The Christian-Muslim Studies Network will commence a second seminar series later this month. The following will be held at New College on the dates specified below, and a light reception will follow:

23 October – ‘The Force of Custom: anafī Debates on Conversion to Islam in Ottoman Egypt’ 
Dr Samy Ayoub, Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Texas School of Law
16:00-18:00 (Senate Room)

1 November – ‘Islamic Reformism and western Christianity: al-Manar’s responses to missionary work in Egypt in the early 20th century’                                                                                                                          Dr Umar Ryad, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Leuven, Belgium
16:00-18:00 (Senate Room)

8 November – ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Marriage, Slave-Concubinage and Confessional Boundaries in Early Islamic Law’
Dr Omar Anchassi, Early Career Fellow at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
17:00-18:00 (Senate Room)

23 November ‘Was Muhammad b. ‘Abdul Wahhab (d. 1792) a Kharijite? Exploring an Early and Enduring debate’                                                                                                                                              Josef Linnhoff, PhD candidate and Research Assistant in Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh
15:00-17:00 (Senate Room)