Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hastoneest Islamabad: Sat 21st May: Contemporary Sufi Text Study "The Art of Living Together" - Dr. Syed Rizwan Zamir

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Walk-in/Open Forum

"The Art of Living Together" 
Contemporary Sufi Text Study: "Adab e Muashrat" by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi

with Dr. Syed Rizwan Zamir

Saturday, 21 May 2016
at 5:30 pm

Rumi Forum, 74-West, Yasin Plaza, First Floor, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad

Registration is recommended by sending in full name, email address & cell number on 8493170. The pdf file of the text will be sent via email to registered participants for reading before Saturday May 21st. 

Dr. Syed Rizwan Zamir’s scholarly interests in Islamic studies include Shi'ite thought and spirituality, Sufi metaphysics, cosmology and psychology, transcendent theosophy of Mulla Sadra, virtue and narrative ethics within the Islamic intellectual context, varieties of Islamic mystical expressions, contemporary debates and trends in Muslim thought, and mystical and intellectual traditions of South Asian Islam. Aside from numerous encyclopedia entries and book reviews, he has written "Descartes and al-Ghazali: Doubt, Certitude and Light" (Islamic Studies, 2010) and "Tafsir al-Qur'an bi 'l Qur'an: The Hermeneutics of Imitation and Adab in Ibn 'Arabi's Interpretation of the Qur'an" (Islamic Studies, 2011), and a book chapter for The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies (ed. Clinton Bennett, 2013) that surveys the western academic study of Shi'ite Islam.  Since March 2012 he co-chairs the Study of Islam section of the American Academy of Religion, Southeast Region (SECSOR).

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