2017 International Meeting THIS WEEK

IQSA will hold its second biennial International Qurʾan Conference in collaboration with Beit al-Hikma (The Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Carthage, Tunisia in just TWO DAYS from July 4-6, 2017. This meeting is convened by Pr. Abdelmajid Charfi and Pr. Mokdad Arfa (for Beit al Hikma) and by Pr. Mehdi Azaiez (for IQSA). We invite you to view the IQSA Program Book for participant bios, abstracts, a schedule of events, and more details.


The meeting will focus on the following three areas:

  1. Epistemology: The Place of the Qurʾanic Studies in Islamic sciences
  2. Methods and Tools (Presuppositions, Applications and Purposes)
  • Classical
  • Contemporary
  1. Themes and Interpretations: Qurʾanic polemics
  • Classical
  • Contemporary

Opportunities to present at the conference are at this time closed, but observers are encouraged to attend the sessions at their convenience. Please arrive early if you intend to sit in on panels and presentations. See the Final Program for details, and find a message from the IQSA Board of Directors below:

Dear friends,

The International Qur’anic Studies Association is dedicated to fostering Qurʾanic scholarship. As a learned society, IQSA: assists scholars of the Qurʾan to form contacts and develop fruitful professional and personal relationships; sponsors rigorous academic scholarship on the Qurʾan through its lectures, journal articles, book reviews, monograph series, and online resources; builds bridges between scholars around the world. After successfully holding its 2015 International Meeting in UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, IQSA is proud to hold its 2017 International Meeting at Beït Al-Hikma, Carthage, Tunisia. This partnership is extremely valuable to us, as IQSA’s goal is to build bridges between scholars around the world.

As a learned society, IQSA is shaped by the contributions and insights of its members. We are eager to draw together a diverse community of students and scholars of the Qurʾan and look forward to working together to promote the field of Qurʾanic Studies. Please visit IQSAWEB.ORG for more information; and consider submitting an English or Arabic manuscript to the IQSA book series, Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (JIQSA) or writing a review for the Review of Qur’anic Studies (RQR). Finally, we thank Beït Al-Hikma for their hospitality, friendship and professionalism.

We hope to see you again at IQSA 2017 in Boston.

-Board of Directors


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