On the night of the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the Muslim lunar calendar, a miraculous journey (isra) of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) took place from Mecca to al-Quds (Jerusalem) and his rise (miraj) to heaven to the Divine Throne, where he had communion with Allaah. The angel Jibril appeared to him with a winged animal named al-Buraq and carried him "from the Holy Mosque to the Most Remote Mosque" (Bl. Qur'an, 17: 1). During this occasion, the Muslims were required to perform a daily five-fold namaz. In 2021, according to the Gregorian calendar, this night falls on the night of 10th to 11th of March.
In the mid-19th century, one of the largest Muslim scholars and intellectuals was born in Egypt, who had a huge impact on modern Islamic society and who is called the founder of Muslim modernism. His name is Muhammad Abdo.
Khaled Abu al-Fadl (born 1963 in Kuwait) is one of the largest contemporary Islamic scholars and Islamic scholars. Al-Fadl is Distinguished Professor of Law and Head of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of California at Los Angeles, who wrote hundreds of articles and dozens of books on Sharia, the issue of fiqh reform, the problem of Islam and human rights, and on the situation of women in Islam.
Fazlur Rahman Malik (September 21, 1919 - July 26, 1988) is one of the most famous Muslim modernist scholars of the 20th century. He was known as an eminent theologian of reformist views, who paid special attention to education and ijtihad.
We present to your attention a small overview of the current competitions for scholarships for young specialists in Islamic studies from leading universities in the world. This review contains information on current contests in Leiden, Oxford and Princeton. Please note that deadline for some applications very soon - March 31 and April 1.