Events

Dr. Tareen's Narratives of Emancipation in Muslim Colonial India

 

Dr. Tareen's Narratives of Emancipation in Muslim Colonial India
Dr. Tareen presenting at IIIT 

 

Dr. SherAli Tareen delivered a lecture at IIIT on Thursday, April 2 on "Narratives of Emancipation in Muslim Colonial India: The Case of the Deoband Madrasa." Details


Muslim American Women on Campus

Dr. Shabana Mir Discusses Muslim American Women on Campus
Dr. Shabana Mir

 

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invited Dr. Shabana Mir to deliver a lecture based on her recently published book, Muslim American Women on Campus (UNC Press, 2014), on April 21, 2015. Details


 IIIT Summer Student Awarded Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship  

Jibreel Delgado, a IIIT summer student and a recipient of its Student Research Fellowship in 2015, was awarded the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

 

Delgado, a doctoral candidate in Islamic Studies at the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona, is focusing his dissertation on Defining Values, Morals, Ethics and Law: Rival Modern Muslim Revivals and the Reorganization of Islamic Knowledge.

 

For the press release by the Wilson Foundation click here.

More about Jibreel Delgado here.


 
قامت إدارة مركز الدراسات المعرفية بتكريم العالم الجليل أ. د. عبد الحميد أبو سليمان رئيس المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي لمساهمته المتميزة في مجال المنهجية الإسلامية وتكامل العلوم. الصورة مكبرة


توصيات مؤتمر" اللغة العربية وتحديات البقاء"
 
انعقد مؤتمر اللغة العربية وتحديات البقاء الذي شارك في أقامته مجمع اللغة العربية بالقاهرة، والمعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي على مدار يومي الأربعاء والخميس 8، 9 أبريل 2015م، عُقِدت فيهما جلسة الافتتاح الأولى التي تحدث فيها أ.د. حسن الشافعي - رئيس مجمع اللغة العربية و أ.د. عبد الحميد أبو سليمان - رئيس المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي، ومركز الدراسات المعرفية، ثم عُقِدت بعدها. التفاصيل 


IIIT Fellows
Dr. Nermeen Mouftah will be joining Warren Wilson College as Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department after completing her fellowship at IIIT. Formerly, she was a Lecturer in the Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto in 2014. She pursued graduate studies in literature at University College London (2005) and Islamic studies at the American University of Cairo (2008). Her ethnographic fieldwork in Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and Canada investigates the politics and practices of social interventions that seek to reform Islam through education and/as development. She is interested in experimental forms of ethnography that include documentary and poetry. Her interaction with charitable organizations in Egypt prompted her second substantial research project that inquires into how Islamic practices of orphan care are shaped by conceptions of communal responsibility, rather than models of private adoption. She has recently begun a transnational research project that traces how Egyptians, both Muslim and Coptic as well as in Egypt and in the diaspora, negotiate caring for orphans within a framework of civil and Islamic laws that govern relations between orphans and care givers.

 

For abstract titled "Subjects of Faith: Literacy and New Public Religion in Egypt" click here

 


Dr. SherAli Tareen is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster PA. He received his PhD in Religion/Islamic Studies at Duke University and his BA at Macalester College. His work centers on Muslim intellectual thought in modern South Asia with a focus on intra-Muslim debates and polemics on crucial questions of law, ethics, and theology. He is currently completing a book project entitled "Polemical Encounters: Competing Imaginaries of Tradition in Modern South Asian Islam" that explores polemics over the boundaries of heretical innovation (bid'a) among leading 19th century Indian Muslim 'Ulama.' His articles have appeared in the Journal of Law and Religion, Muslim World, Political Theology, and Islamic Studies. His academic publications can be found at http://fandm.academia.edu/SheraliTareen  

 

For his abstract titled "Islam and the Ethics of Authenticity: Tradition, Reform, Innovation" click here

Featured Scholar
Dr. Sara Tlili is a scholar of Arab and Islamic studies at the University of Florida. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Her primary research interests are stylistics of the Qur'an, animals in Islam and Arabic literature. Among the courses she has taught are The Qur'an as Literature and Sustainability in Arabic Texts.



Featured Book
Animals in the Qur'an 

 

author: Sarra Tlili

In her book Animals in the Qur'an (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Sarra Tlili carefully addresses a complex issue. What does the Qur'an say about non-human animals? And their relationship to humans? Tlili begins her study by discussing conceptions of animals in various religions, in addition to Islam, and not just "Abrahamic" traditions. The remainder of the book focuses on the Qur'an, its presentation of animals, and a range of exegetical literature that treats the topic of animals in the Islamic holy text. Tlili also ventures into Arabic literature more broadly. She adroitly demonstrates that classical Muslim scholars did not understand non-human animals as existentially inferior, and notes societal shifts in the modern world with reference to anthropocentrism and privileging human existence. Tlili also provides a comprehensive appendix that lists a host of Qur'anic names for animals, demonstrating the significance of her topic as well as the lexical challenge that scholars face. Sarra Tlili's articulate prose reads smoothly, moreover, and gives the reader an incentive to explore this fascinating text. The monograph should interest specialists and non-specialists alike as it provides an accessible window into the rich world of Animals in the Qur'an.
Upcoming Events
1- IIIT Summer Students Program - May 18 - June 16, 2015 

2- Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation- June 5-7, 2015  
     (The University of Chicago)    

3- IIIT Summer Institute for Scholars - June 8 - 13, 2015

4- Turkey Summer School - August 1-14, 2015
 
 
TFI Courses
 1- Islamic Finance and Faith Based Wealth Building - May 12, 14, 19, and 21, 2015

2- Islam in Modern South Asia - May 20, 27, - June 3, 2015 
Arabic Articles

دردشة حول فقه النساء - 1

 

د. طه جابر العلواني  

 

فما درست بابًا من أبواب الفقه اختلطت فيه الأعراف والتقاليد والعادات مع شيء من الفقه كما هو في قضايا المرأة، بحيث لا تجد في كل حكم -تقريبًا-مما قاله الفقهاء أو حكموا به خلوا من هذه التركيبة بينًا ظاهرًا (أعراف + تقاليد + عادات) ثم تضفي عليها العباءة الفقهية لتمنحها طبيعة الإلزام. . المزيد

 

دردشة حول فقه النساء - 2

 

د. طه جابر العلواني  

 

وكثير من قضايا المرأة وغيرها من قضايانا الفقهيّة في حاجة إلى مراجعة من هذا النوع وإعادة نظر في نور وهداية ما قرأناه ونحن نجد في كتاب الله إضاءات لو وقفنا عندها لاستطعنا التغلب على كثير من تلك المشكلات فعلى سبيل المثال: نجد قول الله (جلّ شأنه)﴿قَدْسَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِي تُجَادِلُكَ فِي زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِي إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ يَسْمَعُ تَحَاوُرَكُمَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ بَصِيرٌ ﴾ (المجادلة 1) هذه المرأة وإن ذكر المفسرون . المزيد 

 

كانوا أمة

د. عبد الحميد أبو سليمان 

 

حين نعود بالذاكرة إلى الصدر الأول، في العهد النبوي، وفي العهد الراشد، نعجب مما حققه أولئك العظام عبر التاريخ؛ فقد بنوا حضارة، وصدوا أكبر الإمبراطوريات التي ناصبت وجود الدولة الإسلامية، وأزالوها عن الوجود بإمكاناتهم الضئيلة من التمر والشعير والخل والماء، لقد كانوا يعيشون ويتحركون ويشيدون أُسس حضارتهم وهم في صحراء أراضيهم برمالها وجبالها الصلدة الجرداء. . المزيد 

 

التكفير والتفكير

د. محمد بدي ابنو 

 

ودّعتُ بالأمس واليوم صباحا عددا من المشاركين في الندوة التي سنختتمها بعد ساعات من الآن في بروكسيل عن "الفلسفة السياسية والأخلاقية عند المسلمين". ألقتْ بشكل واضح وضعية المسلمين في العالم بظلالها الأليمة على النقاشات. كان عددٌ من المتدخلين يميلون إلى الخروج عن المحاور المبرمجة للحديث عن الأوضاع الراهنة. الأصوات العلمية الرصينة لم تعد تخفي رعبها مما يحدث. فالعنف الطائفي أوـ بعبارة ربما أدقّ ـ المتوكئ على اسثمار الطائفية أو ما يماثلها يبدو الأداة الأكثر توظيفا في موجات العنف التي تجتاح أجزاء واسعة من العالم الإسلامي. . المزيد 
Links of Interest

1- Islamic Awakening: "Islam and contributions to the West"-Tariq Ramadan Details... 

 

2- The Qur'anic Arabic Corpus 

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