Introduction to Rijal Studies is an English translation of Durus Tamhidiyyah fi al-Qawa’id al-Rijaliyyah, a widely-used textbook in Islamic seminaries.
Where does the word Firdaws come from? How was the Arab-Islamic view of history formed? Are the Arabian Nights actually Persian Nights?
In our upcoming monthly lecture Dr Lloyd Ridgeon is Reader in Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow. He has published extensively in Sufism, but his current project investigates flexible interpretations of shari’a law in modern Iran.