URD Intensive Course on Shia Studies


About The Event

Date: August 1-5, 2018

Venue: Vienna, Austria

The University of Religions and Denominations with its experience of organizing six intensive international courses on Shia Studies in Iran (Qom) and attracting more than a hundred participants from 42 countries, is organizing the first Shia Studies course outside Iran in collaboration with Iman Academy in Vienna, Austria.

The Shi’a Intensive Course endeavors to enhance scholarly attention to Shi’i Islam and offer an original and insightful understanding of its doctrines, practices and social approaches. Combining the classical Shi’a thought and the current political, social, and religious concerns of Shi’a society, the Shi’a Intensive Course aims to offer scholarly Shi’a perspectives on traditional and contemporary issues that affect Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The Shi’a Intensive Course is open to scholars, researchers, professors and students from all around the world. The program is designed for academics from various background, who are interested in expanding their understanding of Islam, Shiism and Iran. Individuals from a wide range of academic and/or professional interests are welcome to apply.

The program is accredited by the University of Religions and Denominations (Qom, Iran). Participants will attend in 26 hours of lectures and discussion presented in English, and will receive an official certificate at the end of the course upon the successful participation.

Course topics:

• Shi’ism, Clergy and Contemporary Iran
• Sources of Shi’ite Islamic Thought
• Shi’ite Principles of Belief (doctrines of Imamate & Mahdaviat)
• Shi’ite Mystical and Moral System
• Shi’ite Sociology (Shi’ite rites and rituals)
• Shia Political Thought
• Shi’ite Religious Authority, Jurisprudence and Laws
• Women and Family according to Shi’ite Islam
• Shi’ism and Religious Plurality

More information at: www.iman-ac.at/

  • Cost: Free
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