Islamic Traditions of Learning: Education and Ethics in Central and South Asia

Thursday, November 8, 2018 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for the Al-Ghazali Lecture series in Islamic Studies as we feature two prominent speakers:

Dr. Francis Robinson, "Farangi Mahall: Home of a Pre-Reform Islamic Tradition in South Asia"
Dr. Cyrus Ali Zargar, "Intimacy with God as a Science: The Ethical Model of Khwāja ʿAbdallāh Anārī"

This symposium considers Muslim scholarly traditions not often discussed but with lasting impact: Specifically, a lineage of piety and learning in South Asia, with connections to the great Sufi ethicist of Herat, ʿAbdallāh Anṣārī. Systems of learning promoted proper conduct, good intention, meticulous study, and just administration to an eager Muslim audience.

Francis Robinson is Professor of the History of South Asia at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr. Robinson has published widely on Islam in South Asia. His most recent book is Jamal Mian: the Life of Maulana Jamaluddin Abdul Wahab of Farangi Mahall.

Cyrus Ali Zargar is the Al-Ghazali Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Zargar has published on medieval Sufi literature and ethics. His most recent book is The Polished Mirror: Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism.

Presented by the Al-Ghazali Islamic Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. Attendance is free.

Read More


Classroom Building 1: Room 104 [ View Website ]


UCF Department of Philosophy 4078232273


Events at UCF




Traditions lecture Islamic Studies Religion and Cultural Studies Islam