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Iranian studies

Welcome سلام. خوش آمدید! This guide focuses on useful sources for the study of classical and contemporary Iranian studies. It is tailored to the courses offered by the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies.


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Online database of Shi‘i religious sources, both primary and secondary, on theology, Qur’an, hadith, the Imamate, and other topics, many of them translated into English and other European languages.

The Centre for Academic Shi’a Studies was established in 2009 with the aim of promoting original, contemporary, and impartial scholarship on Shi’a Islam and Muslims. The Centre also endeavours to establish itself as a consultative body that offers analytical frameworks for a number of bodies and organisations, ranging from NGOs, media outlets, academic researchers, journalists, to governmental bodies.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 with the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.

The site offers access to Shi'i reference sources in Hadith and Qur'an as well several article on Shi' thought and doctrine.

This is a non-profit organization focusing on the study of Shi'ism, its doctrine, thought, heritage and principles.

The Shiʿi Studies Group is a forum for discussion and the presentation of studies, research and work-in-progress related to the academic study of Shiʿism covering a diverse set of textual and lived traditions, practices, philosophies and identities. The group covers Shiʿism in all periods, past and present, and is open to all disciplinary perspectives.

Shia Rights Watch (SRW), established in 2011, SRW is the world’s first independent organization dedicated to define and protect the rights of Shia Muslims around the world. SRW is a non-governmental, not-for-profit research entity and advocacy group headquartered in Washington D.C. U.S.A. Shia Rights Watch holds a 501(c) status, as well as a Special consultation status (ECOSOC) with the United Nations. Shia Rights Watch aims to draw international attention to countries where Shia rights are violated. The aim is to give a voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. SRW achieves its objectives through strategic investigations supported by targeted advocacy in order to bring about informed action.



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