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Online Conference: Wisdom Literature in Early Islam

  • Emily Cotrell
  • Rachel Shine
  • Arafat Razzaque
  • Nicolai Sinai
  • Walid Saleh
  • Saqib Hussain
Monday 12 September 2022 - Tuesday 13 September 2022

On the 12th and 13th of September, 2022, the Leiden University Centre for Islamic Thought and History will be hosting an international conference on wisdom literature in early Islam. The conference will address the question of wisdom literature as a tool of persuasion, to deliberate its content, to analyse its philosophical and ethical messaging, and identify major themes and tropes in Arabic literature, philosophy, intellectual history, linguistics, and ethics, among other things, in early Islam (broadly conceived of as the first few centuries). Seven outstanding scholars will be presenting on their area of expertise within these topics.  


Monday the 12th of September:

  • 13:00 - 13:45 CEST: Emily Cottrell on Luqman in Abbasid wisdom literature from Hunayn ibn Ishaq to Miskawayh
  • 13:50 - 14:35 CEST: Rachel Schine on Whose Wisdom? 
  • 15:00 - 15:45 CEST: Arafat Razzaque on Arabic Receptions of the Apophthegmata Patrum: Christian Monastic Wisdom in Early Islamic Piety 

Tuesday the 13th of September:

  • 13:00 - 13:45 CEST: Nicolai Sinai on Five Theses on Qur’anic Wisdom 
  • 14:50 -14:35 CEST: Walid Saleh on TBA 
  • 15:00 - 15:45 CEST: Saqib Hussain on Qur’anic Decalogue 

Zoom ID and Passcode

Meeting ID: 648 4581 1969
Passcode: mZWJe#10

Join the conference via Zoom

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