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Video: Growing Ecologies of Peace, Compassion and Blessing – Dr. Aref Ali Nayed

Growing Ecologies of Peace, Compassion and Blessing

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Dr. Aref Ali Nayed is Founder and Director of Kalam Research & Media (KRM). He currently lectures on Islamic Theology, Logic, and Spirituality at the restored Uthman Pasha Madrasa in Tripoli, Libya, and supervises Graduate Students at the Islamic Call College there. He is Senior Advisor to the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme; Fellow of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute in Jordan; and was also recently appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Templeton Foundation. He was Professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Rome), and the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization (Malaysia). He has headed an Information Technology company. He received his BSc in Engineering, MA in the Philosophy of Science, and a PhD in Hermeneutics from the University of Guelph (Canada). He also studied at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Gregorian University. He has been involved in various Inter-Faith initiatives since 1987, including the recent “A Common Word” process, and has authored several  scholarly works including, co-authored with Jeff Mitscherling and Tanya Ditommaso, The Author’s Intention (Lexington Books, 2004). His recently published book is Operational Hermeneutics: Interpretation as the Engagement of Operational Artifacts (KRM, 2011). His forthcoming books include Catholic Engagements: A Muslim Theologian’s Journey in Muslim-Catholic Dialogue (KRM) and Future of Muslim Theology (to be published by Blackwell in parallel with Future of Jewish Theology by Stephen Kepness and Future of Christian Theology by David F. Ford.

Dr. Aref Ali Nayed was also featured in the New York Times for his role in the Libyan Revolution: A Man of God and Technology, Trying to Steady Libya

Video: An Introduction to Said Nursi – Dr. Aref Ali Nayed

Video: An Introduction to Said Nursi by Dr. Aref Ali Nayed

Dr. Aref Ali Nayed Introduces Bediuzzaman Said Nursi through his Mathnawi al-Arab al-Nuri, recorded on December 3rd 2011

 

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Dr. Aref Ali Nayed is Founder and Director of Kalam Research & Media (KRM). He currently lectures on Islamic Theology, Logic, and Spirituality at the restored Uthman Pasha Madrasa in Tripoli, Libya, and supervises Graduate Students at the Islamic Call College there. He is Senior Advisor to the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme; Fellow of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute in Jordan; and was also recently appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Templeton Foundation. He was Professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Rome), and the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization (Malaysia). He has headed an Information Technology company. He received his BSc in Engineering, MA in the Philosophy of Science, and a PhD in Hermeneutics from the University of Guelph (Canada). He also studied at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Gregorian University. He has been involved in various Inter-Faith initiatives since 1987, including the recent “A Common Word” process, and has authored several  scholarly works including, co-authored with Jeff Mitscherling and Tanya Ditommaso, The Author’s Intention (Lexington Books, 2004). His recently published book is Operational Hermeneutics: Interpretation as the Engagement of Operational Artifacts (KRM, 2011). His forthcoming books include Catholic Engagements: A Muslim Theologian’s Journey in Muslim-Catholic Dialogue (KRM) and Future of Muslim Theology (to be published by Blackwell in parallel with Future of Jewish Theology by Stephen Kepness and Future of Christian Theology by David F. Ford.

Dr. Aref Ali Nayed was also featured in the New York Times for his role in the Libyan Revolution: A Man of God and Technology, Trying to Steady Libya

Stop the Mass Killings of Peaceful Demonstrators in Libya – Statement from Religious Scholars of Libya

Stop the Mass Killings of Peaceful Demonstrators in Libya

PRESS RELEASE RECEIVED BY KALAM RESEARCH & MEDIA FROM LIBYA FOR URGENT AND FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This is an urgent appeal from Religious Scholars (Faqihs and Sufi Sheikhs), intellectuals, and clan elders from Tripoli, Bani Walid, Zintan, Jadu, Msalata, Misrata, Zawiah, and other towns and villages of the western area of our beloved Libya to all of humanity, to all men and women of good will:

The Libyan regime has been firing live ammunition at peaceful demonstrators who have been simply asking for their divinely endowed, and internationally recognized, human rights. We witness before God that, as we write this (February 19, 2011, 6:00 pm Tripoli time), hundreds of people are being gunned down with heavy machine guns near the Central Barracks and Security Headquarters in Benghazi. This is in addition to the hundreds killed and injured over the past three days in al-Beda, Darna, Shahat, Ijdabiah, and other cities and towns in the eastern area of our beloved Libya. Please HELP! Please do whatever you can to stop this slaughter.

We appeal to every Muslim, within the regime, or assisting it in anyway, to recognize that the killing of innocent human beings is forbidden by our Creator and by His beloved Prophet of Compassion (peace be upon him), and that whoever commits such crimes-against-humanity, or assists in committing them, in anyway, shall subject himself to condemnation to God’s wrath and eternal damnation. Human life is sanctified by God Himself, and is protected by Divine Shariah and International Law. Do NOT kill your brothers and sisters. STOP the massacre NOW!

We appeal to the faithful and brave Libyan people to help each other in all ways possible and to remain united. This is what is commanded by Allah and His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him).

Saturday 19 February 2011