Voltaire Lecture - Lessons from the Past: Science and Rationalism in Medieval Islam (2014)
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British Humanist Association (BHA) President, physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili gave the 2014 Voltaire Lecture at Conway Hall, London, on the theme of 'Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval Islam.' The lecture was chaired by his predecessor as President, and current BHA Vice President, the journalist Polly Toynbee.
Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran (Women and Gender: the Middle East and the Islamic World) by Azam Torab
Brill Academic Pub | December 1, 2006 | English | ISBN: 9004152954 | 320 pages | PDF | 11 MB
"Performing Islam" describes and analyses a wide range of ritual activities marking, at times starkly contrasting, religious anniversaries and life course events in Iran today. Arguing that ritual performances in Iran are powerful forums where ideas develop, and where rules, symbols and discourses are contested, the volume elucidates social, cultural and political processes, but in particular the values and beliefs underpinning gender constructions in a rapidly changing complex society.
Gregory H. Franco, "Islam in the 21st Century"
English | ISBN: 1608769100 | 2010 | 194 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Islam is the second most common faith in the world with over a billion adherents. This book explores suspicion of Islamic education in the US, analysing the extent to which such a sentiment is based on verifiable data. It also discusses the agreement between general broad principles of research ethics and Islamic teachings concerning life.