Omid Safi - 'Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition'

At a time when the association of Islam with violence dominates headlines, this beautiful collection offers us a chance to see a radically different face of the Islamic tradition. It traces a soaring, poetic, popular history that celebrates love for both humanity and the Divine as the ultimate path leading back to God. Our author will be in conversation with essayist and author Krista Bremer.

Omid Safi is an American Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, where he is the Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center, snd he has a podcast on the Be Here Now Network. Dr. Safi specializes in Islamic mysticism, contemporary Islamic thought and medieval Islamic history. He has served on the board of the Pluralism project at Harvard University and is the co-chair of the steering committee for the Study of Islam and the Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion. Before joining Duke University, Dr. Safi was a professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He has written several books, including Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters

Krista Bremer is an award-winning essayist have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, CNN, MSN, MORE, The Sun, and The Sunday Times (London). Her work has been featured on NPR and she has appeared in the PBS series 'Arab American Stories.' She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award to support emerging women writers in the United States. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a North Carolina Arts Fellowship and works as associate publisher of The Sun. She is also the author of A Tender Struggle: The Story of a Marriage.

Event date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition Cover Image
By Omid Safi (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780300225815
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Published: Yale University Press - May 22nd, 2018

This stunning collection showcases the love poetry and mystical teachings at the heart of the Islamic tradition in accurate and poetic original translations

At a time when the association of Islam with violence dominates headlines, this beautiful collection offers us a chance to see a radically different face of the Islamic tradition.


A Tender Struggle: Story of a Marriage Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616204495
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 31st, 2015

"A story about love, marriage, compromise, parenthood and the difference between the life one imagined and reality."*