Shi’i Studies Conference


The Islamic College hält vom 7.-8. Mai 2016 eine die Shi’i Studies Conference ab. Die Teilnahme kostet 40£, 25£ für Studenten.





Das Programm (von der Website)Please note that Session A and Session B are parallel sessions held in separate rooms.

Saturday (7 May 2016)

9:30-10:00 – Registration, coffee

10:00-10:30 – Opening talk – Dr. M. A. Shomali

10:30-11:30 – Panel 1

Session A: Qur’an & Hadith

• Translating Al-Kafi: how to make a classical Shii text accessible to 21st century readers
Oliver Scharbrodt

• Devotional Literature and Practice in Twelver Shi‘ism: An Exploration of the Supplication of Kumayl ibn Ziyād as Attributed to ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib
Vinay Khetia

Session B: Worldwide Islamic heritage

• Lines Back to Ali, Roads Forward to Shiism: An Historical Anthropology of Cham Sayyids’ Trajectories from Cambodia to Iran
Emiko Stock

• “Our Vanished Lady”: Memory, Ritual, and Shi’a-Sunni Relations at Bibi Pak Daman
Noor Zehra Zaidi

11:45-12:45 – Panel 2

Session A: Modern thought

• A comparative study of feminist and traditional Shi‘i approaches to Qur’anic exegesis
Mohammed Ali Ismail

• The Disenchantment of Reason: An Anti-Rational Trend in Modern Shi‘i Thought – The Tafkikis
Ali Paya

Session B: Worldwide Islamic Heritage (continued)

• Shi‘ite Manuscripts Collection in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana / Milano: Remarks on Kitāb Ġurar al-fawāyd by aš-Šarīf al-Murtaḍā)
Ali Faraj

• Judaeo-Islamic Heritage
M. J. Shomali

12:45-2 – Lunch

2:00-3:30 – Panel 3

Session A: Philosophy and Shi’ism

• Is Shi’i Philosophy a Useful Concept?
Oliver Leaman

• Redemption through knowledge. The metaphysics of causality in the Kitāb al-Yanābīˁ of Abū Yaˁqūb al-Sijistānī.
Lucas Oro Hershtein

• Shi’a Philosophers and the Question of Criterion of Truth
Mohammad Hoseinzadeh

Session B: Shi’ism in North America and Europe

• A Study Examining Iraqi Immigrants: Has The Shia-Sunni Conflict Been Transferred To Canada?
Jafar Ahmed

• African American Twelver Shia Community of/in New York
Abbas Aghdassi

• Muslim (Shia) Migration to Europe, and the Engagement of English and Islamic Laws
Tahir Wasti and M. Mesbahi

3:45-5:15 – Panel 4

Session A: Philosophy and Shi’ism (continued)

• The Perfect Man According to Sadra and Buddhism: A Comparative Study
Ali Jafari

• Revelation and Philosophy: From Distinction to Equality. Study of the Maktab-i Tafkīk and their opponents in the contemporary Shī’a Seminary
SeyedAmirHossein Asghari

• Reason, Metaphysics, and Ayatollah Javadi Amoli
Javad Esmaeili

5:15-5:30 – Closing

Sunday (8 May 2016)

10:00-10:30 – Coffee, announcements

10:30-11:30 – Panel 5

Session A: Kalam

• The narrations of Clay (Tinat) and their analysis
Morteza Karimi

• A Critique of Prof. Amir-Moezzi’s Views on Messianic Teachings
Valipoor and Daryabari

Session B: Shi’ism in Nigeria

• Shia Processions and the Competition for Religious Public Space in Northern Nigeria 1994-2015
Sani Yakubu Adam

• Sunni Literary Reaction to the Growth of Shia Ideology in Northern Nigeria
Kabiru Haruna Isa

11:45-1:15 – Panel 6

Session A: Diversity in Islamic scholarship

• Fiqh for Minorities: Shi’i Law in the Diaspora
Liyakat Takim

• Making of a Textual Source for the Law: the Case of Ritual (Im)purity of the People of the Book in the Twelver Shi’ite Jurisprudence
Mahmoud Pargoo

• Tradition of Multivocality among Shia ʿUlamāʾ
Abbas Mehregan

Session B: Shi’ism in Pre-Modern Iran and Surrounding Regions

• Where is the Imām? The Returning Messiah in the Tīmūrid Age
Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed

• The Polemical Work of Ali Quli Jadid al-Islam in the Context of European Missionaries to Safavid Iran
Alberto Tiburcio Urquiola

• 19th Century Ideological Foundations of the Islamic Revolution
Ezra Tzfadya

1:15-2:30 Lunch

2:30-4:00 – Panel 7

Session A: Socio-Political Issues

• The Fiscal Authority of the Imams: Analyzing Imamic Jurisprudential Statements on Khums and Zakāt
Ed Hayes

• The Military Conduct of Prophet Muhammad and Imam Ali: Examining their use of water resources
Mahdi Mojtahedi and Rasool Akbari

• An Analysis of Shahid Sadr’s Method: Discovering Islamic Economic Doctrine from Islamic Economic Laws and its Broader Application
Mahdieh Mohammadi Araghi and Mahmoud Mohammadi Araghi

Session B: Contemporary Iran

• The Mad Muslim Mob: De/Mythologizing Iran
Hossein Nazari

• Analysis of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis
Mersedeh Dad Mohammadi

• Iranian Women: between tradition and modernity
Sarah Scio’

4:00-4:20 Shi’as and Benedictines by Abbott Timothy

4:20-4:50 Closing address by Dr. Isa Jahangir