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The Second Annual Conference on Shi’i Studies

7 – 8 May 2016
Panel: Qur’an and Hadith
Chaired by Amina Inloes
Translating Al-Kāfī: How to Make a Classical Shi‘i Text Accessible to Twenty-
Oliver Scharbrodt, University of Chester, UK
First Century Readers
Devotional Literature and Practice in Twelver Shi‘ism: An Exploration of the Supplication of Kumayl ibn Ziyād as Attributed to ʿAlī ibn Abi Ṭālib
Vinay Khetia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Panel: Worldwide Islamic Heritage
Lines Back to ʿAli, Roads Forward to Shi‘ism: An Historical Anthropology of Cham Sayyids’ Trajectories from Cambodia to Iran
Emiko Stock, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
‘Our Vanished Lady’: Memory, Ritual, and Shi‘a-Sunni Relations at Bībī Pāk Dāmān
Noor Zehra Zaidi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Judaeo-Islamic Heritage
M. J. Shomali, University of Cambridge, UK
Chaired by Amir Dastmalchian
Redemption through Knowledge: The Metaphysics of Causality in the Kitāb al-Yanābīʿ of Abū Yaʿqūb al-Sijistānī
Lucas Oro Hershtein, University of Buenos Aires, National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina
Tradition of Multivocality among Shi‘a Ulema
Abbas Mehregan, University of Cologne, Germany
Panel: Shi‘i Minorities
Chaired by Amina Inloes
A Study Examining Iraqi Immigrants: Has the Shi‘a-Sunni Conflict Been Transferred to Ottawa, Canada?
Jafar A. Ahmad, School of Peace and Conflict Management, Royal Roads University, Canada
The African-American Twelver Shi‘a Community of New York
Abbas Aghdassi, University of Tehran, Iran; Visiting Research Scholar, Sociology Department, City University of New York, USA
Muslim (Shi‘a) Migration to Europe, and the Engagement of English and Islamic Laws
Tahir Wasti, The Islamic College, London, UK
Sunni Literary Reaction to the Growth of Shi‘a Ideology in Northern Nigeria
Kabiru Haruna Isa, Department of History, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Shi‘a Processions and the Competition for Religious Public Space in Northern Nigeria 1994-2015
Sani Yakubu Adam (presented by Kabiru Haruna Isa), Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Panel: Diversity in Fiqh
Chaired by Amina Inloes
Fiqh for Minorities: Shi‘i Law in the Diaspora
Liyakat Takim, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Making of a Textual Source for the Law: the Case of Ritual (Im)purity of the People of the Book in the Twelver Shi‘a Jurisprudence
Mahmoud Pargoo, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia
The Fiscal Authority of the Imams: Analyzing Imamic Jurisprudential Statements on Khums and Zakāt
Ed Hayes, Colby College, Maine, USA
Panel: Virtual Presentations from the Hawzah
Chaired by Amina Inloes
An Analysis of Shahīd Ṣadr’s Method: Discovering Islamic Economic Doctrine from Islamic Economic Laws and its Broader Application
Mahdieh Mohammadi Araghi, University of Allameh Tabataba’i, Tehran, Iran
Mahmud Mohammadi Araghi, Hawzah ‘Ilmiyyah, Tehran, Iran
The Narrations about Clay (Ṭīnat)
Morteza Karim, University of Tehran, Iran and International Institute for Islamic Studies, Qom, Iran
Shi‘a Philosophers and the Question of the Criterion of Truth
Mahdi Hosseinzadeh Yazdi, University of Tehran, Iran
Panel: Pre-Modern Shi‘ism
Chaired by Ali Paya
Where is the Imām? The Returning Messiah in the Tīmūrid Age
Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed, Stanford University, California, USA
The Polemical Work of ʿAli Qulī Jadīd al-Islām in the Context of European Missionaries to Safavid Iran
Alberto Tiburcio, McGill University (alumnus), Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Panel: Shi‘ism in Modern Iran


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