Dr Ali-reza Bhojani & Shaykh Mohammad Reza Tajri at BRAIS 2015

On the 13th to 15th April 2015, the British Association for Islamic Studies held their Second Annual Conference 2015 at Senate House, University of London; inviting Research fellow 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 48 stimulating panels on various themes and included 5 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 were Dr Ali-reza Bhojani who presented a paper on the topic of; ‘Moral rationalism, Sharia and Human Rights’ and Shaykh Mohammad Reza Tajri who presented on the topic of; ‘Assessing Perceptions of Islamic Authority amongst British Shia Muslim Youth’

To view the abstracts, please click on the links below.

Dr Ali-reza Bhojani –  ‘Moral rationalism, Sharia and Human Rights’

Shaykh Mohammad Reza Tajri –  ‘Assessing Perceptions of Islamic Authority amongst British Shia Muslim Youth’ 


For more information on BRAIS, please click here.