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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
May God’s peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Muhammad, his Family, and venerated Companions

The International Center for Educational and Scientific Research and Studies

and the European Institute for Islamic Sciences

in collaboration with the Foundation for Research in Islamic Sciences


organize the first international scientific conference on:

The Centrality of the Holy Qur’ān in Imam Abdessalam Yassine’s
Theory of the Prophetic Method [al-Minhāj an-Nabawi]


Istanbul, Muharram 17 - 18, 1434 (AH) / December 1 - 2, 2012


Imam Abdessalam Yassine’s theory of The Prophetic Method [al-Minhāj an-Nabawi] is one of the most prominent and influential revivalist projects in the current intellectual Islamic thought. It is an integrated holistic vision through which he reads and addresses the actual state, the past and the future of the Islamic community. Imam Yassine expounds in detail this theory in his numerous multidisciplinary writings.

The Prophetic Method is an outstanding theory of Islamic renewal which is primarily inspired from the Qur’ān. Its authenticity -both in form and content- remarkably stems from Qur’ānic precepts and concepts. The Qur’ān is indubitably the principal source of inspiration for Imam Yassine. He instantly insists that the renewal of understanding of the status quo cannot be reached unless Muslim scholars resort to the Holy Qur’ān, take it as a frame of reference to perceive the existence and the quintessence of life, be imbued with its precepts for any doctrinal and jurisprudential reform, and assimilate its teachings in every minute detail.

Imam Yassine, thus, takes the Holy Qur’ān as the ultimate referential criterion to rethink and review values, ideas, and various issues in the human and Islamic heritage.

This international conference –organized by The International Center for Educational and Scientific Research and Studies and the European Institute for Islamic Sciences in collaboration with the Foundation for Research in Islamic Sciences - seeks to unveil and explore the centrality of the Qur’ān in structuring Imam Yassine’s theory of The Prophetic Method [al-Minhāj an-Nabawi]. Academicians, scholars, and researchers are, therefore, respectfully invited to take part in this international scientific event with emphasis on the following topics:

1. The theory of The Prophetic Method: Concept, Function, and Objective.


2. How does the Holy Qur’ān contribute to constructing the conceptual framework

     of the theory of The Prophetic Method.


3. The Holy Qur’ān as a Source of Knowledge in the Theory

     of The Prophetic Method.


4. The Holy Qur’ān and Purification [tazkiya] in the Theory

     of The Prophetic Method.


5. The Holy Qur’ān and Science in the Theory of The Prophetic Method.


6. The Qur’ānic basis for the Islamic State in the Theory of The Prophetic Method:

     Concept, Function, and Objective


7. The Holy Qur’ān and Women Issue in the Theory of The Prophetic Method


8. The Holy Qur’ān and the Intellectual Reconsiderations in the Theory

     of The Prophetic Method.



Selection Process:

  1. All submissions will be reviewed by a scientific committee.
  2. Reviewers will evaluate submissions on criteria such as originality, significance, soundness, clarity, and relevance.
  3. Selected papers will be considered for publication.
  4. Participants can refer to the online encyclopedia ‘Siraj’ which comprises all of Imam Abdessalam Yassine’s writings; it can be downloaded from the following link: encyclopedia ‘Siraj’

Paper Format:

  1. Final versions of accepted papers must be submitted as Word files.
  2. The paper should be written according to the following format:
    • Font: Traditional Arabic and Police 16 in Text and 14 in/ Footnotes for Arabic
    • Font: Times New Roman 14 in Text and 12 in Footnotes/ For English or French
  3. The paper should be no less than 5000 words and no more than 10000 words including endnotes and references.
  4. For proceedings, abstracts must be submitted in two languages: Arabic and English.

Important Dates:

April 30th, 2012 Abstract deadline.
May 10th, 2012 Notification of paper acceptance.
September 15th, 2012 Final paper deadline.
September 30th, 2012 Notification of paper acceptance after reviewing and request of rectification.
October 15th, 2012 Final version due date.
01-02 December 2012 The Conference.

Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • English
  • French