On Wednesday 20th may 2015, AMI’s Dr Ali-reza Bhojani participated in a round table discussion on the topic of “Muslim Futures: New Directions in Islamic Thought.” Held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, the discussion was part of a series of lectures and workshops on the theme of ‘New Directions in Islamic Thought’ to explore, from different perspectives, the major intellectual challenges for Muslims in the contemporary period. Chaired by Dr Mustafa Baig, Dr Bhojani was also joined by Dr Haifaa Jawad (Dept of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Birmingham) and Dr Karim Lahham (Tabah Foundation/Barrister Inner London Temple).
Islamic Reformulations is a three-year Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship (GULF), funded by Research Councils UK and administered by the Economic and Social Research Council. The Fellowship, awarded to Professor Robert Gleave of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, aims to explore how Muslim thought has developed in the modern period, and how these modern developments relate to the pre-modern tradition of Islamic thought. The project focuses on the interlinked themes of belief, governance and violence.
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