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Dr. Hamid Mavani

Dr. Hamid Mavani

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies

Faculty at Bayan Islamic Graduate School

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Hamid Mavani Bio

Hamid Mavani is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Bayan Islamic Graduate School. His expertise in Islamic Studies stems from both academic training at Universities as well as specialized theological training at the traditional seminaries in the Muslim world. His primary fields of interest include Islamic legal theory, women and Shi‘i law, Islamic theology and political thought, Islam and secularity, intra-Muslim discourse, and environmental ethics. He is the author of a book published by Routledge in June 2013 titled, Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twelver Shi‘ism: From Ali to Post-Khomeini and is co-author with Dr. Ahmad Kazemi Moussavi of Islamic Legal Methodology: A New Perspective on Uşŭl al-Fiqh, published by IIIT. Dr. Mavani’s scholarship also includes translations of Islamic texts from Arabic and Persian into English. In this regard, he finished translating from Persian a ground-breaking work by Ayatollah Mohsen Kadivar on Islam, apostasy, and blasphemy titled, Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam: Debates in Shi’a Jurisprudence, published by Edinburgh University Press.