Claremont Colleges Islamic Studies Conference
2018 Islamic Studies Conference
Sayyid Ahmad Khan: A Bicentennial Celebration
Saturday, April 7
Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) was an Indo-Muslim thinker, reformer and educator. His views and writings on community, religion, politics and education generated debate and inspired change among generations of South Asian Muslims and across the Islamic world. The philosopher and poet Muhammad Iqbal is just one of the many famous people inspired by the Khan’s transformative thought.
As the only US gathering honoring the bicentennial, the conference seeks to revisit, reassess, and re-conceptualize his legacy. This one-day conference seeks to explore new modes of identity in the realm of ideas, hermeneutics, activism, philosophy, and theology in the beginning of the twenty-first century—the first two decades of which already have been characterized by much socio-political unrest, eroding norms of religious pluralism, gender and women’s issues, and global environmental challenges.
The conference is sponsored by Bayan Claremont, the Claremont School of Theology, Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College, and Claremont Graduate University. We hope you will join us.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Room 16, Ron W. Burkle Family Building
Claremont Graduate University
1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711