Eventbrite – Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations presents Book Launch – “The Rebel and the Imam in Early Islam” by Najam Haider – Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at Aga Khan Centre (Room 215, 2nd floor). Find event and ticket information.
Chapter 29 of The Gnostic World, Edited By Garry W. Trompf, Gunner B. Mikkelsen, Jay Johnston, Routledge, 2018
This chapter focuses on the period between the emergence of a distinct Shii group identity in the early part of the eighth century in the Iraqi town of Kufa, and the period when the line of the living Imams ceased to exist, thus ushering a new period in the history of Shiism. The identity of the Shii community was mainly centered on the notion of the guiding role of the Imams, and was marked by various rituals, such as prayer and pilgrimage. The cosmological and cosmogonic accounts of the Shii hadith corpus are “numerous, disorderly, coming from diverse horizons, and at times contradictory”. With regard to the world of humans, the Shii hadith corpus articulates a starkly dualist worldview, where the believers are pure and luminous, and the unbelievers evil and dark. The dualism found in the early Shii hadith corpus is articulated much more systematically in the Ghulat writings.
The latent politicization of Alevism: the affiliation between Alevis and leftist politics (1960-1980)
1 E. J. Zürcher, Turkey A Modern History (New York: I.B. Tauris, 1994), p.266. 2 E. Aydınoğlu, Türkiye Solu 1960-1980 [ Turkish Left 1960-1980] (Istanbul: Versus, 2007), p.46. 3 K. Karpat, The Gecekondu: The Rural Migration and Urbanization (London: Cambridge University Press, 1976), p. 59. 4 M. N. Danielson, and R.
“This erudite study is a major breakthrough in our understanding of Arabic oratory. Qutbuddin has painstakingly reconstructed this vast tradition in all its diverse guises and contexts, from the battlefield to the pulpit, from political to legislative speeches.
The book includes a large number of sermons attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib, and also several attributed to the Ahl al Bayt (Fatima Zahra, Husain, Zaynab). It also includes the sermon attributed to the Prophet Muhammad appointing Ali as his successor at Ghadir Khumm.
Since the 1980s, the Borough of Brent, in north-west London, has been a major global hub of transnational Twelver Shiism. With the influx of Iraqi refugees, many clerical leaders of Twelver Shia Islam established their European headquarters in Brent, and, in addition to Damascus and Tehran, London became a major centre of Iraqi diaspora politics during Saddam Hussein’s regime.
While Shi’a Muslims remain in the minority in Europe, including within universities, the past decade has witnessed the growing profile of Shi’ism on university campuses, especially in Britain. In particular, there has been an emphasis on campaigns that prioritise notions of justice, equality, and human rights.
Explores the ways in which esoteric religion shaped the masterpieces of classical Persian painting Transforming our understanding of Persian art, this impressive interdisciplinary book decodes some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings. It rev
Le Prix 2019 d’histoire des religions de la Fondation ” Les amis de Pierre-Antoine Bernheim ” sera décerné le 21 juin par l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres à M. Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi pour son ouvrage pour son ouvrage intitulé : La preuve de Dieu. La mystique shi’ite à travers l’œuvre de Kulaynî.
Hikmat International Institute is organizing a learning tour of Iran from 7 – 21 of September 2019 for professors, students, and anyone else who want to explore Iran and learn more about Shiism and culture, other religions and history of the country. In this tour, the participants will see Iran’s most important tourist attractions in 6 major cities. Also, there will be a session to talk about religion and culture in Iran. The tour will include the unique opportunity to experience the Ashura festival at Yazd. An introduction to the significance and the ritual of the festival will be given. The tour will be held with high standards and is an amazing opportunity.
Further Information and registration can be found at this link:
Registration deadline is August 9, 2019.
The Early Bird Discount is a 100 Eur discount reserved for participants who register before June 30.
(Because of the longer visa processing time for Americans and Canadians, the registration deadline for applicants with American or Canadian passports is Friday June 21)
Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this multidisciplinary volume, the lived religion of pilgrimage, defined by embodied devotional practices, is changing in an age characterized by commerce, technology, and new sociocultural and political frameworks.