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Forum Event: Islam: A Religion of Love? William Chittick

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 (7:30 P.M. in McGaw Chapel)

Chittick is author and translator of twenty-five books and one hundred articles on Islamic thought, Sufism, Shi’ism, and Persian literature. His more recent books include The Self-Disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn al-`Arabi’s Cosmology (State University of New York Press, 1998), Sufism: A Short Introduction (Oneword, 2000), The Heart of Islamic Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2001), and Me & Rumi: The Autobiography of Shams-i Tabrizi (FonsVitae, 2004). He is currently working on several research projects in Sufism and Islamic philosophy.



SUFIism at the Smithsonian: Searching for the Divine through the Arts

September 22-23, 2012. The program will be webcast live and archived for later viewing.
The Smithsonian presents a two-day symposium as an attempt to reinterpret, redefine and broaden the concept of Sufism through scholarly talks, dramatic renderings of mystical poetry, soul-searching music, creative expressions in dance, powerful paintings and fascinating films. Of note is a lecture by Dr. Talat Halman and a performance by Sanam Marvi. More