Public Lecture RECENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD, 21 June 2016, STAIYO

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BACKGROUND
The biography of Prophet Muhammad (c.570-632 CE) has been one of the most important genres in the Islamic study, both in the West and in the Muslim majority countries. Studies on the Prophet Muhammad by non-Muslims scholars began to appear from the 12th century alongside the works of Muslim scholars. The source for the work of Prophet Muhammad are multifarious and inlcude, first and foremost, the Qur’an, the sacred scripture of Islam. Other resources are Hadith (the sayings of Muhammad himself) and Sunnah (accounts of his actions). Since the 19th century, the study of Muhammad has emerged and in line with the different methods and techniques in social sciences, a methodology has been developed as well as a pont of view about Prophet Muhammad. This presentation will discuss major methodological and thematic issues in recent scholarly studies of the Prophet Muhammad.
ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE
AIFIS in cooperation with Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Yogyakarta (STAIYO) will conduct this event on:
Date : Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Time : 15.30 – 17.30 WIB
Venue : Auditorium Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Yogyakarta (STAIYO)
JL. Ki Ageng Giring, Bansari Kepek, Wonosari Gunung Kidul, DIY

SPEAKER
Muhamad Ali, Ph.D. was educated in a modern pesantren in West Java before attending the State Islamic Institute, Jakarta, specializing in the tafsir and hadits sub-disciplines. He took a MM-CAAE a join program of management by University Grenoble Paris and the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, before he did a M.Sc. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh University and then a Ph.D. in History in University of Hawaii, USA. Now, he is Associate Professor at University of California, Riverside, USA. His areas of specialization is Islam in Southeast Asia; Qur’anic exegesis; Comparative Muslim societies; Transmission of Islamic Knowledge; Religious pluralism; Islamic movements and politics.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Faishol Adib (faisholadib@gmail.com / 0815 799 2089)