Dr. Marcia Hermansen introduced al-Dahlavi’s spiritual system and the modern-day significance of his writings
The Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization at Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Islamic Studies (CIS) hosted a guest lecture given by Dr. Marcia Hermansen, Professor and Director of Islamic World Studies, Loyola University Chicago, highlighting 18th century Islamic scholar Shah Waliullah al-Dahlavi and his contributions to contemporary Muslim thought.
Dr. Hermansen’s talk, titled “ Islamic Ethics between the Late Pre-modern and the Early Modern: The Spiritual System of Shah Waliullah al-Dahlavi (d. 1762),” detailed al-Dahlavi’s writings that covered many prominent issues concerning Islamic rule in 18th-century India. She also highlighted aspects of al-Dahlavi’s spiritual system and deliberated on the significance of his work to modern Muslims.
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