A Safavid Bureaucrat in the Ottoman World: Mirza Makhdum Sharifi Shirazi and the Quest for Upward Mobility in the İlmiye Hierarchy
This present article examines Mirza Makhdum Sharifi Shirazi’s (1540-87) life and career in the Ottoman Empire. Mirza Makhdum was a high-ranking Twelver Shiite bureaucrat in Safavid Iran, but after taking refuge with the Ottomans, he converted to Sunnism and started a new career as a judge in Diyarbakir, Bilad al-Sham, Baghdad, and the holy cities of the Hijaz.
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The East India Company’s presence and ongoing trade in Persia was reliant on the privileges outlined in the Farmān, granted after the capture of Hormuz in 1622. The relationship between these two powers was cemented in the rights enshrined in the Farmān, which was used by both to regulate their varying needs and expectations over the course of 125 years.
President Joel N. Lohr and Hartford Seminary are pleased to announce that, as of July 1, Dr. Hossein Kamaly will hold the Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools. He will also be Associate Professor of Islamic Studies.
TO COMMEMORATE THE MARTYRDOM OF
IMAM ALI (a.s.)
SUNDAY 26th MAY 2019 – 2:00 PM
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Chair: Sajjad Rizvi
Justice and Shari’a in the Sayings of Imam Ali
Psychology from Imām ʿAlī (as): Where the Mystical meets the Practical
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“Challenges common assumptions about Shi’i Muslims, focusing less on Iran and more on Pakistan…Those who wade into the depth of Fuchs’s impeccable scholarship will find a nuanced picture of the debate in Pakistan about the ideal Muslim state in the modern world.”– Publishers Weekly “Exciting, stimulating, and convincing, this richly conceived study of the Shi’a in the Indian subcontinent raises crucial points about transnational links, religious authority, and doctrinal positioning.
A Chronicle of the Early Safavids and the Reign of Shah Ismāʿīl (907-930/1501-1524) Edited by Kioumars Ghereghlou
In this volume, Kioumars Ghereghlou presents an edition, with preface and indexes, of a previously unpublished sixteenth-century Persian chronicle. Written by Qāsim Beg Ḥayātī, a court scribe to Shah Ṭahmāsp (r. 1524-76), it covers Safavid history beginning with the early part of the fourteenth century and closing with an account of Shah Ismāʿīl’s (r.
AFGHANISTAN, an Edinburgh University Press Journal (http://www.euppublishing.com/loi/afg), seeks submissions on the variegated Islamic cultures and practices of Afghanistan and its inter-connected regions (Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan). Contributions on Shi’i (Imami and Isma’ili) and (tariqa and non-tariqa) Sufi traditions are particularly welcome.
Submission guidelines at: https://www.euppublishing.com/page/afg/submissions
The Shi’i clergy and perceived opportunity structures: political activism in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon
During the last four decades, the Middle East has witnessed the rise of Shi’i political activism, through the direct engagement of clerical elites in socio-political arenas. With the re-emergence of activism on the part of Shi’i mujtahids and its impact on the ascent of Shi’i community in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon, scholars have defined a distinct strategic difference between what they characterise as ‘quietist’ and ‘activist’ Shi’i mujtahids.