Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sufism & Modernity - Workshop by Prof Marcia Hermansen

SimplyIslam is organising a special workshop by a visiting American Muslim scholar, Prof Marcia Hermansen. Here are the details...

Sufism & Modernity Workshop By Prof Marcia Hermansen
Date: Tuesday 16 January 2007

Time: 7.45 p.m.
Venue: #04-01 Wisma Indah

448 Changi Road (near Kembangan MRT)
Fee: $20 each Registration: call 65474407 now or visit www.simplyislam.sg to register online.

About the Workshop
The workshop will discuss various currents in contemporary Islamic thought while addressing the role of Sufism. In particular, it considers the role that Sufism might play in the new global alter'native' modernities that are emerging in a range of Muslim societies. The discussion will include Islamic modernist thought, traditionalism, progressive Islam and "engaged" Sufism, "New Age" Sufis, and the role of Sufi Orders, including "post-tariqa" Sufism.

About Prof Marcia Hermansen
Prof Marcia K. Hermansen is an American Muslim scholar who teaches Islamic Studies and directs the Islamic World Studies program at Loyola University Chicago. She is originally from Montreal and came to the United States to study at the University of Chicago with the eminent Dr. Fazlur Rahman. In the course of her graduate education and subsequently she resided in Iran, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey in order to study the major languages of the Muslim world and experience life in a range of contemporary Muslim societies. She originally specialised in Sufism, Islamic thought, and Islam and Muslims in South Asia. The subjects of her many published articles include Muslims in America, youth and gender issues, and contemporary Muslim intellectual life including Sufism in the West. Her translation of Shah Wali Allah of Delhi's "Hujjat Allah al-Baligha" was published as "The Conclusive Argument from God" in 1996 from E. J. Brill and then in a Pakistani edition in 2003. She was a co-editor of the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (2003).

12 comments:

irving said...

An interesing course, and a very remarable Professor. Thank you for letting us all know.

Ya Haqq!

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