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 […]

Rumi and Mulla Sadra on Theoretical and Practical Reason

HU Rumi and Mulla Sadra on Theoretical and Practical Reason By Prof. Seyed G Safavi London Academy of Iranian Studies philosophy@iranianstudies.org www.iranianstudies.org SIEPM, XII International Congress of Medieval Philosophy, Palermo, Italy, 16-22 September 2007 Abstract Rumi (1207-1273) great Persian sage has used around 34 terms on Reason in his masterpiece Mathnawi that may be categorised […]

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