CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #1: Hela Ouardi

Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks

CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #1 : Hela Ouardi
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Rendering Islam to History
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: Islam, facing its history

Hela Ouardi (Tunis) teaches French literature and civilization at the university of Tunis - Faculty of Letters and Humanities. She is also an associate member of the Laboratoire d'Études sur les Monothéismes at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris. Her recent work focuses on the early period of Islam, and is based on broad historical research of the sources of the Sunni and Shiite Muslim traditions. She is the author of Les derniers jours de Muhammad (Albin Michel, 2016). Currently, her research focuses on the reign of the first four caliphs of Islam (known among Muslims as the "caliphs who walk the straight path and follow the truth"). She is devoting a series of four historical stories to it, entitled Les Califes maudits (The Cursed Caliphs), the first two volumes of which (La Déchirure [The Rift] and A l'ombre des sabres [In the Shadow of the Swords) were published in 2019 (Albin Michel).

In her lecture titled Rendre l'Islam à l'Histoire (Rendering Islam to History) Hela Ouardi talks about her historical research. In the accompanying text L’islam à l’épreuve de son Histoire (Islam, facing its history), she analyzes the historical genesis, more specifically the founding period of Islam. A turbulent political period that is clearly less rosy than many Muslims portray it. According to Ouardi, the creation of the caliphate during this period marks the birth of political Islam, the consequences of which can be felt until this day.

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CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #1 : Hela Ouardi
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Rendering Islam to History
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: Islam, facing its history

Hela Ouardi (Tunis) teaches French literature and civilization at the university of Tunis - Faculty of Letters and Humanities. She is also an associate member of the Laboratoire d'Études sur les Monothéismes at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris. Her recent work focuses on the early period of Islam, and is based on broad historical research of the sources of the Sunni and Shiite Muslim traditions. She is the author of Les derniers jours de Muhammad (Albin Michel, 2016). Currently, her research focuses on the reign of the first four caliphs of Islam (known among Muslims as the "caliphs who walk the straight path and follow the truth"). She is devoting a series of four historical stories to it, entitled Les Califes maudits (The Cursed Caliphs), the first two volumes of which (La Déchirure [The Rift] and A l'ombre des sabres [In the Shadow of the Swords) were published in 2019 (Albin Michel).

In her lecture titled Rendre l'Islam à l'Histoire (Rendering Islam to History) Hela Ouardi talks about her historical research. In the accompanying text L’islam à l’épreuve de son Histoire (Islam, facing its history), she analyzes the historical genesis, more specifically the founding period of Islam. A turbulent political period that is clearly less rosy than many Muslims portray it. According to Ouardi, the creation of the caliphate during this period marks the birth of political Islam, the consequences of which can be felt until this day.

READ MORE ON THE SERIES CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM

Disclaimer
Thoughts and opinions expressed in the lectures and publications belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the organizations presenting this programme.

 

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