Dr Hasan Ali Khan will draw on his recent research on the medieval motifs of the Qalāndariyya in contemporary Pakistan and their structural similarity with some rituals of the Alevi community of Turkey, and that of the Ahl-i Hāqq of Iran.
The research is an effort to understand the framework of spiritual piety of what was once a major Shīʿī Ṣūfī order in Islam, the Qalāndariyya. He will also address the issue of the contending claims made today over the Qalāndariyya, by both the Twlever Shīʿī community and the Nizārīs, as having historically belonged to their respective creeds.
A short film about the Qalāndariyya will be screened during the seminar.
Time and Location
Tuesday 27 June 2017, 12.00 – 1.30 pm
The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
210 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2DA (1st floor, Multipurpose Room)
Dr. Hasan Ali Khan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Habib University, Karachi. His PhD is from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the University of London, is on the beliefs, history, and architecture of the Suhrawardi Sufi Order in Multan and Uch, 1200–1500. He taught at the Aga Khan University in Karachi and the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.
Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) is based in London. The institute aims to strengthen research and teaching about the heritage of Muslim societies, with specific attention to the challenges these societies face in contemporary settings.