Islamic Studies: Past, Present, and Futures Workshop

When and Where

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


Mohammed Fadel, Faculty of Law


The workshop gathers graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in Islamic Studies within the U of T community for two major goals:

  • To provide a space for researchers to gain constructive feedback on their written works in progress.
  • To build academic community across disciplines of Islamic studies (e.g., history, anthropology, sociology) and levels (graduate students, postdocs, and faculty) at the University of Toronto and forge ongoing scholarly and professional ties.

The workshop revolves around a draft manuscript (e.g., an article or book/dissertation chapter) distributed to participants to read in advance of the session. The sessions are informal but focused group discussions of the paper in the spirit of helping the author and constructive academic discussion more broadly.

This semester, sessions will be held in a hybrid fashion at IIS and on Zoom. In order to attend the sessions, please sign up here for the mailing list. Session details are announced one week in advance, and participants must RSVP to receive the paper and confirm in-person or Zoom attendance. In-person attendance will be limited and determined on a first-come first-serve basis.

For further details on the session, please contact

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Mohammad Fadel, Professor, Faculty of Law
"Chapter 5 The Mālikī Rules of Adjudication: The Criterion of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī (d. 684/1285"

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Alaa Mitwaly, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
"Sinai Desert Paths: Archive for survivals and futures"

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Seyfeddin Kara, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department for the Study of Religion
"Sunni-Shiʿi Common Narratives on the Distortion of the Qur’an"