Walking in the Steps of Poets: Courtly Themes in Early Sufism

Talk

WHEN December 11, 2018
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

It is common practice in modern times to read mystical poetry and apply it to our mundane lives and loves. Sufis in the early period did the opposite. Their mystical hymns often spun out of the courtly poetic ghazal, panegyric, and wine songs. This talk highlights the relation of the Arabic courtly poetic canon to early Sufism.

Speakers
Bilal Orfali, Chairperson and Associate Professor of Arabic Studies, American University of Beirut

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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