The Centre for Islamic Research and Education (CIRE) is a new research centre based in Ebrahim College, a forward-thinking Muslim seminary in the heart of East London. While its research priorities are rooted within the Islamic intellectual tradition, CIRE is focused on producing knowledge of universal benefit. To realise this aim, the Centre focuses on three key areas of research: traditional Islamic disciplines, contemporary Muslim thought and an applied focus on education through action research.
CIRE present a forum for scholars to come together and discuss diverse aspects of scholarship and discussion around the implications of others work.
Ibrahim Lawson presents Things ARE as they appear: an introduction for Muslims to Heidegger’s existentialism. In his magnum opus, Being and Time, Martin Heidegger makes the claim that ‘only as phenomenology is ontology possible’. What does this mean and why should we be interested? Ibrahim Lawson, Deputy Director of Ebrahim College, has been studying Heidegger’s work for the last 30 years as a source of inspiration for a renewed understanding of Islamic education. In this seminar, he will give a brief oversight of Heidegger’s methodology of ‘hermeneutic phenomenology’ as the basis for a philosophy of existence.