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Prophetic Accusations and Aspirations in Modern Muslim Thought

02/28/2019 02:00 PM

The dominant presupposition in the Sunni Islamic tradition is that Prophet Muhammad was the final prophet of Islam, after whom there will be no subsequent prophet. Many Sunni leaders historically have taken issue with Shia and Sufi Muslims for their more expansive ideas of prophecy and belief in prophecy’s continuity through mediating forms of authority, such as pirs and imams.

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1st Annual Iftar of the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies


The Mohsin and Fauzia Center for Muslim World Studies will be the only American center that will focus on the study of Muslim minority communities worldwide. From the Khōjā community in Tanzania to the Hui in China, we are interested in the historical and lived experiences of diverse Muslim communities from scholars and merchants to farmers and laborers in Asia and Africa.

50 Years Since Mauritian Independence


Lecture in Mauritian Creole by FIU researcher Shafick Osman broadcast on broadcast on MBC TV 1 on Saturday 3 March 2018.

Prof. Osman on the Mauritian Diaspora


Several :incentives have been :introduced :in two National Budgets to pull back the Mauritian diaspora on our shores. The majority of them however are unaware or choose to turn a blind eye to this, preferring a higher standard of living over the comfort of their home country.