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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marie Huot as drawn by Ivan Aguéli

Jean-Yves has been kind enough to supply the following two drawings of Marie Huot, by Ivan Aguéli.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New book by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

To be realeased on January 25, 2011, a new book by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition (HarperOne, $18.83 from Amazon).

Topics covered are, according to the blurb,
  • holy wars
  • women's roles in Islam
  • the rise of fundamentalism
  • the future of Shi‘ism in Iran
  • the challenge of modern science to religious belief
  • controversial art and architecture in Islamic cities
  • the role of the madrassas in education
  • urban conditions and challenges in the Islamic world

Friday, January 14, 2011

Faouzi Skali lecturing in Paris

Faouzi Skali of the Boutchichiyya is delivering three lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, one of which has already happened (apologies for late announcement). They are (were):
  • 11 January 2011, 11-13, Vers un renouveau du soufisme au Maghreb ?
  • 19 January 2011,15-17, Soufisme et Société : émergence d’une nouvelle conception du développement humain 
  • 21 January 2011, 13:30-15:30, La politique confrérique du Maroc en Afrique
At the EHESS, 96 bd Raspail, 75006 Paris.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Discussion on Aguéli

My post on the death of Marie Huot led to some unrelated but interesting discussion of Aguéli, now attached to this post. The original post has been moved elsewhere.