The International Institute of Islamic Thought Intellectual Panels

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Saulat Pervez



The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) held a series of panels at
the 41st annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in
Baltimore, MD, on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
The first panel, “Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘ah as a Philosophy of Islamic Law,”
featured Jasser Auda (Al-Shatibi Chair of Maqasid Studies, the International
Peace College, South Africa) and Ebrahim Rasool (Distinguished Scholar in
Residence at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School for Foreign
Service and former ambassador of South Africa to the U.S.), with Ermin
Sinanović (director, Research and Academic Programs, IIIT) as moderator.
Sinanović began by introducing IIIT to the diverse audience. He explained
that the institute is devoted to the revival of Islamic traditions and the reform
of Muslim societies. In addition to affirming that our sources and principles
are unchangeable, he positioned IIIT as the institution dedicated to making our intellectual legacy the core of the solution to our current malaise, for it is the
“answer to the crisis of the ummah,” a crisis that is largely intellectual in nature:
our inability to translate our eternal message as per our time and space ...

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