Tasawwuf and Traditionalism in Medieval Islam


Lundi 30 octobre

08:45 – 09:00 Opening : Words of welcome, Mehdi Berriah Aiyub Palmer

09:00 – 10:45 : Approaching Traditionalism through the Prism of Sufism

Chairman: Mehdi Berriah

  • Aiyub Palmer (University of Kentucky), The Role of ḥikma as an Alternative to Kalam in al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī’s Kitāb al- Ḥikma
  • Fareeha Khan (Willamette University), What is Islam?: The Perspective of the Sufi-Jurist
  • Abolfazl Moshiri (research Associate at the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies, University of Toronto), Between Antinomianism and Tradition: Shams-i Tabrīzī and His Maqālāt

10:45 – 11:30 : Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 : Sufism and the Hanbali School

Chairman: Aiyub Palmer

  • Hala Abdel Meguid (CERMOM, Paris), The Compatibility of Hanbalism and Sufism Through the Story of the Christian physician the Kitāb al-Tawwābīn of Ibn Qudamā’ al-Maqdisī (D. 620/1223)
  • Arjan Post (KU Leuven), Traditionalist Tendencies amongst the Ḥanbalī Qādirīs of Mamluk Damascus

14:00 – 15:15Sufis at War

  • Mehdi Ghouirgate (University of Bordeaux), The ribāṭ or the Genesis of Sufism in Western Islam
  • Mehdi Berriah (Institut français du Proche-Orient), Sufi and Mujāhid: the participation of Sufis in the Mamluk war effort

15:15 – 15:45 : Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00 : Hadith’s Importance in Sufism

Chairman: Mehdi Berriah

  • Abdenour Padillo (The Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), Negotiating boundaries. Sufism and Hadith in al-Andalus
  • Gavin Picken (Hamad Bin Khalifa University), Synthesizing Tradition and Spiritual Purification: The Role of Ḥadīth in the Works of al-Ḥārith al-Muḥāsibī
  • Mohammad Mushtak (Jamia Millia Islamiaa Central University), A Sufi-Interpretation of Hadith Literature

Mardi 31 octobre

09:00 – 10:30 : Sufism and the Clash with Exoteric Legalism

Chairman: Aiyub Palmer

  • Kamal Gasimov (University of Michigan), Worldviews in Conflict: The Head of the Sufi Lodge Against the “Scholars of Formalities”
  • Farid Bouchiba (University of Le Mans), The subḥa: tradition or innovation?
  • Wassem Farooq (Refence and Instructional Librarian at the Aga Khan Library, London), Was al-Fatāwá al-ṣūfīyah confined to archives of the discarded due to its weakness in hadith?