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Wednesday 20th February 2019

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What is 'authority' in Islam?
20/02/2019 5:00pm
Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, Cardiff University
Haroon Sidat is completing his doctorate on the formation and training of British Muslim religious leadership, or Ulama, at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, Cardiff University, in 2019. He is an Imam and teaches a number of classic Islamic sciences. He has a background in Economics, Finance and in Education. He is a consultant and sits on the advisory board of a number of charities.
The Future of Interfaith Dialogue: Muslim-Christian Encounters through a Common Word - Book Launch
20/02/2019 5:00pm
Woolf Institute, Cambridge
Join us for the launch of this important addition to interfaith dialogue and a talk which will be given by the editors, Professor Dr Lejla Demiri (Chair of Islamic Studies, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen) & Revd Dr Yazir Said (Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Liverpool Hope University). The launch will be followed by a reception with finger buffet and will be sponsored by Cambridge University Press. This is an open event. For further information, please contact Woolf Institute Subject Librarian, Susanne Jennings at
From Middle Persian to Arabic, from Arabic to Persian: notes on first-millennium translations
20/02/2019 5:15pm

The paper will discuss translations from Middle Persian to Arabic and, later, back from Arabic to Classical Persian. Special attention will be given to historiographical literature, as well as the general question of what translating meant in the first millennium.
I am Ashurbanipal king of the world, king of Assyria
08/11/2018 10:00am - 24/02/2019 4:00pm
The British Museum
King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (r. 668–c. 631 BC) was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as ‘king of the world', and his reign from the city of Nineveh (now in northern Iraq) marked the high point of the Assyrian empire, which stretched from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. This major exhibition tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum's unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans.