The practice of remote ziyāra, whereby a devotee visits an imām’s tomb not through physical pilgrimage but by reciting a pilgrimage litany, appears in the earliest Twelver literature on ziyāra.
The exhibition follows the pioneering Russian scholar of Islam, Wladimir Ivanow (1886-1970), across the Muslim world.
This original contribution to Safavid Studies summarises and discusses the complex philosophies of three of the most prominent philosophers from 17th-century Iran – Mīr Dāmād, Mullā Ṣadrā, and Rajab ʿAlī Tabrīzī – and makes a new case for Mullā Ṣadrā as pioneering a distinctive philosophy that is apart from what is now understood as the 'school of Isfahan'.
Fatimid Cosmopolitanism: History, Material Culture, Politics, and Religion will run online on 6-9 December 2021.
In this interview the authors of An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries, Vol. 2: On Women discuss their groundbreaking new book and the social urgency of its theme.
We are very pleased to announce the publication of a landmark anthology that explores a critical and contentious theme: women in the Qur’an and Qur’anic interpretation.