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Iqbal-seminar 2012

Iqbal-seminar 2012

The role of Sufism in modern Islam

theologically, politically and socially. Pakistan and Denmark

Sat. 10th Nov. 2012,   11 am. – 4 pm.

Arr. Iqbal Academy Scandinavia (IAS), Islamic-Christian Study Centre (IKS) and Centre for European Islamic Thought (CEIT)

Place: Faculty of Theology, 1st floor, aud.7.Købmagergade 46, 1150 København K


1st part:

Moderator: dr.theol. Lissi Rasmussen, director of IKS

11.00-11.15:  Introduction dr Safet Bektovic

11.15-11.45: Iqbal, Sufism and Post colonialism   

                      Prof. Javed Majeed, Director of Comparative Literature Programme/De-  

                      partment of English Language and Literature, King’s College London

11.45-12.00: COFFEE

12.00-12.30:  Was Iqbal a Sufi?

                      Prof. Mustansir Mir, Head of the Centre of Islamic Studies, Youngstown  

                     State University, Ohio, USA 

12.30-13.00:   Discussion

13.00-13.30: LUNCH


2nd part

Moderator: Prof.Jørgen S. Nielsen, director of CEIT

13.30-14.00: The taste of Sufism: Dhikr and social cohesion in Danish Sufi circles

  PhD-stud.  Iram Nisa Asif, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional 

                     Studies, University of Copenhagen

14.00-14.30: Modern Western Sufism

                     Anne Risager, MBA,  psychotherapist with specialty in spiritual guidance


14.30-14.45: COFFEE

14.45-15.15: A critical approach to elements in Sufi practice – authorities, fatalism  

                      and dream work  Naveed Baig, hospital chaplain, IKS

15.15-16.00: Discussion and conclusion

Panel: Javed Majeed, Mustansir Mir, Iram Asif, Anne Risager, Naveed Baig


Confirmation of your participation no later than 1st of November 2012 to lissiras@gmail.com or sabir@appm.dk