Podcasts and Videos
Ibn Arabi: Light & Knowledge
UK Ibn Arabi Society Conference, Oxford 2016
Introduction to “Light & Knowledge” 23:19
Stephen Hirtenstein has been editor of the Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society since its inception in 1982, and is a co-founder of Anqa Publishing [/].
He read History at King’s College, Cambridge, and then studied at the Beshara School of Intensive Esoteric Education in Gloucestershire and Scotland. After a teaching career, he began writing and giving talks on Ibn Arabi’s thought at conferences across the world.
In addition to lecturing and writing, he organises and leads tours "in the footsteps of Ibn Arabi".
He currently works as a Senior Editor for the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and lives near Oxford.
Articles by Stephen Hirtenstein
Translations by Stephen Hirtenstein
Podcasts and Videos by Stephen Hirtenstein
The Structure of Divine Light and Human Knowledge 53:53
Ahmad Sukkar was an Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT 2019–20, an associate member of the UCL-led Relief Centre’s Global Associates International Network, and the leader of an online course funded by the EU and Germany and accredited by Lund University. He is a former fellow at the Orient-Institut Beirut, and visiting lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the American University of Beirut, Imam Bukhari Visiting Research Fellow at the Universe of Oxford, and studio lecturer at the University of Damascus. He worked on award-winning projects in leading architectural offices in the Middle East and the UK, including Zaha Hadid Architects. He completed a Doctorate and a Master of Research degree at the London Consortium (the University of London and the Architectural Association) and a Master of Architecture degree in Architecture and Urbanism at the Architectural Association. His academic research and design work received several international awards.
Podcasts and Videos by Ahmad Sukkar
Beyond the Opposites: Identities and How to Survive Them in Light of the Light of Oneness 56:28
Sara Sviri is a Professor (Emerita) at the Department of Arabic and the Department of Comparative Religions at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Formerly, she taught at Tel Aviv University, at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies University College London and at the University of Oxford and, for a short period, at Ben Gurion University. Her fields of study include Islamic mysticism, mystical philosophy, comparative aspects of early Islam, the formative period of Islamic mysticism, and the mystical wisdom of Ibn al-ʿArabī. She has published many academic articles on these topics, which can be viewed on www.academia.edu. Her book The Taste of Hidden Things: Images on the Sufi Path was published in 1997 in the USA. In 2008, her comprehensive Sufi Anthology was published (in Hebrew) by Tel-Aviv University Press. An Arabic version of the Anthology was later published by Manshurat al-Jamal in Beirut.
Podcasts and Videos by Sara Sviri
Water, Light, Knowledge: Towards an Ecology of Imagination 56:52
Todd Lawson is Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He has published widely on Quran commentary (tafsir), the Quran as literature, Sufism, Shi’i Islam and the Babi and Bahai traditions. His book Jesus in Islamic thought, The Crucifixion and the Quran was published in 2009 (Oneworld), his Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam in 2011 (Routledge). This and other of his publications are listed at www.toddlawson.ca [/].