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International workshop: Modern Preaching of Islam: Salafis, Islamic Movements, Muslim States

Welcome to the International workshop on Modern Preaching of Islam: Salafis, Islamic Movements, Muslim States

The workshop is hosted by the University of Haifa, 6-8 January 2015.

This workshop will focus on one of the major features of Islamic  activism in modern  times: the phenomenon of Da'wah. Islam  is a missionary religion, and from the Prophet's days on Muslims engaged in calling other people to Islam. In the twentieth century da'wah reemerges as the foremost conceptualization of this effort in the face of the challenges posed on Muslims by the forces of modernity, Westernization, secularism and Christian and other religions' missions. Turning largely inwards, to the Muslims themselves, Da'wah has been promoted by Salafi thinkers, Islamic associations, and Muslim states alike throughout the Muslim world and beyond. Its momentous transformation at their hand is associated with new media and the formation of Muslim public spheres, the rise of religious ideologies and new religious movements, and the establishment of nation-state school systems and bureaucracies as well as international organizations.

Convener:                                                                                                                                       Scientific Committee:
Prof. Itzchak Weismann                                                                                                                Prof. Itzchak Weismann
                                                                                                                                                           Prof. Meir Hatina       
                                                                                                                                                           Prof. Jamal Malik                                                                                 

Scientific Coordinator:                                                                                                               Administrative Coordinator:
 Dr. Dina Lisnyansky                                                                                                                          Amal Abbas-Khaliliya