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The Symposium

Each year the Society organizes Symposia in the UK and the USA on an aspect of Ibn 'Arabi's work.

These international gatherings bring together people from many different fields and traditions, and include scholars, students, and anyone interested in what Ibn 'Arabi has to say. These events provide a unique opportunity for both speakers and listeners, specialists and non-specialists, to enrich their understanding of Ibn ‘Arabi’s teachings and their relevance today. The Society also encourages public seminars and lectures and can provide speakers on request.



MIAS Events


"Counsel My People"

Oxford, October 26th, 2019

The 2019 Symposium in the UK will be held at Wolfson College, Oxford. Speakers will be Eric Winkel, Pablo Beneito and Jane Clark. Details to follow. Save the Date.


"Suffering, Love and the Alchemy of Happiness"

New York City, Saturday September 28th, 2019

The Society in the USA has announced a daylong event on the teachings of Ibn 'Arabi, at the Open Center in New York City. Speakers will be James Morris, Oludamini Ogunnaike, and others to be announced. Event information and registration link on the Open Center website


Other events


Ibn ‘Arabī and His Interpreters

Studies in Sufism Summer School, Sarajevo, 2019

Sarajevo, August 26th - 31st, 2019

A week-long Studies in Sufism Summer School organized by the association Perennia Verba (Parma, Italy) will be hosted by the Faculty of Islamic Studies of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The working language of the Summer School will be English. Speakers include Pablo Beneito (University of Murcia, ES), Caner Dagli (College of the Holy Cross, USA), Demetrio Giordani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IT), Stephen Hirtenstein (Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK), Enes Karić (University of Sarajevo, BiH), Federico Salvaggio (University of Udine, IT), Paolo Urizzi (Perennia Verba Association, IT), and Ahmed Zildžić (University of Sarajevo, BiH).

Details of the programme and registration are in the flyer, which can be dowloaded by clicking on the image.


Andalusia 2019

October 3rd - 17th, 2019


Anqa Publishing has announced that its next study tour of Andalusia will be taking place in October 2019.

The itinerary follows in the footsteps of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, starting in Murcia, Ibn 'Arabi's birthplace almost 850 years ago, with a 2-day seminar. It then crosses Andalusia visiting all the major centres of Islamic Spain, including Cordoba, Granada, Ronda and Almeria, as well as less-known places where the breath of al-Andalus can still be felt and experienced. The tour concludes in Seville, the town where he spent most of his early adult life.

The tour is led by two senior research fellows of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society, Stephen Hirtenstein (author of The Unlimited Mercifier) and Jane Carroll (a graduate of the Architectural Association and specialist on Islamic geometry).

More information from anqa.co.uk