AMI has hosted a diverse range of Visiting fellows in the past who have all contributed to teaching and research work at the Institute. Below are details of our previous Visiting fellows;

Dr Syed Jaafar Fadlallah

Dr Sayyed Jaafar Fadhlallah, son of late Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadhlallah visited AMI between 26th September and 1st December 2017 during which he was actively involved in AMI’s events and activities whilst also teaching on the Hawza programme. During his stay, Sayyid Fadhallah has taught a variety of Fiqh and Usul modules to year 2 and 3 students and facilitated regular mubahitha (discussion) sessions with students to assist with their research work.

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Dr Jaafar Morvarid

During his stay in AMI between 1st March to 13th April 2017, Dr Jaafar Morvarid carried out research on the “Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion” and also taught classical texts in fiqh and its principles. He also lectured with Shaykh Arif and Dr. Ali-Reza Bhojani on the ‘Hermeneutic Elements in the Methodology of Shii Ijtihad: Agreement with the Spirit of the Book, and Derivation of Justice as the Purpose of Sharia’

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Ayatollah Dr Nobahar

During his visit to AMI in August 2015, Ayatollah Dr Nobahar participated in a Q&A session with Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain on the topic of; ‘Practicing Islam in the Contemporary World.’ He also taught advanced level modules in Fiqh and Usul-fiqh to year 3 and 4 students and assisted in supervising their research work. Ayatollah Dr. Rahim Nobahar is a senior Shiite cleric and holds the highest degree of Islamic Jurisprudence, Ijtihad, from the seminaries in Qom. He has served as Senior professor at Shahid Beheshti University Law School in Tehran, Iran, since 2001.

Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina

During his stay at AMI as a Visiting Fellow in January 2015, Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina participated in a panel discussion with Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain on “Euthanasia and end of life decisions” in which he spoke about the Ethical and Legal dimensions regarding end of life decisions. Aside from this, he also delivered lectures and discussion circles with the year 4 students on the Hawza programme. Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina is a Professor of Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.