Harvard Project on Shi’ism
The Spirituality of Imam Ali and the Perfect Man in the Philosophy of Ibn Arabi.
Through the lecture, themes of love in relation to the Perfect Man were addressed.
Monday, September 30, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
CGIS Knafel – K262 Bowie-Vernon Room
Speaker: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, General-Director and Chief-Imam of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, and Associate of the Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs, Harvard University
Imam Ali is a key personality and authority in Shi’a, Sunni, and Sufi Islamic thought. How have Muslims approached Imam Ali from a philosophical perspective throughout time? And what light can this shed on our understanding of the world we live in and the place of man in the world? This talk engages with the spirituality of Imam Ali and brings into conversation the spiritual status of Imam Ali with the idea of the Perfect Man in the thought system of Ibn Arabi, a 13th century Muslim mystic, scholar, and poet.
Moderated by Dr. Payam Mohseni, Director of the Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs