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    Meet Sheikh Saeed BAHMANPOUR

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    الشيخ سعيد بهمنبور
    Sheikh Saeed Bahmanpour
    Sheikh Saeed Bahmanpour

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Completion of Theological Studies at Qum Seminaries
    • M.A. Sociology, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran (1996)
    • B.A. Sociology, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran (1994)
    • Studied towards B.A. in Sociology, London School of Economics, (1979 - 1981)
    • Pursued B.A. in Mechanics, Queen Mary College, London (1978)
    • Studied Pure and Applied Mathematics & Physics, Hackney College, London (1975 - 1977)
    • High School Diploma, Tehran (1974)

    Professional Experience:

    • Director of Islamic Studies, Islamic College for Advanced Studies (2002 - 2006) Lecturer: Islamic College for Advanced Studies, London (2000 - 2003)
    • Visiting Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Teaching Iranian and Islamic Studies (2000 - 2002)
    • Editor in Chief, Message of Thagalayn, a quarterly on Shi'a thought and history (1996 - 2000)
    • Editor in Chief, Echo of Islam, a cultural and political monthly magazine (1996 - Present)


    • Muslim Identity in the 21 Century, Ed., London, 2001
    • Shajareh Tuba - A Persian book on the life and times of Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet of Islam. Tehran, 2001.
    • Faraz-o-nasheebe aglaniyyat - A Persian book on the history and meaning of rationality. Tehran, 2000.
    • Raast-o-dorugh - A short novel In Persian. 1996.
    • Khoftigaane beedar - A Persian novel (the story of the Seven Companions of the Cave), Winner of Book of the Year Award, Tehran, 1994.


    1. Rooze Baaraan, A movie screenplay, 2002.
    2. Maryam-e Mughaddas, A television sequel in 11 parts on the life of the Virgin Mary, 2001.
    3. Musa. A television sequel on the life of Prophet Moses in 30 parts presently being filmed.
    4. Mardan Angelus, A television sequel in 18 parts on the story of the Companions of the Cave shown on Iranian national TV and neighboring countries, 1997.

    Selected Articles:

    • Rationalization and Muslim Identity, presented at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 1997

    • Social Change and Jurisprudential Stagnancy, presented at SOAS, London, 1999

    • A Pragmatic Approach to the Implementation of Shariah in Islamic Iran, Cambridge, Brismes Conference, 2000

    • Relevance of Sira of the Prophet of Islam to Our Modern Life, Sira Conference, Sri Lanka, 2000

    • Family in Islam, printed by Spring, 2000

    • The Spiritual Status of Mary in Islam, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity, 2001

    • The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions: Are They Compatible? Goethe Institute, 2003

    Some Links:

    • AL-ISLAM.ORG : A wealth of audio files (108 files) including Nahjulbalagha Lectures, and Tafsir al-Qur'an (Exegesis) from several surat including Tawba, Saad, and Yaasin,  >>>

    • OPENDEMOCRACY.NET: The discussion at Londons Goethe Institute between Heiner Bielefeldt and Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour. >>>

    • HUJJAT.ORG: Lecture on the occasion of birthday of Imam Ali (AS). >>>

    • QURANTAFSEER.ORG: All audio files including the latest ones. >>>

    • Iran's Internal Politics: A View from Within >>>

    • The religion of Human Rights and other religions: Are they compatible? >>>

    • Panel discussion on Issues Surrounding Marriage Shia Muslims & Anglican Christians >>>

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