Projects

“EAST-WEST BRIDGE FROM ANCIENT TO THE FUTURE” International Project

Program Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) YOUTH SUPPORT PROGRAMProject Title “EAST-WEST BRIDGE FROM ANCIENT TO THE FUTURE” International ProjectProject Coordinator Organization (Association) Interkulturelles Forum zur Förderung des Austausches und der Integration e.V. (IFFAI), Frankfurt, Germany.Project PartnersT. C. Üsküdar University Institute for Sufi Studies (ISS)Kerim Education Culture and Health FoundationTotal Project Budget: 6,000 EurosDuration: 11 MonthsProject teamProject Coordinator/Association President: Dr. Instructor Member…

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JSPS Project “Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals”

“Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals” The project “Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals”, in partnership with Üsküdar University Institute for Sufi Studies, and under the direction of the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies ASAFAS, Kyoto University, has been supported as of 2021 by The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) organization. Project Coordinator, Kyoto University, ASAFAS Kyoto Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies Director is Prof.…

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JSPS Project “Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals”

“Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals” The project “Comprehensive Study of Sufism: Through Metaphysics, Literature, Music and Rituals”, in partnership with Üsküdar University Institute for Sufi Studies, and under the direction of the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies ASAFAS, Kyoto University, has been supported as of 2021 by The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) organization. Project Coordinator, Kyoto University, ASAFAS Kyoto Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies Director is Prof.…

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM LOVE (ʿišq), FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE - FROM METAPHER TO TRUTH

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMLOVE (ʿišq),FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE - FROM METAPHER TO TRUTHSymposium IntroductionLove, which denotes “a pronounced and exaggerated affection; complete devotion to the beloved; the state of being too fond of someone/something to see anything else”, is a word that signifies a passionate inclination towards a person or an object. It is commonly accepted to derive from the root ashaka which signifies the ivy plant, since exaggerated love is believed to make the lover pine away and even cause his/her death, just as the ivy plant, winding around the trunk of…

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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-KharaqaniOrganized 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…

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TAG 2018, 1st INTERNATIONAL SUFI STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM

Sufi Studies Week, TAG 20181st International Sufi Studies Graduate Student Symposium9 - 11 March 2018ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUMToday, scientific studies and research are quickly distancing themselves from an understanding of “vocational focus.” Many disciplines are engaging more and more with the topics and methodology of religious studies. Sufi Studies, aside from fundamental Islamic studies, comprises a large area of interest ranging from literature to philosophy, history to sociology, psychology, from music to architecture, to other areas of science and art, and from political philosophy…

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“THE BRIDGE OF TWO EASTS: SUFI CULTURE EDUCATION PROGRAM” PROJECT

SUMMARYThe aim of this project is to enhance cultural and academic collaboration by gathering available academic and research facilities of Turkey and Japan. This project will improve academic and cultural collaboration through the bridge to be established between the two countries by the possible Sufi studies.Tasavvuf puts forward a doctrine in academic terms. Its cultural and ethical dimensions in social life entails a comprehensive field of interest regarding Turkey’s historical and cultural structure. In order to develop more understanding, researchers require the availability of and…

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