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MARKAZ GARDEN TO HOST INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

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International Academic Conference
On
‘Texts and Traditions in the Islamic world; Retrospective and Prospective Reflections’
Madeenathunnor College of Islamic science, Markaz Garden Group of Institutions, Calicut, Kerala, India
In connection with
The second Madeenthunnoor International Da’wa Conference
On
9th January 2016
As part of the second Madeenthunnoor International Da’wa Conference to be held on 8-9 January 2016, the Madeenathunnor College of Islamic Sciences, the centre for excellence of Jamia Markaz is organizing an international academic conference on ‘Texts and Traditions in the Islamic world; retrospective and prospective reflections’ . One of the major objectives of the conference is to bringing together academics from various disciplines and backgrounds to a single platform to critically discuss and reflect upon the ways in which Islam as a religion and Muslims as its followers have travelled from Mecca/Madeena the capital cities of Islamic world to other parts of the world and always back to Mecca/Medina. By doing so the conference aims at exploring the spatio-temporal rhythm Islam and its propagators have adopted and adapted in their missions of spreading the voice of Islam. The conference is also conceived at a crucial juncture where Islam has been projected as a major security concern. Being rooted in peaceful conversations with other communities and cultures, Sufi saints in Indian Ocean regions have made immense contributions in spreading this religion. The history tells us that Islam has been a religion stood for peace and tranquillity, both in theory and practice and Sufi saint’s life embodies such a vision and mission of Islam. But when does such notion have started to break down? Studies clearly suggest that Islam’s’ peaceful coexistence with other communities/cultures/societies and vice versa have started to shrink when religion has been used to meet political agendas. Muslim’s coexistence with other fellow Muslims have also started to take violent turn at this juncture. The life of movements emerged in the name of Puritanism/reformism clearly demonstrate this transition in the Islamic world. To understand this unfortunate transitions and transformations in a more historical perspective, it’s important to study and analyse different methods and modes Muslims used for propagating Islamic values in the last 15 centuries from multiple disciplinary praxis. Though there were such attempts in the past, most of them were limited to small temporal and social scale. It is in this broad socio-cultural and historical perspective that this conference is conceptualised. This topic has to be discussed from different perspectives. For this, the coming international conference aims to provide a unique platform for scholars and academicians from both academics and religious scholars to present their views and discuss on the topic. We hope such a discussion will not only help us to understand the past in a more complex ways, but will at the same time enable us to work for a better future.
Suggested sub-themes, but not limited to, are the following:
Textual and living religion in Islamic world. Tradition of knowledge and wisdom in Muslim lives. Typical networks of Muslim societies. State and Society in Islamic civilization. Islamic pacifism and International pluralism. Inter-community harmony in Islamic texts. Trade, travel and propagation of Islam. Role of tradition in the growth of Islam Faith and Religious matters in the preaching of Islam Media and the future of Islam. Ulama activism’s countering in contemporary intolerances. Colonial enlightenment and Muslim Intellectual tradition. Modernity and counter modernity in Islam Religious radicalization and Caliphate allegations. Politicalised Islam and extremist Salafism in Muslim societies. Language, ethnicity and identity formation in modern secular spaces. Revival of Islam in the time of modernity, globalization and secularism Sufi traditions in the creation of modern Muslim networks Pacifism in the spread of textual and living Islam
Guidelines for paper submission:
Abstract of the paper (300 words, in PDF format) along with a short bio note should be sent to academium.mnc@gmail.com on or before 10th December 2015. After the notification of acceptance, the full paper should be submitted on or before 25th December 2015. There will be peer reviewing of the paper by a team of experts. The full paper should be submitted in PDF format, double spaced, “12″font size with Times New Roman. Along with the submission of full papers, the authors are requested to send their willingness to publish their papers in conference proceedings/ books/ journals (as the organising committee may decide). The acceptance of abstract is not a promise to participate in the conference; the participants (who are not presenting papers) shall be registered separately via academium@markazgarden.org academium.mnc@gmail.com Those whose final paper is accepted are only allowed to present the paper in conference. The presenters are requested to brief the paper in PPT format while presenting the papers. For further queries there would be conference coordinator to assist you. And the conference coordinator can be reached at academium@markazgarden.org, academium.mnc@gmail.com The conference language is English and Arabic Registration The conference is open to all by registration. An affiliation to an academic institute is not mandatory. There will be limited funding is available for participants to help supplement their travel and accommodation expenses. There will not be any registration fee for the participants. Traditionally trained religious scholars are encouraged to apply for the conference. Graduates and post graduates students can also apply for the conference. There will be ‘Best Paper Awards’ for selected papers. A special tour will be conducted for those who come from outside Kerala to see places of historical and natural importance.
Important dates: Abstract Submission Deadline : 10/12/2015 Notification of Accepted Abstracts : 12/12/2015 Full Paper Submission Deadline : 25/12/2015 Full Paper Acceptance Notification : 01/01/2015 Conference : 09/01/2016
Organisers: Chairman: Dr. MAH Azhari (Director, Markaz Garden Group of Institutions)
Convenor: Dr. Umarul Farooque Saqafi (Exe. Council Chairman, Markaz Garden Group of Institutions)
The Co-ordinator Academium Madeenathunnoor College Markaz Garden Group of Institutions Calicut, Kerala, India www.Academium.webstarts.com
academium.mnc@gmail.com ,academium@markazgarden.orgKK
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