Selfies and Sufis: The alchemy of human happiness according to Ibn ‘Arabi

Seminar/Forum

Selfies and Sufis: The alchemy of human happiness according to Ibn ‘Arabi

Room 321, Level 3
Sidney Myer Asia Centre

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muhammad@unimelb.edu.au

The quest for happiness lies at the very heart of human life, whether one believes in religion or not. This talk will explore the notion of human happiness in Sufism, and its relation to ‘spiritual alchemy’, the transformation of the soul. In particular, Stephen will focus on a long chapter in the Futuhat al-Makkiyya of Ibn ‘Arabi (d. 1240) which discusses two primary methods of realisation, one intellectual and rational, the other mystical and cardiac.

Stephen Hirtenstein’s’ talk is presented in collaboration with Beshara Australia, Anqa Publishing, the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society and the Asia Institute.

A light lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

Presenter

  •  Stephen Hirtenstein