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.