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. …

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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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 …