Jihad, Violence, War & Peace in Islam @East London

One day seminar with Professor Tariq Ramadan
Date & Time

Saturday 3rd March 2018, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm


Queen Mary
University of London
Mile End Road
E1 4NS


Organiser: IIDR

When did the idea of jihad, and Islam become so interchangeable? Why is jihad only equated with violence in the minds of so many in the West? Where does peace fit into the narrative and when is violence ever acceptable? IIDR invites you to join the debate in our latest addition to the Critical Reflection Series: Jihad, Violence, War & Peace in Islam. Hosted by the author of the course text himself, Prof. Tariq Ramadan, this one day seminar will offer you coherent, evidenced and practical answers to all your jihad related questions.

Nowadays, it’s not enough to simply repeat that Islam condemns the violence of those who terrorise civilians under the banner of jihad. It’s time instead to have a clearer, historically referenced and researched position statement. Find your voice at this course. Join us in unravelling one of the most misunderstood terms of our time, and discover how jihad is legitimately and illegitimately used to justify war. Tackle issues such as:

The multiple meanings and purposes of jihad
The five conditions for acceptable resistance (including freedom of religion and expression)
Religious diversity; and much more...

Tariq Ramadan

Dr Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Islamic Studies teaching in the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, Director of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College (Oxford), Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), and the President of the think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels. Professor Tariq Ramadan holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars. He is considered one of the most influential Muslim intellectuals of the 21st Century. He is the author of The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism, Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation, In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad, and Western Muslims and the Future of Islam.

Email : courses@iidr.org
Phone : 0330 133 0056


£35.00 (On/Before 25th Feb.)
£45.00 (On/After 26th Feb.)
£29.00 (Online access)

Book here: https://www.iidr.org/course/111-jihad