Welcome to the homepage of The Here and the Hereafter in Islamic Traditions. Funded by a Starting grant from the European Research Council and hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Utrecht, this 4-year research project ran from 2011 to 2015. The project sought to investigate the extent to which Islamic traditions favour a view of human existence as directed toward the otherworld. This involved the analysis and presentation of a variety of discourses and practices from the inception of Islam in the 7th century CE until today, in the areas of Muslim theology, philosophy, mysticism, ethics, and aesthetics.

Please click on the menu buttons above for additional information (last updated, for achiving purposes, in September 2017). For example, you can read a longer description of the research agenda of HHIT, get to know the team members, learn about the publications that resulted from the project, consult the programme booklets of the symposia and conference held, and watch a couple of short videos and taped conference papers.