Podcasts and Videos
Various Talks up to 2009 – Part 2
From the One to the One-another
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
Sadr al-din Qunawi and His Relationship with Jalal al-din Rumi
Jane Clark is a Senior Research Fellow of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society and has worked particularly on the Society’s Archiving Project as well as looking after the library.
She has been studying Ibn Arabi for more than forty years, and is engaged in teaching courses and lecturing on his thought both in the UK (including Oxford University and Temenos Academy) and abroad (including Egypt, Australia and the USA), and in research and translation of the Akbarian heritage. She has a particular interest in the correlation of Ibn Arabi’s thought with contemporary issues. She organises the MIAS Young Writers Award.
Jane Clark was a co-founder of The Journal of Consciousness Studies and is currently editor of the Beshara Magazine [/]. She has presented many courses as part of the program of the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. A list of the freely available resources created or selected by her as a tutor can be found here:
Articles by Jane Clark
Podcasts and Videos by Jane Clark
“And among them, may Allah be pleased, are watermen”
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
A Comparative Approach to Ibn Arabi and Meister Eckhart
Ian Almond is a literary scholar and writer. He is Professor of World Literature at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.
His specializations consist of Post-colonial theory, South Asian literature, representations of Islam and world literature. He is particularly known for his works on Islam. He is the author of five books, which have been translated into several languages, including Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Korean, Indonesian and Bosnian.
Podcasts by Ian Almond
The Realms of Responsibility in Ibn Arabi’s Futuhat
Alexander Knysh is professor of Islamic Studies and former chair (1998–2004) of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Institute for Oriental Studies (Leningrad Branch) of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1986. Since 1991 he has lived and worked in the United States of America and England. His research interests include Islamic mysticism and Islamic theological thought in historical perspective as well as Islam and Islamic movements in local contexts (especially Yemen and the Northern Caucasus). He has numerous publications on these subjects, including Ibn 'Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition: The Making of a Polemical Image in Medieval Islam (1998). A large number of papers and valuable book reviews can be found on: https://umich.academia.edu/AlexanderKnysh [/]
Articles by Alexander Knysh
Podcasts by Alexander Knysh
Joined at the Crossroads: Ibn al-Farid and Ibn al-‘Arabi in the Islamic Mystical Tradition
Emil Homerin is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester, where he teaches courses on Islam, classical Arabic literature, and mysticism.
Homerin completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago (1987), and has lived and worked in Egypt for a number of years. Among his many publications are From Arab Poet to Muslim Saint (2nd revised edition, Cairo: American University Press, 2001), his anthology of translations, Ibn al-Farid: Sufi Verse & Saintly Life (Paulist Press, 2001), The Wine of Love and Life (Chicago, 2005) and several chapters on Islam in the volume The Religious Foundations of Western Civilization (Abingdon Press, 2006). His second book on Aisha al-Ba’uniyya, A Life in Praise of Love, was published in 2019.
Podcasts by Emil Homerin
The Globalisation of Consciousness
Peter Yiangou was the senior partner of an architectural practice based in the Cotswolds in the UK. His interest in Ibn Arabi started in 1972 when he met Bulent Rauf, the first president of the MIAS. His interest in Ibn Arabi continued since then through the activities of the Beshara School, also founded by Bulent Rauf. He is currently a trustee of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre,