June 2013

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Summer Institute for Scholars: The Arab Spring
Monday, June 24th saw the opening of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) 2013 Summer Institute for Scholars, focusing on the theme of looking at "Islamic Reform Movements after the Arab Spring." Opening proceedings were held in the IIIT Library beginning with welcoming remarks from Dr. Abubakr Al-Shingieti, Executive Director of IIIT, followed by a video presentation giving an overview of IIIT work and mission. More...
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...

Prof. Abdallah Saeed: Reading the Qur'an 







Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah: Living Islam in the West  


Shaykh Rachid Ghannouchi 

visitorsIIIT Visitors

Dr. Taufik Widjaja, Head of Foreign Relations Division,
Prosperous Justice Party, Indonesia.




europeansummerschoolFirst IIIT European Summer School

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

(August 27 - September 7, 2013)

Details and Application Form 


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featuredscholarFeatured Scholar

Prof. Mahmoud Ayoub is Faculty Associate in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT. He was born in South Lebanon. He received his education at the American University of Beirut (BA, Philosophy, 1964), the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., Religious Thought, 1966), and Harvard University (Ph.D., History of Religion, 1975). From 1988 to 2008, he was a Professor and director of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, an Adjunct Professor at the Duncan Black Macdonald Center, Hartford Seminary, Connecticut, a Research Fellow at the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania and the Tolson visiting professor at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley California. In 1998, Dr. Ayoub helped devise and launch a graduate M.A. level program in Muslim-Christian relations and comparative religion for the Centre for Christian-Muslim Studies, University of Balamand, Lebanon, and since the Spring of 1999, has been its visiting professor. Mahmoud Ayoub has also previously taught at San Diego State University, the University of Toronto, and McGill University.

featuredbookFeatured Book
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran


In recent years, Egypt and Iran have been beset with demands for fundamental change. The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran draws together leading regional experts to provide a penetrating comparative analysis of the ways Islam is entangled with the process of democratization in authoritarian regimes. By comparing Islam and the rule of law in these two nations,... Details...
upcomingeventUpcoming Events
 4th International Conference on Islam and Higher Education (4th ICIHE) 2013


 October 2, 2013

The Conference is co-organized by Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE), Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), IAIS Malaysia, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Pahang State Foundation, IKIP International College and International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) East Asia. 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 http://www.soas.ac.uk/islamicstudies/conferences/
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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AMSS UK 2013 Building Bridges Award

The Award is being presented in recognition of Bishop Tutu's sustained and courageous efforts to promote peace, harmony and goodwill, both locally and internationally, for passionately championing the cause of human rights across the world, and for...Details
أقام (مركز الزهاوي للدراسات الفكرية) ندوة فكرية، مساء يوم الخميس، المصادف لـ(4/ شعبان/ 1434هـ) (13/ 6/ 2013م)، في قاعة فندق (سليمانية بالاس)، للمفكر الإسلامي المعروف (الأستاذ الدكتور محسن عبدالحميد).. المزيد  
ما الذي تعنيه الإسلاموفوبيا؟
نظم معهد الدراسات والأبحاث العليا يوم أمس بباريس ندوة تحت عنوان "ما الذي تعنيه الاسلاموفوبيا أو المسلموفوبيا ؟ّ" وذلك في سياق المحاولات البحثية لسبر التطورات اللافتة في نظر العديدين لمجموعة من الظواهر السياسية والإجتماعية والأكاديمية والإعلامية المتضافرة والتي تسمى في الاستعمال السائد بالإسلاموفوبيا. المزيد


 أي تقييم علمي لآفاق المالية الإسلامية والمالية البديلة؟
نظمَ معهد الدراسات الأبستمولوجية في بروكسيل طاولة مستديرة تحت عنوان "أي تقييم علمي لآفاق المالية الإسلامية والمالية البديلة؟" المزيد
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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