Curriculum Vitae

Akif Tahiiev is now Goethe Fellow at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Before, he was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany, and the University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran. Also, he is a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Human Rights and Legal Methodology, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Previously he was a Visiting Fellow at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Vienna, and the IWM (Vienna, Austria). He holds a PhD in Law from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine) with a thesis on Shia Islamic Law and its specifics. His wider research interests include Shia Islam, Minorities, Islamic Law, Islam in Europe (especially Eastern), Comparative Law, and Legal History.

Research Projects


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Tahiiev, A. (2024). Female leadership in Shia Islam: Women on the way from Mujtahid to Marja’. Societies, 14(1): 2.

Tahiiev, A. (2023). Prospects for higher Shia religious education in post-Soviet countries. Religions 14(7), 822.

Tahiiev A. (2023). Impact of the Events of Saqifa on the Formation of Differences between the Islamic Sunni and Shia Tradition. Journal of Al-Tamaddun, 18(1), 2023. 161–167.

Tahiiev, A. (2023). Practice of Application of the Islamic Family Law in European Countries and Experience of Ukraine / Практика застосування норм ісламського сімейного права в окремих країнах Європи та досвід України. Shìdnij svìt / The World of the Orient, 1(118), 114–123.

Tahiiev, A., & Lukianov, D. (2022). The Role of the Events of Fadak in the Formation of Differences between the Islamic Sunni and Shia laws. Islamic Inquiries, 1(1), 61–74.

Tahiiev, A. (2021). Minority within a minority: Shia community in Ukraine. International Journal of Islamic Thought, 19(1), 14–20.

Tahiiev, A., & Lukianov, D. (2021). Impact of the events of Fadak on the formation of differences between the Islamic Sunni and Shia law. Islamic Inquiries, (Online First).

Lukianov, D., Ponomarova, H., & Tahiiev, A. (2020). The Quran in Shia Jurisprudence. Journal of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, 27(4), 29–42.

Tahiiev, A. (2020). Sources of Shia Islamic Law (According to the Twelvers madhhab). Theory and Practice of Jurisprudence, 2(18), 19.

Tahiiev, A. (2020). Правова доктрина джерел ісламського права Імама Садика (Imam Sadiq’s legal doctrine of the sources of law). Recht Osteuropäischer Staaten (ReOS), 2, 62-66.

Contributions to a Collected Edition

Tahiiev, A. (2023). Шиизм на постсоветском пространстве: влияние новых медиа / Shi’ism in the post-Soviet space: the influence of new media. In E. Muratova, & Z. Khabibullina (Eds.), Виртуальный ислам на постсоветском пространстве: киберсреда и религиозные авторитеты / Virtual Islam in the post-Soviet space: cyber environment and religious authorities. (pp. 80-108). Baku: Idrak. Link

Other Publications

Tahiiev, A. (2023). [Review of:] The Shi‘i Islamic martyrdom: Narratives of Imam al-Ḥusayn (by Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani). American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS), 40(3-4), 184-190. doi:10.35632/ajis.v40i3-4.3298

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