On 9th – 11th April 2018, the British Association for Islamic Studies held their fifth annual conference at University of Exeter, inviting Research fellows from around the globe to represent a broad range of backgrounds and sub-disciplines within Islamic Studies.
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, Dr Wahid Amin presented on “‘The Simple Reality is All Things’ (basīṭ al-ḥaqīqa kullu l-ashyā’): Mullā Ṣadrā (d. ca. 1635) and Shaykh Aḥmad al-Aḥsā’ī (d. 1826) on Ontological Monism”, and Shaykh Mohammad Raza Tajri on “Without Forgetting the Marja”