In the United States, at least a quarter of the Muslims are thought to be converts. Nevertheless, conversion to Islam in North America only received substantial media and academic attention after the September 11th attacks. Little research has been done on Western women who convert to Shi‘i Islam. To fill ...
“Yemeni Manuscript Collections and Zaydi Studies” International Conference -is part of a larger endeavor aimed at fostering the scholarly exploration of all aspects of Shiism: the “Shii Studies Research Program- will be held at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Conference topics include: • the (premodern and contemporary) history ...
Hawza Ilmiyya Ja’fariyyah of Samarra was originally a religious seminary founded by the late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mirza Muhammad Hassan al-Hussaini al-Shirazi known as Mirza Shirazi in 1890 in...
In this volume, two classical texts of legal theory (usul al-fiqh) are analysed. The authors of these works belonged to two schools of....
One Day Colloquium: Rationality and the Mystical Tradition: Shia Muslim – Roman Catholic Perspectives
On November 16, 2018 the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), in Rome will be hosting a colloquium on the subject Rationality and the Mystical Tradition: Shia Muslim – Roman Catholic...
A Minority within a Minority: the Complexity and Multilocality of Transnational Twelver Shia Networks in Britain
This article investigates the dynamics around the creation of transnational Shia communal spaces in north-west London, the public representation of Shia Muslim identities by networks and organizations based there to illustrate their multilocal connectivities and internal heterogeneity. Academic scholarship on Shia Muslim minorities in the West has described them as ...
Organized by the University of Religions and Denominations, the Shi’a Intensive Course endeavors to enhance scholarly attention to Shi’a Islam and offer an original and insightful understanding of its history, doctrines, and...
In the 50th anniversary of establishment of the first Shia Specialized Library in Europe by Prof. Abdul Javad Falatouri, Iranian philosophy scholar and founder of Hamburg Faculty of Islamic Sciences, Cologne University of Germany hosted the...
The book explains how Iran was to acquire one of its defining characteristics: its Shi'ism. Under the Safavids (1501-1736 CE), Persia adopted Shi'ism as...
The Book “Philosophy and The Intellectual Life In Shi'ah Islam” offers insight into the rich intellectual history in Shi'ah Islam of examining enduring and integral theological, mystical, metaphysical, and...