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Mulla Ṣadrā’s-Transcendent Philosophy of the Four Journeys of the Intellect

Mulla Ṣadrā’s-Transcendent Philosophy of the Four Journeys of the Intellect

Date(s) - 06/18/2022 - 06/20/2022
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American Islamic College


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Dr. Sajjad H. Rizvi (University of Exeter)

Dr Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad (The Shīʿah Institute, London)

Dr. Sajjad H. Rizvi – Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at University of Exeter

Dr. Sajjad Rizvi is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. He is also Director of the Centre of Islamic Philosophy at Exeter. He focused on History and Middle East studies at Oxford University and completed his doctoral dissertation on the philosophy of Mulla Sadra Shirazi. A post doctorate at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, he is the author of Mulla Sadra Shirazi (2007) and Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics (2009) and is co-editor of An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, co-edited by Dr. Feras Hamza and Farhana Mayer. His main research interests are in Qur‘anic Studies (tafsir and hermeneutics), contemporary Islamic thought, and Shi‘ism.

Dr. Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad, Reader in Shīʿah Studies at The Shīʿah Institute, London

Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad is an independent scholar. He has a Ph.D. and MA in Islamic Studies from Princeton University, an MA in Arabic from Indiana University (Bloomington), and a BSc in Mathematics from Purdue University. He has served on the Department of Arabic and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) faculty at the American University in Cairo from 2007 to 2015. He has also taught at the American University in Sharjah, the University of Texas at Austin, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Kuala Lumpur. He has presented scholarly papers on the Islamic occult sciences especially the works of al-Buni (d. 622 H/1225 CE) and al-Suhrawardi al-Maqtul (587 H/1191 CE) at Oxford University, Cambridge University, the Warburg Institute, and the American University in Beirut. Most recently he published a critical edition (Cairo: Dar Miṣr, 1435 H/2015 CE) of Ibn al-ʿArabī’s (d. 638 H/1240 CE) Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam (The Bezels of Wisdom) based on the unique Konya manuscript dictated by the author to his disciple Ṣadr al-Dīn Qunawī (d. 672 H/1274 CE) as well as an edition with introductions in Arabic, English, and Urdu of Miʿrāj al-ʿuqūl sharḥ Duʿāʾ al-Mashlūl (The Ascension of the Intellects. Commentary on the Supplication of the Lame) by Murtaḍā Nawnahrawī (d. 1336 H/1917 CE) published in London: The Shīʿah Institute Press, 1436 H/2016 CE ).


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