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    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The 10th Intensive Course in Shia Studies (August 14-16) is open to scholars, professors, and students from various academic backgrounds, who are interested in expanding their understanding of Islam and Shiism.

     

    Organized by the Office of International and Academic Affairs in cooperation with Mufid Academic Seminary at Washington D.C., the online intensive course in Shi’a Studies endeavors to enhance scholarly attention to Shi’a Islam and offer an original and insightful understanding of its history, doctrines, and practices.


    The Shia online course gives you the chance to develop your knowledge, and study unique and interesting subjects focusing on Shiism and Islam. The course provides 10 sessions of specialized lectures by experts of the field (every session takes up an hour and half including lecture and Q & A part).


    This program is accredited by the University of Religions and Denominations. Lectures presented in English, and a special certificate will be awarded to each participant upon successful completion and meeting program requirements.

     

     

    * For more information about the course and its instructors please refer to the respective pages or click here.

     

     

    Program at a Glance

    Day

    Topics

    Instructors

    London Time

    Washington Time

    Tehran Time

     

    Friday

     

    14 August

    2020

    Sources of Shia Thought

    Dr. Rasoul Naghavi

    13  –  14:15

    8  –  9:15

    16:30  –  17:45

    Shiite History

    Dr. Hamidreza Shariatmadari

    14:30  –  15:45

    9:30  –  10:45

    18  –  19:15

    Religious Authority and Hawza

    Dr. Morteza Rezazadeh

    16:45  –  18

    11:45  –  13

    20:15  –  21:30

    The Doctrine of God

    Dr. Hamed Fayazi

    18:15  –  19:30

    13:15  –  14:30

    21:45  –  23

     

    Saturday

     

    15 August

    2020

    Imamate

    Dr. Hamed Fayazi

    13  –  14:15

    8  –  9:15

    16:30  –  17:45

    Women in Shiism

    Dr. Fatima Tofighi

    14:30  –  15:45

    9:30  –  10:45

    18  –  19:15

    Rationality

    Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali

    16:45  –  18

    11:45  –  13

    20:15  –  21:30

    Rituals

    Dr. Yahya Jahangiri

    18:15  –  19:30

    13:15  –  14:30

    21:45  –  23

     

    Sunday

     

    16 August 2020

    Coexistence of Religions

    Dr. Rasoul Naghavi

    13  –  14:15

    8  –  9:15

    16:30  –  17:45

    Spirituality

    Dr. Mahnaz Heydarpour

    14:30  –  15:45

    9:30  –  10:45

    18  –  19:15

    The Doctrine of Mahdawiyya

    Sheikh Mahdi Rastifar

    16:45  –  18

    11:45  –  13

    20:15  –  21:30

    *This program may be subject to some changes

     

    * In order to apply please refer to the respective pages or click here to access the application form.