|Date / Time||1 May 2015 (Fri.) 17:00-20:00|
|Venue||Hongo Satellite 7F, TUFS
2-14-10, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
|Organized by||Core Project “Human Mobility and Formation of Plural Societies in the Middle East and the Muslim World”|
|Admission:Free, No registration is required.|
- Dr. Iqbal Surani (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
- “From Haridâs to ‘Alîdâs”
The figure of the Imâm is central in shî’sme, particularly for the khojas ismailis where the Imâm is physically present in the person of Shâh Karîm al-Husaynî, Aga Khan IV. He is considered as the 49th Imâm descendant of the Prophet Muhammad from his daughter Fâtima and his cousin and son in law ‘Alî (d. 661). An emblematic and historical figure, the Imâm assumes a double heritage that of Abrahamic tradition vested in the interpretation of the Quran, and presented in the devotional texts of ginân and du’a as the 10th avatâr of Vishnu in the hindu tradition.
Through an analysis of two ginân and of some selected verses of Kalâm-i Maulâ which are examples of the devotional literature of the community we shall try to understand the construction of religious identity of the Khojas Shia Imâmî Ismailis in South East Asia.