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Call for papers: Deadline extended
Deadline extended for the call for papers for the International Conference on Fiqh and Ijtihad in the Contemporary World (Details below)
In response to frequent requests to extend the deadline for the call for papers we have decided to change the conference deadlines. The new are as follows:
Deadline for submission of the abstracts: 10th May 2012
Deadline for announcing referees decisions on abstracts: 21st May 2012
Deadline for submission of the main papers: 20th July 2012
Deadline for announcing referees final decisions: 30th July 2012
The conference will be held, as previously announced, on 7-8 September 2012 at The Islamic College in London.
International Conference on Fiqh and Ijtihad in The Contemporary World
Posted on 13/04/2012 by Ibn Sina
To be held at the Islamic College, London on 7–8 September 2012
This multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary conference will provide a venue to explore new discourses in fiqh and ijtihad and the relationship between Islamic jurisprudence and other spheres of intellectual/practical activities including politics, sciences & technologies, economics, ethics, theology, law, and philosophy. Specific attention will be given to the role of fiqh and ijtihad in tackling social problems within and without Muslim countries. Papers which seek to engage with issues concerning the socio-political reforms being experienced and/or demanded across the Middle East and North Africa region will be particularly welcomed.
Call for Papers
To apply to present a paper at the conference please submit an abstract of the paper (max. 300 words). Abstracts should be submitted by the extended date of Thursday 10 May 2012 to the address below. Please include full contact details: name, professional title, occupation, postal and electronic addresses, and telephone/fax numbers.
Conference Coordinator Contact Information
The Islamic College
133 High Road
London NW10 2SW, United Kingdom
Successful applicants will be notified by email by Monday 21 May 2012 and will be asked to submit their finalised papers by Friday 20 July 2012. Successful candidates at this stage will be notified by email by Monday 30 July 2012.
Proceedings of the conference will be published subject to revision by an editorial board in an edited volume by the Islamic College Publications.
Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary papers are encouraged, as are papers from contributors with diverse cultural and faith perspectives. Topics for discussion at the conference include (though not exhausted by) the following themes:
Ijtihad/Fiqh and Modern Law
• The Place of Fiqh in the international Law
• Fiqh/Ijtihad and Comparative Legal Studies
• Fiqh/Ijtihad and Human Rights
Ijtihad/Fiqh and Theological Approaches
• Usul al-Fiqh and Theology
• Islamic schools of Fiqh and Theological issues
• Contemporary Theological discourses and Emerging trends in Fiqh: productive engagement or mutual unawareness?
Ijtihad/Fiqh and Modern Natural Science and Technology
• Faqih/Mujtahid- Scientist: necessity or aberration?
• Fiqh as a technology: Problems and Implications
• Emerging sciences & technologies (nano- bio- info- cogno) and Fiqh/Ijtihad
Ijtihad/Fiqh and Social & Political Sciences
• Could/should there be a political Fiqh?
• Fiqh/Ijtihad and Sociological/Anthropological Studies
• Fiqh/Ijtihad and modern Economic issues
Ijtihad/Fiqh and Ethics
• The Bearing of Modern Ethical Theories on Fiqh/Ijtihad
• Designer-baby, post-human and Fiqh/Ijtihad
• Faqih/Mujtahid: moralist or legislature?
Ijtihad/Fiqh and Epistemological/Methodological considerations
• Can a Mujtahid/Faqih be a Critical rationalist?
• History and its relevance/irrelevance to Ijtihad/Fiqh
• Ijtihad/Fiqh and contemporary epistemologies
Ijtihad/Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh and Semantic/Linguistics Studies
• Modern semantics and Usul al-Fiqh: Birds of the same feather or incommensurable approaches?
• Jurisprudence and modern linguistics
Ijtihad/Fiqh and ‘situational’ issues
• Merits and shortcomings of the institution of the marja‘iyyah
• The impact of the theory of wilayat al-faqih on the process of ijtihad.
• Women and the marja‘iyyah
• Emerging trends in Fiqh/Ijtihad: neo-Akhbarism vs. neo-Usulism
A draft programme will be available on this website on Monday 30 July 2012.
The full conference fee is £120 and £40 for students. Fees include the conference dinner, refreshments, two lunches, and a delegate pack.
Please note: Submitting an abstract, proposal, or paper does not result in automatic registration to the conference. Contributors must still register for the conference whether or not their abstracts are accepted. A limited number of grants will be made available for speakers who cannot secure funding from their respective academic/research institutes for the conference fee.
• To register for the Conference, please return this form by Wednesday 13 June 2012.
• We remind you that the presenting author must be registered before Friday 8 June 2012, to confirm participation.