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Sent: 13 December 2011 14:43 Summary: International Conference on Fiqh and Ijtihad in the Contemporary World Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Links: 1. http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=756eb6384d3293b63760b3854&id=ec282204cf&e=88e829a38c INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FIQH AND IJTIHAD IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD The Islamic College, London, United Kingdom 7-8 September 2012 Scope This multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary conference will provide a venue to explore new discourses in fiqh and ijtihad and the relationship between Islamic jurisprudence other spheres of intellectual/practical activities including politics, sciences & technologies, economics, ethics, theology, law, and philosophy. Specific attention will be given to the role of fiqh and ijtihad in tackling social problems within and without Muslim countries. Papers which seek to engage with issues concerning the socio-political reforms being experienced and/or demanded across the Middle East and North Africa region will be particularly welcomed. Call for Papers To apply to present a paper at the conference please submit an abstract of the paper (max. 300 words). Abstracts should be submitted by 10 February 2012 to the address below. Please include full contact details: name, professional title, occupation, postal and electronic addresses, and telephone/fax numbers. Selected papers of the conference will be published in the Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies. Contact The Islamic College, 133 High Road, London NW10 2SW, United Kingdom email@example.com Themes Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary papers are encouraged, as are papers from contributors with diverse cultural and faith perspectives. Topics for discussion at the conference include (though not exhausted by) the following themes: > Ijtihad/Fiqhand Modern Law The Place of Fiqh in the international Law Fiqh/Ijtihadand Comparative Legal Studies Fiqh/Ijtihadand Human Rights >Ijtihad/Fiqhand Theological Approaches Usul al Fiqhand Theology Islamic schools ofFiqh and Theological issues Contemporary Theological discourses and Emerging trends in Fiqh: productive engagement or mutual unawareness? > Ijtihad/Fiqhand Modern Natural Science and Technology Faqih/Mujtahid- Scientist: necessity or aberration? Fiqhas a technology: Problems and Implications Emerging sciences & technologies (nano- bio- info- cogno) and Fiqh/Ijtihad > Ijtihad/Fiqhand Social & Political Sciences Could/should there be a political Fiqh? Fiqh/Ijtihad and Sociological/Anthropological Studies Fiqh/Ijtihad and modern Economic issues > Ijtihad/Fiqhand Ethics The Bearing of Modern Ethical Theories on Fiqh/Ijtihad Designer-baby, post-human and Fiqh/Ijtihad Faqih/Mujtahid: moralist or legislature? > Ijtihad/Fiqhand Epistemological/Methodological considerations Can a Mujtahid/Faqih be a Critical rationalist? History and its relevance/irrelevance to Ijtihad/Fiqh Ijtihad/Fiqhand contemporary epistemologies > Ijtihad/Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh and Semantic/Linguistics Studies Modern semantics and Usul al-Fiqh: Birds of the same feather or incommensurable approaches? Jurisprudence and modern linguistics > Ijtihad/Fiqhand ‘situational’ issues Merits and shortcomings of the institution of marja‘iyyah The impact of the theory of wilayat al-faqih on the process of ijtihad. Women and marja‘iyya Emerging trends in Fiqh/Ijtihad: neo-Akhbarism vs. neo-Usulism _Copyright © 2011 Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies, All rights reserved._ You are receiving this e-mail either because you have requested to receive e-mail announcements from the Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies or because we have successfully communicated with you within the past 12 months. _Our mailing address is:_ Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies The Islamic College 133 High Road London, England NW10 2SW Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp http://www.mailchimp.com/monkey-rewards/?aid=756eb6384d3293b63760b3854&afl=1 unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences | view email in browser Links: 2. http://www.mailchimp.com/kb/article/im-using-the-style-designer-and-i-cant-get-my-formatting-to-change 3. http://islamic-college.us2.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=756eb6384d3293b63760b3854&id=538f69d7a4&e=88e829a38c&c=ec282204cf 4. http://islamic-college.us2.list-manage.com/profile?u=756eb6384d3293b63760b3854&id=538f69d7a4&e=88e829a38c 5. http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=756eb6384d3293b63760b3854&id=ec282204cf&e=88e829a38c