Minlib Dallh, OP, PhD | Sufi Women and Mystics: Models of Sanctity, Erudition, and Political Leadership
January 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
FREE LECTURE | IN-PERSON AND ONLINE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
The Annual Aquinas Lecture is sponsored by the Dominican Friars of San Antonio
This lecture counters the dominant narrative in the West regarding the assumption that all women suffer from inferior status in Islam. First, I will explore the astounding life and mystical treatises of Jahan Ara Begum (d. 1681), a Sufi princess of the Mughal Empire in the subcontinent of India. Second, I turn to Nana Asma’u (d. 1865), the most prolific female scholar and mystic of her generation, from the Sokoto Caliphate in pre-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa. Both women made remarkable contributions to the mystical dimensions of Islam (Sufism).
Feature Image: St. Thomas Aquinas, Fra Angelico (1400-1455), 1438-1440, tempera on wood, Vittorio Cini Collection, Venice, Italy
Minlib Dallh, O.P., PhD is a Dominican friar and a visiting assistant professor at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta GA (USA). His research focuses on Islamic mystical tradition (Sufism), and has a keen interest in comparative mysticism, women mystics and love-mysticism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. His first book is entitled The Sufi and the Friar published by SUNY Press. He has recently finished a new book on Women Mystics in the Sufi Tradition coming out soon by Routledge Press.
Individuals can register to participate online, via Zoom Webinar, or in person, on the OST campus/WTC 101.
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In-person participants are encouraged to bring a light jacket or shawl, a writing pad and pen, and a reusable water bottle and/or coffee mug.
This event will be recorded and will be available for viewing afterward on the Oblate School of Theology YouTube Channel. In-person participants will receive an email prior to the start of the lecture with instructions on how to re-watch.
For information or to register by phone, contact Victoria Luna, Director of Continuing Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 341-1366 EXT 325.