Medieval Islamic Occult Philosophy

Our first lecture of 2015 in the RAS Student Lecture Series was given by Liana Saif on her understandings of Medieval Islamic Occult Philosphy.

Liana sought to explain various practices and beliefs that were prevalent in the medieval era and examined the use of talismans. Her talk, illustrated with texts, provided a fascinating insight which raised some interesting questions from the floor.

The next Student Lecture will be on Tuesday 17th February at 6.30pm. The talk on Justice, Conquest and Victory: The Evolving Symbolism of Istanbul’s Nusretiye Mosque will be given by
Ünver Rϋstem of the University of Cambridge.