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On March 15th, Professor Takim spoke at a conference titled “The Shia, Modernity, and the Legacy of Musa as-Sadr”. The Conference was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Professor Takim’s talk was titled: "Musa al-Sadr and the Impact of Modernity on Shi'i Jurisprudence."

 

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The Arab American News

 

“The Shia, Modernity, and the Legacy of Musa as-Sadr”

Conference Description:

The southern Lebanese Shia community's spectacular rise from the bottom rung of an entrenched sectarian political order owes much to the activism of Iranian-born cleric Musa al-Sadr. The frenetic pace of institution building, political maneuvering, and mass mobilization that he undertook during the 1960s and 1970s produced a new socio-political landscape for Lebanon. Similarly, in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini was creating a new explicitly Shia political discourse who impact is still felt across the region. This symposium will explore different aspects of the Shia "international", as well the role and legacy of Musa al-Sadr. Speakers include: Augustus R. Norton, Boston University, "Musa as-Sadr-Reformer in Vengeful Times", Imam Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini, Islamic Education Center of Orange County, Roschanack Shaery-Eisenlohr, independent scholar, "Who was Musa al-Sadr? Multiple Narratives of a Transnational Religious Figure", Max Weiss, Princeton University, "Legacies of Violence in Lebanese Shi'i Historiography", Roy Mottahedeh, Harvard University, "Following the Leader: Taqlid in Contemporary Shi'ite Manuals", Rula Abisaab, McGill University, "Modern Anxiety: Musa al-Sadr and the Nation-State", and Liyakat Takim, University of Denver, "Musa al-Sadr and the Impact of Modernity on Shi'i Jurisprudence."

 

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Dr. Liyakat Takim
Sharjah Chair in Global Islam
McMaster University, Religious Studies
University Hall, Room 116
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada, L8S 4K1

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