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.
For more information on BRAIS, please click here.