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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 …

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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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 …

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 …