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02
May
2019
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British Muslim Perceptions of Biological Evolution

British Muslims are portrayed as rejecting biological evolution in sensationalist newspaper headlines and certain unsubstantiated academic literature reporting a rise in ‘Islamic creationism’. This...

28
March
2019
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Opting out of Saving a Life: Organ Donation in Shi’i Jurisprudence

Opting out of Saving a Life: Organ Donation in Shi’i Jurisprudence | 28th March 2019 | AMI Research Seminar In light of the imminent transition...

21
February
2019
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Women’s Right to Child Custody in Shi’i Fiqh: A Modern Fiqhi Perspective

Held at AMI on 21st February 2019 As part of his ongoing research on women’s jurisprudential issues, Sayed Hossein al-Qazwini presented the current juristic...

13
December
2018
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Islam, Alcohol and Identity: A Critical Muslim Studies Approach

Held on 13th December 2018 at AMI. Dr Mustapha Sheikh’s paper offers a new understanding of the Hanafi jurisprudential position on alcohol according to...

22
November
2018
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Being Shia in Europe? Identity and Belonging in the Modern Age

As a minority within a minority, there is a noticeable gap in research pertaining to the experience of Shia Muslims in the UK and...

18
October
2018
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Karbala in London: Genealogy and Continuity of Contested Expressions of Muharrum Rituals among British South Asian Twelver Shia Muslims | Dr Sufyan Dogra

Disputes regarding the true Shia way of commemorating Ashura and the acceptability of self-flagellation has led to a messy legal battle for the members...

10
May
2018
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The Hijab Controversy in Modern Iran
Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow)

The hejab has been a major feature of politics in Iran ever since serious contact with Western powers began in the 19th century. Since...

12
April
2018
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The Law of Honour-Killing: A British Innovation in the Criminal Law of the Indian Subcontinent
Dr Tahir Wasti (SOAS, LaWise Solicitors)

In Pakistan and India, hundreds of women are killed every year in the name of honour. Such a barbaric and heinous custom has existed...

22
March
2018
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Why so many rules? Thinking about the reasons and consequences of legalistic approaches to religious ethics
Dr Morgan Clarke (University of Oxford)

Rules are a feature of many religious (and non-religious) ethical traditions, although they are not the only possible approach to shaping religious and ethical...

27
April
2017
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Shifting discourse in the Muslim organ donation debate: reports of finding
Dr Mansur Ali (Cardiff University)

On Thursday 27th April 2017,  Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research seminar on the topic of; “Shifting discourse in the Muslim organ donation debate: reports of...