December 2012

In this Issue

 The Fairfax Institute (TFI)
Online and Onsite courses

























































































































































eventsRecent Activities

The Study of Islam in African Universities: Is it a Priority


The International Institute of Islamic Thought partnered with the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University to host two sessions on the Study of Islam in African Universities and a reception for Professor Ali Mazrui as part of ... More...  

Islamic Political Thought after the Arab Spring


Dr. Ermin Sinanovic, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy, presented his preliminary research on Islamic Political Thought after the Arab Spring at the ...More... 

scholarFeatured Scholar

Ingrid Mattson


Dr. Ingrid Mattson earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 1999 and a B.A. in Philosophy and Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1987. Before coming to Huron, she founded the Islamic Chaplaincy program and was Director of the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. She is the author of The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life as well as numerous articles exploring Islamic ethics in contemporary Muslim communities. Dr. Mattson is an internationally recognized Islamic scholar. From 2006-2010, she served as President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); she previously served two terms as Vice-President. Dr. Mattson is frequently consulted by media, government and civic organizations and has served as an expert witness.

bookFeatured Book

Parent-Child Relations: A Guide to Raising Children

This easy-to-read, comprehensive guide contains what you need to know on how to parent with confidence. Packed with advice and powerful tips, using the latest research ... More...

forthcomingpublicationsForthcoming Publications
IIIT Announces 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)



upcomingeventUpcoming Events


January 4, 2013 


The majority of scholarship on Ahmad Shakir, a student of the Islamic reformer Rashid Rida, focuses on his innovative contributions to hadith and Islamic law, such as his belief that Ramadan should be based on a scientifically calculated calendar. Yet, little ... 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...



تقرير دورة علمية دولية تدريبية بعنوان: منهجية التكامل المعرفي



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 


The T.J. Al-Alwani Library is a department of the International Institute of Islamic Thought. It is now open for use for researchers, students, academics and the public.


Become a member...Details

IIIT Official Logo
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is an intellectual forum that:
  • Examines educational, academic, and societal issues from an Islamic perspective,
  • Introduces intellectual and methodological reforms in education, classical knowledge, and societal science,
  • Formulates a comprehensive Islamic vision and methodology for critical analysis of contemporary knowledge, and
  • Promotes and supports research projects, organizes intellectual and cultural meetings, publishes scholarly works, and engages in teaching and training

Dear valued reader,


We appreciate your comments and/or suggestions. Please feel free to contact us.





500 Grove St., Suite 200

Herndon, VA, 20170, USA