Philosophy & Literature: Cumbria the Borders

Date

Saturday 23rd March 2024. 10am until 12noon

Venue

Morton Manor Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 6JP

Fee

£14 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Ever wondered about the mystical dimensions of Islam? In this half-day course we will explore the poetry of Rumi and dive into the enigmatic realm of spiritual experience, love, and unity with the divine. How does Sufism challenge our conventional understanding of Islam, and in what ways can these mystical teachings contribute to personal growth? Join us for a transformative journey of contemplation and connection on this illuminating exploration.

Booking

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An Introduction to Islamic Philosophy: Sufism and Mystical Wisdom

Date

Saturday 20th April 2024. 10am until 12noon

Venue

Morton Manor Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 6JP

Fee

£14 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Ever wondered how Islamic philosophers grappled with the interplay of reason and faith? Join this half-day course as we delve into the contrasting perspectives of Ibn Rushd and al-Ghazali. Is reason a faithful ally or a potential adversary to religious belief? Engage in vibrant discussions, compare their philosophies, and participate in a unique debate to unlock the rich mosaic of Islamic thought. Challenge your perceptions and discover the nuanced relationship between reason and faith in Islamic philosophy.

Booking

To book a place on this course, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

An Introduction to Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Rushd and al Ghazali

Date

Saturday 18th May 2024. 10am until 12noon

Venue

Morton Manor Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 6JP

Fee

£14 [or pay what you can afford]

Description

Embark on a journey through the annals of history with our half-day course. How do civilizations rise and fall? Join us in exploring Ibn Khaldun's profound insights, unraveling the intricacies of 'asabiyyah and historical cycles. Engage in vibrant discussions on the relevance of his ideas in today's world. Cap it off with a Civilization Building Game, where you navigate the threads of social cohesion, economic fortunes, and external influences. Decode the echoes of the past and shape the narratives of the future.

Booking

To book a place on this course, you can either use the 'Book' button to take you to eventbrite, or email darrenharper.esq@gmail.com

Beyond the Sands of Time: Ibn Khaldun's Insights on Civilizations