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Rumi, Sufism and the “Good Islam” Constructing Sufism in the Modern World

Date: April-27-2017 06:00 PM till April-27-2017 07:30 PM
Location: West Hall, Auditorium B
Contact Person: The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages , fas@aub.edu.lb
Category: Lecture

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages presents a lecture by:
JAMAL J. ELIAS, PhD  Rumi, Sufism and the “Good Islam” Constructing Sufism in the Modern World

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm | West Hall, Auditorium B

Jamal J. Elias teaches courses on Islamic thought, culture and history, with a focus on Sufism,
Islamic and modernity, as well as visual and material culture in the Middle East and South
Asia. A recipient of many grants and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American
Council of Learned Societies, and the Social Science Research Council (among others),
he has lectured and published broadly on history, religion, literature and material and visual
culture in the medieval and modern Islamic world. His two most recent books are On Wings
of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan (Oxford 2011) and Aisha’s Cushion:
Religious Art, Perception and Practice in Islam (Cambridge, MA, 2012).


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