Emory Univ.: "Shi'i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices"

9/9/2015 4:30 PM

Emory Univ.: "Shi'i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices"

Shi'i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices
Farhad Daftary, Co-Director, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, and
Gurdofarid Miskinzoda, Managing Editor, "Shi'i Heritage Series", The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

The world of Shi'i Islam has recently become the focus of international attention in the context of various conflicts and crises afflicting the Middle East. Such global exposure has accentuated how little is known outside Muslim communities about the history and traditions of Shi'i Muslims.

Dr. Farhad Daftary and Dr. Gurdofarid Miskinzoda will speak about how the Shi'i Muslims, with their rich intellectual and cultural heritage, have contributed significantly to the richness and diversity of the Islamic traditions throughout the centuries, enabling Islam to evolve and flourish both as a major religion and also as a civilization. A reception will follow.

This event was made possible by The Halle Institute, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, His Highness the Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States, and The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

This event is free and open to the public, but guests should register online to attend by Tuesday, September 8.

Date: September 9, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Venue: White Hall - Room 208 , 301 Dowman Dr. , Atlanta, GA, 30322
Register: online by Tuesday, 9/8
Contact: Jongdae Kim, 404-727-9732

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