Rethinking Islam and the West
Ahmed Paul Keeler & The Mizan Study Circle
in a multimedia presentation
THE MIZAN THESIS
27th November 2022 at 5.30pm
Old Divinity School, St Johns College
Ahmed Paul Keeler introduced the Mizan Thesis in an illustrated lecture at Cambridge University on April 27th 2014. Keeler’s proposition was well received and he was invited to become a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Islamic Studies, so that he could further develop his thesis. His work has culminated in two publications Rethinking Islam & The West: A New Narrative for the Age of Crises (2019), and A Life’s Journey: The Story behind a Book (2022).
Mizan is an incredibly rich term and can be translated as “balance, scale, measure, justice or harmony”. Keeler proposes that in order to understand the multiple crises we are facing, and the tension that exists between the West and Islam, it is necessary to change our perspective from one based on the principle of progress to one informed by the criterion of Mizan. When the world is viewed through this lens a completely different picture of Islam and the West emerges.
His challenging paradigm has been taken up by a group of students at the University who have formed the Mizan Study Circle, and who are now engaged in a critical study of the Mizan Thesis under the supervision of Keeler. Their examination of the thesis will conclude on 27th November, when Ahmed Paul Keeler, members of the Study Circle and several scholars well versed in the thesis, will give a multimedia presentation of the thesis in the auditorium of the Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge University.
Tickets (including Refreshments):
£15 standard – reduced to £10 for Students
Time: 17:30 – running for approx 3 hours with a 45 minute break for food and drink
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