Hamid Mavani: Islamic Studies
Assistant Professor of Religion
M.A., Ph.D., McGill University, Institute of Islamic Studies
Hamid Mavani, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Claremont Graduate University, Department of Religion. He obtained his academic graduate degrees from McGill University and received theological training from the traditional seminaries in the Muslim world. His primary fields of interest include Islamic legal reform, women and Shi'i law, Shi'i theology and political thought, transnational Islam in Asia, Islam and secularity, Muslims in America, Qur'anic studies, and intra-Muslim discourse. He has published articles in some of these fields and his book titled Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twelver Shi‘ism: From Ali to Post-Khomeini by Routledge Press is forthcoming in May 2013.
- Mohsen Kadivar, Nazariyyeh-ha-ye dowlat dar feqh-e Islam (Governance Theories in Islamic Jurisprudence), translation from Persian to English (Yale University Press, 2014).
- Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twelver Shi‘ism: From Ali to Post-Khomeini (New York and London: Routledge, forthcoming in May 2013).
- “Islam and Transhumanism,” in Transhumanism and the Body: The World Religions Speak, eds. Calvin Mercer and Derek Maher (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming: December 2013).
- “Crystallization of the Doctrine of Imamate: The Theology of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and ‘Allamah Hilli,” in Shi‘i Historiography, ed. Abbas Ahmadvand (I. B. Taurus and ICAS, forthcoming: August 2013).
- “Two Shi‘i Jurisprudential Methodologies to Address Medical and Bioethical Challenges: Traditional Ijtihad and Foundational Ijtihad,” Journal of Religious Ethics (forthcoming: June 2013).
- "Khomeini's Concept of Governance of the Jurisconsult (wilayat al-faqih) Revisited: The Aftermath of Iran's 2009 Presidential Election, The Middle East Journal, 67/2 (Spring 2013): 207-28.
- Book review: Shi‘ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran by Ibrahim Moussawi, Middle East Journal, 66/4 (Autumn 2012): 736-37.
- “Tension between the Qur’an and Hadith: The Case of Offensive Jihad,” Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies, 4/4 (Autumn 2011): 397-414.
- “Ayatullah Khomeini’s Concept of Governance (wilayat al-faqih) and the Classical Shi‘i Doctrine of Imamate,” Middle Eastern Studies, 47/5 (September 2011): 807-24.
- “The Case for Secularity in Islam,” Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, 13/1 (April 2011): 34-46.
- “Ijtihad in Contemporary Shi‘ism: Transition from Individual-oriented to Society-oriented,” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 27/3 (Summer 2010): 24-52. (forthcoming: reprint in The Ashgate Series Islamic Law, January 2013).
- “Paradigm Shift in Twelver Shi‘i Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh): Ayatullah Yusef Saanei,” Muslim World, 99 (April 2009): 335-55.
- “Islam for Healthcare Specialists,” in World Religions in Healthcare, eds. Siroj Sorajjakool, Mark Carr, and Julius Nam, 95-112, New York: Routledge, 2009.
- “Analysis of Khomeini’s Proofs for al-Wilaya al-Mutlaqa (Comprehensive Authority) of the Jurist,” in The Most Learned of the Shi‘a: The Institution of the Marja‘ al-Taqlid, ed. Linda S. Walbridge, 183-201, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
- Ayatullah Salehi Najafabadi, Jihad in Islam, translated from Persian by Hamid Mavani, Montreal: Organization for the Advancement of Islamic Knowledge, 2012.
- “Focus on human-rights violations, not the sea burial,” Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, May 14, 2011.
- Ayatullah Salehi Najafabadi, Religious Extremism: Intellectual and Doctrinal Deviance in Islam,
translated from Persian by Hamid Mavani, Montreal: Organization for the Advancement of Islamic Knowledge, 2009.
- Abu Mikhnaf. Maqtal al-Husayn, translated from Arabic by Hamid Mavani, Middlesex, UK: Shia Ithnasheri Community of Middlesex, 2001.
- Ayatullahs Ruhullah Khumayni, Gulpaygani, and Araki. A Guide to Islamic Medical Ethics, translated from Persian by Hamid Mavani, Montreal: Organization for the Advancement of Islamic Knowledge, 1998.
- Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani, Contemporary Legal Rulings in Shi’i Law, translated from Arabic by Hamid Mavani, Montreal: Organization for the Advancement of Islamic Knowledge, 1996.