Past Event

Brinkley Messick | Fallible Legitimacy: the Zaydi imāma

September 29, 2018 - September 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4ND, UK

Panel featuring Professor Brinkley Messick at the Understanding Sharī`a- Past Perfect, Imperfect Present Project Conference on "Uses of the Past in Islamic Law" at the University of Exeter.

"Uses of the Past and Imamate Traditions" panelists:

  • Chair: Knut Vikor
  • Abdulrahman Al Salimi (Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Muscat): “The Ιbāḍī Imamate tradition. Past realities and contemporary understandings”
  • Brinkley Messick (Columbia, New York): “Legitimate Fallibility: On the Zaydi Imāma”
  • Alexander Weissenburger (Vienna): “Religious Authority in a Tribal Society: The Concept of the Zaydi Imamate”

Please click here for the full program.