IIIT Summer Student Program – Ukraine

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Tradition And Modernity In Development Of Islamic Knowledge

IIIT Summer School – Ukraine 2020

June 28 – July 3, 2020

Muhammad Asad Cultural Islamic Center (Lviv, Ukraine),

Center for Islamic Studies of the National University of Ostroh Academy (Ostroh, Ukraine),

Ukrainian Center for Islamic Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine),

Association of Educational Development (Rivne, Ukraine),

Supported by International Institute of Islamic Thought (USA)

Call for Applicants

In most of contemporary studies, the Muslim mind is addressed in a perspective of long-standing conflict/reconciliation of the “modernity” (hadathah) and “tradition” (turath). However, recent developments in Islamic intellectual life seriously challenge this conservative paradigm of thinking, proposing a variety of solutions for both Muslim and Non-Muslim academia. First of all, do we see both tradition and modernity as monolithic concepts? How recent approaches to the Qur’an, Sunnah and understanding Islamic law can change everyday attitudes of Muslims and non-Muslims? Which impact these developments have on the interreligious and intercultural dialogue and, what is also important, Islamic learning in all its dimensions? The topics proposed (but not limited to) are as follows:

  • Islamic knowledge and Islamisation of Knowledge;
  • The Qur’an in Modern World: Reception, Translation, Commentary;
  • A Modern Vision of Islamic Education: Integration of Knowledge;
  • The role of Education and Science in the Development of Interreligious Dialogue;
  • Sunnah Today: Conservative and Liberal approaches;
  • Purposes of Islamic Law: Option for Minorities in Secular States.

Within the framework of the summer school, it is proposed to hold a competition of scientific works dedicated to the topic of science and religion in Islamic modernity and a special workshop (on the 120th anniversary of the birth of Muhammad Asad, a great Islamic thinker, politician and translator from Lviv, Ukraine).

Applications (MA and PhD students are highly welcomed) including short bio note, title of presentation, recent photo and motivation letter (up to 250 words, in Ukrainian or English) are to be sent by May, 1, 2020 to the e-mail:


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