Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition
Talk with Omid Safi / Saturday, January 26, 2019 / 3 pm / $10
We are very excited to once again host Omid Safi at Dergah al-Farah. He will be sharing with us from his most recent book, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition.
Omid Safi is Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and spirituality. He is a leading Muslim public intellectual who is committed to the intersection of spirituality and social justice. He has been invited by the family of Dr. King to speak at Ebenezer Church on the relevance of Dr. King for today’s America. Omid is the editor of Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism in which he inaugurated a new understanding of Islam that is rooted in social justice, gender equality and religious/ethnic pluralism. His Memories of Muhammad is an award-winning biography of the Prophet Muhammad. His most recent book is Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (published by Yale). Omid often appears as an expert on Islam in the New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, BBC, CNN and other outlets . He is a recent columnist for On Being, and now has a podcast(“Sufi Heart”) at Be Here Now. He leads a spiritually oriented adult tour to Turkey and Morocco called Illuminated Tours (http://www.illuminatedtours.