The Sixth Annual Conference on Shi’i Studies


Schedule: The Sixth Annual Conference on Shi’i Studies

1:00-1:15 PM: Welcoming address – Mohammed Ali Ismail, Director of Research and Publications, The Islamic College
1:15-3:15 PM
Session A: Theology and Philosophy Session B: Shi‘ism in Iraq and the Middle East
Oliver Leaman Questioning the concept of ghulat Sophia Butt The Edicts of Marāji and the Concerns of Iraqi Youth Today
University of Kentucky, USA University of Birmingham, UK
Polina Aniftou Al-Insan al-Kamil and the Virtuous City Zackery Heern Shi‘i Educational Traditions and Systems in Early Modern Iraq and Iran
University of Lancaster, Cyprus Idaho State University, USA
Shiraz Husain Agha Philosophical Determinism according to Sheikh Ghulam Rida Fayyadi Noor Zaidi Finding Zaynab in Al-Rashad: Sites of Memory in Ba‘athist Iraq
Iran University of Maryland, USA
Ali Paya The Quran vs. The Theory of the Evolution: A Critical Assessment of the Contrasting Views of Two Prominent Shi‘a Scholars of the 20th Century: Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Tabatabaee and Dr Yadollah Sahabi Hossein Nazari Shi‘a Muslim Feminism: Alternative Voices of Resistance from Iraq and Kuwait
The Islamic College, UK University of Tehran, Iran
Zeinab Mehanna
Al-Mustafa University, Iran
3:15-3:45 PM: Break
3:45-4:00 PM: Introducing ICAS Press – Amina Inloes, The Islamic College
4:00-5:30 PM
Session A: The Qur’an and Islamic Law Session B: Contemporary Issues
Aun Hasan Ali The Legal Purport of “Refraining from Seeking Clarification” Tristan Hillion-Launey The Islamic economy according to Mūsā al-Ṣadr: The avant-gardist thoughts of an original Shi‘i reformist cleric
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA EHESS, France
Hadi Qazwini
University of Southern California, USA
Liyakat Takim Shi’i Exegesis in the Tenth Century: Ayyashi’s Tafsir as a Literary Genre Makbul Rahim Enhancing Environmental Practices in Khoja Faith Communities
McMaster University, Canada Middlesex University, London
Tim Orr Gender Justice in Islam: An Evaluation of Ziba Mir-Hosseini’s Religious Epistemology by Examining her Interpretation of Qur’an 4:34 Mubarak Tukur Shi‘ite Women, Terrorist Prescribing, Persecution and Peacebuilding in Nigeria 1990-2019
Indiana University Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
5:30-6:00 PM: Break
6:00-7:30 PM
Session A: Ritual Practice Session B: Crossing Confessional Boundaries
Mohammad Samiei Traditional Contact against Media Hegemony: The Importance and the Functions of the Ziarat-e Arbaeen in the Shia World Abdulkadir Yeler Iranian Traders in Istanbul During the Late Ottoman Period: Commercial and Religious Reflections
University of Tehran, Iran Istanbul Medeniyet University
Mohammadreza Mashhadi Ayvaz Performing Past, Narrating Today: Ta‘ziyeh as a Historiographic Intervention in Shia Islam Hamed Aleyamin Shahid Thani’s Use of Non-Shi’i Sources with a Focus on Islamic Ethics and Mysticism
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India University of Tehran, Iran
David Coolidge Contemporary Shi‘i Engagement with the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Tradition
Graduate Theological Union, California, USA
7:30-7:45 PM Closing words – Sayed Hashem Moosavi, Director, Islamic Centre of England

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