An Introduction to Persian Sufism: An Illustrated talk by Dr Lloyd Ridgeon
Thurs 22 September
A fascinating introduction to one of the most significant Islamic cultural traditions in Persia, providing a fascinating glimpse into the world of Paradise of the Assassins.
Reader in Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow, Lloyd Ridgeon also sits on the council of the British Institute of Persian Studies. His research interests encompass Persian literature, Iranian history and culture, classical and modern Sufism and Islamic history.
His book, Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism, examines the development of Persian Sufism, showing it to be a practical philosophy of the everyday rather than just a metaphysical phenomena.
Dr Ridgeon’s talk will include a Q & A session.