Miracles in Islamic Thought

23 May 2017, SOAS University of London

 

A workshop sponsored by the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS), and hosted by the Department of the Near and Middle East

Convenors: Dr Ayman Shihadeh and Dr Harith Bin Ramli

 

This workshop explored the different ways in which miracles were defined, articulated and understood in various schools of thought within the Islamic tradition. Belief in miracles is a central aspect of many religious traditions, and unsurprisingly, this topic has received increasing attention over the past few decades from scholars of other religious traditions. However, other than the substantial amount of scholarship on the miraculous nature of the Quran, the concept of the miracle itself in Islamic thought is relatively understudied. Drawing on a wide selection of papers given by experts in different areas of Islamic Studies that relate to this topic, this interdisciplinary workshop aimed to help shed light on this relatively undiscovered frontier in Islamic thought. 

 

For the programme please click here

Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, First Floor, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House North Block), SOAS, London WC1H 0XG