Harvard Event

2018 Sep 20

HLS Library Tour & Orientation: The Islamic Law Collection

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Langdell Library

Islamic Law Librarian Gayle Fischer will provide an orientation for those interested in becoming familiar with the Islamic law resources available at the Harvard Law School Library, both online and offline. Harvard Law School’s Islamic Law Collection is one of the largest institutional collections in the world. Gayle will conduct a mini-session on research strategies for finding sources on Islamic law within this extensive collection. For Harvard affiliates only. To register and...

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2018 Sep 18

HLS Library Tour & Orientation: The Islamic Law Collection

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Langdell Library

Islamic Law Librarian Gayle Fischer will provide an orientation for those interested in becoming familiar with the Islamic law resources available at the Harvard Law School Library, both online and offline. Harvard Law School’s Islamic Law Collection is one of the largest institutional collections in the world. Gayle will conduct a mini-session on research strategies for finding sources on Islamic law within this extensive collection. For Harvard affiliates only. To register and...

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2018 Sep 26

The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for the Study of World Religions, John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present a lecture by

Guy Stroumsa

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Oxford University

Response by Jon Levenson, Harvard Divinity School
Opening Remarks by Charles Stang, Harvard Divinity School, and Adam Afterman, Tel-Aviv University

How is the comparative scholarship on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam possible? What are its presuppositions, and what does it entail? How can the history of religions help interfaith understanding? These are some of the questions this lecture will address.... Read more about The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

2018 Sep 17

Piety and Patienthood in Medieval Islam: a book talk by Professor Ahmed Ragab

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room 030, 1730 Cambidge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Professor Ahmed Ragab will discuss his new book, Piety and Patienthood in Medieval Islam

Co-sponsors: The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, and Mahindra Humanities Center's seminar on Science, Religion, and Culture

Reception to follow

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2018 Apr 25

The Conquests of Kisirwan: Ibn Taymiyya and a Claimed-as-Twelver-Shi`i Past

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102

Islamic Studies Lunch Seminar

Cosponsored with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Conquests of Kisirwan:
Ibn Taymiyya and a Claimed-as-Twelver-Shi`i Past


a lecture by

Dr. Samer El-Karanshawy

Lunch Seminar

 Carnegie Centennial Fellow, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington DC

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2018 Apr 06

Arts Seminar: The Sufi in the Garb of a Yogi: Articulations of Sanctity under Muslim Patronage in Early Modern Indian Painting

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This talk will discuss 16th and early-17th century album and manuscript paintings made for Muslim patrons where the Nāth yogi appears as an emblem and surrogate for the Islamic spiritual path of taṣawwuf (Sufism), an archetype for the mystical traveler (sālik) and a figure of spiritual longing.

Cosponsored with the Laskshmi Mittal South Asia Institue

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2018 Apr 14

Symposium on Islam and Sectarian De-escalation

Sat - Sun, Apr 14 to Apr 15, 10:00am - 3:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world.

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2018 Apr 13

Being Muslim Today: Building Bridges in an Age of Uncertainty

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Ahmed has authored more than a dozen award-winning books and has produced a number of noteworthy films. His most recent book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity (2018), completes an unprecedented quartet of studies examining relations between the West and the...

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2018 Mar 20

Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

A Persian New Year Celebration
 

Nowruz
 

Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table.

More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”)...

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