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                                       October 2015                   


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2016 IIIT Winter Student Program 

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is inviting applications from undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to apply for 2016 IIIT Winter Student Program (WSP) in Islamic Studies. WSP is designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students, regardless of their major or program of study. The program provides a 5-day intensive study of major topics related to Islam, including: The Qur'anic Worldview, Sunnah and Its Relevance, Islam in America, Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari'ah (Objectives of Islamic Law), Contemporary Issues in Interpreting Islam, Revival and Reform in Islam, and Muslim Responses to Modernity, among others. More...


Research Grant Recipients
Dr. Amaarah DeCuir
Dr. David Warren
Featured Scholar  

Dr. Aminah McCloud
is the founder and chair of the Islamic World Studies Program at DePaul University, and she is one of the preeminent scholars on Islam in America.  Her research, writing, and teaching focus especially on global Muslim cultures, Islam in America, Islamic law, African American Islam and Muslim women in the United States.  Among her many published books and articles, she has most recently edited a multi-author volume entitled An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century (published by Blackwell, 2012).  McCloud is currently editing The Handbook on African American Islam (pending publication from Oxford University Press in 2014).  McCloud founded the Journal on Islamic Law and Culture in 1995, and she remains its Editor-in-Chief.  She serves on various editorial and community boards including as an American Editor for Brill, a board member of the Center for Feminist Ethics at Brandeis University, a member of the Advisory Council for the American Islamic College, and a board member at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), among others.

In addition to McCloud's research interests and university responsibilities, she remains an active and engaged member of the communities she writes about.  She founded and convened the Conference on Islam in America in 2011 - a gathering that brought together American Muslims from various national and professional backgrounds for discussion on the state of Islam in America.  McCloud regularly advises non-profit organizations and government agencies on the realities of Muslims in the United States, and she serves courts regularly as an expert witness in Islamic law.

Dr. McCloud recently received a IIIT Research Grant for her project "
Dr. McCloud's website 
Arabic Articles  

Articles by Dr. Taha Jabir Alwani
New Titles @ Al Alwani Library   
Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years by Israel Shahak
The Making Of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy Of American Empire by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch
Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights by Heather Rachelle White
Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto 
Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students by Chester E. Finn Jr. and Brandon L. Wright 
Taba'i3 al-Istibdad lil-Kawakbi: Forward by Hasan Yahya by Abdul Rahman al-Kawakbi
Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance by Zaid Shakir 
The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims by Nathan Lean 
Contemporary Issues in Islam  by Asma Afsaruddin
Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement by Berna Turam 
Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims by Stephen Sheehi 
IIIT Library   
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