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Islamic Ethics and the Modern Human Interview with Dr Seyed G Safavi

    Dr. Safavi’s expertise is in Philosophy, Islamic Mysticism, and Comparative Philosophy. His new books on philosophy and Islamic Mysticism are: New Path: A Novel Interpretation of Mathnawi; Practical Mysticism; Ethics and Perfect Human in Rumi’s Perspective; Ahl Al Bayt According to Rumi; Islamic Mysticism in the East and the West; Structure of Mathnawi […]

The Structure of Book One of the Mathnawī as a Whole

 Dr Seyed G Safavi*  University of London, UK London Academy of Iranian Studies (LAIS)   The two previous papers have presented the general principles of parallelism and chiasmus, and have shown how Mawlānā used these two principles to organise his great work in such a way that if you read it linearly and sequentially you form an […]

The Practice of Mysticism (‘irfan-i ‘amali) in Islam

Dr Seyed G Safavi, SOAS, University of London Philosophy@iranianstudies.org   Abstract This article introduces the theoretical aspects of the practice of mysticism in Islam. It examines the nature of mysticism, the mystic and his states, the goal of the mystic and the ethics of spiritual wayfaring. The author addresses major themes that are central concerns […]

The Active Role of the Iranian Geo-strategy The Persian Gulf as a ground for Hot Debate

The Active Role of the Iranian Geo-strategy The Persian Gulf as a ground for Hot Debate   Mahmoud Haidar Director of the Delta Center for In-Depth Research – Beirut Editor-in-chief of “Madarat Gharbiya” magazine – Beirut/Paris ©International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC) peace-ipsc.org   Any talk on and about Iran, 30 years after the Iranian Revolution, […]

Let’s remind the Arab states that Israel is the arch enemy in the region, not Iran

Let’s remind the Arab states that Israel is the arch enemy in the region, not Iran   Seyed G Safavi International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC) peace-ipsc.org   The West’s efforts to portray Iran as the arch enemy are aimed at creating discord among regional states. At present, most Arab states have taken refuge with the […]

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