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ICAS PRESS LATEST PUBLICATION – Proceedings of the First Three Annual International Conferences on Shi‘i Studies (2015, 2016, and 2017)


Proceedings of the First Three Annual International Conferences on Shi‘i Studies (2015, 2016, and 2017)

The Annual International Conference on Shi‘i Studies is organised by the Research and Publications Department of The Islamic College, London. The conference aims to provide a broad platform for scholars working in the field of Shi‘i Studies to present their latest research and to explore diverse opinions on Shi‘i thought, practice, and heritage.

These three books comprise a selection of papers from the first three conferences held in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

All 3 are paperbacks.

Price: £10 each or 3 for £25

You can see the list of articles and order your copy here or by emailing

Proceedings of the 1st AICSS (Year 2015):

  1. Philosophy and Shi‘ism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Oliver Leaman

  1. The Ṣāliḥiyyah School in Qazvīn and Shi‘i Religious Authority, with an Emphasis on Scholars from the Baraghānī Family

Isa Jahangir

  1. Marjaʿiyyah from Below: Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religious Authority

Thomas Fibiger

  1. For the Love of Ahl al-Bayt: Transcending Sunni-Shi‘i Sectarian Allegiance

Siti Sarah Muwahidah

  1. Right to Offense, Right to Shiaphobia: A Rhetorical Analysis of Yasir Qadhi’s Framings of Offense

Shereen Yousuf

  1. The Study of Shi‘i Islam in Western Academia

Liyakat Takim


Proceedings of the 2nd AICSS (Year 2016):

  1. The Mad Muslim Mob: De/Mythologising Shi‘i Iran in V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Islamic’ Travelogues

Hossein Nazari

  1. The Disenchantment of Reason: An Anti-Rational Trend in Modern Shi‘i Thought – The Tafkīkīs

Ali Paya

  1. Philosophy in Islam: The Concept of Shi‘ism as a Philosophical Genre

Oliver Leaman

  1. Reading More Than Persepolis

Mersedeh Dad Mohammadi

  1. Iranian Women: Between Tradition and Modernity

Sarah Scio’

  1. A Comparative Study of Islamic Feminist and Traditional Shi‘i Approaches to Qurʾanic Exegesis

Mohammed Ali Ismail

  1. The Role of Custom in Shaping Islamic Law

Liyakat Takim

  1. A Study Examining Iraqi Immigrants: Has the Shi‘a-Sunni Conflict Been Transferred To Ottawa, Canada?

Jafar Ahmad

  1. Shi‘a Processions and the Competition for Religious Public Space in Northern Nigeria 1980–2015

Sani Yakubu Adam

  1. Sunni Literary Responses to the Spread of Shi‘a Ideology in Northern Nigeria

Kabiru Haruna Isa

  1. The Twelver/Imāmī Manuscript Collection in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana/Milano: Remarks on Kitāb Ghurar al-Fawāʾid by al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā – MS.1665 (H 43)

Ali Faraj

  1. Shi‘a Narrations about Creation from Two Types of Clay (Ṭīnah)

Morteza Karimi


Proceedings of the 3rd AICSS (Year 2017):

  1. Reconstituting the Muslim Ummah: The Disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the Emergence of a New Thinking on Islam

Regina Rowland and Fahimeh Mokhber

  1. Three Sources of Shiʿi Knowledge and Authority: Texts, Reason, and Mysticism in Islamic Intellectual History

Zackery Heern

  1. The Influence of Time and Place on Ijtihād

Sayed Hossein Al Qazwini

  1. Is there a Distinctive Shiʿa Medical Ethics?

Oliver Leaman

  1. A Critical Assessment of ʿAllāmah Ṭabāṭabāʾī’s Methodological Approach and Methods of Interpretation in his Magnum Opus, Tafsīr al-Mīzān from a Critical Rationalist Point of View

Ali Paya

  1. Philosophy: Diabolical Science or a Valuable Part of Religious Thought? A Comparison Between the Views of the Shāfiʿī Writer Ibn al-Ṣalāḥ al-Shahrazūrī and the Shiʿi Thinker ʿAllāmah Ṭabāṭabāʾī

Revd Frank Julian Gellivi

  1. Authority, Identity, and Pluralism in the Modern Ismāʿīlī Religious Education Programme: A Critical Reflection

Yahia Baiza

  1. Neighbours of Fāṭimah: Conceptualizations of Shariʿah among Female Shiʿi Intellectuals in Qom

Maria Lindqvist

  1. Integration or Isolation: Black Shi‘ism in the American Diaspora

Liyakat Takim

  1. Islamic Art and Mourning: Shi‘a use of Art in Rituals

Nada al-Hudaid


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