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26 septembre 2019
In this interview, Dr Amyn Sajoo elaborates on how the aftermath of September 11, 2001 made understanding 'what Islam is about and what Muslims believe' a vital concern across all frontiers. A Companion to the Muslim World is an attractive venture by distinguished scholars to contribute toward this urgent process of comprehension.
11 mars 2019
This video features features proceedings of the 2018 book Launch event in London. The authors, Dr Mohamed Keshavjee and Raficq S. Abdulla discuss that Islamic Law and jurisprudence are neither an exclusive legal system nor a fixed set of beliefs.
17 novembre 2019

Beyond the Mosque is the first book to offer an introduction to the diverse spaces of Muslim worship that exist alongside the well-known mosque. Drawing on his journey across four continents – Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – the author of the book, Rizwan Mawani, shares an illuminating survey that reveals architectural responses to evolving community needs and local environments, from Senegal and China to Iran and India.

16 septembre 2019

In recent times, there have been a number of misunderstandings and misconceptions around Shariainfo-icon or Islamic law in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World is helping to bridge this knowledge gap and to make a positive contribution to the much-needed conversations on understanding the origins and evolution of sharia in the context of the history of the Muslim peoples. 

The rhetoric of pro-life and pro-choice have polarized the public understanding and response to biomedical issues. A much more nuanced approach to understanding is required before any deliberation can be made on these issues. This session will shed light on why and how we need to think about moral approaches to biomedical issues such as abortion and euthanasia. We will explore the approaches from the realm of rights, laws and customs, and compare these with the approaches within the moral realm. At the end of the session, we should be able to see how moral approaches are best suited for a civil society.

 

22 août 2019

Persian culture has had a long-standing engagement with the Qur’aninfo-icon since early classical times, and this has been visible in various forms from their poetry, calligraphy to Qur’anic exegesis. 

In this lecture, Dr Gonzalez will present key points from her book “Aesthetic Hybridity in Mughal Painting, 1526-1658” (Ashgate, November 2015).

8 août 2019

Alumni are our ambassadors, representing the values, principles and work of the IIS in their chosen fields; whether it be academia, development, law, arts and culture to name a few. In this new series of “In Conversation with IIS Alumni” we catch up with individual alumni to find out more about their current work.

8 août 2019

Approaches to the Qur’aninfo-icon in Contemporary Iran explores the importance of the reception of the Qur’an in the religious, intellectual, political and artistic discourses in modern and contemporary Iran, from the nineteenth century to the present.

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