The general theme of Dr. Awass’s lecture was the role of contemporary fatwa, and Islamic law in general, in the governing process of Iran. The lecture was based on ethnographic interviews with the former President of Iran, the President of the Expediency Council (Majma Tashkhis Maslahat), and one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the late Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashami Rafsanjani and Mr. Muhmmmad Rafsanjani, who was the Director of the Ministry of Radio and Television (1981-1994) and currently serves as member of the Expediency Council (Majma Tashkhis Maslahat).
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 6:00pm Light Refreshments; 6:30pm Talk
Where: Conference Hall, Main Bldg, American Islamic College