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Anwar Ibrahim Reflects on the Aftermath of the Arab Spring

Datok Seri Anwar IbrahimOn November 18, 2014, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, founder and board member, IIIT; leader of the Malaysian opposition; and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, shared his “Reflections on the Aftermath of the Arab Spring” with the general public at the IIIT headquarters in Herndon, VA.

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Prof. Jonathan Brown Engages IIIT Audience with Talk About His New Book

Prof. Jonathan Brown Prof. Jonathan Brown delivered a talk about his latest book, “Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy,” and engaged the audience in a very lively discussion about various issues covered in the book. The talk was held on Monday, November 3, 2014, and attended by close to fifty people.

The Fairfax Institute and The Transformation of Turkey

Mustafa Gökçek The Fairfax Institute, a School of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), held a course "From Ataturk to Erdogan: The Transformation of Turkey" taught by Dr. Mustafa Gökçek. Dr. Gökçek is a IIIT Resident Fellow and Associate Professor of History at Niagara University. Dr. Gökçek received his Ph.D in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation focused on Muslim intellectuals from Russia who migrated to Istanbul in early twentieth century and actively engaged in the intellectual discussions on Islam and Turkish nationalism.


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Late Ottoman Discourses on Nationalism and Islam
Dec 3 2014 6:30PM
Location: International Institute of Islamic Thought

"Late Ottoman Discourses on Nationalism and Islam" is a lecture to be presented by Dr. Mustafa Gökçek, Niagara University and IIIT Resident Fellow, at t

The Need for Intra-Muslim Dialogue
Dec 16 2014 6:30PM
Location: International Institute of Islamic Thought

Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina, IIIT Chair of Islamic Studies, George Mason University, will present "The Need for Intra-Muslim Dialogue", as part of IIIT's monthly lecture seri


 IIIT Visitors

November 2014

Malaysian Delegation

Dr. Jamal Barzinji (third from left); His Excellency Awang Adek Hussin (center), Ambassador of Malaysia to the US; Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti; and Dr. Yaqub Mirza with members of the Malaysian Delegation that visited IIIT on November 12, 2014.

Professor Ali Mazrui Passes Away

Prof. Ali Mazrui

It is with great sadness that IIIT mourns the passing away of our beloved brother, Professor Ali Mazrui on Sunday October 12, 2014 at his home in Binghamton, New York. After a long struggle with illness, he died peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

May Allah (SWT) shower him with mercy and forgiveness, reward him amply for his good deeds and enter him Paradise.Our deep condolences go to his beloved wife Pauline, to his children and grandchildren and to his colleagues and students all over the world.

On Monday October 13, IIIT held a special service (Salatul Janaza) for Professor Mazrui. Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Professor of African and African American History at Howard University and longtime friend and scholar of Mazrui, spoke at the occasion, reminding those in attendance of Professor Mazrui’s exceptional qualities as a scholar, writer, and engaged public intellectual.

Family Obituary of Professor Ali Mazrui
Professor Ali Mazrui’s Relationship with IIIT


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Negotiating the Ethical in Islamic Law:
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Latest IIIT Publications in Tamil

Apostacy in Islam in Tamil

Apostacy in Islam: A Historical and Scriptura Analysis by Taha Jabir Al Alwani

Parent-Child Relations in Tamil

 Parent-Child Relations: A Guide to Raising Children by Hisham Altalib, AbdulHamid AbuSulayman, Omar Altalib




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