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Unravelling the Ṭawāsīn of Ḥallāj, A Conversation

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

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

Venue

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Phone:
1.919.962.2435

Organizer

Carolina Asia Center
Phone:
919.843.9065
Website:
http://carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/