05-12-2017

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Tafsīr al‑Ṭabarī and Shiʿa Tafsīrs, by Morteza Karimi-Nia

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27-07-2017

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A Comparative Exploration of the Spiritual Authority of the Awliyā’ in the Shī‘ī and Sufi Traditions

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Online Shīʿa Studies holds live Skype sessions for communities around the world, including Ahlulbayt Societies. In March 2017, a live class, with discussion and Q&A was held with a group of students at university in Canada covering the topic of the esoteric dimensions of Shīʿism.

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Early Shīʿī History Part One will be running every Tuesday from 21st March to 9th May 2017 (Group 1) and every Thursday from 23rd March to 11th May 2017 (Group 2) 9:00-10:30 pm BST; every Friday from 24th March to 12 May 2017 (Group 3) 1:30-3:00 pm BST. If you join up to Group 1, but miss a class, you can join Group 2, or Group 3 for that week.

The course is £130/$160. Once you have booked, you will be sent a Reading Pack for each class in pdf format, and a syllabus for the course. You will asked to provide your Skype ID for live classes. Classes are recorded. A certificate is awarded on the completion of an optional essay.

For more information, contact info@onlineshiastudies.com

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29-12-2016

Online Shiʿa Studies is holding bespoke one-to-one on-line classes with applicants that are interested in Islam and wish to learn more. Classes are tailored to suit the needs of the applicant and arranged at a mutually convenient time. £25/$30 per hour. For further information write to info@onlineshiastudies.com

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29-12-2016

Online Shiʿa Studies has been running a free monthly course on tawhīd, with students from the UK, Pakistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the US attending on-line. If you are interested in signing up for when the next time this course runs, write to info@onlineshiastudies.com

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ [Shi‘ism] will be running for eight weeks every Monday from November 28th to January 16th 2017, 7:30-9:00 pm GMT. For more information, click on the link below.

http://onlineshiastudies.com/tenets-of-tashayyu/

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18th May 2016

If courses are not running at fixed times, book a course and choose class times that are convenient to you.

Contact info@onlineshiastudies.com to arrange a time, or to join the mailing list.

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10th April 2016

To date, applicants taking courses with Online Shi‘a Studies have been based in California, New York, Washington, North Carolina, Toronto, Stockholm, London, Newport Wales, Bucharest, Mumbai, Dar al-Salaam Tanzania, Dubai, Tehran, Qom, Sydney, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Singapore, and Jeddah.

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Shī‘ī Trends in African History will be running for eight weeks every Friday 2:00-3:30 pm GMT from 19th February to 8th April 2016 GMT.

For further information, please see the Courses menu.

http://onlineshiastudies.com/shii-trends-in-african-history/

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Publications by Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Colorado University, are now available to order on-line.

Hamid, Idris Samawi, Islam, Sign & Creation (New York: Global Scholarly Publications, 2011).

Hamid, Idris Samawi. Islam, Station & Process (New York: Global Scholarly Publications, 2011).

See the link below

http://www.walayah.org/current-books

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30 April 2015

It has been a pleasure to teach the first four weeks of Tenets of Tashayyu’ with attendees of the Glasgow Ahlulbayt Association, Scotland. Reports from those attending the classes say that it was similar to the university experience. More classes are to be planned in future. Likewise, Online Shi’a Studies is available to teach groups and gatherings anywhere in the world. Contact info@onlineshiastudies.com

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Comparative Literature: Secularism and the Soul is running every Friday from 6th March to 24th April 2015 at 5:00-6:30 pm GMT/BST

The course is £150/$250. To book please click on the Paypal button. Once you have booked, you will be sent eight Reading Packs in pdf format, and a syllabus for the course. For further information, please click on the FAQs menu.

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Esoteric Knowledge in Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks 10:45 am-12:15 pm GMT every Saturday morning from February 7th to March 28th 2015.

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks 10:00-11:30 am and 7:30-9:00 pm GMT every Sunday from February 1st 2015 to March 22nd 2015.

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Shī‘ī Trends in African History will be running for eight weeks every Wednesday from 10th December 2014 to 4th February 2015 GMT.

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Esoteric Knowledge in Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks 7:30-9:00 pm GMT every Sunday from November 30th to January 25th 2015. Classes are recorded. Times are negotiable. For further information, please click on the Courses menu.

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks 10:00-11:30 am and 7:30-9:00 pm GMT every Friday from December 5th 2014 to January 23rd 2015.

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My article entitled ‘Islamic Mystical Resonances in Fulbe Literature’ published in the Journal of Islamic Studies, 2007, is now available here: https://www.academia.edu/8794850/Article_Islamic_Mystical_Resonances_in_Fulbe_Literature

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Shī‘ī Trends in African History will be running for eight weeks every Wednesday from 1st October to 19th November 2014 at 8:30-10:00 pm GMT.

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Sunday from September 28th to November 16th 2014 at 8:30-10:00 pm BST/GMT. Classes are recorded. Times are negotiable.

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Online Shia Studies is now running a two-tier system for courses. Applicants can either book a full course in one installment, or study a course in two parts, with two installments of £75/$125. You can also choose to study just the first four weeks of a course with one installment. Contact info@onlineshiastudies.com for more information.

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A review published in the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences of Farhad Daftary’s A History of Shi’i Islam is now available. Contact info@onlineshiastudies.com for a copy.

20-8-2014

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Online Shia Studies is proud to present a new course: Shī‘ī Trends in African History will be running for eight weeks every Tuesday from August 5th to September 23rd 2014 at 8:30-10:00 pm BST. For more information click on the Course menu.

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Esoteric Knowledge in Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Sunday from August 3rd to September 21st 2014 at 8:30-10:00 pm UK BST. Classes are recorded. Times are negotiable.

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Thursday from July 31st to September 18th 2014 at 8:30-10:00 pm BST. Classes are recorded. Times are negotiable.

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I have been honoured to write a ‘Reflection on Walāyah’ for the newly launched website by Shaykh Idris Samawi Hamid of the Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University. Explore this site for more fascinating explorations into the dimensions of walāya, described as the dynamic relationship of Love between the Divine and the human being.

http://walayah.org/reflections/a-reflection-on-walayah

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For the Month of Ramadhan, there are special timings for classes.  Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Thursday 1:15-2:45 pm UK BST.  These times are negotiable.

Esoteric Knowledge in Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Sunday 1:15-2:45 pm UK BST.  Times are also negotiable. Please click on the menu for Courses for more details.

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Esoteric Knowledge in Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Friday from 25th April to 13th June 2014; and every Sunday from 27th April to 15th June 2014 8:30-10:00 pm UK BST. Classes are recorded.

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Tuesday from 22nd April to 10th June 2014; and every Wednesday from 23rd April to 11th June 2014 at 8:30-10:00 pm BST. Classes are recorded.

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Esoteric Knowledge in Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Wednesday from 22nd January-12th March 2014 at 4:00 pm UK GMT and every Friday from 24th January-14th March 2014 at 8:30 pm UK GMT. Classes are recorded. Times are negotiable.

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running every Monday from January 13th to March 3rd at 2:30 pm and 8:30 pm GMT. Classes are recorded. Times are negotiable.

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Tenets of Tashayyu’ will be running for eight weeks every Friday from 22nd November-10th January 2014 at 9:00 pm GMT and every Tuesday from 26th November-14th January 2014 at 9:00 pm GMT. Classes are recorded if you miss them.

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Online Shia Studies will be running its first course, Tenets of Tashayyu’, from Friday August 16th 2013 – Friday October 4th 2013 at 9:00 pm, and also Saturday August 17th -Saturday October 5th 2013 at 4:30 pm BST. For further information, please go to The Tenets of Tashayyu’.

Further courses will be running at later dates.

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On May 23rd 2013, I was honoured to be invited to speak at Mehfil-e Ali (as), in North London, on the birthday of Amir al-Mu’mineen Ali ibn Abi Talib (as).  I decided to focus on the theme of the Islamic concept of brother(and sister)hood.  Please find the lecture below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNojk25H3Wg

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International Nahjul Balagha Conference, organised by Islamic Thought UK, Peterborough, September 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keCLmTWKV3Y