Virtual Weekend Workshop: “Thinking About Islam”

As-salamu ʻAlaykum wa-Rahmatu Allah,

Did you miss the chance to enroll in “Thinking About Islam: Modernity, Ideas, Institutions” with Dr. Ermin?

Understand how Muslim lands, including Palestine, came to be occupied and how Islamic thought can help us in ending colonization and occupation.

What was previously a semester-long course is now condensed into an intensive, knowledge-packed weekend workshop that bridges historical context with contemporary issues.

📅 Dates: Sat., Nov. 18th – Sun., Nov. 19th
🕘 Time: 10 am – 4 pm (both days)
🎟️ Cost: $ 89

This new format offers a more accessible way to explore this vital subject.

Key Takeaways:

  • Historical context of Western modernity, colonization, and their impact on Muslims.
  • Questions of decline, renewal, and reform (tajdīd and iṣlāḥ).
  • Emergence of new theories in tafsīr, fiqh, Muslim modernism, and Qur’an-centric views.
  • 20th-century revival and Influence of liberalism on contemporary Muslims.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Ermin Sinanović is an Affiliated Adjunct Faculty at BIS and the Executive Director of the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World at Shenandoah University, where he is also a Scholar in Residence. His research interests include transnational Islamic revival, revival and reform in Islam, Islamic political thought, Southeast Asian politics, and Islam and politics in general. Read More About Dr. Ermin!

The spaces are limited, and we encourage you to register soon. 

May Allah guide us all in our pursuit of sacred knowledge and grant us understanding and wisdom!

With gratitude, 

Boston Islamic Seminary