PhD Defence Arjan Post
- Arjan Post
- Monday 27 November 2017
3512 JE Utrecht
The Journey of a Taymiyyan Sufi: Sufism Through the Eyes of ʿImād al-Dīn Aḥmad al-Wāsiṭī (d. 711/1311)
Arjan Post will defend his dissertation 'The Journey of a Taymiyyan Sufi: Sufism Through the Eyes of ʿImād al-Dīn Aḥmad al-Wāsiṭī (d. 711/1311)' at 12.45 in the Senaatzaal. Location: Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht.
Prior to the defence there will be a symposium with presentations by several scholars from the fields of Mamluk and Taymiyyan studies.
Symposium: Mamluk and Taymiyyan studies
Interested in the Mamluk period? Want to know more about Ibn Taymiyya and his context? Join the symposium on Mamluk and Taymiyyan Studies on Monday 27 November!
Location: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, room: Stijlkamer.
- 9:30 Welcome
- 9:45:-10:15 Arjan Post (Utrecht University) – ‘Teaching Sufism in Ibn Taymiyya’s Circle: The Role of ʿImād al-Dīn Aḥmad al-Wāsiṭī (d. 711/1311).’
- 10:15-10:45 Jon Hoover (University of Nottingham) – ‘Reflections on Ibn Taymiyya and Utilitarianism.’
- 10:45-11:15 Jo van Steenbergen (Ghent University) - ‘Mamlukisation’ of the Mamluk Sultanate: rethinking Mamluks, Turks, and Sultans in late medieval Cairo.’
- 11:15-11:45 Farid Suleiman (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) – ‘The use of analogical reasoning (qiyās) in Islamic theology with special attention to the views of Ibn Taymiyya.’