Held on the 17th to 18th August 2015, 'The nature of Sharia and its interpretation in Shi'i thought' workshop was a collaborative symposium between the Islam, Law and Modernity Centre of Durham University and Al-Mahdi Institute. With the aim of working towards developing an edited volume for comparative lawyers discussing contemporary thinking in Shi'i jurisprudence, Durham University hosted AMI faculty and affiliates to present and discuss their working papers.
Contributions are currently being finalized for publication by Prof. Micheal Bohlander & Laurens De Rooj (ILM, Durham) and Dr Ali-reza Bhojani (AMI).
Below is list of all scholars and academia who presented their research at the workshop; (click titles for abstracts)
Ayatollah Prof. Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad (Shahid Beheshti University)
Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain (Al-Mahdi Institute)
Ayatollah Dr Rahim Nobahar (Shahid Beheshti University)
Dr Liyakat Takim (McMaster University)
Dr Hashim Bata (Al-Mahdi Institute)
Dr Ali-reza Bhojani (Al-Mahdi Institute)
Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University)
Dr Imranali Panjwani (Al-Mahdi Institute)
Dr Haider Hamoudi (Pittsburg University)
Shaykh Hassan Beloushi (Exeter University)
Dr Sayyid Mohammad Ghari S. Fatemeh (Shahid Beheshti University & Al-Mahdi Institute)
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