The Reports of the special lecture “Rūmī’s criticism of Awḥad Al-Dīn Kirmānī’s shāhid-bāzī”

Special Lecture “Rūmī’s criticism of Awḥad Al-Dīn Kirmānī’s shāhid-bāzī”
Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow)

Date: January 16, 2024, Tuesday, 16: 00-18: 00
Venue: Meeting Room [AA447], 4th floor, Research Bldg. No. 2, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University

Report
Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon of the University of Glasgow gave a lecture entitled “Rūmī’s criticism of Awhad al-Din Kirmani’s shāhid-bāzī “ at Kyoto University on 16 January, 2024. Kermani is famous for his emphasize on “shāhid-bāzī,” which is sometimes identified with paedophilia. Dr. Ridgeon analysed how the famous Sufi poet Rūmī, who flourished half a century later than Kermani, assessed this notion based on his poetry. This word has the meaning of not only paedophilia but also “witness” and “the one who witness God’s Beauty” in Sufism. Rūmī is generally believed to think about the latter meaning, while we cannot deny the first in some cases. Dr. Ridgeon is preparing a new work about Rūmī which will include the discussion based on this presentation.

Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow) gave his special lecture

Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow) gave his special lecture titled “Rūmī’s criticism of Awḥad Al-Dīn Kirmānī’s shāhid-bāzī” on 16 January.

Date: January 16, 2024, Tuesday, 16: 00-18: 00
Venue: Meeting Room [AA447], 4th floor, Research Bldg. No. 2, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University

Program:
Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow)“Rūmī’s criticism of Awḥad Al-Dīn Kirmānī’s shāhid-bāzī”

Co-hosted by:
Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies, Kyoto University
“”Sunnis” and “Shiʿis”: Historical Inquiries into Confessional Identities and Mutual Perceptions” (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), 23H00674, JSPS)
Kazuhiro Arai Laboratory, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Center for Islamic Area Studies, Kyoto University

In cooperation with:
“Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals” (Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research(B) (International Collaborative Research), 21KK0001, JSPS)



Prof. Rachida Chih gave the lecture “The Presence of the Prophet”

Institute of Islamic Area Studies at Sophia University (SIAS), Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University (KIAS) and The Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies invited Prof. Rachida Chih (CNRS-CETOBaC, France) to hold a lecture as follows.

Date: June 11, 2023, Sunday, 13: 00-15: 00
Venue: Room 2-607, 6th floor, Bldg. No. 2, Sophia University (Face-to-face and Zoom “hybrid format”)

Program:
Rachida Chih (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)“The Presence of the Prophet: The Construction of the Figure of Muhammad and the Politics of Prophetic Piety in Early Modern and Modern Islam”

Co-hosted by:
“Research on Moderate Islam in the Non-Arab World: From the Cases of Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey” (JSPS22H00034, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), JSPS: TONAGA Yasushi, Kyoto University )
“Anthropological Studies on Veneration of Saints and Holy Relics in Islam and Christianity” (JP19H00564, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), JSPS: AKAHORI Masayuki, Sophia University)



Prof. Rachida Chih gave her special lecture

The Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies and Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University (KIAS) invited Prof. Rachida Chih (CNRS-CETOBaC, France) to hold a lecture as follows.

Date: May 20, 2023, Saturday, 16:00-18:00
Venue: Room AA 447 (Meeting room), 4th floor, Research Bldg. No. 2, Kyoto University

Zoom Link:
https://kyoto-u-edu.zoom.us/j/85458237829?pwd=cHk1bFRzcEhVUFd1TW5nV2VGeWhidz09
Meeting ID: 854 5823 7829
Passcode: 205894

Program:
Rachida Chih (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)”Waking Visions of the Prophet and Sainthood in al-Jazūlī’s Dalā’il al-khayrāt (Fifteen century)”

The director TONAGA Yasushi and Dr. Manami Suzuki, Senior Research Fellow of the Center gave lectures

The director TONAGA Yasushi and Dr. Manami Suzuki, Senior Research Fellow of the Center gave lectures for Sophia Open Research Weeks 2022 “Sounds and Bodily Expressions in Sufism”.

Date: November 12 (Saturday), Online

For more information, please visit
https://dept.sophia.ac.jp/is/SIAS/achievement/2022/sorw_2022.html

This lectures was supported by:
Anthropological Studies on Veneration of Saints and Holy Relics in Islam and Christianity (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), JSPS: AKAHORI Masayuki, Sophia University)[JP19H00564],
JSPS Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)) “Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals” [JP21KK0001], and
“Research on the Dynamics of the Reconstruction of Publicness in Contemporary Islam” funded by by the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (Principal Investigator: Masayuki Akahori)

Prof. Oman Fathuranman of UIN Jakarta, Indonesia, gave his special lecture

Prof. Oman Fathuranman of UIN Jakarta, Indonesia, gave his special lecture titled “How to Prepare a Critical Edition of Arabic Manuscripts?” on 22 June in the class of “Sufism and Tariqa Studies.” Using the several manuscripts, he explained the way to make an academically critical edition.

Mr. Oman Fathurahman’s lecture “Sufism in Southeast Asia” was held.

The Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies and Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University (KIAS) invited Prof. Oman Fathurahman (Professor of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta, Former Expert Staff of the Minister of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Republic of Indonesia) to hold a face-to-face and Zoom “hybrid format” lecture as follows (the lecture was originally scheduled in June 11).

“Sufism in Southeast Asia”
Date: June 25 (Saturday), 2022, 16: 00-18: 00
Venue: Research Building No. 2, 4th Floor, Lecture Room (AA401), Kyoto University
Zoom Link:
https://kyoto-u-edu.zoom.us/j/85458237829?pwd=cHk1bFRzcEhVUFd1TW5nV2VGeWhidz09

Meeting ID: 854 5823 7829
Passcode: 205894

Program:
Oman Fathurahman (Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University), “Sufism in Southeast Asia: A Manuscript-based Perspective”