Upcoming Events

Autumn 2021 Seminar Series

All seminars are streamed via Zoom at 16:10 London time. They are held in the Rainy Hall (New College) and will also be streamed online via Zoom.

To join via Zoom and for any other enquiries, please email the Convenor, Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, at s.rahemtulla@ed.ac.uk.

28 September – PhD Panel ‘Sacred Law in the Modern World’

Vanessa Goodwin: ‘The Juristic Challenges of Modern Fertility Treatments: Jewish and Muslim Engagements’
Jaan Islam: ‘Mujahids or Mujtahids? The Influence of Classical Legal Schools on Contemporary “Salafi-Jihadi” Jurisprudence’

12 October – Webinar ‘Can Muslim Women Marry Non-Muslims? A Scriptural Analysis’

Dr Shehnaz Haqqani (Assistant Professor of Religion, Mercer University, USA)

26 October – ‘Prophet of God, Word of God, Son of God? Jesus in Christian-Muslim Dialogue’

Dr Joshua Ralston (Reader in Muslim-Christian Relations, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

9 November – ‘Black Excellence and the Curse of Ham: Debating Race and Slavery in the Islamic Tradition’

Dr Haroon Bashir (Head of Islamic Studies, Markfield Institute)

23 November – Webinar ‘The Qur’an as a Material Object in Early Modern Europe’

Professor Jan Loop (Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Cultures, University of Copenhagen)

More from the Network

The Covid-19 situation has made the planning of physical events more difficult, but you can always access ongoing, virtual book panels, lectures, and interviews on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network YouTube channel and blog.

Podcast: Living Gratefully with Prof Mona Siddiqui

In a time like no other we have known before; a time when we are living closely with some, distantly from most others, this podcast series examines human relationships, how we form them and what they mean to us, against a background of what it means to feel gratitude. Alongside the host, scholar and broadcaster Mona Siddiqui, is a list of guests that includes musician Ricky Ross, author Val McDermid, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and Dr Joshua Ralston.

Visit the homepage to choose how you can listen to past and ongoing discussions.

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