Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Shi‘i Studies (only 2018 and 2019 available)



Proceedings of the First Four Annual International Conferences on Shi‘i Studies (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) (only 2018 and 2019 available)



ICAS Press Latest Publication: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual International Conference on Shi‘i Studies

The Annual International Conference on Shi‘i Studies is organised by the Research and Publications Department of the Islamic College, London. The conference aims to provide a broad platform for scholars working in the field of Shi‘i studies to present their latest research and to explore diverse opinions on Shi‘i thought, practice, and heritage.

So far we have published the following conference proceedings for the following years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

(Currently the proceedings of the following years are out of print: 2015, 2016 and 2017)

If you want to place your order specify which of the following years you require: 2018 and 2019

Price: £10 each


Additional information

Weight 300 kg
Dimensions 230 × 165 × 20 mm
List of articles:

Proceedings of the 1st AICSS (Year 2015):
1. Philosophy and Shi‘ism: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Oliver Leaman
2. The Ṣāliḥiyyah School in Qazvīn and Shi‘i Religious Authority, with an Emphasis on Scholars from the Baraghānī Family
Isa Jahangir
3. Marjaʿiyyah from Below: Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religious Authority
Thomas Fibiger
4. For the Love of Ahl al-Bayt: Transcending Sunni-Shi‘i Sectarian Allegiance
Siti Sarah Muwahidah
5. Right to Offense, Right to Shiaphobia: A Rhetorical Analysis of Yasir Qadhi’s Framings of Offense
Shereen Yousuf
6. The Study of Shi‘i Islam in Western Academia
Liyakat Takim

Proceedings of the 2nd AICSS (Year 2016):
1. The Mad Muslim Mob: De/Mythologising Shi‘i Iran in V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Islamic’ Travelogues
Hossein Nazari
2. The Disenchantment of Reason: An Anti-Rational Trend in Modern Shi‘i Thought – The Tafkīkīs
Ali Paya
3. Philosophy in Islam: The Concept of Shi‘ism as a Philosophical
Oliver Leaman
4. Reading More Than Persepolis
Mersedeh Dad Mohammadi
5. Iranian Women: Between Tradition and Modernity
Sarah Scio’
6. A Comparative Study of Islamic Feminist and Traditional Shi‘i Approaches to Qurʾanic Exegesis
Mohammed Ali Ismail
7. The Role of Custom in Shaping Islamic Law
Liyakat Takim
8. A Study Examining Iraqi Immigrants: Has the Shi‘a-Sunni Conflict Been Transferred To Ottawa, Canada?
Jafar Ahmad
9. Shi‘a Processions and the Competition for Religious Public Space in Northern Nigeria 1980–2015
Sani Yakubu Adam
10. Sunni Literary Responses to the Spread of Shi‘a Ideology in Northern Nigeria
Kabiru Haruna Isa
11. The Twelver/Imāmī Manuscript Collection in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana/Milano: Remarks on Kitāb Ghurar al-Fawāʾid by al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā – MS.1665 (H 43)
Ali Faraj
12. Shi‘a Narrations about Creation from Two Types of Clay (Ṭīnah)
Morteza Karimi

Proceedings of the 3rd AICSS (Year 2017):
1. Reconstituting the Muslim Ummah: The Disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the Emergence of a New Thinking on Islam
Regina Rowland and Fahimeh Mokhber
2. Three Sources of Shiʿi Knowledge and Authority: Texts, Reason, and Mysticism in Islamic Intellectual History
Zackery Heern
3. The Influence of Time and Place on Ijtihād
Sayed Hossein Al Qazwini
4. Is there a Distinctive Shiʿa Medical Ethics?
Oliver Leaman
5. A Critical Assessment of ʿAllāmah Ṭabāṭabāʾī’s Methodological Approach and Methods of Interpretation in his Magnum Opus, Tafsīr al-Mīzān from a Critical Rationalist Point of View
Ali Paya
6. Philosophy: Diabolical Science or a Valuable Part of Religious Thought? A Comparison Between the Views of the Shāfiʿī Writer Ibn al-Ṣalāḥ al-Shahrazūrī and the Shiʿi Thinker ʿAllāmah Ṭabāṭabāʾī
Revd Frank Julian Gellivi
7. Authority, Identity, and Pluralism in the Modern Ismāʿīlī Religious Education Programme: A Critical Reflection
Yahia Baiza
8. Neighbours of Fāṭimah: Conceptualizations of Shariʿah among Female Shiʿi Intellectuals in Qom
Maria Lindqvist
9. Integration or Isolation: Black Shi‘ism in the American Diaspora
Liyakat Takim
10. Islamic Art and Mourning: Shi‘a use of Art in Rituals
Nada al-Hudaid


Proceedings of the 1st AICSS (Year 2015), Proceedings of the 2nd AICSS (Year 2016), Proceedings of the 3rd AICSS (Year 2017), Proceedings of the 4th AICSS (Year 2018), Buy four books (Years 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)