Time & Location
18 Feb 2018, 13:00 – 15:00
Rumi's Cave, 26 Willesden Ln, London NW6 7ST, UK
About The Event
Rumi's presents love in the Quran lecture by Dr Samer Dajani.
This historical, spiritual text, regarded as the literal word of God read by those of the Islamic faith. Holds spiritual, academic and contextual weight for human kind. Regarded not just as a book with words but a scripture explaining life, the human struggle, divinity and human purpose.
The mere recitations can evoke emotions deep within and its multi-faceted context is meant to put us into a state of reflection, deep remembrance and ease.
Due to modern day challenges many find it hard to find that connection to the holy text. But if they were to delve deeper they would find many of their solutions deep within. Or insights and remedies for the soul. The human struggle has always been constant, as has time. So at Rumi's we will be exploring connection with the scripture. Verses on love within its pages. What is Love? Whom should we Love? And how much?
Dr Samer Dajani studies the different methodologies of the Sunni schools of jurisprudence, as well as broader theories on legal diversity and the nature of the Shari’a. His PhD focused on the links between the legal thought of four major Sufi figures from the 3rd/9th century until the 19th centuries, as well as the influence of their ideas on later revivalist movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. He received his BA in Arab & Islamic Civilizations from the American University in Cairo, followed by an MA and PhD in the field of Islamic Studies from SOAS, University of London. He is the author of Reassurance for the Seeker: A Biography and Translation of Salih al-Ja’fari’s al-Fawa’id al-Ja‘fariyya, a Commentary on Forty Prophetic Traditions (Fons Vitae, 2013) and his upcoming works include The Sufi’s and the Law: Ibn Arabi’s School of Mercy (to be published), “The Centrality of Ibn Arabi in Popular Hadith Chains” (Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society, November 2017) and Sufi Hadith Commentaries and Their Impact on Classic Hadith Commentary Works (to be published)