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September 2014
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Dr. al-Shaikh-Ali & Dr. Mirza with Summer Students

The First IIIT Istanbul Summer School

The First IIIT Istanbul Summer School 2014, jointly organised with the Civilisation Studies Centre at Bahcesehir University, took place on 6-20 September. The School is designed for Turkish and Central Asian graduate students majoring in Islamic studies, humanities and the social sciences with speakers including Turkish academics as well as scholars from across the world...

Report on IIIT's Intellectual Panels at the ISNA 2014 Convention

The IIIT Intellectual Panels at ISNA's  51st annual convention was comprised of the following sessions:

1. Reform of Education

2. Reflections on the Post Arab Spring Era

3. Ifta' and Fatwa in the Muslim World and the West

4. IIIT Distinguished Scholar Award

5. IIIT Legacy Documentary

6. Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt

7. Five Pillars to Prosperity    



 The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), organised a lecture on "Islamic Research Methodology" in its Conference Room on September 20th. Delivering the lecture, the Director, ......  



Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti, Dr. Hisham Altalib, and Dr. Jamal Barzinji met yesterday September 30 with Dalia Mogahid, Farhan Latif, and Meira Neggaz from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU).
Dr. Mustafa Gökçek is an Associate Professor of History at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Gökçek studied Russian language in Moscow and then pursued his Ph.D. in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation focused on Muslim intellectuals from Russia who migrated to Istanbul in early twentieth century and actively engaged in the intellectual discussions on Islam and Turkish nationalism. His research interest includes contemporary social movements in Muslim societies. Dr. Gökçek currently teaches courses on the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia. He is also the director of master's program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Niagara University.

Dr. Gökçek is currently a Resident Scholar at IIIT. 
IIIT's 2014 Research Grant Recipients

Dr. Emad Hamdeh

Dr. Zahra Seif-Amirhosseini

Dr. Sameera Ahmed

Dr. SherAli Tareen
The State in Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey of the Major Muslim Political Thinkers of the Modern Eras

by Abdelilah Belkeziz


The debates on 'Islam and Modernity' clearly include in their analysis notions of the State. Abdelillah Belkeziz here charts the development of the concept of 'the state' (al-dawlah) in Islamic discourse over the last two centuries. The result is a tour de force survey of the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern era, which encompasses three successive waves: the modernist trends of the early and later reformers like Sayyed Jamal Eddin Al-Afghani; the dogmatism of ideologues like Hasan Al-Bana; and the rhetoric of revivalists like the Ayatollah Khomeini. Through this analysis, Belkeziz argues that modern Islamic political thought succeeded in producing ideologies, but ultimately failed to produce a unified theory of state. This work is an essential encyclopedic resource for all scholars and researchers of Political Islam and will become a standard work in the field.


e-learning course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

September 1 - December 12, 2014    

Muslims Navigating American Space: A Question of Belonging      

October 16, 2014     

Is Islam a Religion?: Islamophobia, Public Discourse, and the Idea of Religion      

October 22, 2014     

Fourth SOASCIS International Conference

November 3-4, 2014

محمد إقبال وجهوده في الإصلاح والتجديد الفكري- مؤتمر علمي دولي - المنظمة الإسلامية للتربية والعلوم والثقافة "إيسيسكو" والمعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي   


IIIT to Hold "Islamic Law and Ethics" Lecture at AAR

November 22, 2014    

  • Authentication of Hadith by Israr Ahmad Khan (Spanish)
  • The Qur'an and Normative Religious Pluarlism: A Thematic Study of the Qur'an
  • The Qur'an and Sunna by Ismail & Lois Lamya Faruqi
  • The Essence of Islamic Civilization by Ismail & Lois Lamya Faruqi (German)
  • اقتصاد الأمن الاجتماعي: التحدي والاستجابة تأليف أحمد فراس العوران



Anthropomorphic Depictions of God: The Concept of God in Judaic, Christian and Islamic Traditions: Representing the Unrepresentable  

(Spanish and German translations)




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محاضرات ومقالات

الحج والتوحيد الخالص


د. طه جابر العلواني

كل العبادات التي نزل القرآن المجيد بها، ونفذها رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم) اتباعًا له؛ آيات من شأنها أن تنقي التوحيد، وتخلصه من الشوائب، وتزيل عنه كل ما يمكن أن يعلق به. وفي مقدمة تلك العبادات الحج، الذي كان في الجاهليَّة يعد مسرح لإشابة التوحيد بالشرك، وتعظيم الآباء وما كانوا عليه من دين.  المزيد 

محاضرة بعنوان:المدارس الحداثية العربية: استلاب حضاري أم استرجاع نهضوي

نظم المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي، مكتب الأردن محاضرة بعنوان: المدراس الحداثية العربية: استلاب حضاري أم استرجاع نهضوي. وذلك في الساعة الخامسة من عصر يوم الإثنين 20 ذي العقدة 1435 الموافق 15 سبتمبر 2014. ألقاها الأستاذ الدكتور عز الدين معميش، مدير المذاهب والتنوع الثقافي بالمنظمة الإسلامية للتربية والعلوم والثقافة (إيسسكو).و


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

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