Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Religion and Rationality – Belief and Reason in Life und Thought of Muslims, Christians and Jews


Junior Researchers:

Dr. Mahmoud Abdallah, Center for Islamic Theology

Dr. Mehmetcan Akpinar, Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies

Dr. Gülfem Alici, Center for Islamic Theology

Dr. Asher Mattern, Judaic Studies

Dr. Amina Nawaz, Center for Islamic Theology

Dr. Katharina Voelker, Center for Islamic Theology

Conversations with Scholars of Islam II

Organized by M. Akpinar and A. Nawaz

Im Rahmen eines Gastbesuchs von Prof. Wadad al-Kadi, U of Chicago, werden folgende Veranstaltungen angeboten:

Dienstag, 23.10.2018

12.15-13.45:   BA Seminar ‘From Beirut to Chicago - Arabic Studies since the 1960s’ im Rahmen des Seminars von Dr. Akpinar (bei Interesse auch für externe Teilnehmer geöffnet)

Mittwoch, 24.10.2018

14.15-15.45:  Advanced Arabic Reading Seminar  ’The Permissibility of Playing Chess in the Umayyad State - readings from Abd al-Hamd al-Katib (d. 132-750)’ Multifunction Room, Zentrum für Islamische Theologie, HNO Gebäude

Donnerstag, 25.10.2018

14:00  Public Lecture

'The Historian of Egypt Ibn Yunus al-Sadafi (d. 350/961) and His Use of Documentary Evidence’, Grosser ÜR, Abt. für Orient und Islamwissenschaft


Guest Scholar Ken Garden (Tufts Uni)

Wednesday July 11th 2018

10:00 - 12:00          “Al-Ghazālī on the telos and method of the religious sciences: A close reading of his Mīzān al-ʿamal, and its relation to his Revival of the Religious Sciences”

14:00 - 16:00         “What (if anything) is Different about Muslim Atheists?  The Case of Ismāʿīl Adham and his ‘Why am I an Atheist?’”

16:00 - 17:00           Discussion with Students from the Centre of Islamic Theology 

Thursday July 12th 2018

10:00 - 12:00           “The burning of al-Ghazālī’s Revival of the Religious Sciences in the Islamic West and what it tells us about early Andalusi Sufism and Eastern controversies over the Revival.”