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NEWS AND EVENTS

Muslim Responses to Westernization 

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Lecture 7th December 6-8pm: The Philosopher of Islam

Panel discussion 8th December 5-7pm: Non-Islamic societies

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Events

Muslim Responses to Westernization: The Philosopher of Islam

Lecture by Faisal Devji (University of Oxford)

with response by Hugh N. Kennedy (Professor of Arabic, SOAS)
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date: Thursday 7 December 2017

location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL

time: 6pm to 8pm

Possibly the most important Muslim thinker of the 20th century, the Indian poet and philosopher Mohammad Iqbal continues to exercise a significant influence globally. Like many anti-colonial thinkers, he was a critic of the West, but in a productive way that learnt from both its successes and failures. An important part of Iqbal's criticism had to do with the idea of secularism and in particular the separation of church and state. Rather than simply rejecting such distinctions, Iqbal subjected them to examination and proposed ways of ensuring that politics remained a site of freedom distinct from religion.

Speaker: Faisal Devji, Reader in Indian History & Fellow of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Respondent: Hugh N. Kennedy, Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Please register here for the lecture.


Muslim Responses to Westernization: Non-Islamic Societies panel discussion

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date: Friday 8 December 2017

location:  Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL

time: 5pm to 7pm

- Claire Dwyer (Migration Research Unit, Geography, UCL) on how issues of ‘integration’ are contested and constructed by British Muslims drawing on research on state-funded Muslim schools and university Islamic Societies.

- Myriam Hunter-Henin (Faculty of Laws, UCL) on recent debates over how the Fundamentally British Values discourse shapes Muslim identities.

- Alison Scott-Baumann (Dept. of Religions & Philosophies, School of Oriental and African Studies) on impacts of the ‘free speech’ debate for Muslims on campus and related positionality issues for the non-Muslim researcher (Professor of Society and Belief, Dept. of Religions and Philosophies, SOAS).

- Respondent Faisal Devji (Reader in Indian History & Fellow of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford).

Tea or coffee will be available from 4.45pm. All are welcome.

Please find further details and access to registration here.

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