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The Dimensions of God’s Mercy in the Qur’an

Join us for a lecture byVisiting Scholar Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali, author, academic and religious leader.Heis a graduate of the Islamic Seminaries of Qom and has also both a BA and an MA in Western Philosophy from the University of Tehran. He has earned his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Manchester.

His publications include:

Self-Knowledge(1996 & 2006, also translated into Malay, Spanish and Kiswahili)

Ethical Relativism: An Analysis of the Foundations of Morality (2001, also translated into Malay)

Shi’a Islam: Origins, Faith & Practices(2003 & 2010; also translated into Spanish & Swedish)

Principles of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Methodology of Fiqh (2006).

He is a co-editor of Catholics & Shi’a in Dialogue: Studies in Theology & Spirituality (2004), Catholic-Shi’a Engagement: Reason & Faith in Theory and Practice (2006) and A Catholic-Shi’a Dialogue: Ethics in Today’s Society (2008). Dr. Shomali is also Editor-in-Chief of Message of Thaqalayn, a quarterly journal of Islamic Studies, published by the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly.

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