The event is sponsored by the Islamic College, London, in conjunction with the Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies.
Shi‘ism and Modern Education, Approaches towards Shi‘ism in the Western Academy, Shi‘ism and traditional studies, Shi‘ism, Anthropology, and Ritual Practice and Shi‘ism in a Minority Environment are the main topics of the conference.
Academics and experts from universities across the world will give lectures in the conference.
The Study of Shi‘ite Islam in North American Universities, An Evaluation of the Approach of the Western Academia to the Shi‘a Sources Related to the History of the Text of the Quran, Philosophy and Shi‘ism: two sides of the same coin?, Texts, Interpretation and Commemorating Imam Hussein (AS) and The Right to Offence, the Right to Shiaphobia are some of the titles of some of the papers to be presented at the conference.
Workshop on Shia Laws Held in Zimbabwe
The 2nd educational workshop on legal issues related to Shia Muslims in Zimbabwe, was held by the Iranian Cultural Center in Fatima Zahra (SA) College of the country.
According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), 30 Shia Muslims from different cities of Zimbabwe participated in the program.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop, Mohsin Shojakhani, Iranian cultural attaché and representative of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly in Zimbabwe, said that the first edition of the educational program was received very well and, therefore, the center decided to organize the second edition of the workshop following the request of the participants.
The official thanked Jerald Sa’eedi who took the responsibility to teach at the workshop.
“Legal issues on heritage in the framework of rules and regulations in Zimbabwe” was the main theme of the workshop.
Sa’eedi clarified various aspects of the theme for two hours and then answered the participants’ questions.
Sheikh Amin Jula, head of Imam Khomeini (RA) Islamic Center in Kadoma city encouraged the participants to discuss the theme with other Shia Muslims in their hometown.