Safi, a professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies at Duke University, will lecture based on his recent book, "Radical Love — Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition," a collection of Sufi poetry with commentary.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, Elon will host Duke University Professor Omid Safi for a lecture on Sufism, the Islamic movement that celebrates the relationship between God and humanity through poetry and song. Safi’s presentation will be based on his recent book, “Radical Love — Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition,” a collection of Sufi poetry with commentary.
Safi is a professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke and he served as the director of Duke Islamic Studies Center from July 2014 to June 2019. He has served on the board of the Pluralism project at Harvard University. Additionally, Safi is a columnist for “On Being,” and a leading voice among U.S. Muslims.
The lecture will take place in the McBride Gathering Space in Numen Lumen Pavilion at 4:15 p.m. The event is free and all are encouraged to come hear beautiful devotional poetry.
Safi’s visit is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society, the Elon Muslim Society and Muslim Life at Elon.