Past Events

Apr16

AVACGIS Visiting Scholar Presentation by Dr. Christopher Taylor

“The Transformation of Islamic Charity: From Alms to New Public Voluntarism in India”

Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Online Location

Almsgiving is a ritual obligation in Islam practiced by the vast majority of the world's Muslims, yet it is not well understood in popular or scholarly discussions. This lecture examines the contemporary changes in obligatory almsgiving (zakat) through ethnographic research on new Islamic charity organizations in north India. 

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Mar30

POSTPONED-AVACGIS Visiting Scholar Presentation by Dr. Christopher Taylor

“The Transformation of Islamic Charity: From Alms to New Public Voluntarism in India”

Monday, March 30, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, Room E

Almsgiving is a ritual obligation in Islam practiced by the vast majority of the world's Muslims, yet it is not well understood in popular or scholarly discussions. This lecture examines the contemporary changes in obligatory almsgiving (zakat) through ethnographic research on new Islamic charity organizations in north India. 

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Mar20

POSTPONED- A Two-Day Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers

Is there a "Muslim World"? Using global humanities to challenge singular narratives

March 20, 2020, 9:00 AM to March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM
George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

The two-day seminar will take place March 20-21 at the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The teacher institute is a collaboration between George Washington University's Institute for Middle East Studies and Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, Virginia Humanities, Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, and George Mason University's Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies.

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Feb24

AVACGIS Guest Lecture by Dr. Younus Mirza

"The Sacrifice: The Story of Abraham’s/Ibrahim’s Sacrifice and Its Relevance Today"

Monday, February 24, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Union I, SUBI- Meeting Room 3A

This talk will examine the Biblical and Qur’anic story of Abraham’s/Ibrahim’s sacrifice.

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