The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament by Wael Hallaq
Pre-Reading of Book 5 of
The Islamic Civilisation Book Club 2023
Date: 26 Nov 2023, Sunday
Time: 10:30 am Singapore
Venue: Reading Loft (Level 2, stairs only)
The Guest Scholar: Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt
No registration required
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Walid Jumblatt Abdullah received his PhD under a Joint Degree Program between National University of Singapore (NUS) and King’s College, London. He works on state-Islam relations, and political parties and elections, with particular focus on Singapore and Malaysia. He has published articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals such as Democratization, International Political Science Review, Government and Opposition, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Asian Survey, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Journal of Church and State, among others. His research interests include state-religion relations, political parties and elections, political Islam, and Southeast Asian politics.
The book club is chaired by Dr Md Mubarak Habib Md. For some subjects and texts, there will be guest chairs. For participants in the book club, the pace of reading is one book in about 5 weeks. The book club is open to everyone.
The book club is not a class, it’s a purposeful conversation amongst readers who are all reading the same book. All books for the book club are available at Wardah Books.
Click here to find out more about the Islamic Civilisation Book Club as well as this year's selection of books.
The chair introduces the text, places the text within its field of study, introduces and explains key terms to look out for in the text, introduces the author, and provides guidance on reading the text. Participants will then proceed to read the book over the next 5 weeks or until the Post-reading Session.