30 Apr

Nouruz Lecture: Rumi's Mystical Philosophy and Ethical Injunctions

Opening hours / Beginning:

6:15 pm

30 April 2024


Lecture hall M 010 Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München
Miniature from Firdausī: Šāhnāma

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Nouruz Lecture – My Religion is Love: Rumi's Mystical Philosophy and Ethical Injunctions

In this lecture, Asghar Seyed-Gohrab will devote his attention to Rumi’s mysticism and philosophy, discussing how his biography and poetry have become sources of inspiration for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Why does Rumi attract generations of people to his philosophy and his poetry? What does the “religion of love” that he introduces mean? What are the roots of this religion and why is this reliance on love criticized by conservative Islamic theologians? How does Rumi define religion, piety, and love? These and several other questions form the core part of this lecture.

A lecture by Professor Asghar Seyed-Gohrab (Utrecht University) in the series Kulturen des Islam by the Münchner Mittelost-Mittelmeer-Mittelasien-Zentrum (4MZ).

You can find more information on the website of the lectures series.

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