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Moojan Momen

Moojan Momen is a retired physician and historian specializing in Baháʼí studies who has published numerous books and articles about the Baháʼí Faith and Islam, especially Shia Islam, including for Encyclopædia Iranica[1] the British Library,[2] and is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.[1]

His book An introduction to Shi'i Islam was used as required reading in university and seminary courses on Shia Islam.[3] He won the 7th annual Thomas Robbins Award for Excellence in the Study of New Religious Movements in 2009 for his article “Millennialism and Violence: The Attempted Assassination of Nasir al-Din Shah of Iran by the Babis in 1852.”[4] He is an editor of Baháʼí Studies Review and serves as a faculty member at the Bahá'í Wilmette Institute.[5]

He was born 1950, in Tabriz, Iran, but the family migrated to England in 1955 where he was educated at Queen's College, Taunton, St John's College, Cambridge, and Guy's Hospital (teaching hospital), London.[1] He is married to another scholar/publisher Wendi Momen.[1]

Articles

  • Peter Smith; Moojan Momen (January 1989). "The Baha'i Faith 1957–1988: A survey of contemporary developments". Religion. 19 (1): 63–91. doi:10.1016/0048-721X(89)90077-8.
  • Momen, Moojan (June 2005). "The Babi and Baha'i community of Iran: a case of "suspended genocide"?" (PDF). Journal of Genocide Research. 7 (2): 221–241. doi:10.1080/14623520500127431. S2CID 56704626.
  • Momen, Moojan (2007). "Marginality and Apostasy in the Baha'i Community". Religion. 37 (3): 187–209. doi:10.1016/j.religion.2007.06.008. S2CID 55630282.
  • Momen, Moojan (August 2008). "Millennialism and Violence: The Attempted Assassination of Nasir al-Din Shah of Iran by the Babis in 1852". Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions. 12 (1): 57–82. doi:10.1525/nr.2008.12.1.57. JSTOR 10.1525/nr.2008.12.1.57.

Articles in Encyclopaedia Iranica

  • Adíb Tálaqání (Hand of the Cause), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 1 (1985)
  • Afnán: Genealogy of the Afnān Family, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 1 (1985)
  • Alí Akbar Shahmírzádí (Hájjí Akhund), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 1 (1985)
  • Amín Hájjí: trustees of Huqúqu'lláh, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 1 (1985)
  • Badasht, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989)
  • Baha'i Pioneers, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2013)
  • Bahá'í Conventions, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989)
  • Bahá'íyyih Khánum, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989)
  • Balyuzi, H. M., by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989)
  • Chase, Thornton, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 5 (1992)
  • Cosmogony and Cosmology, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 6 (1993)
  • Dhikr: in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 7 (1996)
  • Divorce, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 7 (1996)
  • Dolgorukov Memoirs, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 7 (1996)
  • Fayzí, Abu'l-Qásim (Hand of the Cause), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 9 (1999)
  • Festivals, Bahá'í, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 9 (1999)
  • Fádl Mázandarání, Mírzá Asadu'lláh, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 9 (1999)
  • Haydar Alí Isfahání, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 12 (2004)
  • Hidden Words (Kalemát-i-Maknuna), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2011)
  • House of Justice (Baytu'l-'Adl), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 3 (1989)
  • Lawh (Tablet), by Moojan Momen and Todd Lawson, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2005)
  • Martyrs, Bábí, by Peter Smith and Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2005)
  • Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2010)
  • Mazhar-i Ilahi (Manifestation of God), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2016)
  • Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl Gulpáyegání, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 1 (1985)
  • Nineteen Day Feast, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2014)
  • Sabet, Habib, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2015)
  • Shoghi Effendi, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2011)
  • Sobhi, Fazlollah Mohtadi, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2015)
  • Spiritual Assembly (Mahfel-i-Ruháni), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2011)
  • Vahíd (Sayyed Yahyá Dárábí), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 7 (1996)
  • Women in the works of the Bab and in the Babi Movement, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2011)
  • Zuhur al-Haqq, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2002)

Chapters in books

  • Momen, Moojan (2004). "Millennialist dreams and apocalyptic nightmares". In Moshe Sharon; W. F. Hangegraaf; O. Pratap Humar (eds.). Studies in Modern Religions, Religious Movements and the Bābī-Bahā'ī Faiths. Numen Book Series - Studies in the history of religion. Vol. 104. Leiden: BRILL. pp. 97–116. ISBN 9781429408165. OCLC 1154936589.
  • Momen, Moojan (2005). "The role of women in the Iranian Baha'i community during the Qajar period". In Robert Gleave; C. E. Bosworth; V. S. Curtis; R. M. Gleave; V. A. Martin (eds.). Religion and Society in Qajar Iran. RoutledgeCurzon/British Institute of Persian Studies(BIPS). Vol. 4. London: Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 346–370. ISBN 9780415573474. OCLC 606741540.
  • Momen, Moojan (2014). "Between Karbalāʾ and Tabrīz; Contested Martyrdom Narratives". In Sasha Dehghani; Silvia Horsch-Al Saad; Eli Bar-Chen; Almut Sh. Bruckstein; Navid Kermani; Angelika Neuwirth; Andreas Pflitsch; Martin Tamcke (eds.). Martyrdom in the Modern Middle East. Ex Oriente Lux: Rezeptionen und Exegesen als traditionskritik. Vol. 14. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag. pp. 43–55. ISBN 978-3-95650-030-5. ISSN 1863-9348. OCLC 1256588197.

Books

References

  1. ^ a b c d * "Curriculum Vitae - Dr. M. Momen" (PDF). United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United Church of Christ). Retrieved Jun 29, 2021.
    • "Baháʼí Library Online: Documents by Moojan Momen". Bahai-Library.com. December 25, 2016. Retrieved Jun 29, 2021.
    • "Moojan Momen; Gale In Context: Biography". Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors, Gale. 2006. Retrieved Jun 29, 2021. Given name is pronounced " Moo-zhaane"; born January 25, 1950, in Tabriz, Iran; British citizen; son of Sedratu'llah (an airplane pilot) and Gloria (a fashion designer; maiden name, Iman) Momen; married Wendi Worth (a publisher), June 12, 1971; children: Sedrhat (son), Carmel (daughter). Education: St. John's College, Cambridge, B.A., 1971, M.A., 1974; Guy's Hospital, London, B.Chir., 1974, M.B., 1975. Politics: "None." Religion: Bahá'í. Memberships: British Society for Middle East Studies, British Society for Persian Studies, Society for Iranian Studies, Association for Bahá'í Studies, Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Addresses: Agent: c/o George Ronald Publishers, 46 High St., Kidlington, Oxford OX5 2DN, England. E-mail: momen@northill.demon.co.uk.
  2. ^ Moojan Momen (23 Sep 2019). "Discovering Sacred Texts; Baha'i sacred texts". British Library. Retrieved Jun 29, 2021.
  3. ^ * Mahmoud M. Ayoub (2014). "Shi@'I@ ISLAM: Thought and History (syllabus)" (PDF). Hartford Seminary (nondenominational). Retrieved Jun 29, 2021.
  4. ^ "Awards, Nova Religio". University of California Press. 2021. Retrieved Jun 29, 2021.
  5. ^ Wilmette Institute: Moojan Momen. Retrieved December 25, 2016
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