LOCATING HELL IN ISLAMIC TRADITIONS -Utrecht, 28-29 April 2012

International colloquium, University of Utrecht, 28-29 April 2012

DAY ONE (Saturday, 28 April 2012)

PANEL 1 (9:30-11am): The origins of the Muslim hell

Angelika Neuwirth: Hell in the Qur’an

Simon O’Meara: The infernalization of the Jinn

Christian Lange: Revisiting hell’s angels in the Qur’an

PANEL 2 (11:30am-1pm): The growth of the Muslim hell

Christopher Melchert: Hell in early Islamic renunciant literature

Gabriel Reynolds: The place of hell in the sectarian milieu of
early Islam

Wim Raven: Hell in the Muslim popular imagination: the anonymous
Kitāb al-ʿAzama

PANEL 3 (2:30-4pm): Hell and Islamic theological diversity 1

Frederick Colby: Hell in the Bakrī miʿrāj narratives, 13th to 15th
centuries CE

Daniel de Smet: Ismaʿili-Shiʿi visions on Hell: from the ‘spiritual’
torment of the Fatimids to the Tayyibī Rock of Sijjīn

Roberto Tottoli: Hell à la Aljamiado: insights from some Andalusian
texts

DAY TWO (Sunday, 29 April 2012)

PANEL 4 (9:30-11am): Hell and Islamic theological diversity 2

Mohammad Khalil: Islam and the temporality of hell: Assessing Ibn
Taymiyya’s conspiracy theory

Jon Hoover: God’s wise purpose in everlasting chastisement: Ibn
al-Wazir’s(d. 840/1436) critique of Ibn Taymiyya on the duration of
Hell-Fire

Christiane Gruber: The visual rhetoric of hell in Safavid
illustrated texts,ca. 1550-1600

PANEL 5 (11:30am-1pm): Early modern and modern repercussions

Patrick Franke: Are the parents of the Prophet in hell? A debate
of early modern Islam

Remke Kruk: The presentation of Hell in modern pious tracts and
 pamphlets

Richard van Leeuwen: Fictional discourse and religious controversy:
Jamīl Sidqī al-Zahāwī’s Thawra fī al-jaḥīm

PLEASE NOTE: Seating will be limited, and so if you interested
in attending you are kindly asked to contact the Colloquium’s
director, Prof. Christian Lange
(C.R.Lange@uu.nl<mailto:C.R.Lange@uu.nl>).

For subsequent updates on the event and information regarding
the 4-year project to which it forms part, namely,
"The here and the hereafter in Islamic traditions," please
visit http://uu.cluster28.e-active.nl/hhit/

Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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