Previous AMI Research Seminars 2013-2014:

15th October:

Prof Max Farrar (Leeds Metropolitan University)

“Critical multiculturalism, and the response of British society to diverse Islamic belief and Muslim political positions” (click title for abstract)

12 November

Prof Rob Gleave (Exeter University)

What’s the point of Uṣūl al-fiqh? Literalism in modern Shīʿī legal theory  (click title for abstract)

10th December

Prof. Oliver Scharbrodt (University of Chester)

“Translating Al-Kafi: how to make a classical Shii text accessible to 21st century readers”  (click title for abstract)

31st October

Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali (Warwick School of Law, University of Warwick)

“Modern Challenges to Islamic Law”  (click title for abstract)

19th December

Professor Ali Paya (Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of Westminster)

“Faqih (jurist) as an Engineer: A critical assessment of the Epistemological status of Fiqh” (click title for abstract)

27th February

Revd. Dr. Richard Sudworth (Queens Foundation, Birmingham)

“Christian Responses to the Political Challenge of Islam: Christian-Muslim engagements in the public square” (click title for abstract)

27th March

Dr Morgan Clarke (Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Keeble College, University of Oxford)

After the Ayatollah: routinisation and succession in the marja’iyya of Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah” (Click title for abstract)

1st May

Dr Jon Hoover (Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Nottingham)

“God’s relation to body and space in the theology of Ibn Taymiyya” (Click title for abstract)

29th May

Dr Shuruq Naguib (Lecturer in the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University)

“Reflections on the post-classical Tafsir tradition”  (Click title for abstract)

26th June 

Dr Colin Turner (Reader in Islamic Thought in the School of Government & International Affairs, Durham University)

“On Revelation and the ‘vital lie’: a Beckerian approach to prophethood” (Click for abstract)