Entries by simar

In the Steps of the Sultan – Bilal Orfali

Abstract: “The AUB Press is pleased to announce the newest title from our Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Series in honor of Dr. Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn. For forty years, Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn’s work at the American University of Beirut revised how we understand the relations of power between the Ottoman center and its Arab peripheries. His […]

“The Gifts of Suffering & the Virtues of the Heart: Reflections from the Sufi Tradition,” in From the Divine to the Human – Atif Khalil eds. M. Faruque and M. Rustom (New York: Routledge, 2023), 143-157

Abstract: “After a tsunami struck Japan in 2011, I vividly recall an interview of an elderly man as he stood over the ruins of his hometown. Overcome by grief, he informed the reporter that the food had killed not only his wife but also his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren. The tragedy took from […]

Review of Rabia from Narrative to Myth – Atif Khalil

Abstract: “Ever since Margaret Smith (d. 1970) published the Mystic A.D. 717- 801 and Her Fellow Saints in Islam almost a century ago, Rabi’a has remained a figure of abiding interest in the study of lslam in the West. For Muslims, she has often embodied the archetype of the selfless lover of God, the devotee […]

Eternity, Perpetuity, and Time in the Cosmologies of Plotinus and Mīr Dāmād – Syed A. H. Zaidi

Abstract: “The present piece focuses on the influence of Plotinus’ understanding of time and eternity as articulated in Plotinus’ third and fifth Enneads upon Mīr Dāmād’s(d. 1631–2) conception of eternity, perpetuity, and time found in his Book of Blazing Brands(Kitab al-Qabasāt).Although Mīr Dāmād’s conception of eternity, perpetuity, and time resembles that of Plotinus’ cosmologyand ontology, […]

Falsafa. Jahrbuch für islamische Religionsphilosophie

Mystik und Vernunfterkenntnisin der Schule Ibn ʿArabī’s Abstract: “Despite the fact that some of the main followers of the famous Spanish Muslim mystic Ibn ʿArabī (d. 638/1240) were well-versed in the discipline of philosophy, the school of Ibn ʿArabī is often not regarded in Western scholarship as a philosophical school in the usual sense of […]