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Special Topic, Imam Husayn's Movement, Dr. Farhad Ghoddoussi


Friday August 12th, 2022
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm (Eastern Time)


Online, Detail Below


8:30-8:35     Ziarat Ale-Yasin

8:35-9:45     Lecture, in English, Dr. Ghoddoussi

Title: "Imam Husayn's Movement: Reflections on History, Reasons and Consequences", Session 1

9:45-10:00   Q&A and Discussion


Zoom Participation:

Meeting ID: 923 7746 6698



The goal of this series of lectures is to provide reflections on the following three questions:
Why did Imam Husayn uprise?
What if Imam Husayn did not uprise?
What was the consequences of Imam Husayn's movement?
In this regard, we will study the history of the rise of Muawiyyah in Syria, establishment of Kufa, the religion and state in the Umayyad period and the differences between the two Sufyanid and Marwanid branches of Umayyads. We will also look at the legacy and imprint of the pro-Umayyad scholars on the Islamic sciences such as Hadith, Fiqh and Sirah. Our discussion will be historical and therefore non-sectarian.

About Speaker:

Dr. Farhad Ghoddoussi received his bachelor's degree in physics from Sharif University of Technology in 1990.  He, then, obtained his master’s degree from the University of Alberta and his PhD degree in Physics from Wayne State University in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he was a visiting Assistant Professor at Oakland University. Since 2005 until now, he is a Research Staff at Wayne State University. His research interests are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopic (MRS). Aside from his education in Physics, Dr. Ghoddoussi has had extensive studies in Islamic Studies starting during his college years. He has taken many courses in Sharif University of Technology, University of Alberta, and Wayne State University in topics such as philosophy of science, Islamic philosophy, western philosophy, Quranic studies, history of Islam and Christianity, among others in addition to his self-taught studies. He has been an active member and lecturer in the Shia community in Detroit since 2003.