TAG 2019, “SULTAN OF FUTUWWA EBU’L-HASAN HARAKANI” INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM and SUFI STUDIES THESIS WORKSHOP

SUFI STUDIES WEEK, TAG 2019

“SULTAN OF FUTUWWA EBU’L-HASAN HARAKANI” INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 

27-28 APRIL 2019

“Allah’s heavens have been placed on our shoulders. O brave ones!

The burden is heavy; keep toiling and act valiantly! Hear my words, for they trickle from the ocean of holiness.”

Abu al-Hasan al-Kharaqani

Organized annually by the Uskudar University Institute for Sufi Studies, the Sufi Studies Week (Tasavvuf Araştırmaları Günleri – TAG) is here again with another rich program on 27-28 April 2019. TAG will be hosting the “Sultan of Futuwwa Ebu’l-Hasan Harakanî” International Symposium this year. At the same time, the “Sufi Studies Thesis Workshop” will be held where MA theses being written at the Institute will be presented.

The “Sultan of Futuwwa Ebu’l-Hasan Harakanî” International Symposium is presented through the joint efforts of the Uskudar University Institute for Sufi Studies, Seyyid Ebu’l Hasan Harakanî Foundation, Kerim Education, Culture and Health Foundation, Istanbul branch ofthe Turkish Women’s Cultural Associaton (TURKKAD), and Nefes Publishing. 28 invited guests from 7 different countries will be presentingat the symposium. The symposium will take place over two days and nine panels, wherein 10 presentations will be from international participants.

Known to have deeply influenced great Sufis such as Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani, Najmaddin Daya, Attar, and Mavlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, Seyyid Ebu’l-Hasan Harakanî will be commemorated in an international symposium, to be held in Istanbul for the first time. The Kafkas University and Seyyid Ebu’l Hasan Harakanî Foundation had hosted researchers under the same title in previous years at three international symposiums held in Kars. Ebu’l-Hasan Harakanî (963?-1033) was born in Haraqan village north of Bistam. It is accepted from sources that he was ummi and that his murshid was Bayazid al-Bistam. According to an anecdote related about Harakanî by Mavlana, Bayazid al-Bistam had spoken of the coming of a great wali from Haraqan a century after him. In addition, Mavlana records that Attar, Ibn Sina and Mahmud of Ghazna traveled to Haraqan to visit him.

In the symposium to be held at Uskudar University, many interesting topics such as Harakanî’s place in Sufism, Harakanî’s work by thename of Nur al-Ulum, Ibn Arabi’s understanding of futuwwa, Harakanî in the Masnavi, the Harakanî-Ibn Sina encounter, futuwwatnamas, differing views on futuwwa in the literature, and the reflections of the understanding of futuwwa on business will be discussed. We hope that by bringing together researchers who work on this topic and different viewpoints and offering engagement opportunities, foundations for new research will be established by way of this symposium. We hope that the panels where the MA students of Uskudar University’s Institute for Sufi Studies will present their work will provide new horizons for our students and those who may be interested in this area in the future. We are thankful for the presence of the audience and their active participation and support to the TAG 2019 events.


INVITATION

FLYER

ROLLUP

SYMPOSIUM SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

SPEAKERS of SYMPOSIUM

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE, SPEAKERS AND ABSTRACTS

NEWS

PREVIEW

DOCUMENTARY MOVIE

VIDEO RECORDING


SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS

Üsküdar University Institute for Sufi Studies

Sayyid Abu al-Hasan al-Kharaqani Foundation

Kerim Education Culture and Health Foundation

TURKKAD Turkish Women’s Cultural Association Istanbul Branch

NEFES Publishing House


PLACE

Üsküdar University Main Campus, Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall

Altunizade Mh. Haluk Türksoy Sk. No:14 PK:34662 Üsküdar / İstanbul 


LIVE BROADCAST LINK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiUJLymVHtQ


SYMPOSIUM SECRETARY

Hülya Deliktaş

Secretary, Üsküdar University's Institute for Sufi Studies 

harakani.sempozyumu@uskudar.edu.tr


“SIDE EVENT: SUFI STUDIES THESIS WORKSHOP

27-28 APRIL 2019

Together with  “Sultan of Futuwwa Ebu’l-Hasan Harakanî” International Symposium, Sufi Studies Week (TAG) will be hosting the “Sufi Studies Thesis Workshop” this year. It will be held where MA theses being written at the Institute will be presented.


SCHEDULE


SPEAKERS of THESIS WORKSHOP

Aslı Kaynak Önel
Aynur Ölçer
Deniz Mater
Emel Ortakçı
Hasan Kerim Güç
Hilal Otyakmaz
İrem Ada
Mikail Türker Bal
Mustafa Sinan Mustafaoğlu
Münüre Beyhan Ergiri
Özge Mustafaoğlu
Tolga Oran Dervişoğlu
Tunay Çetin
Yosun Mater


PLACE

Üsküdar University Main Campus, Kuleli Hall

Altunizade Mh. Haluk Türksoy Sk. No:14 PK:34662 Üsküdar / İstanbul 


CONTACT

Hülya Deliktaş

tag@uskudar.edu.tr