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Title: Female Religious Authority in Shi’i Islam: Past and Present

Female Religious Authority in Shi’i Islam: Past and Present

Female Religious Authorities in Shi’i Islam, Past and Present, edited by Mirjam Künkler and Devin J. Stewart, presents the first study, not only in English but also in Middle Eastern languages, on the role of female religious authority in the Shi’i tradition from Fatima and Umm Salama to contemporary female authorities such as Amina Bint al-Huda and Nosrat Amin. The volume brings together twelve original contributions that not only enhance our understanding of female religious authority in Shiʿi Islam across time and space, but also offers comparative reflection regarding the conditions and developments – whether theological, jurisprudential, social, economic, or political – that enhanced or stifled the flourishing of female religious authority. This virtual talk, hosted by ACMCU, brings author Mirjam Künkler to speak on the topics covered in her new book and the research that went into the volume.


Dr. Tareq Baconi and Dr. Nader Hashemi at Georgetown University

ACMCU, CCAS, and The African Studies Program of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service welcomed Dr. Tareq Baconi from Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network to give a lecture on the…

Three Scholars Speaking on Zoom

Join ACMCU for a discussion about crafting Shia Muslim childhoods in America with authors of three recently published children’s books: Azmina Dhalla-Shivji and Zaheed Damani, How Can I Tell My…

Muslims on the Margins Book Talk Graphic

In this talk about their new book, Muslims on the Margins: Creating Queer Religious Community in North America (NYU Press, 2023), Professor Katrina Daly Thompson tells the story of progressive…