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Islam: historical and modern approaches

Friday 5 April 2019
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Curious to know more about the Islam? To get more insight in the historical development and understanding of modern movements? Then join the short series of lectures developed by Zeynep Gültekin MA. Seats are limited, so don't wait too long with signing up!

For whom?

The series has been developed for students of International Studies who want to learn more about the Islam. However, students and staff of other programmes are welcome as well.

About the lecture series

During the lecture series, we will deal with historical and contemporary Muslim movements. The first meeting will be dedicated to the early history of Islam, with a special attention to the first schism among Muslims (Sunni and Shi’a Islam) and the different approaches to the sources of Islam (schools of law, theology, philosophy and Sufism). The second lecture will be about Islamic revivalism and modernism. We will look at how Muslims dealt with the questions how to reconcile Islam with modern times. During this session we will look at different voices in the 19th and early 20th century, from India to Egypt. The last session will be dedicated to the contemporary approaches among Muslims; Salafism, (neo)-Islamism, Islamic feminism and Islam and modern science.

Throughout the lecture series, the question “What does it mean to be Muslim in the contemporary world?” will be central.


Signing up for the whole series can be done via this link. First come, first served.


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