Curriculum Vitae

Akif Tahiiev is 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.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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

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

Tahiiev Akif. 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, 2023, No. 1 (118). 114–123.

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

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

Lukianov D.V., Ponomarova H.P., & Tahiiev A.S. The Quran in Shia Jurisprudence. Journal of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, 27(4), 2020.29–42.

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

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

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