Francis Robinson – Reflections on the Shi‘a in South Asia and the wider Muslim World.

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia Keynote Address: Francis Robinson – Reflections on the Shi‘a in South Asia and the wider Muslim World. ———————————————————– talk: ———————————————————– questions: ———————————————————–             < back to main conference page> share this …

Michel Boivin – The Ithna ‘Ashari- Isma‘ili divide among the Khojas: exploring forgotten judicial sources from Karachi around 1910.

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia Michel Boivin – The Ithna ‘Ashari- Isma‘ili divide among the Khojas: exploring forgotten judicial sources from Karachi around 1910.  When Hasan Ali Shah (d. 1882), the living imam of the Isma‘ili Shias, came …

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Ian G Williams – Shared and disputed symbols within Twelver Shi‘ite and Ahl-i-Sunnat Traditions of Islam: an examination of theological constructions and devotional practices amongst leaders and adherents of these traditions, from nineteenth century South Asia to the contemporary UK.

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Ian G Williams Shared and disputed symbols within Twelver Shi‘ite and Ahl-i-Sunnat Traditions of Islam:  an examination of theological constructions and devotional practices amongst leaders and adherents of these traditions, from nineteenth …

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Ludovic Gandelot – Religious and social identities of the Aga Khani Isma‘ilis, as seen through the firmans of Sultan Muhammad Shah at the beginning of the twentieth century

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Ludovic Gandelot Religious and social identities of the Aga Khani Isma‘ilis, as seen through the firmans of Sultan Muhammad Shah at the beginning of the twentieth century At the end of the …

Soumen Mukherjee – Of ‘religious and social welfare’ and ‘progress of the community’: religious inspiration, leadership and idioms of welfarism among Shi‘a Imami Isma‘ilis in twentieth century South Asia and East Africa

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Soumen Mukherjee Of ‘religious and social welfare’ and ‘progress of the community’: religious inspiration, leadership and idioms of welfarism among Shi‘a Imami Isma‘ilis in twentieth century South Asia and East Africa  The …

Bashir Damji – The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari communities of East Africa: from newcomers to flag bearers

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Bashir Damji The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari communities of East Africa: from newcomers to flag bearers The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari community is a breakaway faction of the Khoja Shi‘a Isma‘ili community. …

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Tahir Kamran – Sufi Shrines, electoral politics and sectarian violence in Punjab: a case study of the dargah of Sial Sharif

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Tahir Kamran Sufi Shrines, electoral politics and sectarian violence in Punjab: a case study of the dargah of Sial Sharif Sectarianism has pervaded deep in the south-eastern Punjab, which was proverbially known …

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Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Shi‘a Muslims constitute a significant, though indeterminate (perhaps c. 15-20%) minority within South Asian Islam, making South Asia one of the world’s most significant centres of Shi‘a population. Moreover, the historical associations …