Al-Mahdi Institute : Education & Research

Contemporary Fiqhi Issues Workshops

The Al-Mahdi Institute initiated the hosting of an annual Fiqhi Workshop, with aims to tackle important contemporary issues of practical concern that are faced by Muslims living in the modern world. There is no doubt that the gulf between the historical fiqhi discourse and the current discourses of society has grown over time; a gap that needs to be critically addressed in the present day. Accordingly these scholarly workshops facilitate scholars from the Institute to meet with renowned worldwide experts and scholars, who stem from both traditional and progressive backgrounds in a variety of fields, in order to share, develop and disseminate cutting edge ideas around specific fiqhi themes.


Previous Workshops

5-6th July 2018  'The Past, Present and Future of Shi'i Ijtihad'



6-7th July 2017  'Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications'



2-3rd June 2016  The Status of Non-Muslims in Sharīʿa



26th March 2015  Family law in Islam; between the demands of fiqh and society



3-4th April 2014   Shari'a Responsibility; Conditions and Conflicts 



22nd March 2013  The Practice of Fasting (Sawm) in the Modern World