Annual Imam Ali (as) Seminar (5th of July 2015)
Date/Time Date(s) - 05/07/2015 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
S E M I N A R TO COMMEMORATE THE MARTYRDOM OF I M A M A L I (a.s.)
SUNDAY 5th JULY 2015
2:00 – 5:00 pm
There will be two lectures by following lecturers:
Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi
will speak on
Understanding al-Salat ‘ala’n-Nabi through Imam Ali’s Teachings on the Holy Qur’an
Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi studied International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter Universities before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. Formerly a Consultant to the Institute for Policy Research in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr Shah-Kazemi is at present a Research Fellow with the Department of Academic Research and Publications at the Institute of Ismaili Studies where he is Managing Editor of Encyclopaedia Islamica, the English translation and edition of the on-going multi-volume Persian Great Islamic Encyclopaedia (Da’irat al-Ma’arif-i Buzurg-i Islami). He has authored several works, including most recently The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam (IIS/IB Tauris, 2012); Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic Prayer according to the teachings of Imam ‘Ali (IIS/IB Tauris, 2011); and Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism (Fons Vitae, 2010).
will speak on
Rays of Light, Ways to God:
Farhana Mayer received her BA and MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Oxford, specialising in Sufi commentaries on the Qur’an. Her subjects include Qur’an, scriptural exegesis (tafsir), Sufism and Shari‘a. Farhana has lectured on Sufism at the Institute of Ismaili Studies and School of Oriental and African Studies and previously worked at the Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, and before that for the al-Furqan Foundation as a researcher on the catalogues of West African Arabic manuscripts. Her recent publications include an annotated translation of arguably the earliest extant mystical commentary on the Qur’an, entitled: Spiritual Gems: The Mystical Qur’an Commentary Ascribed by the Sufis to Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq and An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries: Volume 1: On the Nature of the Divine (co-authored with F. Hamza and S. Rizvi).
RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE
35 PARK ROAD, LONDON NW1 6XT
(Opposite Mumtaz Restaurant, Tube station: Baker Street)
Sponsored & organized by the Ahmed Family
in cooperation with Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and N Ireland
Please note that Muhammadi Trust’s books, including the latest title, Sahifat-ul-Mahdi (as)
will be available for sale at the venue.