Professor Tariq Ramadan will attend ISNA Convention 2012, Washington DC ; his new book "Islam and the Arab Awakening" [OUP] will be on sale even before it is brought out in the bookshops in the US !
* Saturday, 1st :
06:00 - 08:00pm : MSA Convention - Main Hall (tbc)
08:00 pm - 09:00pm : book signings in CILE booth (nr 507)
* Sunday, 2nd :
10:00am - 11:30am : IIIT Intellectual Forum Debate - IIIT Hospitality Suite, Venue 102A
11:30am - 01:00pm : ’Conversation with Tariq Ramadan’ - Prof. Ramadan will present the activities of CILE Center - ROOM 145AB " During this session, Tariq Ramadan will talk about the three main fields on which he has been focusing over the last 25 years : Islamic sciences and references (aqida, fiqh, usul al fiqh in particular) ; Challenges in Muslim majority countries and Western Muslims. The conversation will lead to introducing the audience to the new project on Islamic applied ethics with the Research Center on Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) inaugurated in January 2012. The philosophy of the Center and its objectives will be discussed through the eleven fields that are studied in the Center : Islamic methodology, education, medicine, environment, economy, governance, arts, psychology, gender, food and media. The audience will be able to ask questions and find out how to become involved with the activities of CILE".
01:00pm - 02:00pm : book signings in CILE booth (nr 507)
02:30pm - 04:00pm : Meet the Author Session - ROOM 202B - a book signing will take place at the end of the presentation
04:30pm - 06:00pm : main session : "Interweaving Religion & Life in a Moral Society" - MAIN HALL
Description : Two fundamental freedoms enacted by shari’a are the right to life and the right to religion. This session first looks at how the shari’a objective for preservation of life upholds the sanctity of human life and acknowledges our responsibility to safeguard it ; the second part examines how the objective for the protection of religion provides an essential social framework for the right of every person to search for truth and to worship God, or not.
06:00pm - 07:45pm : MSA session : "The Echoes of God’s Word" - MAIN HALL
“Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.” (6:162) Speakers : Suhaib Webb, Siraj Wahhaj, Altaf Husain, Hamza Yusuf, Tariq Ramadan
08:00pm - 09:00pm : book signings in CILE booth (nr 507)
* Monday, 3rd :
11:00am - 01:00pm : book signings in CILE booth (nr 507)