2018/11/11
The Making of Community in a Post-9/11 WorldBy Stefano BoninoPublisher: Edinburgh University Press (November 2016)Explores what it means to be a Muslim in modern ScotlandThe experience of being a Muslim in Scotland today is shaped by the global and national post-9/11 shift in public attitudes towards Muslims, and is infused by the particular social, cultural and political Scottish ways of dealing with...
2018/11/11
Stanford University, California, USAApplication Deadline: February 20, 2017Stanford University’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Department of Religious Studies invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position on Islam in North America. We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with interdisciplinary aptitude. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to:Islam and slavery...
2018/11/11
It was here, in this midsize college town in the dead center of Tennessee, that a right-wing effort to ban Islamic law found one of its first sponsors. Here, too, a congressman co-sponsored a plan to “defund Muslim ‘refugees’ ” and local residents sued to block construction of the only mosque, a fight that ended at the Supreme Court. The town’s Muslims carried on through all of that, raising their children,...
2018/11/11
Interior ministry funding courses for preachers from Islam and other 'unofficial' religions. Muslim imams in Italy are being enrolled on courses aiming to “create a climate of tolerance” and fight radicalization by learning about the country’s constitution. The interior ministry is funding the training, aiming at non-Catholic religious leaders and those from other countries planning to work in Italy. It...
2018/11/11
FREE Online Course by Cardiff UniversityStarting Date: February 20, 2017Duration: 4 weeksEducators: Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Mark BryantDevelop your understanding of Muslims and their faith through an exploration of communities in BritainIslam is the second largest religion in the world today and dominates much of the current geopolitical discourse. People are increasingly bombarded by dramatic...
2018/11/11
In 2008, a couple living in Basel, Switzerland, forbid their young daughters from attending school swim class. The Muslim parents didn't want their kids, 7 and 9, in the pool with boys. So the city ordered them to pay a fine of 1,400 Swiss francs (about $1,380) for “acting in breach of their parental duty.” In response, the parents sued, arguing that their right to freedom of thought, conscience and...
2018/11/11
ICAS Press are pleased to announce the latest publication ‘Desire of the Aspirant: On the Etiquette of the Teacher and the Student’ is now available for sale.The classical Islamic scholarly tradition is characterized by an emphasis on the teacher-student relationship. Learning is not simply seen as a material acquisition of knowledge, but rather as a means of induction into a living tradition. This...
2018/11/11
MINNEAPOLIS — Stories about Muslim children being harassed in schools and anti-immigrant statements made during the presidential campaign troubled Sharon Chace.So when she learned the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations was holding a meeting to show non-Muslims what they could do to help, she decided to attend. Now the St. Paul retiree is taking steps toward helping Somali immigrants, most...
2018/11/11
A Norwegian bank is considering a loan scheme for Muslims who won’t pay interest based on religious principles.Charging fees or interests on loans are forbidden under most interpretations of Islam. Storebrand, one of Norway’s largest banks, is trying to appeal to Muslims by getting around the principle.The idea is to jointly own houses with customers and let the loan taker pay rent until they become the sole owner....
2018/11/11
UC San Diego students who want to keep a kosher or halal diet now have a place on campus to go.Even better for night-owls, it’s also the first of any University of California diner open 24-hours a day.The school’s OceanView Terrace in Thurgood Marshall College reopened after an extensive renovation Wednesday and was filled with students who came for free pizza, Mediterranean cuisine, salads and pastries.They also...

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