On 11th – 13th April 2017, the British Association for Islamic Studies held their Fourth Annual Conference 2017 at Parkgate Campus; University of Chester, inviting Research fellows from around the globe to represent a broad range of backgrounds and sub-disciplines within Islamic Studies. The three day programme featured a total of 120 papers, 35 stimulating panels on various themes and included 4 plenaries and an event open to the public.
The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) is a learned society and professional organisation focused on enhancing research and teaching about Islam and Muslim cultures and societies in UK higher education. The association provides a forum for academic exchange for scholars with an interest in any aspect of Islam and the Muslim world (including non-Muslim majority societies), and acts as an umbrella organisation for members working in a wide range of disciplines and geographical interest areas.
Representing Al-Mahdi Institute was Dr Ali-reza Bhojani who presented a paper on the topic of; “A Justice-orientated ‘Liberal Inclusivism’: Mirza Qummi on the Soteriological Implications of False Belief in Matters of Fundamental Doctrine“. Joining him AMI graduate, Mahdiyah Abdulhussein presented on ”Exploring the permissibility of organ donation in contemporary Shi’ite jurisprudence”
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