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Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies

Vol. 5 (2012) through current issue

The Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a refereed academic journal published quarterly by ICAS Press for the Islamic College in London. The journal provides an international forum for scholars through the publication of research articles in all fields of Shi‘a studies, from the historical to the contemporary and from the theological to the philosophical.

Published by: ICAS Press


E-ISSN: 2051-557X
Print ISSN: 1748-9423

Editorial Board

Volume 8, Number 2, Spring 2015

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi, The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian, Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes, The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Mr. M. I. Asaria, Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. A. Dastmalchian, FIIRD, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. R. Gleave, University of Exeter, UK

Dr. N. Haider, Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, USA

Dr. J. Husain, The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave, Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi, University of Qum, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Prof. W. Madelung, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. R. Masterton, The Islamic College, UK

Prof. J. Morris, Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow, Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani, Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi, Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei, University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan, University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 8, Number 1, Winter 2015

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi, The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian, Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes, The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Dr. A. A. Allawi, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Mr. M. I. Asaria, Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. A. Dastmalchian, FIIRD, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. R. Gleave, University of Exeter, UK

Dr. N. Haider, Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, USA

Dr. J. Husain, The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave, Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi, University of Qum, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Prof. W. Madelung, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. R. Masterton, The Islamic College, UK

Prof. J. Morris, Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow, Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani, Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi, Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei, University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan, University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 7, Number 4, Autumn 2014

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi, The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian, Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes, The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Dr. A. A. Allawi, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Mr. M. I. Asaria, Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. A. Dastmalchian, King’s College London, UK

Prof. R. Gleave, University of Exeter, UK

Dr. N. Haider, Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, USA

Dr. J. Husain, The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave, Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi, University of Qum, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Prof. W. Madelung, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. R. Masterton, The Islamic College, UK

Prof. J. Morris, Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow, Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani, Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi, Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei, University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan, University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 7, Number 3, Summer 2014

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Dr. A. A. Allawi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mr. M. I. Asaria, Independent researcher
Prof. H. Ayatollahy, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
Dr. E. Bazzi, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. A. Dastmalchian, King’s College London, UK
Prof. R. Gleave, University of Exeter, UK
Dr. N. Haider, Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, USA
Dr. J. Husain, The Islamic College, UK
Dr. R. El-Husseini, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA
Dr. M. Ipgrave, Church of England, UK
Dr. M. Javadi, University of Qum, Iran
Prof. H. Landolt, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
Prof. W. Madelung, University of Oxford, UK
Dr. R. Masterton, The Islamic College, UK
Prof. J. Morris, Boston College, USA
Dr. J. A. Morrow, Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA
Dr. A. J. Newman, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr. L. Peerwani, Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Dr. S. A. Salehi, Seminary of Qum, Iran
Dr. M. Samiei, University of Tehran, Iran
Prof. L. Takim, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Dr. A. Vanzan, University of Milan, Italy
Prof. B. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 2014

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar
University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi
Independent researcher

Mr. M. I. Asaria
Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy
Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

A. Dastmalchian
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. R. Gleave
University of Exeter, UK

Dr. N. Haider
Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, USA

Dr. J. Husain
The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave
Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi
University of Qum, Iran

Prof. M. Khatami
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Prof. W. Madelung
University of Oxford, UK

Dr. R. Masterton
The Islamic College, UK

Prof. J. Morris
Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow
Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani
Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi
Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan
University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler
United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 7, Number 1, Winter 2014

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar
University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi
Independent researcher

Mr. M. I. Asaria
Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy
Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

A. Dastmalchian
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. R. Gleave
University of Exeter, UK

Dr. N. Haider
Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, USA

Dr. J. Husain
The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave
Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi
University of Qum, Iran

Prof. M. Khatami
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Prof. W. Madelung
University of Oxford, UK

Dr. R. Masterton
The Islamic College, UK

Prof. J. Morris
Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow
Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani
Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi
Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan
University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler
United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 6, Number 4, Autumn 2013

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar
University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi
Independent researcher

Mr. M. I. Asaria
Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy
Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

A. Dastmalchian
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. R. Gleave
University of Exeter, UK

Dr. J. Husain
The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave
Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi
University of Qum, Iran

Prof. M. Khatami
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Prof. W. Madelung
University of Oxford, UK

Dr. R. Masterton
The Islamic College, UK

Prof. J. Morris
Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow
Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani
Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi
Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan
University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler
United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 6, Number 3, Summer 2013

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar
University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi
Independent researcher

Mr. M. I. Asaria
Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy
Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

A. Dastmalchian
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. R. Gleave
University of Exeter, UK

Dr. J. Husain
The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave
Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi
University of Qum, Iran

Prof. M. Khatami
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Prof. W. Madelung
University of Oxford, UK

Dr. R. Masterton
The Islamic College, UK

Prof. J. Morris
Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow
Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani
Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi
Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan
University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler
United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 6, Number 2, Spring 2013

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Guest Editor

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK
a.newman@ed.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Dr. A. Dastmalchian
The Islamic College, UK

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar
University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi
Independent researcher

Mr. M. I. Asaria
Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy
Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. R. Gleave
University of Exeter, UK

Dr. J. Husain
The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave
Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi
University of Qum, Iran

Prof. M. Khatami
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Dr. M. Legenhausen
IKERI, Qum, Iran

Prof. W. Madelung
University of Oxford, UK

Prof. J. Morris
Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow
Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani
Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi
Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan
University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler
United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 6, Issue 1, Winter 2013

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Guest Editor

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK
a.newman@ed.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Dr. A. Dastmalchian
The Islamic College, UK

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar
University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi
Independent researcher

Mr. M. I. Asaria
Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy
Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. R. Gleave
University of Exeter, UK

Dr. J. Husain
The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave
Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi
University of Qum, Iran

Prof. M. Khatami
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Dr. M. Legenhausen
IKERI, Qum, Iran

Prof. W. Madelung
University of Oxford, UK

Prof. J. Morris
Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow
Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani
Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi
Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan
University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler
United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

Volume 5, Issue 4, Autumn 2012

Editor

Dr. M. J. Elmi
The Islamic College, UK
editor@islamic-college.ac.uk

Guest Editor

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK
a.newman@ed.ac.uk

Reviews Editors

Dr. A. Ahmadvand
Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
(Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish)
a_ahmadvand@sbu.ac.ir

Dr. A. Cancian
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK
(European Languages)
acancian@iis.ac.uk

Assistant Editors

Dr. A. Dastmalchian
The Islamic College, UK

Ms. A. Inloes
The Islamic College, UK

Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)

Prof. H. Algar
University of California, USA

Dr. A. A. Allawi
Independent researcher

Mr. M. I. Asaria
Independent researcher

Prof. H. Ayatollahy
Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

Dr. E. Bazzi
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. R. Gleave
University of Exeter, UK

Dr. J. Husain
The Islamic College, UK

Dr. R. El-Husseini
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. M. Ipgrave
Church of England, UK

Dr. M. Javadi
University of Qum, Iran

Prof. M. Khatami
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. H. Landolt
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Dr. M. Legenhausen
IKERI, Qum, Iran

Prof. W. Madelung
University of Oxford, UK

Prof. J. Morris
Boston College, USA

Dr. J. A. Morrow
Ivy Tech, Indiana, USA

Dr. A. J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. L. Peerwani
Al-Hedayah Academy, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Dr. S. A. Salehi
Seminary of Qum, Iran

Dr. M. Samiei
University of Tehran, Iran

Prof. L. Takim
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. A. Vanzan
University of Milan, Italy

Prof. B. Wheeler
United States Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

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