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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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 …