Date/location: February 27 2017 5:00pm West Hal AUD C
Title: Lecture on Sufi Adab as Pedagogy: Shaykh-Murid Relationship across the ages
by Alexander Knysh, University of Michigan
Organized by: Department of Arabic and Near Easter Languages and Center of Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
Alexander Knysh is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan and Principal Investigator of a research project on Islamic Studies funded by the St. Petersburg State University. His research interests include Islamic Mysticism (Sufism), Qur’anic Studies, the history of Muslim theological, philosophical and juridical thought, and Islamic/Islamist movements in comparative perspective. He has numerous academic publications on these subjects, including nine books. Since 2005, he has served as section editor for “Sufism” on the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Islam, Third Edition. He is also Executive Editor of the Encyclopedia of Islamic Mysticism and the handbook series associated with it (E.J. Brill, Leiden).