A Kalam Research & Media Theology Conference with John Templeton Foundation
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE For over a millenia the Ash‘ari and Maturidi Schools of Theology have have been one of the most prevalent in the Muslim world. While the Ash‘ari School is considered mainstream and studied heavily, the Maturidi School has not, however, received much scholarly attention, despite being recognized as one of the main expressions of Muslim orthodoxy. This conference organised by Kalam Research & Media (KRM) in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) aims to shed further light on the Maturidi school through an analysis of its historical emergence and spread; investigating its theological and philosophical theories; exploring the broader cultural, social and political contexts within which the school developed; and contemporary challenges and the viability of its engagement with the Big Questions. This Conference is especially suitable for religious scholars, traditionally-trained seminarians, academics, and experts to facilitate the engagement of analytic approaches and concerns revolving around Maturidi thought. The conference will be held in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
SPEAKERS DR AREF ALI NAYED (Former Libyan Ambassador to the UAE; Chairman of Kalam Research & Media) / SHEIKH SAEED FOUDEH (Al-Razi Chair, King Hussein bin Talal Mosque, Jordan) / SHEIKH MOHAMMED AMIN KHOLWADIA (Chairman, Darul Qasim, Chicago, USA) / DR NAZIF MUHTAROGLU (Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey) / DR AYSE BETUL TEKIN (Yalova University, Turkey) / DR TUBANUR YESILHARK OZKAN (Hampshire, UK) / DR MEHMET BÜLGEN (Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey) / DR SAFARUK CHOWDHURI (King Fahad Academy, London, UK) / DR SAIFUDDIN DHUHRI (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) / HADEL JARADA (PhD candidate, Harvard University, USA) / ABDURRAHMAN MIHIRIG (PhD candidate, Harvard University, USA)