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.
Thursday 29, January 2015
Panel 1 The Reform of Muslim Philosophy and Spirituality – Mohammed Drammeh (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies) and Susan Gunasti (Ohio Wesleyan University)
Panel 2 Reforming Muslim Theology – Katie Merriman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (Princeton University)
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)
Panel 4 Reforming Muslim Hermeneutics – Kamran Bashir (University of Victoria) and Abdullah Sliti (Durham University)
Evening Lecture – Professor Muhammed Qasim Zaman (Princeton University)
Friday 30, January 2015
Panel 5 Political Activism and Quietism in Muslim Reform – Itzchak Weismann (Haifa University) and Samer El-Karanshawy (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies)
Panel 6 Reform from Within: Rethinking Tradition – Yasir Qadhi (Rhodes College) and Omar Anchassi (QMUL)
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)
Panel 8 Class, Power and Reform in Modern Islam – Vanja Hamzić (SOAS) and Kamaluddin Ahmed (Freie Universitat)
To register for this event please visit the project website.