Podcasts and Videos

Various Talks up to 2009 – Part 2

From the One to the One-another

Mystical Ethics in Ibn Arabi and in the Sufi Tradition

Sara Sviri

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

Beyond the Opposites: Identities and How to Survive Them in Light of the Light of Oneness

From the One to the One-another. Mystical ethics in Ibn Arabi and in the Sufi Tradition

Sadr al-din Qunawi and His Relationship with Jalal al-din Rumi

Jane Clark

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:

https://open.conted.ox.ac.uk/people/jane-clark [/]


Articles by Jane Clark

Establishing Ibn Arabis Heritage: First Findings from the MIAS Archiving Project | with Stephen Hirtenstein (PDF)

Early Best-sellers in the Akbarian Tradition (PDF)

Towards a Biography of Sadruddin al-Qunawi

Fulfilling our Potential: Ibn Arabi’s Understanding of Man in a Contemporary Context

Universal Meanings in Ibn Arabi’s Fusus al-hikam: Some Comments on the Chapter of Moses

Some Notes on the Manuscript Veliyuddin 51 | with Denis McAuley

The Preface to the Tarjuman al-ashwaq (PDF)

Symbol and Creative Imagination | Event Report

Spiritual Realisation: Knowledge and Practice | Event Report


Podcasts and Videos by Jane Clark

Ibn ‘Arabi Counsels His Own Soul: Guidance and Deception in the Ruh al-Quds

Narrative and Mystical Perception: the two prefaces to Ibn Arabi’s Tarjuman al-ashwaq

“He Governs the World through Itself” – Ibn Arabi on Spiritual Causation

Sadr al-din al-Qunawi and His Relationship with Jalal al-din Rumi

“As If You Saw Him”; Vision and Best Action (ihsan) in Ibn Arabi’s Thought

Introduction to the 2018 UK Symposium “The Alchemy of Love”

“And among them, may Allah be pleased, are watermen”

Eric Winkel

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

About the Project

Futuhat Project News

Quotations from the Futuhat


Articles by Eric Winkel

Abu Madyan’s Child, Per Singular Momenta and the Skull Suture: Understanding Ibn Arabi’s Futuhat

Understanding, and Translating, the Futuhat al-Makkiyya

Ibn Arabi’s fiqh: Three Cases from the Futuhat

Time Is Not Real: Time in Ibn Arabi, and from Parmenides (and Heraclitus) to Julian Barbour


Podcasts by Eric Winkel

“One understands that a journey entails weariness and difficulty” – Circularity, Duality and Compassion in the Footstool

Abu Madyan’s Child, Per Singular Momenta and the Skull Suture: Understanding Ibn Arabi’s Futuhat

An Atlas of Love

“And among them, may Allah be pleased, are watermen”

Ian Almond

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.

https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014TX6WAAW/ian-almond [/]


Podcasts by Ian Almond

A Comparative Approach to Ibn Arabi and Meister Eckhart

Alexander Knysh

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 [/]

https://lsa.umich.edu/middleeast/people/faculty/alknysh.html [/]


Articles by Alexander Knysh

The Realms of Responsibility in Ibn Arabi’s al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya


Podcasts by Alexander Knysh

The Realms of Responsibility in Ibn Arabi’s Futuhat

Joined at the Crossroads: Ibn al-Farid and Ibn al-‘Arabi in the Islamic Mystical Tradition

Emil Homerin

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.

http://www.sas.rochester.edu/rel/people/faculty/homerin_t/index.html [/]


Podcasts by Emil Homerin

Joined at the Crossroads: Ibn al-Farid and Ibn al-Arabi in the Islamic Mystical Tradition

Peter Yiangou

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,


Podcasts by Peter Yiangou

The Globalisation of Consciousness