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2018 Apr 06

Arts Seminar: The Sufi in the Garb of a Yogi: Articulations of Sanctity under Muslim Patronage in Early Modern Indian Painting

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This talk will discuss 16th and early-17th century album and manuscript paintings made for Muslim patrons where the Nāth yogi appears as an emblem and surrogate for the Islamic spiritual path of taṣawwuf (Sufism), an archetype for the mystical traveler (sālik) and a figure of spiritual longing.

Cosponsored with the Laskshmi Mittal South Asia Institue

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2018 Apr 13

Being Muslim Today: Building Bridges in an Age of Uncertainty

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Ahmed has authored more than a dozen award-winning books and has produced a number of noteworthy films. His most recent book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity (2018), completes an unprecedented quartet of studies examining relations between the West and the...

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2018 Apr 14

Symposium on Islam and Sectarian De-escalation

Sat - Sun, Apr 14 to Apr 15, 10:00am - 3:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world.

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2018 Apr 23

Performing Realization: The Sufi Music Videos of the Taalibe Baye of Dakar

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Andover Hall 103, Harvard Divinity School

Performing Realization: The Sufi Music Videos of the Taalibe Baye of Dakar by Oludamini Ogunnaaike, William & Mary

Date: 

Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Andover Hall 103, Harvard Divinity School

This event is free and open to the public (lunch will be provided).

Guest speaker:

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2018 Apr 25

The Conquests of Kisirwan: Ibn Taymiyya and a Claimed-as-Twelver-Shi`i Past

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102

Islamic Studies Lunch Seminar

Cosponsored with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Conquests of Kisirwan:
Ibn Taymiyya and a Claimed-as-Twelver-Shi`i Past


a lecture by

Dr. Samer El-Karanshawy

Lunch Seminar

 Carnegie Centennial Fellow, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington DC

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