Thursday, August 10, 2006

Lectures & Workshop by Prof Timothy Gianotti (Abu Mustafa)

Salaams. Darul Arqam Singapore & Abdul Aleem Siddique Mosque is organising a couple of lectures and a workshop by Prof Timothy Gianotti (Abu Mustafa), one of the speakers at the coming Journey to Ihsan Islamic Spirituality Conference (2 & 3 September).  Here are the details of the lectures and his profile:

Lecture 1
Politics of Islamic Ethics & Morality
Date: Friday 11 August 2006
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Darul Arqam Auditorium
32 Onan Road, The Galaxy

Lecture 2
Walking the Way of the Afterlife
Date: Saturday 12 August 2006
Time: 8.30 pm (Isyak)
Venue: Abdul Aleem Siddique Mosque
90 Lorong K Telok Kurau

Admission is FREE for the above lectures. All are welcome. No registration is required.

Workshop
The Quest for Fitrah - Finding the Light of Solace
Date: Sunday 13 August 2006
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Fee: $30 per person (incl of notes and refreshments)
Venue: Ctr for Islamic Mgt Studies
448 Changi Road, #04-01, Wisma Indah
(near Kembangan MRT)
Seats are limited.  Please register early. 
To register or enquire, please call Feisal Marican at Tel 63488344 ext 34 or 90036603 or
email
feisal@darul-arqam.org.sg with your name and contact number(s).

This workshop seeks to identify the natural essence and values of people as human beings.  It will address the co-relation between Man and his Creator and seek to instill a deeper yet comprehensive understanding of the trust between our souls and God. An appreciation of the holistic meaning of existence and the purpose that we are intended to serve in this world (i.e. including excellence in values & our responsibilities to the community), will inspire people towards developing a higher sense of morality and spirituality. This is the seed of peaceful co-existence, managing diversities and Divine piety.

About Prof Timothy Gianotti (Abu Mustafa)

Prof Timothy Gianotti is an Assistant Professor of Classical Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism at the University of Virginia.  Earning his B.A. in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame (Great Books, Classics), his M.A. in 1990 from the University of Toronto (Islamic Intellectual History, Arabic language & Literature), and his Ph.D. in 1998 also from the University of Toronto (Medieval Islamic Philosophy & Theology), his undergraduate and graduate studies included several periods of residence in the West Bank and Jordan, where he studied literary Arabic, Islamic History, and eventually took graduate courses at the University of Jordan’s College of Islamic Studies.

In addition to introductory courses in Islamic religious history, theology, and mysticism, Prof Timothy teaches upper level seminars that deal specifically with Islamic mystical thought, Islamic political thought, medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophy, and the language and imagery of war within the Abrahamic religious traditions.  He has taught at University of Oregon (2003-2005), Pennsylvania State University (1997-2002) and University of Toronto (1994-1996).  He is proficient in the Arabic language, and also French, Cantonese, Medieval Latin and Ancient Greek.

Prof Timothy is the author of Al-Ghazali’s Unspeakable Doctrine of the Soul, a study of controversies surrounding the Soul and the Afterlife in medieval Islam, and he is currently working on two new book projects: an introductory text entitled, Encountering Islam: A Prelude to the Study of an Abrahamic Religion, and a second scholarly book entitled, Walking the Way of the Afterlife: al-Ghazali on the Jurisprudence of the Heart (fiqh al-qalb).

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QueenB said...

Who is the contact person for this event? TQ

Sadiq M. Alam said...

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