Socially Responsible Scholarship:
Past, Present and Future' by Dr Jonathan Brown.
Are Muslim scholars failing in their responsibilities to society? How responsive were scholars in the past to the dynamics of societies and what goes wrong when they become side lined from public discourse? How have recent experiences in the Muslim world and the West helped in shedding light on these questions? From adequately responding to Islamophobia to countering the hijacking of the faith by extremists, what role should Muslim scholars be playing addressing the needs of the community?
iSyllabus is pleased to bring you a unique lecture entitled 'Socially Responsible Scholarship: Past, Present and Future' by renowned Muslim scholar Dr Jonathan Brown, author of 'Misquoting Muhammed'.
About the speaker:
Dr Brown is Director of the Alwaleed Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and has lectured extensively on rarely addressed issues such as religious violence and Shariah law and is the author of critically acclaimed works such as 'Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy' and 'Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World'.
His 2011 publication Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction has provided audiences throughout the English-speaking world with a highly accessible and engaging introduction to the life and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad.
Free event, registration required
We recommend that you book your seat as soon as possible as we anticipate a high demand for this event.
This event is brought to you in association with Andalus, the grassroots community and educational hub, and the Alwaleed Centre at Edinburgh University.