June 16, 2020, 12:00 PM to August 24, 2020, 12:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (AVACGIS) at George Mason University is organizing a webinar series that will explore the impact of Covid-19 on various dimensions of Muslim religious life in global perspective. Each webinar will feature a leading scholar whose work is starting to explore the intersection of Islam and the global pandemic with a view to exploring Covid-19’s impact on Muslim thought, theology, law, observance, and religious authority.
Topics the series will explore include:
Each 1-hour session will feature a live presentation plus Q&A/discussion on Zoom. Video and audio recordings of each speaker’s remarks will also be made available later for asynchronous access.
June 16, 2020 - 12:00 PM EDT
Adnan Zulfiqar (Rutgers Law School), “Mapping Legal Responses to Covid-19: The Case of Islamic Law”
July 14, 2020 - 1:00 PM EDT
Dietrich Reetz (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient & Free University, Berlin), “Covid-19 and the Missionary Work of the Tablighi Jamaat in South Asia and Beyond: Negotiating Grassroots Activism, Religious Authority and the State”
August 11, 2020 - 2:00 PM EDT
Shabana Mir (American Islamic College, Chicago), "Everything has changed but we can’t: Muslim religious responses to Covid-19"
August 25, 2020 - 2:00 PM EDT
Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad (West Chester University of Pennsylvania & Muslim Wellness Foundation)
September 8, 2020 - 12:00 PM EDT
Gary R. Bunt (University of Wales Trinity Saint David), "The Allah Algorithm': Interpreting Islamic Influencers' Online Responses to COVID-19'"
September 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM EDT
Andrea Stanton (Denver University), "Lived Islam and Covid-19: Belief, Piety, Practice, and the Digital Turn”