CFA: Intellectuality in the Qur’an and Islamic Civilization

Call for The second short-term course on “Islam and Contemporary Issues”, With a focus on “Intellectuality in the Qur’an and Islamic Civilization”

Under the Supervision of Theosopher ‘Allamah ‘Abdullah Jawadi Amuli

Organized by Al-Mustafa International University-Tehran branch in cooperation with the Esra International Foundation for Revealed Science and Philosophy, the Supreme Assembly of Islamic Wisdom, and the Iranian Institute of Philosophy
Tehran, December 27th 2012 – January 13th 2013

Main Subjects:
· ‘Aql (intellect) in the Qur’an and traditions
· ‘Aql in Islamic philosophy and theology
· Aql in Islamic spirituality and ethics
· ‘Aql in political science and fiqh (jurisprudence)
· ‘Aql in modern philosophy
· A comparative study of Islamic and modern rationality

Islam’s approach towards rationality, its principles, features, and outcomes will be tackled at the analytical section of the course through a comparative study between the Qur’anic notion of ‘aql with a focus on Islamic sciences, and modern rationalism. On a deeper level, the course will address the following questions: Could Islamic intellectuality and cosmology answer the questions and challenges of the contemporary world and the contemporary man? If the answer is yes, how can this take place?

The course will also tackle fundamental issues such as challenges and predicaments ahead of the contemporary man.  

Some of the Seminar Presenters (Teachers and Supervisors):
Qom seminary professor,  teaching advanced level courses of Fiqh, Usool, Philosophy and Theology
lecturer at Esra Foundation and Director of Me’raj Revealed Science Research Institute
Jalali, Dr. Ahmad
Lecturer at Al-Mustafa University and Islamic College, UK
lecturer at Iran’s Wisdom and Philosophy Institute
Qom seminary professor, Vice director of Center of Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy
Imam Sadiq University professor, Scholar of Islamic Sciences
lecturer at Carleton University
lecturer at Al-Mustafa Open University (AOU) and director of Moral Training and Education Center of Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy
lecturer at the Iranian Institute of Wisdom and Philosophy

General Features of the Course:
· Participants will attend a meeting with ‘Allamah Jawadi Amuli
· Attendance of top Iranian and foreign professors of the field
· Attendance of scholars from various faiths
· Emphasis on issues of proximity and interfaith dialogue.

Time: December 27th 2012- January 13th 2013
Language: English

Admission’s Requirements:
· Should hold an M.A. degree in Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Islamic philosophy or Western philosophy, or have published original contributions on related issues.
· Should be familiar with Arabic language (applicants who are familiar with Arabic language have priority)
· Should have an English language degree in TOFEL (576 [PBT], 86 [IBT] minimum score) or academic IELTS (6.5, minimum score).
· Graduates of English speaking colleges are not required to offer TOEFL or IELTS degrees
· Accepting the regulation of I.R. Iran. 
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Registration: Filled-out application forms along with resumes must be submitted to the following email address by October 20, 2012:

· Applicants are required to pay 500 Euros in order to participate in the course and 500 Euros for hotel accommodation expenses
· Applicants need to pay for their round-trip air-ticket

Services and Facilities:
· Access to library and an atmosphere conducive to education and research
· Participants will be granted an Al-Mustafa University  Certificate at the end of the course
· Lunch, Coffee and course materials, will be provided by the university
· Free transportation to scientific centers and libraries according to the schedule of course
· A two-day trip to an Iranian city
· Free transportation from and to the airport

Tell: 00982188319945
Cell Phone:  009891092311595

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Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Nassef is the founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort), PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization), DSRN (Decolonial Studies Research Network), and BRLN (Bangsamoro Research and Legal Network). He works on interdisciplinary research between Islam and International Relations and explores the Bangsamoro society as he heads the Policy Research and Legal Services (PRLS) of the Bangsamoro Parliament. Visit for more details.