Podcasts and Videos

Spiritual Realisation – Knowledge and Practice

UK Ibn Arabi Society Conference, Oxford 2012

Philosophers and Mystics on the Semantics of Being

Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi’s Correspondence with Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Wahid Amin

Wahid Amin is an intellectual historian specializing in medieval Arabic and Islamic thought. Having previously obtained a BSc. (Hons) degree in Physics (with a minor in Philosophy) from Imperial College, London, he obtained a first-class BA (Hons) degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham. He completed his postgraduate studies (MSt, DPhil) at the University of Oxford, obtaining his doctorate in 2016. He is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Muslim Philosophical and Theological Thought at the Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham. His thesis Nasir al-Tusi and the Avicennan Tradition: Metaphysics and Mental Existence is currently being prepared for publication as a monograph. His other main areas of interest include Shia usul al-fiqh especially of the post- Ansarian period, and the influence of the monistic philosophy of Ibn Arabi and his school on Shia personalities from the thirteenth century on wards.


Podcasts by Wahid Amin

Philosophers and mystics on the semantics of Being: Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi’s correspondence with Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Mohammed Rustom

Mohammed Rustom is Professor of Islamic Thought at Carleton University. An internationally recognized scholar whose works have been translated into over ten languages, he specializes in Islamic philosophy, Sufism, Quranic exegesis, and cross-cultural philosophy. Professor Rustom is author of the award-winning book The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mulla Sadra (2012), co-editor of The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary (2015), author of Inrushes of the Heart: The Sufi Philosophy of ‘Ayn al-Qudat (2022), and editor of Global Philosophy: A Sourcebook (forthcoming).

http://www.mohammedrustom.com/ [/]


Articles by Mohammed Rustom

A Letter to Imam al-Razi

Ibn Arabi on Proximity and Distance – Chapters 260 and 261 of the Futuhat


Podcasts and Videos by Mohammed Rustom

Sanctity and the Song of Life

On Aspiration and Poverty

Akbarian Aphorisms for the 21st Century

Self-Knowledge in the Practice of the Person-Centred Approach

Dot Clark

Dot Clark is an experienced PersonCentred psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Currently she is a PhD candidate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh. Her study relates the Metaphysics of Unity of Ibn Arabi to psychotherapy.



Podcasts by Dot Clark

Self-Knowledge in the Practice of the Person-Centred Approach

Samir Mahmoud

Samir Mahmoud received his doctorate at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. He is currently Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Lebanese Amrican University.

http://www.mizan.com.au/team-members/dr-samir-mahmoud/ [/]


Podcasts by Samir Mahmoud

Poesis and Prayer in Ibn Arabi

Éric Geoffroy

Éric Geoffroy is a French philosopher, islamologist, writer and scholar in the Sufi studies teaching at the University of Strasbourg, and in other centers (including the Catholic University of Louvain}. He is a member of the Arab Academy in Cairo. A specialist in Sufism, he also works on the challenges of spirituality in the contemporary world (globalization, ecology). He is president of the international foundation "Conscience  soufie"  – conscientiencesoufie.com. He is a member of several international research groups, such as Kalam, Research & Media  (KRM), and acts as scientific and editorial advisor on Islam (Fondapol , Les cahiers de l'Islam , Religions-Adyan …). His numerous publications in French and in translation are listed on his website:

https://www.eric-geoffroy.net/ [/]


Articles by Éric Geoffroy

Spiritual Realization (al-tahqiq) through Daily Awakening


Podcasts and Videos by Éric Geoffroy

Some Aspects of ‘Supra-reason’ in Ibn Arabi’s Epistemology

Spiritual Realization (al-tahqiq) through Daily Awakening

Cemalnur Sargut

Cemalnur Sargut received her BSc in Chemical Engineering from the State Academy of Archi­tecture and Engineering in Istanbul in 1974, and she taught Chemistry to high school students in Istanbul for 20 years. For the last 25 years, she has been carrying out research and studies on Ahmad al­ Rifai, Kenan Rifai and Rumi as well as Ibn Arabi, Niyazi Misri, Shibli, Qunawi and Jili. She is President of the Turkish Women’s Cultural Association (TURKKAD), Istanbul.

http://cemalnur.org/ [/]

Podcasts by Cemalnur Sargut

Living through the Spectacles of Tasawwuf

Alison Yiangou

Alison Yiangou read physics and psychology at Bristol and Oxford and then trained in business management and human relations before joining her husband to found Yiangou Architects in 1981. A long-time student of the Beshara School and member of the Ibn 'Arabi Society, she has lectured internationally and has published in the Society’s Journal.


Articles by Alison Yiangou

There’s No Time Like the Present!


Podcasts by Alison Yiangou

Ibn Arabi and the Modern Mindfulness Movement

“As for Your Lord’s Blessings, Recount Them!”

Ibn Arabi’s Storytelling and Spiritual Communication

James Winston Morris

James W. Morris (Boston College) has taught and published widely on Islamic and religious studies over the past 40 years at the Universities of Exeter, Princeton, Oberlin, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies in Paris and London, serving recently as visiting professor in Istanbul, Paris, and Jogjakarta. He has lived and studied in regions from Morocco to Indonesia, and he lectures and leads workshops in many countries on Islamic philosophy and theology, Sufism, the Islamic humanities (poetry, music, and visual arts), the Quran and hadith, and esoteric Shiism. Recently he has led interfaith study-abroad programs centering on sacred sites, pilgrimage, sainthood, and related arts and architecture in Turkey and France.

His publications include: Openings:From the Qur’an to the Islamic Humanities (forthcoming); Approaching Ibn ‘Arabi : Foundations, Contexts, Interpretations (forthcoming); Ma‘rifat ar-Rūh in Nur Ali Elahi's Knowing the Spirit (2007), and The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn ‘Arabī’s "Meccan Illuminations"(2005).


Articles by James W. Morris

Introduction to The Meccan Revelations

Ibn ‘Arabi’s “Short Course” on Love

How to Study the Futuhat: Ibn Arabi’s Own Advice

Hur Man Studerar Futuhat: Ibn Arabis Egna Råd (Swedish)

Ibn Arabi: Spiritual Practice and Other Translations – Overview of the ten following articles:

Some Dreams of Ibn Arabi (PDF)

Body of Light (PDF)

Introducing Ibn Arabi’s “Book of Spiritual Advice” (PDF)

“Book of the Quintessence of What is Indispensable for the Spiritual Seeker” (PDF)

Ibn Arabi on the Barzakh – Chapter 63 of the Futuhat (PDF)

The Spiritual Ascension: Ibn Arabi and the miraj – Chapter 367 of the Futuhat (PDF)

The Mahdi and His Helpers – Chapter 366 of the Futuhat (PDF)

Ibn Arabi’s ‘Esotericism’: The Problem of Spiritual Authority (PDF)

Communication and Spiritual Pedagogy: Methods of Investigation (tahqiq) (PDF)

Rhetoric & Realisation in Ibn Arabi: How Can We Communicate Meanings Today? (PDF)

Listening for God: Prayer and the Heart in the Futuhat | Part 1

Listening for God: Prayer and the Heart in the Futuhat | Part 2

Listening for God: Prayer and the Heart in the Futuhat | Part 3

Listening for God: Prayer and the Heart in the Futuhat | Part 4

Divine Calling, Human Response – Scripture and Realization in the Meccan Illuminations | Part 1

Divine Calling, Human Response – Scripture and Realization in the Meccan Illuminations | Part 2

Opening the Heart: Ibn Arabi on Suffering, Compassion and Atonement

Ibn Arabi and his Interpreters – Overview of 28 articles and reviews in this section

Ibn ‘Arabi and his Interpreters I – Four overviews, description of the following:

Ibn Arabi; in the “Far West” (PDF)

Except His Face: The Political and Aesthetic Dimensions of Ibn Arabi’s Legacy (PDF)

Situating Islamic ‘Mysticism’ (PDF)

Ibn Arabi and His Interpreters — Introduction:
Historical Contexts and Contemporary Perspectives (overview of 28 articles and reviews in this collection)

Ibn Arabi and His Interpreters — Grouping I:

Ibn Arabi; in the “Far West” (PDF)

Except His Face: The Political and Aesthetic Dimensions of Ibn Arabi’s Legacy (PDF)

Situating Islamic ‘Mysticism’ (PDF)

“Ibn Arabi and His Interpreters”, JAOS article 1986 (PDF) | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 1 (HTML)

Ibn Arabi and His Interpreters — Grouping II:
Influences in the Pre-Modern Islamic World (all the following 7 articles in one PDF)

Theophany or “Pantheism” – The Importance of Balyani’s Risalat al-Ahadiya

The Continuing Relevance of Qaysari’s Thought: Divine Imagination and the Foundation of Natural Spirituality

Review: La destinée de l’homme selon Avicenne: Le retour à Dieu (maad) et l’imagination by Jean Michot

Review: Kitab al-inbah ‘ala Tariq Allah de ‘Abdallah Badr al-Habashi

Review: La Risala de Safi al-Din ibn Abi l-Mansur ibn Zafir

Review: Manjhan, Madhumalati: An Indian Sufi Romance

Review: Mirror of the Intellect: Essays on Traditional Science and Sacred Art

Ibn Arabi and His Interpreters — Grouping III:
Later Muslim Critics and Polemics (all the following 4 articles in one PDF)

An Arab “Machiavelli”? – Rhetoric, Philosophy and Politics in Ibn Khaldun’s Critique of “Sufism”

Review: Islamic Mysticism Contested: Thirteen Centuries of Controversies and Polemics

Review: Ibn Arabi and the Later Islamic Tradition: The Making of a Polemical Image in Medieval Islam

Review: Theodicy in Islamic Thought: The Dispute over al-Ghazali’s “Best of All Possible Worlds”

Ibn Arabi and His Interpreters — Grouping IV:
Reviews of More Recent Works by and about Ibn Arabi (1985–2002)

Ibn Masarra: A Reconsideration of the Primary Sources (PDF)


Podcasts and Videos by James W. Morris

Beyond Belief: Ibn ‘Arabi on the Perennial Challenges of Realization

Inspiration and Discernment: Ibn Arabi’s Introduction to the Challenges of Spiritual Sensitivity and Judgement

“As for your Lord’s blessings, recount them!”: Ibn ‘Arabi’s Storytelling and Spiritual Communication

Becoming Real: Realization and Revelation in Rumi and Ibn Arabi

Whose calling, whose response? Ibn 'Arabi on Divine and Human Responsiveness

Opening the heart in the Futuhat

The “Instruments of Divine Mercy”

“Whoever knows himself...” in the Futuhat