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Unravelling the Ṭawāsīn of Ḥallāj, A Conversation   

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Unravelling the Ṭawāsīn of Ḥallāj, A Conversation   

September 8, 6-9pm, GEC 1005  

The Kitāb al-Ṭawāsīn of the Sufi al-Ḥallāj (d. 922 CE) is a fascinating versified mystical treatise of a monumental and intriguing figure in the history of Sufism. Ḥallāj was mercilessly executed by Abbasid rulers in a mêlée of political and sectarian machinations. His fateful cry “I am the Truth” has echoed in Sufi chambers until this day, generating a legacy of devotional, romantic, and even secular resistance poetry and prose. Join the Carolina Asia Center in a conversation between two distinguished scholars and translators of the Ṭawāsīn 

In conversation:  

  • Carl Ernst, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill  

  • Nomanul Haq, Dean, University of Management and Technology, Lahore  

Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm