Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Dr Azzam Tamimi Seminar


Islamic Revivalism in the 20th Century”
“Chronicles of Islamic Political Thought”

by Dr Azzam Tamimi

Azzam Tamimi is a Palestinian academic and political activist based in the United Kingdom. He is a prominent member of the Muslim Association of Britain and the Stop the War Coalition. He is currently the director of Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London and appears regularly on al-Jazeera and PressTV other channel.

Tamimi came to Britain more than 30 years ago, and he and his family have since become British citizens. He received a PhD in Political Theory from University of Westminster, London in 1998 and has written several books including “Rachid Ghannouchi, Democrat within Islamism” and “Hamas: Unwritten Chapters”.

‘Islamic Revivalism in the 20th Century’

7th November 2008. Friday 6pm Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin.

This lecture will be about the Islamic concept of revivalism and revivalists from the 18th century, 19th century and 20th century the history of Islamic revivalism after the fall of the Caliphate with particular focus on Egypt, Turkey, middle east and the Sub-Indian continent. Individuals discussed in the lecture include Ibn Taymiyah, Abu Hamid Al Ghazzali, Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, Shah Waliullah Dahlawi, Mohammad Rida, Said Nursi, Hassan Al Banna, Abu’l Ala Mawdudi etc.


“Chronicles of Islamic Political Thought”

8th November 2008. Saturday 10am Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin.

The course covers the development of Islamic Political Thought from Islamic teachings, Political thought applied by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Political thought of the 4 righteous Chaliphs, Fitnah between The Fitnah between Imam Ali (Radiallahuanhu) and Amir Muawiya (Radiallahuanhu) and the formation of the Khawarij sect and the Shia sect, then going to the political thought of famous Muslim individuals like Ibn Khuldun, Al-Mawardi, Al-Shabiti and Ibn Taimiyah ie details of Shariah.

Then going into the political thinking of intellectuals like Muhammad Iqbal, Abu’Ala Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb including the latters famous categorization of Tawheed Al-Hakimiyah. Also discussing Islam and Democracy, Islam and secularism, and Islam and Human rights.

These events are designed to boost the think tank of both muslims and non-muslims.


For those who interested to come to these seminar, you can contact Shamsudin(0857732585) for more details. Admission is free for members of MCS.


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