Khalil Abdur-Rashid

Harvard Appoints Muslim Chaplain: Khalil Abdur-Rashid

June 21st, 2017 by

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University and co-founder of the Islamic Seminary of America, has been appointed Harvard’s Muslim chaplain. He will begin his role on July 5.

Call for Papers: The Third International Conference on Shi’i Studies

January 11th, 2017 by

The Islamic College would like to invite abstracts to be submitted for its third conference specialising in the growing field of Shi‘i studies. This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars in Shi‘i studies to present their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies. Suggested topics include: * Theology * [...]

Angelika Neuwirth

The Scholar’s Touch: An article by Navid Kermani on German Islamic Scholar, Angelika Neuwirth

August 2nd, 2016 by

The Islamic scholar Angelika Neuwirth has had a greater impact on Koranic research in Germany than anyone else in recent decades. What she has to say is revolutionary – not only for Muslims, but also for Europe. Salafists, in particular, could learn a great deal from her.

Not in my name, Paris

Nieman Reports at Harvard: Reporting on Islam

July 11th, 2016 by

The sentiment of a sign in Paris #not in my name is one expressed by many Muslims who say phrases like ‘Islamic terrorist’ are incorrect and that ‘mass murderers’ or ‘criminals’ might be more accurate.

Understanding Islam

Watch the video presentation of “Beyond the Headlines: Understanding and Misunderstanding Islam” with Ali Asani and Jeff Seul

June 16th, 2016 by

The theme of the 2015–2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution was negotiation, conflict, and the news media. The seminar considered ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethno-national conflicts.


“Muslims in America: The Story I Heard” Belmont-Citizen Herald News (MA) article by Roger Colton and video presentation

May 10th, 2016 by

Much of what was said at the recent forum on “Muslims in America—Hearing Their Story” here in Belmont (MA) was not really about Muslims at all. Read the full article by Roger Colton.

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“Muslim Leaders Wage Theological Battle, Stoking ISIS’ Anger” New York Times article by Lori Goodstein

May 10th, 2016 by

As the military and political battle against the Islamic State escalates, Muslim imams and scholars in the West are fighting on another front — through theology. Read the full article by Lori Goodstein.


Call for Papers: 45th Annual Conference of the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

February 17th, 2016 by

CALL FOR PAPERS 45th Annual Conference of the North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) “War and Peace in Islam” Cosponsored By: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University   Saturday, October 8, 2016 Deadlines: Abstracts: March 28, 2016 Final Papers: September 1, 2016   This conference hopes to shed [...]

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Justine Landau receives award for Book of the Year in Iranian studies

February 16th, 2016 by

Justine Landau is the recipient of the World Award for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Robert Wisnovsky

Video recordings of the 2015 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lectures, delivered by Robert Wisnovsky

January 25th, 2016 by

Robert Wisnovsky, James McGill Professor, Islamic philosophy and theology, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, delivers the first and second lectures of the 2015 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series: “Avicenna and Avicennism” and “Muhammad ʿAbduh’s Metaphysics in Context.” Courtesy of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

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