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Ibn al-Arabi Symposium in Baku Print E-mail

On October 9-11, 2009, in Baku the International Ibn al-Arabi Symposium dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of Professor Aida Imanguliyeva East and West: Common Spiritual Values, Scientific-Cultural Links was held. The Symposium was organized by the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the Ibn al-Arabi Society, Oxford, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. At the Plenary Session of the Symposium and Sessions of its six Panels about 60 papers were presented by scholars from Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, the UK, France, the USA, Bosnia, Spain, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Syria, and Iran.

Here is the official program of the symposium (as a *.PDF file, weight 11 Mb).

Dr S.M.Prozorov, the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, presented the paper Prophet Mohammad as the Perfect Embodiment of Mystic Love for God in the Tradition of Mysticism [Пророк Мухаммад в суфийской традиции как совершенное воплощение мистической любви к Богу], based upon his research into the unique Arabic ms of the treatise by Shaidhala, a Sufi writer from the 2nd half of the 5th/11th century. 


I. The official opening of the Symposium at the Buta Palace, Big Hall:

The President of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Acad, Mahmud Kerimov deliver his speech

The Buta Palace, Big Hall. Honored Guests and Participants of the Symposium

The Head of the Baku Department of Moscow State University, Prof Nargiz Pashayeva delivers her speech

Panel Sesions

Dr S.M.Prozorov's speech on TV broadcast

The Buta Palace. Valedictory dinner and Closing Ceremony of the Symposium

II. Cultural Program:

Tour to Gobustan Historical and Archaeological Reserve

At the Heydar Aliyev Foundation

Tour to the Old City, Icheri Sheher, and Shirvanshahs' Palace

Concert in Commemoration of Aida Imanguliyeva

National Azerbaijan Dance

Participants of the Symposium (left to right): Dr S.M.Prozorov, Russia, Lyamana, volunteer, Azerbaijan, Dr Denis Gril, France, Dr Galiya Kurmangaliyeva, Kazakhstan

Night Baku

New Baku

Photos supplied by the organizers of the Symposium

Last Updated ( 26/10/2009 )
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