The University of Iowa
Niyaz convo: Islam and Sufism

Lunch with Niyaz: Islam and Sufism, A Brief History

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Band members will discuss the eighth‐century Muslim saint who served as the inspiration for their latest work, Rabia al‐Basri, who set forth the doctrine of Divine Love and non‐duality, which today lies at the heart of Sufi mysticism. They will discuss the shared, but eventually diverging, histories of Islam and Sufism to explore the similarities and differences between the two.  

This is part of a weeklong brownbag lunch conversation series with Niyaz.