With Shaykh Abd al-Hakim Murad
Dr. Samer Dajani
Dr. Najah Nadi
For the last 10 years Alqueria de Rosales had the great honour of hosting this important event dedicated to the study of the works of Imam al-Ghazali.
Dr Samer Dajani studies the different methodologies of the Sunni schools of jurisprudence, as well as broader theories on legal diversity and the nature of the Shari’a. His PhD focused on the links between the legal thought of four major Sufi figures from the 3rd/9th century until the 19th centuries, as well as the influence of their ideas on later revivalist movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. He received his BA in Arab & Islamic Civilizations from the American University in Cairo, followed by an MA and PhD in the field of Islamic Studies from SOAS, University of London. He is the author of Reassurance for the Seeker: A Biography and Translation of Salih al-Ja’fari’s al-Fawa’id al-Ja‘fariyya, a Commentary on Forty Prophetic Traditions (Fons Vitae, 2013) and his upcoming works include The Sufi’s and the Law: Ibn Arabi’s School of Mercy (to be published), “The Centrality of Ibn Arabi in Popular Hadith Chains” (Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society, November 2017) and Sufi Hadith Commentaries and Their Impact on Classic Hadith Commentary Works (to be published)
Dr. Najah Nadi (‘Aziz Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge Muslim College’) will do three sessions on Women and Spirituality. Additionally, two group sessions for women on fiqh issues related to women and one general fiqh session for the whole group.
Najah Nadi is graduating from the University of Oxford with a doctoral thesis titled Theorising the Relationship between Kalām and Uṣūl al-Fiqh: the Legal–Theological Hermeneutics of Saʿd al-Dīn al-Taftāzānī (d. 792/1390). Najah holds an M.A. in Religious and Theological Studies from Boston University and a B.A. in Islamic studies from al-Azhar University. She completed several years of traditional training at al-Azhar Mosque’s reading-circles, receiving ijāzāt in Shāfi’ī fiqh (jurisprudence), uṣūl al-fiqh (legal theory), ‘ilm al- kalām (philosophical theology) and manṭiq (logic). Her research interests include: the history and development of Islamic law and legal theories; fatwas and fatwa institutions; Islamic intellectual history; logic and dialectics; professional ethics and exegesis of the Qur’ān.
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With the Collaboration of Cambridge Muslim College