The Communities of the Qur’an conference brought together eminent scholars and practitioners of various Islamic traditions to discuss and deliberate each traditions’ respective interpretations of Qur’anic verses.
The conference came in the wake of increased sectarian violence in the Middle East, renewed military intervention in the region and a rise in Islamophobia. This conference-–the first of its kind-–offered rich, diverse and at times opposing interpretations of the Qur’an, in direct conversation with one another.
Professor Ali Asani, Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religions and Cultures Harvard University, presented “Ismaili Engagements with the Qur’an: the Ismaili Khojas of South Asia”
Video recordings of all the presentations are available at the source.