Taymaz Tabrizi

Taymaz Tabrizi is currently Director of Research at the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies. He holds a PhD from McMaster University, Canada from the Department of Religious Studies where he specialized in the anthropology of religion and Imāmī Islamic law. He also holds a doctoral diploma in Gender Studies and Feminist Research from McMaster University from the Department of English and Cultural Studies.
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For early Church Fathers like St. Chrysostom, marriage was primarily a means for chastity. Sexual disobedience and denial by either spouse risked endangering the household and the Church community.[...]

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Bernard Carra de Vaux in his response to colonial journalist Edmond Fazy, details the steps which Western colonial powers must take to preserve their imperial hold on Muslim populations.[...]

Substitutionary atonement is a soteriological term that is usually associated with Christianity. Although Islam is popularly known to reject such a notion, an altered version of this form of salvation may exist in high Imāmological Shīʿism.[...]

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The Islamic version of the Lord’s Prayer is too close to be a mere coincidence and is influenced by New Testament manuscripts. The Muslim scholarly reaction to it has been mixed.[...]

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Traditions that can be traced back to the early formative period of Islam show reverence and not disdain towards Christian iconography, particularly icons of Jesus and Mary.[...]