Podcasts and Videos
This Vast Earth: Ibn Arabi’s Ecology of Consciousness
USA Ibn Arabi Society Symposium 2017
Ibn Arabi’s Metaphysics of Love
Hany Ibrahim is a PhD candidate and a teaching assistant at the University of Calgary. His teaching and research interests include Quranic exegesis, hadith, Sufism, Islamic art and architecture. His academic research is on Ibn Arabi and the metaphysics of love in The Meccan Openings. He obtained an M.A. in religious studies from the University of Lethbridge, and an M.Phil. in Islamic architecture from the London South Bank University. This Fall he is teaching a course on Islam at Mount Royal University, and is author of the book Hallaj: In the Ocean of Oneness.
Podcasts by Hany Ibrahim
Worshipping in Three Dimensions: Emigrating in God’s Vast Earth
Angela Jaffray completed her BA at UC Berkeley in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (1989) and her PhD at Harvard University in Medieval Islamic Philosophy (2000). Her dissertation focused on the introductory logical works of al-Farabi. Since finishing her PhD at Harvard, she has focused on the writings of Ibn Arabi, whose work she was introduced to many years ago at Beshara Swyre Farm. She has published a translation and commentary on Ibn Arabi’s The Universal Tree and the Four Birds (published by Anqa Publishing in 2007) and translated Ibn Arabi’s Kitab al-isfar an nataij al-asfar (The Secrets of Voyaging, Anqa Publishing, 2015). Her translations of Garcia Lorca’s “Sonetos del Amor Oscuro” were published in Collected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002).
Articles by Angela Jaffray
Podcasts and Videos by Angela Jaffray
Abu Madyan’s Child, Per Singular Momenta and the Skull Suture: Understanding Ibn Arabi‘s Futuhat
At Haverford College (BA), then the University of Pennsylvania (MA), then the University of South Carolina (PhD), Eric Winkel undertook eclectic studies, mostly religion at first, focusing on spiritual matters, then later including political science, and numerous languages to enable study of religious and spiritual texts (Sanskrit, Greek, Coptic, Tamil, Arabic, others, besides French and German). His book “Mysteries of Purity, Ibn al-'Arabî's asrâr al-țahârah” (Notre Dame, 1995) was Chapter 68 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya. While Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies in Malaysia, he explored how the concepts of the “new sciences” opened obscure and difficult passages of the Futuhat.
Having studied Ibn Arabi’s Futuhat al-Makkiyya for over twenty-five years, Eric Winkel is now in the midst of an eleven-year project to produce the first complete translation of this work. For more information see links below to The Futūḥāt Project
The Futūḥāt Project
Articles by Eric Winkel
Podcasts by Eric Winkel
Ibn al-Arabi on The Grammar of Gratitude and the Shirk of Shukr
Atif Khalil is an Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge’s Department of Religious Studies where he teaches courses on Islamic theology, mysticism, art and world religions. His main area of research lies in Sufi thought, particularly in moral psychology and virtue ethics, with secondary interests in comparative mysticism, inter-religious relations and medieval philosophy. His articles have appeared in Studies in Religion, the Journal of Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations, Sacred Web, the Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies, Philosophy East and West, and The Muslim World. He is the author of Repentance and the Return to God in Early Sufism (SUNY, 2018 and In Search of the Lost Heart: Explorations in Islamic Thought by W. Chittick (co-editor). In 2016, he was the Ken‘an Rifai Distinguished Professorship of Islamic Studies at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University in China.