Sat 30th January - After Isha prayer (7pm Jamm'ah)
With Professor Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame ) &
Dr. Abdul Aziz Brown (Cambridge Muslim College)
An enlightening discussion exploring functional Islamic Education and addressing the challenges faced by Muslim institutes, with perspectives from a British context.
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This discussion will be of particular importance and relevance to parents, teachers, educators, Islamic schools & institutes.
We are deeply honoured and privileged to have both Prof. Ebrahim & Dr. Abdul Aziz at ASCC and greatly value their esteemed contributions inshaAllah.
Professor Ebrahim Moosa
(taken from http://ebrahimmoosa.com/about/)
Ebrahim E.I. Moosa is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame with appointments in the Department of History and the Kroc Institute for International Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs. My interests span both classical and modern Islamic thought with a special focus on Islamic law, history, ethics and theology. My latest book is What is a Madrasa? (University of North Carolina Press 2015) tells the story of south Asia’s madrasas in different key to the prevalent stereotypes in the Western media. My other publications include Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination, winner of the American Academy of Religion’s Best First Book in the History of Religions (2006). I also edited the last manuscript of the late Professor Fazlur Rahman, Revival and Reform in Islam: A Study of Islamic Fundamentalism. I was named Carnegie Scholar in 2005 to pursue research on the madrasas, Islamic seminaries of South Asia.
Born in South Africa, I earned my MA (1989) and PhD (1995) from the University of Cape Town. Prior to that I took the ʿĀlimiyya degree in Islamic and Arabic studies from Darul ʿUlum Nadwatul ʿUlama, one of India’s foremost Islamic seminaries in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. I also have a BA degree from Kanpur University, and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the City University in London.
I contribute regularly to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post, New York Times,Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The Boston Review and several international publications and am frequently invited to comment on global Islamic affairs. Currently I am working on a few books. One is a short book addressing the contemporary crisis of Islam, addressed to a general audience. Two other academic titles are in the work: Muslim Self Revived: Ethics, Rights and Technology after Empire; the second is Between Right and Wrong: Debating Muslim Ethics. In these writings I explore some of the major challenges that confront a tradition-in-the making like Islam , in a rapidly changing world. I examine the way religious traditions encounter modernity and in the process generating new conceptions of history, culture and ethics.
Dr. Abdul Aziz Brown
(adapted from http://www.cambridgemuslimcollege.org/)_
Abdul Aziz Brown originally worked for the Cambridge Muslim College (CMC) as Assistant Director during its early development. His role now focuses on the College’s relationships with stakeholders and partner organisations in all aspects of its work. He has a BA in History from the University of Oxford, an MA in African & Asian History from SOAS, University of London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
Abdul Aziz co-designed the CMC's Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies and Leadership, which formed the ‘non-traditional’ segment of the proposed BA curriculum. The CMC launched their teaching programme with this diploma, which was designed to be useful to graduates of Islamic colleges, madrasas and dar al-ulums who wished to understand Islam’s relationship to the leading intellectual, legal, social and scientific trends of modern Britain.
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