Ibn ʿArabī’s Aesthetic: A Few Introductory Reflections (02-17)

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Ibn ʿArabī’s Aesthetic: A Few Introductory Reflections

Dr. Samir Mahmoud

Friday, February 17th, 2023 | 07:00 PM CST

No registration required – live on YouTube (see stream below)


This talk will start by interrogating the term ‘aesthetics’ and its application to the Islamic context. Then it will move on to a consideration of a few pivotal ideas in Ibn Arabi that reflect his unique cosmic vision. We will touch on his unique understanding of beauty, imagination, image, creativity, and a few other ideas


Dr. Samir Mahmoud is currently Academic Director of Usul Academy. He is also Program Manager of the Diploma in Islamic Psychology at the Cambridge Muslim College. He has a BA (Hons) in Anthropology & Politics with a focus on multicultural theory and comparative religion, and an MA in Architectural History, Theory & Urban Design with a focus on the traditional townscape from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. He also holds an MPhil in Theology & Religious Studies with a focus on comparative philosophy and aesthetics. He completed a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Winter (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad).

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