RUMI: Paragon of Love

Posted on 12/5/2015

RUMI: Paragon of Love


In this special gathering Dr. Saritoprak will examine Rumi’s philosophy’s of love based on Rumi’s major works such as Mathnawi.  He will also elaborate on Rumi’s view of intellect in comparison to love.

Professor Saritoprak will highlight some basic islamic concepts of love according to our time again based on Rumi’s philosophy.

Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., is Professor  and the Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University. He holds a Ph.aD. in Islamic Theology from the University of Marmara in Turkey. Professor Saritoprak is the author of Islam’s Jesus (University Press of Florida, 2014) and over thirty academic articles and encyclopedia entries on topics in Islam. He has served as guest editor for issues of the journals Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations and The Muslim World. He is editor and co-translator of Fundamentals go of Rumi’s Thought: A Mevlevi Sufi Perspective (in English; New Jersey: The Light, 2004) and the editor of a critical edition of al-Sarakhsi’s Sifat Ashrat al-Sa’a (in Arabic; Cairo, 1993). He is currently preparing a book on Islamic spirituality tentatively titled Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World. Dr. Saritoprak is also the editor and the translator of ‘Rumi’s Thoughts’ book.

Date : May 12 , 2015

Time : 7-9 pm

Venue : Board Meeting Room , HKUSPACE , 12/F , United Centre , Admiralty

Admission: Free of Charge.

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