The Third Annual Conference on Shi‘i Studies


Third Annual Conference on Shi‘i Studies

6-7 May 2017

Panel: Contemporary issues

Chaired by Amina Inloes, The Islamic College, London

Reconstituting the Muslim ummah: The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of a new thinking on Islam Regina Rowland, West Oxfordshire, UK

Fahimeh Mokhber, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Is there a distinctive medical ethics in Shi‘a Islam? Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky, USA
The influence of time and place on an Islamic ruling Sayed Hossein Al Qazwini, Karbala, Iraq

Panel: Intrafaith identity: Dynamics and demographics

Chaired by Amina Inloes, The Islamic College, London

Understanding the causes of sectarian tension in the Muslim world Seyfeddin Kara, Hartford Seminary, Connecticut, USA
A demographic perspective on Shi‘a-Sunni comparison: Patterns and differentials Yaghoob Foroutan, University of Waikato, New Zealand and Mazandaran University, Iran
Seeking security: Pakistan’s Shi‘a ulema and their state Mashal Saif, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA

Panel: Shi‘ism worldwide

Chaired by Amir DeMartino, The Islamic College, London, UK

Shi‘is in Qatar: The paradoxes of coexistence in a modern Salafi state Paulino R. RoblesGil Cozzi, College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Mourning through Art: Shi‘a in Kuwait and their Art Movement Nada Al-Hudaid, University of Manchester, UK
Not far from Karbala: Shi‘i communities in the Colombian Pacific Sergio Moya Mena, National University, Costa Rica

Panel: Classical texts and exegesis

Chaired by Alexander Khaleeli, The Islamic College, London, UK

The chronology of al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān’s works Ismail Poonawala, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
A critical assessment of ʿAllamāh Ṭabāṭabāʾī’s methodological approach and methods of interpretation in his magnum opus, Tafsīr al-Mizān, from a critical rationalist point of view Ali Paya, The Islamic College, UK and University of Westminster, UK
Classification of methods used in Qur’anic and Biblical exegesis Mohammed Ali Ismail, The Islamic College, London, UK

Panel: Intersections: East and West

Chaired by Amir Dastmalchian, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

The role of the Shi‘i Imams in the revival of divine leadership Ali H. Al-Hakim, The Islamic College, London, UK

Asghar Montazerolghaem, University of Isfahan, Iran

Islamic ethics and moral psychology Mohammad Javad Shomali, University of Cambridge, UK

Panel: Knowledge, authority, and philosophy

Chaired by Amir Dastmalchian, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Three sources of Shi‘i knowledge and authority: Continuity and change in Islamic intellectual history Zackery Heern, Idaho State University, USA
Philosophy: diabolical science or valid part of religious thought? A comparison between the views of the Shafiʿi Writer Ibn al-Salah al-Shahrazuri and the Shi‘i Thinker ʿAllāmah Ṭabāṭabāʾī Revd Frank Julian Gelli, London, UK

Panel: Shi‘ism worldwide: Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Chaired by Hamid Tehrani, The Islamic College, London, UK

The role of Shi‘i mawlūd festivities in combatting Kauraye youth violence in Katsina Metropolis, northern Nigeria Ibrahim Sani Kankara, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria

Waisu Iliyasu Safana, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria

Who, where, what am I? The identity of Shi‘a Muslims in Britain Khosrow Tajbakhsh, The Islamic College, London, UK
Preserving or extending boundaries: The Black Shi‘is of America Liyakat Takim, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Panel: Shi‘ism Worldwide: Iran

Chaired by Amina Inloes, The Islamic College, London, UK

The hijab controversy in modern Iran Lloyd Ridgeon, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Neighbours of Fatimah: Conceptualizations of shariah among female Shi‘i intellectuals in Qom Maria Lindqvist, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden

Panel: Education

Chaired by Mohammed Ali Ismail, The Islamic College, London, UK

The Ismaʿili religious education system of Baitul Ilm and the development of interpersonal skills among the internal migrants of Gilgit-Baltistan in Karachi, Pakistan Khurshid Sana Khan, London, UK
Authority, identity and pluralism in modern Isma‘ili religious education: A critique Yahia Baiza, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK
Challenges facing the Shi‘a community in developing a history syllabus for free schools Anis Kotia, Middlesex University, London, UK