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Reformers and Intellectual Reformulation in Contemporary Islam

Reformers and Intellectual Reformulation in Contemporary Islam

9.30am, Thursday 29 – 5.15pm, Friday 30, January 2015

The Reformers and Intellectual Reformulation in Contemporary Islam conference is a collaboration between the Study of Religions at SOAS, the School of History at Queen Mary University and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter.

It investigate the patterns of change and reformulation in contemporary Islamic thought. It will provide an opportunity to identity and compare the reform programmes of Muslim thinkers.

The conference will include a public lecture by Professor Muhammad Qasim Zaman of Princetown University.

Agenda:

Thursday 29, January 2015

9.30am

 

Opening Remarks

10.00am

 

Panel 1 The Reform of Muslim Philosophy and Spirituality – Mohammed Drammeh (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies) and Susan Gunasti (Ohio Wesleyan University)

11.00am

 

Morning Tea

11.30am

 

Panel 2 Reforming Muslim Theology – Katie Merriman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (Princeton University)

12.30pm

 

Lunch

1.30pm

 

Panel 3 Patterns of Reform in Islamic Law – Junaid Quadri (University of Illinois at Chicago), Jawad Anwar Qureshi (University of Chicago), David Warren (University of Manchester) and Salman Younas (University of Oxford)

3.40pm

 

Afternoon Tea

4.00pm

 

Panel 4 Reforming Muslim Hermeneutics – Kamran Bashir (University of Victoria) and Abdullah Sliti (Durham University)

5.00pm

 

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7.00pm

 

Evening Lecture – Professor Muhammed Qasim Zaman (Princeton University)

8.30pm

 

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Friday 30, January 2015

9.30am

 

Panel 5 Political Activism and Quietism in Muslim Reform – Itzchak Weismann (Haifa University) and Samer El-Karanshawy (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies)

10.30am

 

Morning Tea

11.00am

 

Panel 6 Reform from Within: Rethinking Tradition – Yasir Qadhi (Rhodes College) and Omar Anchassi (QMUL)

12.00pm

 

Lunch

2.00pm

 

Panel 7 Linking State Reform and Islamic Reform – Ayaz Asadov (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies), Philipp Bruckmayr (Vienna University) and Bader Mousa Al-Saif (Georgetown University)

3.30pm

 

Afternoon Tea

4.00pm

 

Panel 8 Class, Power and Reform in Modern Islam – Vanja Hamzić (SOAS) and Kamaluddin Ahmed (Freie Universitat)

5.00pm

 

Closing Remarks 

5.15pm

 

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