Published on Nov 16, 2016 Dr Liyakat Takim from the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University discusses the history and development of the split between Shi'a and Sunni Islam and the contemporary implications of this.
Islamic Thought Academic Nahjul Balagha Conference 2012 took place in Peterborough on 30th September 2012. This academic conference explored in depth the wide-ranging themes of faith, humanity and politics in the sermons, letters and sayings of Imam Ali contained within Nahjul Balagha. This conference aimed to stimulate research and discussions pertaining to the influence of his teachings in the era in which he lived, and their practical applicability in challenging issues in the modern world. For further details visit www.islamicthought.co.uk
Professor Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. A native of Zanzibar, Tanzania, he has spoken at more than eighty academic conferences and authored one hundred scholarly works on diverse topics like reformation in the Islamic world, the treatment of women in Islamic law, Islam in America, the indigenization of the Muslim community in America, dialogue in post-911 America, war and peace in the Islamic tradition, Islamic law, Islamic biographical literature, the charisma of the holy man and shrine culture, and Islamic mystical traditions. He teaches a wide range of courses on Islam and offers a course on comparative religions.
Professor Takim's second book titled Shi'ism in America was published by New York University Press in summer 2009. His first book, The Heirs of the Prophet: Charisma and Religious Authority in Shi'ite Islam was published by SUNY press in 2006. He is currently working on his third book, Ijtihad and Reformation in Islam. Professor Takim has taught at several American and Canadian universities and is actively engaged in dialogue with different faith communities.
Published on Jan 20, 2013 For the third year in a row, Organization for Islamic Learning and Mosaic Interfaith present - From Abraham Three Faiths: Is Religion Killing Us? Together, we addressed the growing grassroots concern about the perceived connections between violence and religion.
Dr. Liyakat Takim discusses the role of Muslims in North America. This was given at the 9th Annual UMAA Convention in Toronto, Canada. The theme of the convention was "The Quran & Ahlul Bayt in Modern Society".
Published on Jun 27, 2012 Dr. Liyakat Takim discusses what the Shi'i Image in America is and how it was effected by the events of September 11th. Dr. Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.