Conference programme

Political Islam: Conceptualising power between 'Islamic states' and Muslim social movements


Monday, 19th January 2015



Speakers and Topics

19:00 - 21:00

Banquet Dinner and Keynote Address

Political Islam between the state and a social movement -

Mohammed Dangor

Usamah Hamdan

Tuesday, 20th January 2015

09:00 - 09:30



09:30 - 11:00

Theme One - Political Islam: Between State Machinations and Societal Responses

Genealogy of Political Islam -

Jocelyn Cesari

Manifestations of Political Islam -

Bashir Nafi'

Political Islam and Liberalism - Mohammad Fadel

11:00 - 11:15

Tea/Coffee Break


11:15 - 13:30

Theme Two - Muslim States and their Islamic Legitimacy

Islamic Governance: Velayat-e-Faqih and Democracy in Iran -

Nura Hossainzadeh

Islamic Republicanism: Pakistan as a Case Study -

Mumtaz Ahmed

Monarchy as an expression of Political Islam in Saudi Arabia -

David Commins

Justifying Military Rule as Islamic Government -

Abdullahi Gallab

13:30 - 14:30



15:30 - 16:30

Theme Three - Political Islam Since the 2011 MENA Uprisings

Tunisian Ennahada and the Democratic Spirit -

Azzam Tamimi

Lessons Learnt by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood -

Abdullah Al-Arian

Armed Forces and Islamist Ideologies in Libya -

Ashur Shamis

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

09:00 - 10:30

Theme Four: Political Islam as Social Movement and Armed Resistance

Hizbullah and Reconstruction Efforts after the 2006 War -
Joseph Alagha


Hamas and Hizbullah: Rationales of Armed Struggle -

Khaled Hroub


Salafism's Evolution from Religio-Social to Religio-Political -

Stephane Lacroix

10:30 - 10:45

Tea/Coffee Break


11:00 - 13:00

Theme Five: Transcending the Nation State

Al-Qa'ida and the Islamic State Group: Divergences on the State Question -

Omar Shaukat


Militant Islam in Africa: Visions of Rule and Governance -

Hamid Bobboyi


The Idea of 'the State' for Islamic Political Groups -

Salman Sayyid


The errors of al-Shabab -

Stig Hansen

13:00 - 14:00



14:30 - 16:30

Theme Six: Future of Political Islam

Revolutions and Counter-Revolutions: The Fight between Political Islams -

Ebrahim Deen


Islamists seeking/claiming to be Democrats -

Larbi Sadiki


Whither Post-Islamism after the Islamic State and Counter-Revolutions? -

Husnul Amin


On the Possibilities of non-Political Political Islams -

Abdulkader Tayob

17:00 - 18:00

Closing: On the Shape of a Muslim Liberation Movement: The South African Case

Farid Esack

Na'eem Jeenah

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