After Postmodernity

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) discusses After Postmodernity at the HowTheLightGetsIn2011, the Hay festival of philosophy and music. Postmodernism was the intellectual fashion of the turn of the millennium. But what comes next? Is there life after relativism or are we all lost in a world without certainties? What are the new big ideas to sustain humanity and ...

Making Reform Real - Ziauddin Sardar on why uttering "I divorce thee" just won't do

I don’t think the importance of what the Moudawana has achieved has either been acknowledged or recognised. It is a revolutionary transformation of Islamic personal law. I have been arguing for decades that the Sharia needs to be rethought and reformulated – the Moudawana shows what a reformulated Sharia, at least one aspect of it, will actually look like. The ...

Trevor Phillips discusses equality in the new political climate

Trevor Phillips discusses equality in the new political climate.

Saba Khan

Saba Khan’s art has a multitude of inspirations that cross cultural boundaries and transgress rules of convention. She traces an awakening of her senses to her earliest memory at the age of three years old when she travelled with her mother to India. Before sunrise the entire family would wake, “I would get up with the household and make my way to the garden, mesmerised by ...

New Political Landscape

Current affairs
Observers on the UK government’s approach to its Muslim communities were left rather in the dark after the surprise results in May this year, writes Hisham A Hellyer. Traditionally, the Liberal Democrat Party has been rather supportive of Muslim community organisations, and has stood squarely behind them when the state was deemed to have encroached on civil liberties (a frequent ...

The Moudawana (Morocco Family Code)

The Moudawana (Morocco Family Code): Symbol of reconciliation between sacred religious texts and constraints of our time Rajaa Naji El Mekkaoui* Professor, University of Law, Rabat, Morocco Friday, February 11, 6-9pm Lecture and Buffet Reception Muslim Institute, CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road, Old Street, London N1 6AH How is the ...

'Picnic in a Minefield: teaching women in Kurdistan' a Muslim Women in Education seminar

Date: Tuesday 15th March Time: 7pm – 8.15pm Venue: The Women’s Library, 25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT To book a place email: directormwine@aol.com The new Iraq promised social, academic and personal freedom to its women. This is what Francesca Recchia expected to find when she took up her post as lecturer in Sociology at a university in Erbil in August 2008. But ...

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