Podcasts and Videos
Spiritual Realisation – Knowledge and Practice
UK Ibn Arabi Society Conference, Oxford 2012
Philosophers and Mystics on the Semantics of Being
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
On Aspiration and Poverty
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).
Articles by Mohammed Rustom
Podcasts and Videos by Mohammed Rustom
Self-Knowledge in the Practice of the Person-Centred Approach
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
Poesis and Prayer in Ibn Arabi
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.
Podcasts by Samir Mahmoud
Spiritual Realization (al-tahqiq) through Daily Awakening
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:
Articles by Éric Geoffroy
Podcasts and Videos by Éric Geoffroy
Living through the Spectacles of Tasawwuf
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.
Podcasts by Cemalnur Sargut
Ibn Arabi and the Modern Mindfulness Movement
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
Podcasts by Alison Yiangou
“As for Your Lord’s Blessings, Recount Them!”
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
Ibn ‘Arabi and his Interpreters I – Four overviews, description of the following:
Ibn Arabi and His Interpreters — Grouping I:
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
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”