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Upcoming Events

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December

December

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2021

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3:00 pm

Ruba Kana'an

Ruba Kana’an (DPhil, Oxford) is an architect and Islamic art and architecture historian. Her research and publications focus on the intersections between art and law in Muslim contexts in two research areas: mosque architecture and silver inlaid metalwork. She is currently working on her forthcoming book The Friday Mosque: Law, Architecture, and Authority in Pre-Modern Muslim Societies (Edinburgh University Press). Her experience spans the worlds of academia, museums, architectural practice, and community-based art education.
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December

December

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2021

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12:30 pm

Nada Moumtaz

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Junaid Quadri

At this joint book talk, we will put two new and formidable books into conversation: God’s Property: Islam, Charity, and the Modern State (University of California Press, 2021), by Nada Moumtaz, and Transformations of Tradition: Islamic Law in Colonial Modernity (University of Oxford Press, 2021), by Junaid Quadri. Each of these works tells a story about the gradual, piece-meal shifts in Muslim discourse and practice brought about by the modern condition. Beginning with the Ottoman Empire, through the 20th century French mandate, and into the post-independence period, God’s Property traces a genealogy of the history of the institution of waqf (Islamic endowment), locating both ruptures and continuities in concepts and practice. Transformations of Tradition explores the 19th and 20th century thought-world of Azhari legal theorist Muhammad Bakhit al-Muti‘i to reveal how modern epistemological assumptions came to permeate the trans-regional networks of Hanafism. What are the convergences and divergences between how each author traces the effects of modernity and secularization? How does each work articulate a particular conception of change in Muslim life and practice, whether the institution of waqf or the Hanafi legal tradition? Join us on December 2nd and be part of this exciting conversation!
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December

December

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2021

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3:30 pm

Nada Moumtaz

The Middle East History and Theory Workshop is very excited to host Nada Moumtaz, Assistant Prof. in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Toronto, who will present her new book, God’s Property: Islam, Charity and the Modern State. Elif Bozgan (Ph.D. Candidate in NELC) and Kyle Wynter-Stoner (Ph.D. Candidate in NELC) will serve as discussants. This event will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 1 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. (There will be no in-person meeting.) Please register for the event with the link below. https://uchicago.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtf-2spj8vGtxSdABp3BZTwzmf13b4hHhs
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Past Events

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November

Anver Emon

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Urfan Khaliq

November

30

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2021

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2:10 pm

Professors Emon and Khaliq will discuss their new book Jurisdictional Exceptionalisms (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

Jurisdictional Exceptionalisms: Islamic Law, International Law, and Parental Child Abduction

Anver Emon

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Urfan Khaliq

November

30

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2021

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2:10 pm

Professors Emon and Khaliq will discuss their new book Jurisdictional Exceptionalisms (Cambridge University Press, 2021).
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November

Fahad Ahmad

November

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2021

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12:00 pm

Dr. Fahad Ahmad presents his dissertation on counter-radicalization policies and their impact on Muslim civil society organizations in Canada and the U.K

Contesting Power: A Comparison of Muslim Civil Society Responses to Counter-radicalization Policies in Canada and the U.K

Fahad Ahmad

November

15

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2021

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12:00 pm

Dr. Fahad Ahmad presents his dissertation on counter-radicalization policies and their impact on Muslim civil society organizations in Canada and the U.K
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May

Yasmin Jiwani

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Zeinab Farokhi

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Faiza Hirji

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Kenza Oumlil

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Tanner Mirrlees

May

18

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2021

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1:00 pm

Launch of the special issue of the Journal of Islamophobia Studies.

Transnational Feminism in a Time of Digital Islamophobia

Yasmin Jiwani

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Zeinab Farokhi

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Faiza Hirji

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Kenza Oumlil

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Tanner Mirrlees

May

18

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2021

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1:00 pm

Launch of the special issue of the Journal of Islamophobia Studies.