Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

Initiated by
the Federation
of European
Catholic
Universities

Supported by
the International
Federation
of Catholic
Universities

English, Arabic, French

Institut du monde arabe

International conference “The itinerant prophets. Rewritings, appropriations and metamorphoses of prophetic figures in Islamic sources”

At Institut du Monde Arabe and Sorbonne Université, Paris

Bringing together scholars of Islam studies, literature and history, ‘The Itinerant Prophets’ aims to shed new light on the place prophets hold in the various fields of premodern Arab scholarship. From the Qur’an to universal histories, from the hadith to the mirrors of princes and from the qaṣaṣ al-anbiyāʾ to the novels of chivalry, the work will contribute to the de-partitioning of studies on the sources of premodern Islam while exploring the functions that the prophetic figure fulfils and the transformations it undergoes in each context addressed.

Link to the conference webiste : https://prophetes.sciencesconf.org/

Le conference ‘The itinerant prophets’ is organised by UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée, UCLouvain, CIHAM UMR 5648, Institut du Monde Arabe and Sorbonne Université.

Direction : Mehdi Azaiez (UCLouvain), Rémy Gareil (Université Lyon 2), Iyas Hassan (Université Paris Sorbonne)

A l’Institut du Monde Arabe et à Sorbonne Université, Paris

Réunissant des spécialistes d’études islamologiques, littéraires et historiques, « Les prophètes itinérants » vise à jeter une lumière nouvelle sur la place qu’occupent les prophètes dans les différents champs des savoirs arabes prémodernes. Du Coran aux histoires universelles, du hadith aux miroirs des princes et du qaṣaṣ al-anbiyāʾ aux romans de chevalerie, les travaux contribueront au décloisonnement des études sur les sources de l’islam prémoderne tout en explorant les fonctions que remplit la figure prophétique et les transformations qu’elle subit dans chaque contexte abordé.

Lien vers le site du colloque : https://prophetes.sciencesconf.org/

Le colloque “Prophètes itinérants” est organisé par l’UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée, l’UCLouvain, le CIHAM UMR 5648, l’Institut du Monde Arabe et Sorbonne Université.

Direction : Mehdi Azaiez (UCLouvain), Rémy Gareil (Université Lyon 2), Iyas Hassan (Université Paris Sorbonne)

Resources related to keywords

article

Jalāl Al-Dīn Al-Suyūṭī: An Historical Contextualization Between Life and Works

  • Antonio Cuciniello

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyuṭī, as a religious scholar of the Egyptian Mamluk era, one of the most prominent scholars of the pre-modern Islamic world, is the most prolific author in all of Islamic lite...

videos

The Quran of Historians

  • Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi

How is historical research on the Quran received in the Muslim world? What do we know about the historical figure of Muhammad? Interview with Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, co-director of the “Coran of ...

videos

Islam and the Salvation of non- Muslims: The Qur’anic Perspective

  • Gabriel Said Reynolds

"At the Pluriel conference on “Islam and Otherness” I will argue the Qur’an’s emphasis on divine freedom provides an opening for inclusivism. The Qur’an emphasizes God’s mercy, using al-Raḥmān as a...

videos

In brief: the PLURIEL congress in Lebanon

  • Michel Younès

3rd international congress of the PLURIEL network, on the theme "Islam and Otherness", from 23 to 27 May 2022 in Beirut. In partnership with Saint Joseph University of Beirut and La Sagesse Univers...

publication

Exploring Islamic Social Work. Between Community and the Common Good

  • Hansjörg Schmid

This open access book addresses, for the first time, Islamic social work as an emerging concept at the interface of Islamic thought and social sciences. Applying a multidisciplinary approach it exp...

publication

The document on human fraternity: an interdisciplinary reflection

  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella
  • Laurent Basanese

The volume, published in the series “Interreligious and Intercultural Investigations” (No. 14), brings together contributions from ten international scholars on the Document on Human Fr...

videos

The other in Islamic civilization: from the immanence of cultures to divine transcendence

  • Raja Sakrani

Lecture given at the 3rd International Congress of Pluriel on the theme "Islam and Otherness", on 24 May 2022, at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Read abstract on the French tab.

videos

Protestantism and Islam

  • Pierre-Olivier Léchot

How did Martin Luther and John Calvin view Islam? How have Protestant theologians contributed to research on Islam? Pierre-Olivier Léchot, professor of modern history at the Protestant Institute of...