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September, 2017

  • 16 September

    PhD Studentship: Iranian Clerics and the State in Post-Revolutionary Iran

    A new scholarship is available for an exciting research project that investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. “Creating an alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam” is funded by a...

August, 2017

  • 31 August

    Book: Shi’i Scholars of Nineteenth-Century Iraq

    In the nineteenth century, the shrine cities of Najaf and Karbala in Ottoman Iraq emerged as the most important Shi'i centres of learning. In a major contribution to the study of pre-modern Middle Eastern religious institutions, Meir Litvak analyses the...

  • 12 August

    Saudi Top Shia Cleric Sentences to 13 Years Jail

    A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced distinguished Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein al-Radhi to 13 years in prison as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on...

July, 2017

  • 24 July

    Mīrzā Habībullah Rashtī

    Mīrzā Habībullah Rashtī (b. 1234/1819 - d. 1312/1894), a famous Shi'a jurist (faqih) and marja' in Qajar period, was born in Amlash a village near Rasht, Iran...

  • 9 July

    Muḥammad Ḥosayn Gharawī Isfahānī

    Muḥammad Ḥosayn Gharawī Isfahānī (b.1296/1879 - d.1361/1942), known as Kumpānī, is a scholar of fiqh, usul (principles of fiqh) and a philosopher of 14th/20th century...

June, 2017

May, 2017

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