BRAIS 2016


In Collaboration with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies & Human Rights Consortium

London, 11–12 April 2016 

Senate House, University of London 



BRAIS is proud to announce its provisional 2016 Annual Conference Programme. You can also view this programme complete with paper abstracts by clicking HERE.

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Student non-member £75 £40
Student Member of BRAIS £60 £30




Day 1:


09:00 – 09:30: Registration


09:30 – 09:45: Welcome


09:45 – 11:15: Session 1. Plenary.


The History of Islamic Art and Architecture

Room: Beveridge Hall, Chair: Hugh Goddard (University of Edinburgh)

Doris Behrens-Abouseif (SOAS), Mamluk Architecture: Mirror of the Sultanate.

Tim Stanley (Victoria and Albert Museum), Objects Tell Many Tales: Four Stories from Later Islamic Art.


11:15 – 11:35: Break


11:35 – 13:05: Session 2. Five concurrent panels.


Panel 1: The Qur’an: Concepts and Style

Room: Bedford, Chair: Marianna Klar (SOAS)

Ramon Harvey (Cambridge Muslim College), The Quest for Qisṭ: Defining Societal Justice in the Qur’an.

Ryan Woloshen (Wayne State University), An Analysis of Shifting Rhymes in Sura 52.

Abdulla Galadari (Al-Maktoum College/ Masdar Institute), The Son or the Temple of God? A Study of the Term ‘Ibn Allah’.

Shaul Bartal (Bar Ilan University), Reading the Qurʼān: Hamas and Islamic Jihad’s explanation of Sura 17.


Panel 2: Defining Islamic ‘Orthodoxy’

Room: Bloomsbury, Chair: Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS)

Kadir Gömbeyaz (Kocaeli University), Two Main Sources of Ottoman Firaq Tradition: Sayf al-Dīn al-ʿĀmidī and ʿUmar al-Nasafī.

Jon Hoover (University of Nottingham), Early Mamluk Ash‘ari Responses to Ibn Taymiyya on God’s Attributes.

Necati Alkan (University of Bamberg), The Ottoman Concept of ‘Correction of the Belief’: Its Roots and Application.


Panel 3: When Fiqh Meets the State: New Problems and Solutions in Islamic law

Room: Woburn A, Chair: Justin Jones (University of Oxford)

Sarah Albrecht (Free University Berlin), Relocating Dār al-Islām in the 21st Century, or how to Measure the “Islamicity” and “Sharia Compliance” of Modern States.

Pooya Razavian (University of Oxford), Towards a Social Epistemology of Ijtihād: The Influence of Labour Unions on Iran's Labour Law.

Justin Jones (University of Oxford), Fitna in the Family: Talfīq, Trickery and New Legal Strategies in Muslim Divorce Law in 1930s India.

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (University of Cambridge), Diverging Fates: Madhhab Identities in the Middle East and South Asia.


Panel 4: Re-Examining Muslim Youth in France and Britain

Room: Gordon, Chair: Christopher Moses (University of Cambridge).

Margot Dazey (University of Cambridge), Mapping Generational Dynamics: Youth Activism in French Revivalist Islam.

Hira Amin (University of Cambridge), British Muslim Youth: Re-examining Intergenerational Conflicts.

Basma Elshayyal, ’Nourishing roots, lending wings’ – The impact of tafsir studies on shaping young Muslim girls’ identity and self-image in London 2000-2013.


Panel 5: Rulers, Rebels and Scholars: Power and Legitimacy in the Medieval Middle East

Room: Woburn B, Chair: Konrad Hirschler (SOAS).

Hasan Al-Khoee (SOAS), Communicating Legitimate Rebellion: The Demonstrative Gestures of anti-Fāṭimid Rebels in the 4th-5th/10th-11th Centuries.

Paula Manstetten (SOAS), Negotiating Power and Authority in 5th-6th/11th-12th Century Syria: Scholars and the Ruling Elites under the Seljūqs and their Successors.

Rasmus Bech Olsen (Birckbeck College), Mamlūk Politics and Spatial Practices: Creating a Ceremonial Topography in 7th/14th Century Damascus.


13:05 – 14:00: Lunch


14:00 – 15:30: Session 3. Five concurrent panels.


Panel 1: Workings of the Soul: Explorations in Psychology, Epistemology and Optics

Room: Bedford, Chair: Roy Jackson (University of Gloucestershire)

Kenneth Goudie (University of St Andrews), Between Ibn al-Mubārak and al-Ghazālī: al-Sulamī and jihād al-nafs.

Wahid Amin (Al-Mahdi Institute/University of Oxford), Truth and Truthmaking: Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and the Problem of Nafs al-Amr in Post-Classical Islamic Thought.

Osman Demir (Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University), Treatise on Ru’yat Allah in the Context of History of Islamic Sciences: Optics in the Treatise of Khatibzada Muhyi al-din.


Panel 2: Shi’a Muslims in the UK: Between Local and Global Dynamics

Room: Bloomsbury, Chair: Oliver Sharbrodt (University of Chester).

Chris Heinhold (University of Chester), Organising, Mobilising, and Debating Online: English (language) Shia virtual spaces.

Zahra Ali (University of Chester), Being a Young Devout Shi’i in London: Religiosity and Multiple Senses of Belonging between the UK and Iraq.

Sufyan Abid (University of Chester), An alternative umma: The construction and development of Shia globalism among South Asian Shia Muslim Communities in London.

Yafa Shanneik (University of South Wales), ‘The Mode of Representation of Otherness’: Female Religious Authority among European Converts to Shia Islam in London.


Panel 3: Inter-Religious Relations in Changing Contexts

Room: Gordon, Chair: Alison Scott-Baumann (SOAS).

Rana Abu Mounes (University of Aberdeen), The Role of Notables in the 1860 CE Riot in Damascus and their Impact on the Christian-Muslim Relations.

Khaled Al-Anbar (University of Southampton), Exploring Constructions of Interreligious Dialogue in Political Discourses: An Integrative CDA Account.

Yafiah Katherine Randall (University of Winchester), A ‘Mutual Enrichment’: Jewish-Muslim Interreligious Encounters in Israel.


Panel 4: Islamic Law and Ethics: Theoretical Formations and Their History

Room: Woburn A, Chair: Robert Gleave (University of Exeter).

Omar Anchassi (Queen Mary University, London), ‘A Trace of the Traces of Unbelief’: Some Notes on the Logic of Slavery in Islamic Legal (and other) Texts In the Last Millennium.

Rana AlSoufi (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg-Germany), Do Ḥudūd Punishments Deter Ḥadd Offenders? A Critique of the Justification of Ḥadd Punishment as Deterrence in Islamic Law.

Salman Younas (University of Oxford), Iraqi Ḥanafīsm in the 3rd/9th Century: The Contribution of Muḥammad ibn Shujāʿ al-Thaljī (d. 266/880).

Sobhi Rayan (Al-Quds University), The Theory of Jurisprudence between Between Ra'yy and Hadith Schools.


Panel 5: Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Contemporary Middle East

Room: Woburn B, Chair: Ulrika Mårtensson (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Borja Wladimiro González Fernández (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Between Maroun and Muhammad. Navigating Politics and Religion in pre-war Lebanon (1943-1975).

Omar Bortolazzi (University of Bologna), The Making of a Shiite Bourgeoisie in Lebanon. Political Mobilisation, Economic Resources and Formation of a Social Group.

Talal Mohammad (University of Oxford), The Employment of Islamic Symbolism in Iranian and Saudi Mutual (Mis)Representations of the Other.

Kasper Ly Netterstrøm (European University Institute), The Tunisian Revolution and Governance of Religion. 


15:30 – 15:50:     Break


15:50 – 17:20:     Session 4. Five concurrent panels.


Panel 1: Cross-Cultural and Inter-Cultural Exchange of Knowledge in Philosophy

Room: Bedford, Chair: Kazuyo Murata (King’s College London).

Veysel Kaya (Istanbul University), The Reception of the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity in the Fifth Century AH: The Case of Said ibn Dadhurmuz.

Elaine van Dalen (University of Manchester), The Prolegomena to the Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms (9th -15th century): A Standardised Format?

Kamran I. Karimullah (University of Manchester), Post-Classical (1100-1900 C.E.) Changes in Medical Commentary Prolegomena: A Case-Study of Ibn Abī Ṣādiq (d. after 1067 C.E.) and Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 1209).


Panel 2: Islam, Politics and the State: Global Perspectives on Authority, Dissent and Power

Room: Bloomsbury, Chair: Jørgen Nielsen (University of Copenhagen). 

Sophie Lemiere (European University Institute), Politics by Proxy: Complicit Militancy in Malaysia and Tunisia.

Felicitas Becker (University of Cambridge), Idealized pasts and loud silences in Swahili Muslim preachers’ sermons concerning East African history.


Panel 3: Historical and Literary Approaches to Ḥadīth

Room: Gordon, Chair: Rana AlSoufi (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg-Germany)

Nuha Alshaar (The American University of Sharjah), The Use of Ḥadīth in Popular Literary Genres.

Yasmin Amin (Exeter University), Age is just a number or is it? ʿAʾisha’s age between Ḥadīth and History.

Belal Abo-Alabbas (University of Oxford), Theoretical Formulation of Hadith Criticism in the 8th and 9th centuries.


Panel 4: Islamic Education in Regional Contexts: Challenges and Opportunities

Room: Woburn A, Chair: Farid Panjwani (Institute of Education, UCL)

Humaira Saleem (UCL Institute of Education), Effective Leadership of Islamic Schools in the UK.

Jenny Berglund (University of Warwick), Experiences of Moving Between Islamic and Secular Education.

Alyaa Ebbiary (SOAS), Rehabilitating Ulema, Reimagining Islamic Education: Cambridge Muslim College and changing face of Imam training in Britain.


Panel 5: Law, Sharia and National Identity: The Case of Modern Egypt

Room: Woburn B, Chair: Ulrika Mårtensson (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Haifaa Khalafallah (Sinai Centre for Islamic Mediterranean Studies (SCIMS)), The Man with a Plan: Mohammed Abduh’s ‘bottom-up salafi map for change’.

Jacquelene Brinton (University of Kansas), Muhammad Mitwalli Sha‘rawi’s Negotiation Between National and Religious Identity in Twentieth Century Egypt.

Ulrika Mårtensson (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Continuity & Change: Islamic Naturalism, Constitution and Social Contract. 


17:20 - 17:40:      Break


17:40 – 18:10:     BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize Ceremony 

Room: Beveridge Hall, Chair: Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS)


18:10 – 19:40:     Session 5. Plenary Panel.


ERC Project IMPAcT. From Late Medieval to Early Modern: Thirteenth to Sixteenth Century Islamicate Intellectual History

Room: Beveridge Hall, Chair: Judith Pfeiffer (University of Oxford).

Giovanni Maria Martini (Independent Scholar), ‘Alā’ al-Dawla al-Simnānī’s (d. 736/1336) Autobiography: A Holistic Theory of World Religions from the Heart of the Ilkhanate.

Judith Pfeiffer (University of Oxford), Rashīd al-Dīn’s (d. 718/1318) work and its Sitz im Leben.

Talal Al-Azem (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies), The Ordering (tartīb) of Education in Late Medieval Damascus.

Walter Edward Young (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Taḥqīq al-Muḥaqqiq fī Ādāb al-Baḥth: Editing a Verifier-Dialectician.


Day 2:


09:00 - 09:45     BRAIS Annual General Meeting (Beveridge Hall)

09:45 - 10:05:     Indonesian Delegation (British Council)

Room: Beveridge Hall, Chair: Carool Kersten (King’s College London)

Abdul A’la (The State Islamic University, Surabaya).                            

Ahmad Fathan Aniq (The State Islamic University, Surabaya).                            

Eva Mushoffa, (The State Islamic University, Jakarta).                            

M. A. Nurwanto (Muhammadiyah University, Yogyakarta).                            

Zainul Fuad ((The State Islamic University, Sumatera).                            

Muhaimin Syamsuddin (British Council Indonesia).


10:05 – 10:20:     Break


10:20 – 11:50:     Session 6. Five concurrent panels.


Panel 1: Bounded and Unbounded: Conceptions of the Finite and the Infinite in Classical Islamic Texts

Room: Bedford, Chair: Taraneh Wilkinson (Georgetown University).

Tasi Perkins (Georgetown University), The Liminal Hero: Husayn as a Bridge between the Temporal and the Eternal.

Rachel Friedman (Williams College), Infinite Excellence? Degrees of eloquence and perfection in iʿjāz al-Qurʾān discourse.

Kirsten Beck (Williams College), Dhū-l-Rummah & Uncertain Knowledge in Iṣfahānī's Book of Songs.

Taraneh Wilkinson (Georgetown University), Al-Ghazālī’s Infinity Beyond the Philosophers.


Panel 2: Islam in Russia and the Balkans: Challenges and Opportunities

Room: Bloomsbury, Chair: Vanja Hamzić (SOAS).

Kaarina Aitamurto (University of Helsinki), Loyal and Patriotic Muslims in Russia.

Sumeyye Mine (Bogazici University), State Policy Towards Muslims in Russia in the post-Soviet era.

Piro Rexhepi (University of Graz), Genealogies of Humanitarian Violence: (Post)Socialist Muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Ermin Sinanovic (International Institute of Islamic Thought), Localizing Islam in a Globalizing World: Arabization and Indigenization in Indonesia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.


Panel 3: Boundaries of the Sacred in Rites and Sites

Room: Gordon, Chair: Doris Behrens-Abouseif (SOAS).

Aliasger Madraswala (Oxford Brookes University), Taʿmīr and Tajdīd: Architectural Renovation in Fatimid Egypt.

Linda Hyökki (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University), Approaching the sacred: Prayer and veneration practices at the shrine of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari in Istanbul.

Nadia Kurd (Thunder Bay Art Gallery), A Mosque on the Prairie: The Al-Rashid and the making of mosque architecture in Canada.


Panel 4: Islamic Law: Contemporary Thought and Practice I

Room: Woburn A, Chair: Carool Kersten (King's College London)

Ali-Reza Bhojani (Al-Mahdi Institute), Debates on taklīf al-kuffār bil-furū ͑ in Shī ͑ī thought and the two levels of Sharīʿa; particular Muslim duties and universal human responsibilities.

Reik Kirchhof (University Erfurt), Reconfiguring the Study of Sharia: The Relation of Sharia and Law in View of Modern Theories on the Concept of Law and Global Normative Orders.

Mozzammil Jaffer (Al-Mahdi Institute), The Juristic Utility of Taqiyya as a Hermeneutical Tool in Modern Shi’i Usuli Jurisprudence.

Najah Nadi Ahmad (University of Oxford), Negotiating Legal Discourses and Social Structures: Divorce Cases at Dār al-Iftāʾ of Egypt


Panel 5: Femininity, Women’s Agency and Motherhood in Islam: A Multidisciplinary Discussion

Room: Woburn B, Chair: Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Coventry University).

Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University), Mothers of the Believers or Mothers of the Believing Men?

Haifaa Jawad (University of Birmingham), Sufi Spirituality and the Feminine Dimension.

Yafa Shanneik (University of South Wales), Shia Notions of Woman- and Motherhood: Fatima bint Muhammad as a Role Model.

Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Coventry University), Motherhood as constructed by us: Muslim women’s negotiations from a space that is their own.


11:50 – 12:10     Break


12:10 – 13:40     Session 7. Five concurrent panels.


Panel 1: Approaches to the Qur’an: Language, Gender and Exegesis

Room: Bedford, Chair: Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University).

Nesya Rubinstein-Shemer (Bar Ilan University), Stories and traditions in Transformation: A New Look at the Story of Mary in Qur’ān 19: 15-17 and its Commentaries.

Alena Kulinich (Seoul National University), The discussion on ‘schools’ of Islamic exegesis and its implications for Mu‘tazilite tafsīr.

Zohar Hadromi-Allouche (University of Aberdeen), The hind of dawn and ghazālat al-ḍuḥā: A comparative rereading of Psalm 22 and Q 93.


Panel 2: Travelling Texts – Intellectual Exchange in ‘Frankish’ and Arabic Historiography in the Period of the Crusades

Room: Bloomsbury, Chair: Hugh Kennedy (SOAS).

Gowaart Van Den Bossche (Ghent University), Governing the Emotions: The Construction of Emotion and Ideal Rule by Bahā’ l-Dīn Ibn Shaddād and Jean Sire de Joinville.

Mohamad El Merheb (SOAS), Criticising the Saint: Western Influence on the Muslim Narrative of the Seventh Crusade.

Konrad Hirschler (SOAS), Fierabras and Les Enfances Godefroi: Who read chanson de geste in 13th-century Damascus?


Panel 3: Transforming Islam: Comparative Approaches to Representations of Muslims and Islamic Culture in Trans-cultural and Trans-historical contexts.

Room: Gordon, Chair: James Hodkinson (Warwick University).



Panel 4: Gender Studies in Islam: Beyond Islamic Feminism

Room: Woburn A, Chair: Yafa Shanneik (University of South Wales)

Joshua Roose (Australian Catholic University), Political Islam, Masculinity and Multiculturalism: Muslim Men in the West.

Azfar Anwar (University of Oxford), Constructing Quranic Language and Wisdom on the Metaphysics and Teleology of ‘Dispositional Homosexuality’.

Sümeyra Yildiz (Foundation for Political Economic and Social Research), A Women’s Movement on the Holy Lands: Murabitat.


Panel 5: Islamic Law: Contemporary Thought and Practice II

Room: Woburn B, Chair: Ali Reza Bhojani (Al-Mahdi Institute)

Bahar Davary (University of San Diego), Islamic Ecological Ethics: Contemplation of Water, Wind, Coral, and Fish.

Angus Slater (University of Cumbria), Queer(ing) Notions of Authority in Contemporary Representations of the Sharῑ’ah.

Pejman Abedifar (University of St Andrews), The Doctrine of Riba in the Contemporary World: Is Islamic Finance the Answer?


13:40 – 14:40:     Lunch


14:40 – 16:10:     Session 8. Five concurrent panels.


Panel 1: Medieval Muslim Conceptions of Power and Knowledge

Room: Bedford, Chair:  Jon Hoover (University of Nottingham)

Shainool Jiwa (Institute of Ismaili Studies), Invoking the Imam’s Dhimma: Exploring the state-subject dialectic during the reign of the Fatimid Imam-caliph al-‘Azīz bi’llāh (975-996).

Elsa Cardoso (Centre for History, University of Lisbon), The Theatre State and the Divinization of the Caliph in al-Andalus: A comparative perspective.

Damaris Wilmers, (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Beyond Schools: Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm al-Wazīrʼs (d. 840/1436) Epistemology of Ambiguity.

Mehmet Fatih Arslan (Istanbul University), Imagining the Time: Mir Damad’s Critique of the Theory of Imaginary Time.


Panel 2: Identity and Belonging in Minority Contexts

Room: Woburn A, Chair: Dietrich Reetz (Zentrum Moderner Orient).

Simon Stjernholm (University of Copenhagen), Islamic Morning Services on Swedish Public Radio.

Ringo Ringvee (Estonian Ministry of the Interior, Religious Affairs Department), Tensions between “old” and “new” Muslim communities in the Western secular society - “Should there be a ban on burqa?”

Jacob Michelson (Kings College London), ‘We Grew Here Too!’ How every day racism impacts young Muslim Australians sense of belonging.


Panel 3: Rethinking Islamism and Liberal Democracy in Turkey

Room: Gordon, Chair: Ayla Gol (Aberystwyth University).

Akif Avci (University of Nottingham), Conceptualising Neoliberal Authoritarian State in the Post-Washington Consensus Era: The Case of Turkey.

Caglar Ezikoglu (Aberystwyth University), Competitive/Conservative Authoritarianism and Crises of Liberal Democracy in Turkey.

Oguzhan Goksel (Istanbul 29 Mayis University), Uneven Development and Unexpected Outcomes: A Historical Sociological Guide to the “New Turkey”.

Gonenc Uysal (King’s College London), ‘Death Exists in Disposition’: A Critique of the Hegemonic Project of Conservative Democracy.


Panel 4: Sufism: Historical and Literary Contexts

Room: Bloomsbury, Chair: Haifaa Jawad (University of Birmingham)

Eyad Abuali (SOAS), The Institutionalisation of Sufi psychology in 12th and 13th century Iran: The case of the Kubrawiyya.

Johannes Rosenbaum (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg), Modernizing Sufi Adab in South Asia. The case of contemporary marriage advice.

Samer Dajani (Cambridge Muslim College), Sufi Hadith Commentaries.


Panel 5: Reconceptualising Islamic Education in Britain and Europe

Room: Woburn B, Chair: Ataullah Siddiqui (Markfield Institute of Higher Education).

Alison Scott-Baumann & Sariya Cheruvallil-Cotractor, Islamic Education in Britain, Book Launch.

Jan Felix Engelhardt (Center for Islamic Theology, Münster University), Islamic Theology at European Universities- Chance, Challenge or Complement to the Study of Islam.


 16:10 – 16:30:     Break


16:30 – 18:00     Session 9. Five concurrent panels.


Panel 1: Inter-Religious Relations: Re-Examining the Texts

Room: Woburn A, Chair: Hugh Goddard (University of Edinburgh).

Nathan Gibson (Vanderbilt University), An Islamic scholar in a pluralistic society: The biography of al-Jahiz reconsidered.

Zeynep Yucedogru (University of Nottingham), An Example of Muslim Biblical Testimonia: Ibn Taymiyya’s proof-texts for the Prophecy of Muhammad.

Alessandro Scafi (University of London), Beware of the Eyes of the Houris: the Christian Critique of the Islamic Paradise.


Panel 2: Islamic Jurisprudence and Current Issues

Room: Bloomsbury, Chair: Mohammad Mesbahi (The Islamic College).

Nehad Khanfar (The Islamic College), Critical Examination of the Quran’s War Verses by Extremists, Questioning the concept of holy war in Islam.

Fazel Milani (The Islamic College), Muslim Migration to Europe and the Necessity of the Ijtihādi Approach.

Mohammad Mesbahi (The Islamic College), Fasting and the Problems of Muslims in Europe: Visibility of the Moon and Unusual Time Zones.

Zahra Kamal (The Islamic College), Modern Designer Babies and the Islamic Perspective. 


Panel 3: Islamic Thought and Print Culture in the Late Ottoman Period

Room: Gordon, Chair: Omar Anchassi (QMU).       

Ayşe Polat (University of Chicago), Approved for Print: Late Ottoman Regulatory Mechanisms on Islamic Books.

Ayşan  Baylak, Bogazici University), Islam in Print: Mapping Islamic Culture in Turkey.

Yakoob Ahmed (SOAS), Constitutionalism: The  explanation of Islamic constitutional theory by ulema journalist during the advent of the Young Turk Constitutional Revolution of 1908 in the Ottoman Empire.


Panel 4: Through the Looking Glass: Perspectives on Reform, Extremism and Islamophobia

Room: Bedford, Chair: Hizer Mir (University of Leeds).

Hizer Mir (University of Leeds), Decolonising Islamic Thought: A New Typology.

Claudia Radiven (University of Leeds), Religious Revivalism or Political Power-Talk? Assessing the influence of Sunni and Shi’a Theologies On Their Respective Militant Offshoots.

Ismail Patel (University of Leeds), Emergence of Institutional Islamophobia: The Case of the Charity Commission of England and Wales.


Panel 5: British Islam: New Movements and Identities

Room: Woburn B, Chair: Ataullah Siddiqui (Markfield Institute of Higher Education).

Anabel  Inge, Salafism and the challenge of cultivating commitment: ethnographic research among young women in London.

Davide  Pettinato (University of Exeter), British Muslims’ identity and agency in the 2010s: shades of faith-inspired activism between ‘post-secularity’,  ‘post-immigration difference’, and ‘post-conventional politics’.

Laura Jones (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Muslim chaplaincy approaches to mental health – integrating psychological and religious methods.

Riyaz Timol (Cardiff University), Black Beards, White Beards and 40 Shades of Grey: Intergenerational Transmission in the British Tablighi Jama’at.


18:00 – 18:10:     Break


18:10 – 19:10:     Session 10. Closing Plenary.

Room: Beveridge Hall, Chair: Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University).

Ziauddin Sardar (The Muslim Institute), What it Means to be a Critical Muslim


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