Spiritual Foundations in the Thought of Pioneers of Islamic
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Spiritual Foundations in the Thought of Pioneers of Islamic Reform and Renewal

15 Oct2019
16 Mar2020
  • All Day
  • College of Islamic Studies

The answer to the famous question made by the late Shakib Arslan, which is the title of his book "Why are Muslims are delayed and why are others are advanced?” has been the main concern of intellectual pioneers of reform and renewal and renaissance advocates for more than two centuries.

Contemporary researchers have concentrated their efforts on studying the answers provided by these pioneers on the foundations of reform and renewal and the Muslims’ intellectual, political, philosophical, and social renaissance. 
However, the clarification of the spiritual foundations is largely absent from their research and do not receive sufficient attention despite the centrality of these foundations in the pioneers of reform projects, as they were always present in their theoretical and practical levels.

Hence, the idea of this conference aims to shed the light on these foundations and conduct in-depth research that reveal its role and value in the process of reform and renewal, and prepares to discuss the various approaches that have prevailed other aspects at the expense of the spiritual educational aspect.

  1. Deadline for Submitting (Abstracts)
    October 15, 2019
  2. Notification of Acceptance (Abstracts)
    October 20, 2019
  3. Deadline for Submission (Paper)
    January 15, 2020
  4. Notification of Acceptance (Papers)
    January 20, 2020
  5. Conference Dates:
    March 15 – 16, 2020

Abstracts, biographies, and research papers can be sent to:

For inquiries, please communicate with:
Dr. Hossam El-din Khalil:
Dr. Badrane Benlahcene: