IIIT Events

Allama Iqbal Award of Excellence Presented to IIIT UK
The Muslim News 2015 Allama Iqbal Award of Excellence for Creativity in Islamic Thought has been presented to the IIIT (UK). Details 
Dr. Emad Hamdeh
Dr. Emad Hamdeh

A Way Forward for the United States in the
Middle East and the Muslim World
Hillary Mann Leverett: The US in the Middle East
Prof. Hillary Mann Leverett
Dr. Jocelyne Cesari -
Dr. Jocelyne Cesari

Zaytuna College First Accredited Muslim College in America!
TheInternational Institute on Islamic Thought (IIIT) is pleased to congratulate Zaytuna College on becoming the first accreditedMuslim college in America. This is wonderful news not only for Zaytuna College but for the Muslim community at large. Details
A lecture on "Budget and Social Sector Implications (Social Justice, Women and Child Health, Education and Minorities)" was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies at its conference hall here today. Details
في إطار خطة المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي لدعم دورات تدريبية متخصصة جاءت فعاليات دورة "أطلس الحضارة الإسلامية" والذي تم عقدها بالتنسيق مع مركز الدراسات المعرفية بالقاهرة في الفترة من 1-3 فبراير 2015
. التفاصيل 
Featured Scholar
Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Esq. is the Founder and Chair of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights and professor emerita at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Dr. al-Hibri began her career as a professor of philosophy and is the co-editor of Technology and Human Affairs, and founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and worked as a corporate law associate on Wall Street before focusing her efforts on human rights and Islamic jurisprudence. In 1992, Dr. al-Hibri became the first Muslim woman law professor in the United States. Since then, she has written extensively on women's issues, democracy, and human rights from an Islamic perspective. Her scholarly works have appeared in a variety of publications, including the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Harvard International Review, and Fordham International Law Journal. She has also contributed chapters and articles to a number of collections on legal issues, women's rights, and Islam. Currently, Dr. al-Hibri is completing her own book on Muslim women's rights. Dr. al-Hibri founded KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights in 1993 to support the rights of Muslim women worldwide through educational programs, jurisprudential scholarship, and a network of Muslim jurists and leaders. KARAMAH's original research and innovative programming provides Muslim women with the essential tools and knowledge to promote reform in their own communities. In 2007, Dr. al-Hibri received the Virginia First Freedom Award from the Council for America's First Freedom. She was also the recipient of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Recognition Award from Women in Islam in 2006 and the Distinguished Educator Award from the University of Richmond in 2004. Dr. al-Hibri was also a Fulbright scholar and a Fellow at the National Humanities Center in 2000-2001. At the request of various institutions, such as the State Department, the United Nations, and local universities and Islamic centers, Dr. al-Hibri has shared her perspective at speaking engagements throughout Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa, and the United States. Dr. al-Hibri earned a B.A. from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania before pursuing her J.D. from the same university. Dr. al-Hibri was appointed to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom in 2011 for a two year term by President Barack Obama.
Featured Book
Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation 
A Study of Symmetry and Coherence in Islam's Holy Text

author: Raymond Farrin

The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage. The Qur'an is not written as a straightforward narrative like the Christian Gospels but is composed of discontinuous revelations that are often unclear in placing in an overall context. Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation, aimed both at readers familiar with the Qur'an and at those opening it for the first time, differs from other books on the Qur'an in that it reveals the text's fundamental symmetrical organization. Moreover, through readings of key Qur'an chapters, Farrin shows how structure serves as a guide to interpretation. Indeed, one finds that the Qur'an's structure again and again points to universal messages of an ethical nature, rather than to messages whose application may be limited to a specific context. In addition, the book makes a contribution to Qur'anic studies by highlighting literary evidence indicating that the Qur'an was compiled by one author (in all probability, the Prophet Muhammad) and not by an official committee.
Upcoming Events
1. Narratives of Emancipation in Muslim Colonial India: The Case of the Deoband Madrasa - April 2, 2015
2. Muslim American Women on Campus - April 21, 2015
3. Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation- June 5-7, 2015  
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Arabic Articles

مشروع الإصلاح القرآني


د. طه جابر العلواني  


عندما تشتد الأزمات، وتلتبس السبل، وتبلغ الحيرة بالقلوب الحناجر، يبدأ الناس بالبحث عن قبس من نور، يخرجهم من الحيرة، ويطرد الظلمة من محيطهم، ويقدم لهم ما يبعث فيهم الأمل، وينعش الأماني، ويباعد بينهم وبين بلوغ حالة اليأس مداها، والسقوط في تلك الحالة السيئة ألا وهي حالة ما وراء اليأس، وهي حالة مدمرة كئيبة تجعل الإنسان ينظر إلى ذاته وكأنَّه مجرد جزء مهمل في هذا الكون، لا مدار له، ولا قرار، ولا هدف، ولا غاية؛ فيصل إلى تلك الحالة التي يصفها الناس بالإحباط، وهم يريدون بذلك حبوط الأماني، وضياع الآمال، وبلوغ حالة اليأس، وما شاكل ذلك . المزيد 

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