Podcasts and Videos

Ibn ‘Arabi and the Geometry of Reality — Series 5

Online Talks, Autumn 2020

The Ambiguities of Union’38:27

Cyrus Ali Zargar

Cyrus Ali Zargar is Al-Ghazali Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Central Florida. His first book, Sufi Aesthetics: Beauty, Love, and the Human Form in Ibn ʿArabi and ʿIraqi, was published in 2011 by the University of South Carolina Press. His most recent book, The Polished Mirror: Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism, was published in 2017 by Oneworld Press. Zargar’s research interests focus on the literature of medieval Sufism in Arabic and Persian. This includes metaphysical, aesthetic, and ethical intersections between Sufism and Islamic philosophy, as well as Sufi ethical treatises, the writings of Ibn Arabi and early adherents to his worldview, Sufism in contemporary cinema, and satire in medieval and modern literature. He is the author of articles in The Muslim World, The Journal of Arabic Literature, and Encyclopædia Iranica. Currently, he is completing a manuscript on the corpus of the 13th-century Persian poet, Farid al-Din Attar, and the manner in which Attar’s vision for humanity might comment on contemporary questions in religion. It is titled Religion of Love: Farid al-Din Attar and the Sufi Tradition, to be published by the Islamic Texts Society (Cambridge, UK).


Podcasts by Cyrus Ali Zargar

Bird from the Garden of Meanings: Soul and Speech in Ibn Arabi’s Reading of Jesus

The Poetics of Shuhud: Experiencing and Expressing Human-Divine Beauty

A Fresh Look at Ibn Sabʿīn35.04

Carlos Berbil

Carlos Berbil is the Alexander von Humboldt Kolleg for Islamicate Intellectual History at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

Videos by Carlos Berbil

A Fresh Look at Ibn Sabʿīn: The Circular Scale of Transcendence and Mediation


Thus Spoke Adam


Luca Patrizi

Luca Patrizi is part of the University of Turin, Italy, and research fellow at Exeter University, UK.

Videos by Luca Patrizi

Thus Spoke Adam: The Suryāniyya Language in Islamic Esotericism’