Announcing “The Future of Islam In the Age of New Media”

Announcing “The Future of Islam In the Age of New Media” May 6, 2011

Muslimah Media Watch is a proud partner for The Future of Islam In the Age of New Media, featuring 60 speakers in 60 seconds each, for a total of 60 insightful minutes. This is an unprecedented online event and audio seminar happening in May.

Billed as “the shortest conference on Islam ever,” it brings together many names and faces you’ll recognize including our very own Editor-in-Chief, Fatemeh and Contributor Sana, along with several prominent female Muslim voices, such as Zeba Khan, Sana Saleem, Nesrine Malik, Asma Uddin, and several more!

We’ve all seen the power of digital media and how it played a key role in the recent uprisings that toppled the Tunisian and Egyptian dictators. And while there has been a lot of talk on that subject, there has hardly been any discussion on perhaps an even more important topic, and that is the impact of new media on Islam.

Islam permeates all aspects of Muslim life including education and politics. Therefore, any evolution and new trends that emerge within Islam and Islamic thought, even in cyberspace, have the potential to influence important matters beyond Islam itself.

This isn’t theory. It’s factual and it’s already happening.

How and in what ways this is happening is precisely what will be explored by the 60 speakers comprised of Islamic scholars, new media experts, academics, journalists and activists.

Join us, along with thousands of participants who will be tuning in and contributing to the conversation in the blogosphere and on Twitter using the hashtag #IslamNewMedia.

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