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Islamic Renaissance

In the name of Allah the most Beneficent, the most Merciful

THE ISLAMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL (IRFI),

Is soliciting individuals and Organizations to become joint sponsors or Cosponsors of  The Second International Conference On

Islamic Renaissance

The Objectives of the Conference are to find practical solutions (a Road Map) or Strategies to solve  the problems facing the Muslim Community in the 21st Century.

Preamble:  There is no DOUBT that Muslims are backward in all facets of life. This conference seeks practical solutions for the upliftment of Muslim Ummah and how to Revive the Golden Age of Islam in this 21st century. The areas of interest are: 1. Education 2. Economics and Finance 3. Science and Technology 4. Religion  5. Medicine and Health

1.     Submit Abstracts (300 words Max). Deadline: June 30, 2012
2.     Notification of acceptance and invitation to submit full paper-July 15, 2012
3.     Full Paper due: December 15, 2012

 Please submit the Abstract and Full written paper in Microsoft word document and lecture presentation will be only in Microsoft PowerPoint Format.

The following 20  TOPICS are suggested  FOR THE  INTERNATIOANL CONFERENCE ON ISLAMIC RENAISSANCE TO BE HELD IN LOUISVILLE, KY.  MAY 24-26, 2013

1. Critical Thinking -Education, career, personal life and religion

2, Opposing points of view are needed for the advancement of Muslims

3. Role of Ijtihad in Islamic Renaissance

4. Freedom of expression and thought are a necessity for the upliftment of Muslims

5. Reviving the status of women (50 % of Muslim Ummah) to the early Islamic period when they excelled in every field.

6. Misconceptions and Misinterpretation of Islam by Muslims are some of the reasons for the backwardness of Muslims.

7. How to build Riba Free World Bank and IMF as alternates to the present Riba based Institutions

8. How to understand the Qur’an in the 21st Century so that Muslims can Excel in Duniya and Aakhirah.

9. How to handle Fabricated Ahadeeth that are hindering the advancement of Muslims.

10. How to Revive the Golden Age of Islam in the 21st Century.

11. How to revive Education in Muslim countries in Curricula, Instruction, Incentives, IT so that the graduates become Second to None.

12. Practical steps to eradicate disease and improve health in Muslim countries

13. Practical steps to eradicate poverty and bring prosperity in the lives of Muslims

14. How to make Muslim Youth to excel in the Academics and sports so that they can achieve    their highest potential (becoming Nobel Laureates and Gold Medalists in Olympics).

15.  Why teaching of the Islamic Theory of Evolution is a necessity?

16.  Are Commandments of Qur’an and Hadith eternally binding?

17.   Antidote to Islamophobia – practical steps and strategies

18.  The Interpretation of Shariah Laws in the 21st Century,  so that Muslims living anywhere in the world can prosper and advance in their lives

19.  How to revive Muslim’s input to Scientific Discoveries and Knowledge

20.  Practical Solutions  for  Muslim Women to advance  in STEM (Science, Technology, Engg., and Med) sciences

If your paper is selected for presentation, IRFI will provide the boarding, lodging, and   Return  Travel Expenses  to Louisville, KY, USA.

For further Information, Please contact us by E- Mail:
islamicresearch@yahoo.com  or  IRFI.1988@YAHOO.COM

Visit our Website: http://www.irfi.org

Mailing Address:     7102 W. Shefford Lane, Louisville, KY 40242, USA

NO   PHONE   CALLS     OR     FAXES      PLEASE

Instructions to Authors on Preparation of Manuscript

The paper should be formatted in one column format with the figures at the end.  A maximum of eight keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the contents of the manuscript.  Leave a blank line between each paragraph and between each entry in the list of bibliographic references.  Tables should preferably be placed in the same electronic file as the text. There is no need to spend time formatting your article so that the printout is visually attractive (e.g. by making headings bold or creating a page layout with figures), as most formatting instructions will be removed upon processing.

Authors are advised to use Times New Roman 12-point font.  Be especially careful when you are inserting special characters, as those inserted in different fonts may be replaced by different characters when converted to PDF files.  It is well known that ‘�’ will be replaced by other characters when fonts such as ‘Symbol’ or ‘Mincho’ are used.

We recommend that authors prepare the text as a Microsoft Word file.

1.  Manuscripts in general should be organised in the following order:

Page 1: Running title.  (Not to exceed 60 characters, counting letters and spaces).

This page should only contain your running title / full title of your paper. In addition, the Subject areas most relevant to the study must be indicated on this page.  Select one or two subject areas from.
A list of number of black and white / color figures and tables should also be indicated on this page.

Page 2: Author(s) and Corresponding author information.

This page should repeat the title of your paper with name(s) of all the authors, institutions and corresponding author’s name, institution and full address (Street address, telephone number (including extension), hand phone number, fax number and e-mail address) for Program Committee  correspondence.

Author’s addresses. Multiple authors with different addresses must indicate their respective addresses separately by superscript numbers:

George Swan1 and Nayan Kanwal2
1Department of Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, USA.
2Research Management Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.

 Page 3: This page should repeat the title of your paper with only the Abstract (the abstract should be less than 350 words for a Regular Paper . Keywords must also be provided on this page (Not more than eight keywords in alphabetical order).

Page 4 and subsequent pages:

This page should begin with the Introduction of your article and the rest of your paper should follow from page 5 onwards.

Text.  Regular Papers should be prepared with the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions in this order.

The introduction should state the purpose of the article and that it complies with the
Theme of the Conference.

Tables.  All tables should be prepared in a form consistent with recent issues of a journal and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.  Explanatory material should be given in the table legends and footnotes.  Each table should be prepared on a separate page.  (Note that when a manuscript is accepted for presentation, tables must be submitted as data – .doc, .rtf, Excel or PowerPoint file- because tables submitted as image data cannot be edited for publication.)

Equations and Formulae.  These must be set up clearly and should be typed triple spaced.  Numbers identifying equations should be in square brackets and placed on the right margin of the text.

Figures & Photographs.  Submit an original figure or photograph.  Line drawings must be clear, with high black and white contrast.  Each figure or photograph should be prepared on a separate sheet and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.  Appropriate sized numbers, letters and symbols should be used, no smaller than 2 mm in size after reduction to single column width (85 mm), 1.5-column width (120 mm) or full 2-column width (175 mm).

For electronic figures, create your figures using applications that are capable of preparing high resolution TIFF files acceptable for publication.  In general, we require 300 dpi or higher resolution for colored and half-tone artwork and 1200 dpi or higher for line drawings.  For review, you may attach low-resolution figures, which are still clear enough for reviewing, to keep the file of the manuscript under 5 MB.

Results: Provide a detailed report on the data obtained during the study. All data in the text must be consistent throughout the manuscript, including any illustrations, legends, or tables.

Discussion: Be succinct. What does your study show? Discuss the importance of your paper with regard to the relevant world literature; a complete literature review is unnecessary. Analyze your data and discuss their strengths, their weaknesses, and the limitations of the study.

Legends must be included for all illustrations and listed in order. Explain what each illustration shows. Give the magnification of all photomicrographs. Define all arrows and other such indicators appearing on the illustration.

All references must be cited in the text.

Model Abstract

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