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6 Oct 2017 09:00 — 18 Oct 21:00

South Africa Summer School 2017: 6-18 October, Cape Town

MUSLIM SOCIETIES: Contemporary & Future Challenges

The programme is designed primarily for graduate students from South Africa and neighbouring countries who are majoring in Islamic studies, humanities or the social sciences and who are interested in developing their knowledge and expertise in the listed topics. The programme will also provide an opportunity for participants to present and discuss their particular research. During the course of the programme participants will receive instruction and interactive engagement. On completion they will receive a certificate of attendance from the organisers.


  • Approaching the Qur’an
  • Approaching the Sunnah
  • Contemporary Islamic Thought
  • Islamic Jurisprudence and Maqasid al-Shariah
  • Muslim History and Civilization
  • Epistemological Integration
  • Foundations of Belief, Knowledge and Ethics
  • Future Studies in Postnormal Times
  • Faith-based Economics and Wealth Development
  • Identity and Politics: Fiqh of Citizenship
  • Epistemological Bias in Popular Culture
  • Islamic Bioethics
  • Islam and Gender Studies
  • Parent-Child Relations


  • Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim
  • Andrea Brigaglia
  • Beddy Ebnou
  • Fathi Malkawi
  • Ihsaan Hendricks
  • Imraan Choonara
  • Jasser Auda
  • Nazaaket Gaffoor
  • Omar Kasule
  • Shamiel Jeppie
  • Shuruq Najeeb
  • Yasien Mohammed
  • Yusuf Patel
  • Ziauddin Sardar
  • Anas Al-Shaikh-Ali


Attendance by Registration only. Places are limited. Those interested should complete and submit the application form with an updated C.V. and
a letter of reference from their department or supervisor no later than 1 July 2017.

Please send submissions to:

Professor Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim:, and

Dr. Yusuf Patel:

Further Information:

Organised by:

  • IIIT London Office, UK
  • Sulaimani & Khairunisa Charity Trust, South Africa

In cooperation with:

  • Institute for Epistemological Studies Europe, Brussels
  • Center for Advanced Studies, Sarajevo
  • The Fairfax Institute, USA
  • MAHYA, Turkey

Venue: River Club, Cape Town, South Africa

Announcement Flyer (pdf).