Thank you 2022; Welcome 2023!

December 28, 2022

We wish all our members a wonderful holiday season! We thank you all for your commitment to AAIMS and for continually sharing your wonderful achievements with us. We also thank you for all you’ve done to help us grow in 2022 and are excited to begin the new year with you again!

Throughout 2022, we have shared member publications and achievements across our social media platforms and our new and improved website, and we continue to encourage you to share your achievements with us through our hashtag #sharewithaaims.

In early March, we received submissions for our Riaz Hassan Honours prize, and we’ve had some great theses come through. The winner for the prize will be announced soon! We thank everyone who submitted their honours thesis for consideration. We value scholarship that emerges from the field of Islamic Studies and it is an honour to cherish the scholarship legacy of Riaz Hassan himself who played an instrumental role in the development of AAIMS as a thriving association for scholars in this field.

In August we hosted a Grant-Making workshop, facilitated by Professor Sarah Phillips from the University of Sydney. We thank everyone who attended the event and benefited from the workshop. If you have suggestions for future workshops you’d like to see from us, please do email us at info@aaims.org.au.

In September, we launched a new website with exclusive member benefits! This new website features exciting new content and pages that benefit our members directly. You can also update your profile to increase your academic visibility across the field of Islamic Studies. The website also allows you to ask questions in our new member forum feature, so if you have something to share or something to say, head on over to our Member Forum to get some exciting discussions going!

Earlier this month we hosted an Islamic Studies Postgraduate conference. We thank everyone who attended the event and benefitted from the program. We hope the conference sparked an interest in Islamic Studies – and the field of humanities in general – and we hope to see you tune into another one of our conferences in the future!

We wish you all a lovely new year,

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Member Publications (December)

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Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their recent publications:

Jan Ali, on his paper titled Modernity, Its Crisis and Islamic Revivalism, published by Religions. Read article here.

Fethi Mansouri, on his paper titled The Future of Migration, Multiculturalism and Diversity in Australia’s Post-COVID-19 Social Recovery, published by Social Sciences & Humanities Open. Read article here.

Joshua M. RooseMario Peucker and Shahram Akbarzadeh, on their paper titled Socio-Economic Disadvantages and Lack of Recognition: Impacts on Citizenship Within Australian Muslim Communities, published with the Journal of Intercultural Studies. Read article here.

Ihsan Yilmaz, on his paper titled Civilizational Populism in Indonesia: The Case of Front Pembela Islam (FPI), published by Religions. Read article here.

Ihsan Yilmaz and Mustafa Demir, on their paper titled Manufacturing the Ummah: Turkey’s Transnational Populism and Construction of the People Globally, published in Religions. Read article here.

Congratulations,

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Highlights from the Postgraduate Conference

December 14, 2022

On December 8, 2022, AAIMS, in partnership with Western Sydney University, Charles Sturt University, and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy, hosted its second Postgraduate Islamic Studies Conference at the WSU Bankstown campus. The conference explored the various ways academics could explore and learn from the study of Islamic Studies.

Islamic Studies examines Islam and its adherents to provide deep and comprehensive explanation of Islam as a lived tradition and Muslims as a diverse and growing community. Those who study Islam and Muslims often do so from different disciplinary or theoretical perspectives, making Islamic studies a multidisciplinary academic program. Under Islamic studies, scholars and students examine a wide range of topics including: Islamic civilization, Islamic history and historiography, Islamic Law (shari’ah), Islamic Theology (kalām), Sufism (mysticism), Arabic, Islamic philosophy, Islamic scriptures (Qur’an and Hadiths), and Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr). Many contemporary scholars and students who work in the area of Islamic studies have adopted analytical tools and methods in their investigative endeavours usually used in humanities, such as philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.

The 2022 Postgraduate Islamic Studies Conference II therefore explored the inner complexities of Islam as a complete way of life and its variety of rituals, practices, and teachings embedded in the pattern of Muslim everyday living using modern academic tools, scientific research methods, and theoretical frameworks. It fostered and disseminated ongoing and new research about Islam and Muslims in national and international contexts.

We thank everyone who attended the event and shared their photos and wonderful experience with us over our social media platforms! Below are some of the pictures that were captured on the day. If you have more to share, please tag us #sharewithaaims.

Thank you!

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