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January

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Venue:DM 190

American media has recently highlighted the social circumstances of Muslims living under the Chinese Communist Party. Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a presentation on the history of Islam in China and a genealogy of Muslim-state interactions from the final dynatistic regime to the present. Lecture by Kristian Petersen, Old Dominion University.

February

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Venue:DM 190

This lecture will address misconceptions about Islamic Law and Shari'a. It will discuss how Islamic law came into existence, how different legal schools came to be established,and how a moral law functioned in early Muslim society. Presentation by Yasemin Saib.

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Venue:DM 190

Love and Marriage in Islam is widely misunderstood in western society. This lecture will discuss Islamic teachings on Love and Marriage, and will address many of the misconceptions and myths that surround marriage in Islam. Lecture by Amanda Smith.

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Venue:WPAC Instrumental Hall

Join the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies as we co-sponsor an event hosted by the FIU School of Music and Communication, Architecture + The Arts as part of their Miami International GuitART Festival. The event will include a combined lecture with two artists, and culminate in a weeklong series of events by multiple artists as part of the GuitArt Festival. Cihat Askin will present on "Modal Systems and Forms in Traditional Turkish Music".

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Venue:WPAC Concert Hall

In the festival opening concert Aksak Duo, virtuoso Turkish musicians Cihat Askin, violin, and Mesut Özgen, guitar, present a program of duo and solo works by Pablo Ortiz, Tolga Zafer Özdemir, Mesut Özgen, and others. Co-sponsored by the Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies.

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Venue:AHC 3, Room 205

On account of divergent colonial histories, Niger and Northern Nigeria developed sharply different socioeconomic profiles and political cultures, yet both are overwhelmingly Muslim and blighted by poverty. This lecture will discuss how Nigeria and Niger share challenges of development, as compounded by climate change and attendant insecurity. It is also instructive to all those interested in the future of Islamic societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Lecture by William Miles.

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Venue:CBC 155

This lecture will discuss the historical background of Muslim groups outside of the borders of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Lecture by Dr. Hakan Kirimli.

March

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Venue:Islamic School of Miami- 11699 SW 147th Ave, Miami

Join us for a conversation on how Islamic sources, specifically the Quran, address various realms and moral mechanisms of apology and forgiveness and how these mechanisms can extend from private to public usage in modern life. Lecture by Dr. Jafar Mahallati.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church (Moye Chapel) 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables

Join us for an interfaith discussion on conceptualizing and understanding the world through the lens of friendship. Dr. Jafar Mahallati will discuss how four 11th-century Muslim scholars introduced friendship as a worldview. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi Moshe Tom Heyn and Pastor Laurie Hafner.

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Venue:Parkview Hall Multipurpose Room

Join us for a compelling conversation of how students at the University of Art in Shiraz, Iran were prompted to create 110 peace posters which reflect the realms of forgiveness and peacemaking. The posters were then responded to by Oberlin College students. Lecture by Dr. Jafar Mahallati.

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Venue:DM 259B

Over the last decades, research has largely dismantled the earlier, in its origins colonial narrative of a sweeping intellectual, religious and cultural decline of the Islamicate world during the late medieval period. Nevertheless, very recent publications repeat one of the fundamental building blocks of the decline narrative by contending that the courts of late medieval Islamicate rulers lacked the internal diversity necessary to function as hubs of religious and intellectual life.

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Venue:DM 190

Join us for a discussion about the Khosti refugees who belong to the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Stranded between the border politics of two nations, the Khosti Afghans from Pakistan are forced to stay as undocumented migrants. Lecture by Dr. Aparna Malaviya.

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Venue:GL 100

Join us as we explore the similarities and misconceptions between various faiths and cultures

April

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Venue:DM 190

This presentation is an overall and broad narrative of a cohesive transition of Islamic doctrine and its manifestation into a form of Art and Architecture and demonstrates a general understanding of the theology mystical art which symbolizes into an abstract design in different fields of Art in the form of Geometry, Biomorph, Calligraphy, and Architecture. Lecture by Sara Pezeshk.

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Venue:RDB 1100

Join us for a Round table discussion on the Rohingya Crisis. This event is co-sponsored by the Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and FIU MMC

The Jaffer Center is pleased to inaugurate the first conference under its Muslim-Jewish Relations Initiative, “Muslim- Jewish Encounters: Shi‘a Islam and Judaism.” This international conference brings together prominent scholars to share their research on the religious and sociopolitical encounters between Judaism and Islam (and more specifically Shi’a Islam) across history.

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Venue:The Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU

Shi‘i purity and ritual laws underscore the impurity of non-Muslims, posing strict limitations on touching them, dining with them, and eating from their dishes. Cases of persecutions in early modern Iran further led to a view of twelver Shi‘ism as hostile to Jews. In this talk, I suggest that Hashemite Iraq represents a case study where Jews and Shi‘is found common venues in which to live with one another as citizens, friends, neighbors and business partners.

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Venue:Graham Center, Room 150

It is always tempting to try to replicate a particular theological dispute in one religion with a different religion. This lecture will discuss where the Sunni/Shi`a split can be seen emerging in Judaism. Concentrating on Twelver Shi`ism and rabbinic Judaism, an attempt will be made to compare and contrast and bring out some significant features of both religious traditions.

May

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms

This communal breaking of the fast welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims alike to come together in a celebratory meal. It will begin with a short lecture on the history of Ramadan and fasting within Islam, and will go on to discuss the many variations of fasting within different religious communities. RSVP at FIUIftar2019.eventbrite.com

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Venue:ZEB 150

The under-representation of women in STEM has been a concern in the US for decades. At the same time, many Muslim majority countries have the highest rates of women's participation in STEM. These issues will be discussed with a panel of women scientist and engineers.