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IBADHI STUDIES AND THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

November 2009
Thessalonic – Greece

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-9:30 Welcome
 Anastassios Manthos, Rector of AUTH
Ioannis Kongoulis, Dean Of the Faculty of Theology
Dimitris Kaimakis, President of the Departement of Theology
Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, Chief editor of « al-Tasamoh » journal
09:30-09:40 Angeliki Ziaka, Presentation of the research project of the AUTH Research Committee entitled « The Countries of the Arab Gulf and Europe: For the Support of Research
Being Carried Out in the Sultanate of Oman »

 

FIRST SESSION: EARLY IBADHISM: History and Theology

Chair: Josef Van Ess (University of Tübingen) & Panayotis Pachis (AUTH)

09:40-09:55 Josef Van Hess (University of Tübingen): « General introduction: Ibadhi Studies until now »
09:55-10:25 John C. Wilkinson (St Hugh’s College Oxford): « A reconsideration of the origins of Ibadhism »
10:25-10:50 Wilfred Madelung (University of Oxford): « Abd Allah b. Yazid al-Fazari on the Abode of Islam »
10:50-11:15 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
11:15-11:35 Ridwan al-Sayid (Lebanese University): « Theological trends in early Ibadhi Epistless »
11:35-12:00 Discussion

 

 

SECOND SESSION: IBADHI JURISPRUDENCE

Chair: Christina Deligianni-Dimitrakou (AUTH) & Miltiadis Konstantinou (AUTH)

12:00-12:30 Ersilia Francesca (Università deli Studi di Napoli « L’Orientale »): « Formation and early development in the Ibadhi madhlab »
12:30-12:50 Kyriakos Nikolaou Patragas (University of Athens): « The juridical apperception of Ibadhism »
12:50-13:10 Muhammad Said al-Mamari (Institute of Islamic Sciences, Oman): » The Letters  of Jabir Bin Zaid »
13:10-13:30 Brahim Bahaz (University of Constantine, Algeria): « Terminologies Ibadhites, présentation d’un dictionnaire par un co-auteur »
13:30-14:00 Discussion
14:00-15:30 Lunch
15:30-18:30 Tour of Thessaloniki’s archeological sites
19:30 Dinner

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

THIRD SESSION: IBADHISM TODAY AND THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

Chair: Petros Vassiliadis (AUTH) & Niki Papageorgiou (AUTH)

09:00-09:30 Valerie Hoffman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA): « Historical Memory and Imagined Communities: Modem Ibadhi Writings on Kharijism »
09:30-10:00 Dale F.Eickelman (Dartmouth College, USA): « The Modern Face of Ibadhism in Oman »
10:00-10:30 Marc Valeri (University of Exeter, UK): « Ibadhism and the Omani Nation-Building Project since 1970 »
10:30-11:00 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
11:00-11:20 Uzi Rabi (Tel Aviv University):« A Political Culture and Foreign Policy Shaped by a Moderate Religious View- the Case of the Sultanate of Oman »
11:20-11:50 Mandana Limbert (North Carolina State University, USA): « Study-Groups and the Practice of Ibadhism in an Omani Town »
11:50-12:15 Madghis Afulay (University of Iben Zuher, Agadir, Morocco):  « Berber Majority Ibadhi Minority in North Africa: Ibadhi Community in Libya (Nafousa), Tunisia (Djerba) and Algeria (Mujab) »
12:15-13:00 Greek Research carried out in the Sultanate of Oman:Nikolaos Efstratiou (AUTH):  « Ethno-archeo-logical Research in the Sultanate of Oman(Ras al-Hadd) »
Fotini Tsibiridou (University of Macedonia-Thessaloniki): « Islam and the Culture of the State in Oman »
13:00-13:30 Discussion
13:30-14:30 Lunch
15:00-18:30 Discussion for Students and Researchers
Discussion of Early Ibadhism and Theology (Moderator A.Ziaka)
J.van Ess, W.Madelung, Al-Sayid, E.Francesca, J. Wilkinson, M.S al-Mamari,
B.Bahaz
COFFEE/TEA BREAK
Discussion of Modern Ibadism in the Muslim World today (Moderator M. Limbert)
D. Eickelman, U. Rabi, V. Hoffman, M. Afulay, Marc Valeri
20:00 Dinner