Rumi’s Sermon

Rumi’s Sermon

Irving, author of the blog, Darvish, has posted a translation of one of Jalaluddin Rumi’s last sermons. Irving notes that, “We do not know if it dates from before or after his meeting with Shams al-Din of Tabriz. Rumi delivered the opening benediction and the Hadith in Arabic, the liturgical language, then switched to Persian. … Continue reading

Jews and Muslims Together

Jews and Muslims Together

I’ve just begun a new blog that relates to my research on Jewish-Muslim relations in Israel. The research project looks specifically at Sufism in Israel whereas the blog is more generally about Jewish-Muslim relations. It hasn’t been up for long so it’s still in its first stages with more to come but you’ll still find … Continue reading

It’s Time to fill the Gap Between Academic Expertise and Public Knowledge of Muslims and Islam

“Building a Shared future: Islam, Knowledge and Innovation” is the title of a joint publication of the British Council’s ‘Our Shared Future’ project and the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. To go straight to the pdf file of this publication click here I find this immensely exciting and encouraging. The publication … Continue reading