3rd Online Webinar: Vistas to the East


Vistas to the East 
Friday 28th of January 2022
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (UK Time) 
on Zoom
(3rd Online Webinar)

Mulla Sadra’s Philosophy: Continuity and Novelty

Prof. Mohammad Fanaei
Prof. David B. Burrell

Professor Mohammad Fanaei Eshkevari studied both at the Qom seminary in Iran as well as McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he received his PhD in philosophy. For the past two decades, he has been lecturing on comparative philosophy, mysticism and theology in Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in Qom. He has published more than fifty books and articles in Persian on different areas of Islamic thought.

Publications in English:

Mohammad Fanaei Eshkevari, An Introduction to Contemporary Islamic Philosophy, translated by Mostafa Hoda’i, London: MIU Press, 2012.

  1. “Mysticism and Religion: A Shi’i View, ” in On Spirituality, ed. M. D. Bryant S. K. Harrison and A. J. Reimer, (Kitchener, Ontario: Pandora Press, 2010), pp. 87-97.

 

  1. “Self-Knowledge and Soul,” in Soul: A Comparative Approach. Eds. Christian Kanzian & Muhammad Lagenhausen, Germany: Ontos Verlag, 2010, pp. 17-24.

 

  1. “Reflection on Prayer: A Muslim Perspective,” reprinted in Spiritual Message of Islam, Ed. M.A. Shomali (London: Islamic Centre of England, 2009), pp. 103-112.

 

  1. “God in Islamic Mysticism,” in Proofs for the Existence of God, eds. Christian Kanzian & Muhammad Legenhausen (Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2008), pp. 91-98.

 

  1. “Mulla Sadra’s Theory of Substantial Motion,” in Substance and Attribute: Western and Islamic Traditions in Dialogue, eds. Christian Kanzian & Muhammad Legenhausen (Germany: Ontos Verlag, 2007), pp. 25-43.

 

  1. “Sohravardi and the Question of Knowledge,” in Plato and Sohravardi (Athens: Hellenic Society for Philosophical Studies, 2007), pp. 48-62.

 

  1. “Faith and Morality in Islam and Christianity,” in A Catholic-Shi’a Engagement: Faith and Reason in Theory and Practice, eds. Anthony O’Mahony and others, (London: Melisende, 2006), pp. 170-180.

 

  1. “Prayer and Contemplation in Islamic Spirituality,” in Catholics and Shi’a in Dialogue: Studies in Theology and Spirituality, eds. Anthony O’Mahony and others, (London: Melisende, 2004), pp. 256-262.

 

  1. “Mysticism and Dialogue among Cultures,” in Peace Office Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 1, January-March 2006.

 

  1. “God’s Inclusive Mercy,” in Peace and Justice: Essays from the Fourth Shi’I Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue, Winnipeg: 2011, pp. 120-124.

 

  1. “Islamic Philosophy in Contemporary Iran,” in Al-Mustafa Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol. 1, Nu. 1, (Winter 2012), pp. 89-123.H

 

Professor David Bakewell Burrell is an American educator, theologian, writer and translator. He is the Theodore Hesburgh Professor emeritus in Philosophy and Theology at University of Notre Dame, USA. He has written and published extensively on Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions.

Here is a selected list of Prof. Burrell’s publications:

 

Books

Burrell, David (1973). Analogy and Philosophical Language. Yale University Press..

—— (1974). Exercises in Religious Understanding. University of Notre Dame Press.

—— (1979). Aquinas: God and Action. University of Notre Dame Press..

—— (1986). Knowing the Unknowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas. University of Notre Dame Press.

—— (1993). Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions. University of Notre Dame Press.

——; Elena Malits (1997). Original Peace: Restoring God’s Creations. Paulist.

—— (2000). Friendship and Ways to Truth. University of Notre Dame Press.

—— (2004). Faith and Freedom: An Interfaith Perspective. Blackwell.

—— (2008). Deconstructing Theodicy: A Philosophical Commentary on Job. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos..

—— (2009). When Faith and Reason Meet: The Legacy of John Zahm CSC. Notre Dame, IN: Corby Publishing.

—— (2010). Learning to Trust in Freedom: Signs from Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions. University of Scranton Press.

—— (2011). Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Translations

Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God (translation from Arabic with Nazih Daher) (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1992; Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 1998)

Al-Ghazali on Faith in Divine Unity and Trust in Divine Providence (translation of Bk. 35 of Ihya’ Ulum ad-Din) (Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2000)

Roger Arnaldez’s Three Messengers for one God (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1998) – with Mary Louise Gude, C.S.C. and Gerald Schlabach.

Avital Wohlman’s Al-Ghazali, Averroes and the Interpretation of the Qur’an: Common Sense and Philosophy in Islam (London: Routledge, 2009) – translated from Contrepoint entre le sens commun et la philosophy en Islam: Ghazali et Averroès (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 2008)

2nd Online Webinar: Vistas to the East


Vistas to the East 
Saturday 4th of December 2021
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (UK Time) 
on Zoom
(2nd Online Webinar)
Fiqh and Expedience
Ayatollah Abolghasem Alidoust
Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im

Ayatollah Abolghasem Alidoust (Qom Seminary, Iran)

A senior Iranian cleric and legal scholar and professor of Fiqh at the Research Institute for Islamic Culture and Thought. He is a recipient of the Iranian Book of the Year Award for his book entitled Fiqh and Maslaha.

Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im (Emory University, USA)

An internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights, Prof. An-Na’im teaches courses in international law, comparative law, human rights, and Islamic law. He is the author of Islam and the Secular State (Harvard University Press, 2008)

Milad al-Nabi


The Islamic College cordially invites you to join us for our annual Milad-al -Nabi celebration to mark the birth anniversary of Muhammad (s).  This joyous occasion cherished by Muslims worldwide provides us with the opportunity to stop and reflect on the life and legacy of our blessed Prophet as a revered symbol of Islamic piety and devotion and bask in the light of his graceful personality. This noble fully realized human being, a teacher of mankind and a mercy to the whole world is an integral focal point of devotion, admiration, and love but also a source of solace, inspiration, and fountainhead of unity for the Muslims all over the world.

Every year the Islamic College selects a thematic focus for the celebration, be it one of the Prophet’s noble character traits, his unique place in the hearts of Muslims, the exemplary life he led, or the astonishing legacy he left us with. This year we have decided to focus on the concept of The Prophet of rationality and morality.

We hope that you will grant us the pleasure of your company and join us for an evening of joyous celebration, reflective scholarly sessions, Qur’anic recitations, Nasheeds, and student-led Quiz as we celebrate the life of Allah’s Beloved – Muhammad His Servant, His Prophet, and His Messenger.

The event will be held at The Islamic College, 133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SW on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 6 pm

1st Online Webinar: Vistas to the East


Vistas to the East 
Saturday 10th of April 2021
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (London Time) 8:30 – 11:00 (Iran Time)
on Zoom
(1st Online Webinar)
Biobibliographical Analysis (taḥlīl-i fihristī):
Reconstructing Early Works of Shiʿi Hadith
Ayatollah Sayyid Ahmad al-Madadi (Presenter)
Prof. Andrew Newman (Discussant)
Prof. Robert Gleave (Discussant)

Arabic Language Course


Arabic Language Course

Starting From 21st January 2021

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Course Fee: £50/Semester

The Islamic College has organized an Arabic Course for those who want to learn the language of the Islamic revelation. Classical Arabic refers to both the language of the Qur’an and of the various works produced during the early Islamic period.

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CALL FOR PAPERS – The Sixth Annual Conference on Shi‘i Studies


The Sixth International Conference on Shi’i Studies 2020

Date: 18th – 19th April 2020
Location: The Islamic College, London, UK

The Islamic College invites scholars to submit abstracts for its sixth annual conference specialising in the field of Shi‘i studies. This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars of Shi‘i studies to present their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies. Topics include:

  • Theology
  • Philosophy and mysticism
  • Law and jurisprudence
  • Histor y
  • Qur’an and hadith
  • Anthropological studies
  • Shi‘i minorities
  • Inter-religious, cross-disciplinary, or comparative studies
  • Shi‘i sects
  • Authority in Shi‘i thought
  • Hawzah studies and/or Shi‘i studies in university • Shi‘ism in art

 

More information about the topics and abstract submission details can be found on the main conference page.

Video Highlights from The Third International Conference on Shi’i Studies

Milad al-Nabi Event


The Islamic College cordially invites you to join us for our annual Milad-al -Nabi celebration to mark the birth anniversary of Muhammad (s).  This joyous occasion cherished by Muslims worldwide provides us with the opportunity to stop and reflect on the life and legacy of our blessed Prophet as a revered symbol of Islamic piety and devotion, and bask in the light of his graceful personality. This noble, fully realized human being, a teacher of mankind and a mercy to the whole world is an integral focus point of devotion, admiration and love but also a source of solace, inspiration and fountainhead of unity for the Muslims all over the world.

Every year the Islamic College selects a thematic focus for the celebration, be it one of the Prophets noble character traits, his unique place in the hearts of Muslims, exemplary life he led or the astonishing legacy he left us with. This year we have decided to focus on the concept of Prophet Muhammad as the unifier of hearts.

We hope that you will grant us the pleasure of your company and join us for an evening of joyous celebration, reflective scholarly sessions, Qur’anic recitations, Nasheeds and student-led Quiz as we celebrate the life of Allah’s Beloved – Muhammad His Servant, His Prophet and His Messenger.

The event will be held at The Islamic College, 133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SW on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 6 pm

The Holy Prophet Series: A Short Course on the Holy Prophet


The Islamic College is pleased to announce that coinciding with the upcoming anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday in the month of Rabi Al Awwal

it will offer a series of lectures on Friday nights on the life and teachings of the Seal of Prophethood.

Here are the titles of the lectures to be delivered at the College:

Finality of the Prophethood from the Perspectives of Muhammad Iqbal, Murtada Mutahhari and Ali Shari’ati

A Critique of Abdokarim Soroush’s View on Revelation (Prophetic Dream)

The Prophet in The Eyes of Westerners From The Early Middle Age Until Now

Socio-Political Sira of Prophet Muhammad (sawa) and It Relevance to Modern Life

Registration is mandatory

*FREE FOR ALL*