulouse, professor of History of Religion, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto,  will present a lecture at IIIT on June 20, 2013. The discussant will be Professor Abdul Aziz Sachedina, IIIT Chair of Islamic Studies, George Mason 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...

Islamic Universities: Philosophy And Practice
June 25-28, 2013
The International Institute of Islamic Thought, Nigeria Office, in collaboration with Bayero University Kano, Northwest University Kano, and Ja'iz Foundation, is organizing a three-day conference on Islamic universities on: Islamic Universities: Philosophy And Practice, from 25-28 June, 2013, at the Main Hall, Northwest University, Kano, Nigeria...More...
Socio-ethical dimensions of Islamic finance: Between the Ideals and Realities  
October 2, 2013
The International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) will be organizing a colloquium, "Socio-ethical dimensions of Islamic finance: Between the Ideals and Realities" on 2 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. 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...
October 22, 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. 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...
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   شارك أ.د. عبد الحميد أبو سليمان في عرض الأفكار الأساسية لقصة "جزيرة البنائين" في بداية الحلقة التدريبية والتي كانت بعنوان "جزيرة البنائين" والتي عقدت يومي 24-25 إبريل 2013، وقام بالتدريب وإعداد المادة التدريبية أ.د. صلاح عبد السميع - أستاذ... المزيد
نظم مركز الدراسات المعرفية بالتعاون مع إدارة الأوقاف بالدقهلية، وكلية التربية - جامعة المنصورة دورة بعنوان "الدورة التدريبية لتوعية الأئمة والدعاة بمحافظة الدقهلية" وذلك في الفترة من  12- 14  جمادى الأولى 1434هـ- الموافق 22-24 إبريل 2013م بقاعة المؤتمرات بكلية التربية - جامعة المنصورة، وقد حضر الدورة حوالي ... المزيد  
SOASCIS Holds 5th FOCUS-SOASCIS Conference
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) held its 5th FOCUS-SOASCIS Conference from May 24-26, 2013. More... 
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


9-11 سبتمبر 2013

استنطبول، تركيا


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