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Inrushes of the Heart: The Sufi Philosophy of ‘Ayn al-Qudat

October 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This lecture by Mohammed Rustom will introduce the life and thought of the famous Sufi figure ‘Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani (d. 1131). A student of Ahmad Ghazali, ‘Ayn al-Qudat was a controversial religious judge, philosopher, and spiritual teacher who was put to death by the Seljuq government at the age of thirty-five, ostensibly on charges of “heresy.” After coming to terms with ‘Ayn al-Qudat’s life, martyrdom, and self-perception as a teacher and scholar extraordinaire, we will turn our attention to a careful presentation of his Sufi philosophy, which in many innovative ways shaped the later trajectory of Islamic intellectual history.

This is a live event with a remote option available, please register here.


UVA Islamic Studies Colloquium