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Translated Desires: Translation, Ibn al-'Arabī, and the Multilingual Islamic Past

October 20, 2023 - October 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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St. Paul's Chapel and Jerome Greene Hall

Translated Desires: Translation, Ibn al-ʿArabī. and the Multilingual Islamic Past

Friday October 20th
6pm to 8pm
St Paul's Chapel

Join us for a magical evening of Sufi Music with the Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal Group. 

About the Performance 

The Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal Group is one of the premier Qawwali groups of Pakistan. Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music from South Asia whose roots stretch to the medieval period. Rich in poetic and mystical symbolism, the performance is led by powerful vocalists who loop through multiple verse-chorus sequences in several languages. The ensemble lays claim to a strong musical lineage that stretches back to the Mughal court in Delhi.

No RSVP required.

A Two Day Workshop

The writings of Ibn al-ʿArabi (d. 1240), one of the most influential Sufi Muslim theoreticians of the medieval period, touched all aspects of knowledge in Asia and Africa in the centuries after his death.

This two-day workshop will take as its objective a global history of translation and language in both the dissemination and reception of Ibn al-'Arabi's writings through discourse, music, and art.