SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Early Islamic History in Review: A Workshop in Honour of Gerald Hawting


Date: 10 April 2015Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 10 April 2015Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 116

Type of Event: Workshop

9:30 am Welcome
Andrew Rippin/Teresa Bernheimer

9:35 SESSION I -- The Qur’an and Sira (chair Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria)
Karen Bauer (Institute of Ismaili Studies), The revisionists' effect on the field of Qur'anic studies today
Zohar Hadromi-Allouche (Aberdeen), "My God? Your Lord!": A Qur’anic response to a biblical question
Holger Zellentin (Nottingham), Angels or men? The messengers to Lot in the Qur’an in their Jewish and Christian context

11 am Coffee

Michael Lecker (Jerusalem), When did Ibn Ishaq compile the biography of the Prophet Muhammad?
Gurdofarid Miskinzoda (Institute of Ismaili Studies), Reading sira with Hawting

1 pm Lunch

2 pm SESSION II -- History and Historiography (chair Sarah Savant, Agha Khan University)
Amikam Elad (Jerusalem), The markets of Jerusalem after the Arab conquest in light of an early Muslim traditionAndrew Marsham (Edinburgh), The Umayyads and their Empire
Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS), A contextualised reading of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi's debates in Transoxania

4 pm Coffee

Robert Gleave (Exeter), Blood and Sludge: Shiʿi hadith and ritual performance
Harry Munt (York), The hajj after the Second Civil War

5:30 pm Conclusion
Teresa Bernheimer (SOAS), Teaching the Origins and Early Development of Islam

Organiser: Dr Teresa Bernheimer

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