Ramadan Series: Circle of Sacred Knowledge: June 2, 9 & 16, 2017



with Timothy Gianotti, PhD

For the first three Fridays in Ramadan, Dr. Timothy Gianotti will lead a series of Ramadan conversations prior to the 1:30 pm Jum’ah prayers.

Theme: The Food for the Journey: Reflections on the Restorative/Spiritual Path from Islamic Prophetic, Philosophical, Theological, and Spiritual Foundations

Drawing upon passages from the Qur’an, selected Prophetic traditions, and the writings of foundational Muslim philosophers, theologians, and spiritual masters, this three-part series will explore the following themes:

WEEK 1: The Teleology and Essential Nature of Prophetic Religion

WEEK 2: The Necessary Diminishment of the Ego as the soul journeys to God

WEEK 3: Distinguishing Between truths and Truth and bracing ourselves for the surprises of the path

Dates: Fridays June 2, 9 and 16, 2017.
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Lower Social Room, Noor Cultural Centre
Admission: $5

Timothy Gianotti, PhD, is Associate Professor in Islamic Studies at University of Waterloo and the Principal Teacher at the Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation.