Simon Wolfgang Fuchs – Third Wave Shi‘ism: Sayyid ‘Arif Husayn al-Husayni and the Islamic Revolution in Pakistan

        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 Simon Wolfgang Fuchs Third Wave Shi‘ism: Sayyid  ‘Arif Husayn al-Husayni and the Islamic Revolution in Pakistan Struggles over orthodoxy and religious authority have plagued Pakistan’s Shi‘a minority since the inception of the state. …

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Saleem Khan – The Shia dominance of the legal profession in British India: A Study of Lawyer-Politicians of Bihar

        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 Saleem Khan The Shia dominance of the legal profession in British India :A Study of Lawyer-Politicians of Bihar ‘Ulema, religious rituals, sectarian violence and aristocrats have generally been the focus for studies on …

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Sajjad Rizvi – Establishing the principles of the faith for a new Shi‘i polity: the theology of Sayyid Dildar ‘Ali Nasirabadi

        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 Sajjad Rizvi  Establishing the principles of the faith for a new Shi‘i polity: the theology of Sayyid Dildar ‘Ali Nasirabadi For those familiar with north Indian Shi‘i Islam, Sayyid Dildar ‘Ali (1753-1820) is …

Justin Jones – Khandan-i-Ijtihad: authority and transition in a family of Shi‘a ‘ulama in north India, c.1850-1950

        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   Justin Jones Khandan-i-Ijtihad: authority and transition in a family of Shi‘a ‘ulama in north India, c.1850-1950 Scholarship on Shi‘ism in north India has, to a great degree, looked at the religion in …