FAQs about the Webinars
Can anyone join?
Yes. All of our monthly webinars are open to the public.
Can we ask questions during the webinar?
Yes. You can either use your microphone to ask a question or type it in the chat box on the screen.
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You just need to click on a link to join the webinar. The link to each webinar will be publicised on this page.
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On desktop and laptop computers and on tablets and mobile phones except for Apple devices.
Please note that for each of the webinars below there will be a unique link
that will be publicised on this web page before the webinar.
|Friday||3 March 2017||Academic Writing in Islamic Studies||Hamid Murshid|
|Friday||17 March 2017||Research Ethics and Academic Referencing in Islamic Studies; Why & How?||Dr Mortaza Rezaee|
|Friday||21 April 2017||Islamic Feminism vs. Muslim Feminists||Ali Al-Hakim|
|Friday||5 May 2017||Roots of Modern Terrorism in the Name of Islam||Dr Nehad Khanfar|
|Friday||19 May 2017||Critical Rationalism in Islamic Studies||Professor Ali Paya|
The Relatively Just Society: Its Characteristics and Classes According to the Holy Qur’an
3 February 2017
The human societies have existed since ancient times when many mini social units were formed, i.e. the family. Social scientists have examined the human society as a phenomenon and divided it into different types.
Such questions as leadership and justice remain as the most important topics relevant to the social reality. For a long time many thinkers, as well as Muslim laymen, held the assumption that as long as a society was led by a divinely perfected leader, the said society would be on the path to a bright future.
In this webinar we’ll discuss the existence of different classes within such a relatively just society, proving that it is far from strange to accept that this kind of society is not guaranteed glorious futures, unless the majority of their members have embraced –theoretically and practically- the divine ideals and values of their just leaders.
Law of Non-Contradiction in Modern Logical Context
27 January 2017
The law of Non-Contradiction (LNC), despite its importance and the claims to be a clear and axiomatic philosophical principle, but it’s -without a doubt- a very misunderstood and very vague for the majority of Human beings.
We will highlight the definition of the principle and elaborate on its importance and the main challenges that has been facing during the last century and this century.
The challenge from the previous century was presented by the Marxist epistemological thinkers, mainly by Karl Marx himself. He has claimed that it is incorrect to claim that this principle is axiomatic, as it can be argued against the impossibility! He mentioned about the conflict amongst the social classes as a perfect example of the possibility of the existence of contradiction.
The second challenge was presented during the last century. However it was modified and was presented accommodating most of the old and new famous spurious doubts about it. The modern opposite of the LNC, is indeed Dialetheism.
In this lecture, we will work on defending the principle of LNC and try to answer those spurious doubts and modern challenges.
Democratic Factors in Islamic Tradition
Dr Nehad Khanfar
6 January 2017
Many sceptics question Islam’s compatibility with democracy. In this webinar, we will discuss the context in which the Qur’an establishes and encourages democratic practices within Muslim and non-Muslim communities. We will also shed light on the practice of Prophet Mohammad and examine the extent to which he engaged in democratic interaction during his social and political governance. Furthermore, we will tackle some misconceptions about democracy and Islam as expressed by Muslims and non-Muslims.
Critical Reasoning in Islamic Studies
Prof Mehdi Aminrazavi
9 January 2017
Critical thinking, analysis, and reasoning constitutes the essence of academic work. In this webinar, we will discuss the guiding principles of critical reasoning within the context of Islamic studies. We will examine such topics as how to construct or deconstruct an argument, and how we can take certain principles to be axiomatic – such as the existence of God – while still adopting an intellectual and critical approach to studying it.