Established in 1993, the Al-Mahdi Institute is committed to providing an open platform for critical Muslim scholarship through its education, research and outreach initiatives. Its unique approach to training future generations of thinkers assimilates traditional seminary scholarship with modern approaches to the study of Islam, leaving students well-equipped to contribute meaningfully in both academic circles and grass-roots communities. Through its long-term commitment to both intra and inter-faith dialogue, the Institute’s activities provide a platform for diverse religious voices to learn from one another.
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Islamic Law Between Empire and Nation-State. Research Seminar by Dr. Raha Rafii (University of Exeter)
Dr Raha Rafii presented her work on the academic notion of Islamic law as a development of the colonial project. She contends that Islamic...
Abrahamic Scriptures: What are the authoritative scriptures for Jews, Christians and Muslims? And, how are these scriptures read and understood?
In the Islamic tradition, the Abrahamic faiths, comprised of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are known as the ‘People of the Book’. As all three...