In this book, Omid Ghaemmaghami demonstrates that in the early years of what came to be known as the Greater Occultation, Shīʿī authorities maintained that all contact with the Imam had been sundered, forcing him to...
This conference invites papers on the topic of clergy-state relations in Twelver Shia Islam, from the post-ghayba period (ca. 941 CE) to...
Based on ethnographic research in London, this article provides novel insights into the Twelver Shia Muslim organizational field in Britain and its engagement in...
The writer discusses three key case studies - the revolt of Mukhtar b. Abi 'Ubayd, the life of the Twelver Shi'i Imam Musa al-Kazim and the rebellion and subsequent death of the Zaydi Shi'i Imam Yahya b. 'Abd Allah - in calling for...
Research on the Shia in Scotland and of their spaces of worship and gathering continues to be under represented in the research field of Muslims in Britain. According to the 2011 census, there are...
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 ...
Ijtihad in Twelver Shiism: The Interpretation and Application of Islamic Law in the Context of Changing Muslim Society
The purpose of the thesis is to investigate whether Islamic laws, without relaxing the nature of the Shari 'a, could be expanded and adapted to meet the changing needs of modem Muslim societies....
The workshop focused on various strands of Twelver Shia Islam – defined by doctrinal differences or following different sources of clerical authority, the legal and ethical practices, rituals and everyday lived experience – and investigated how different forms of...