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The Hidden Treasure: Ibn Arabi Seminar Series

On the first Saturday of every month, the IAI organises talks delivered by experts on Ibn Arabi via Zoom. The talks are 40-mins, followed by a 20-mins-long Q&A session. The talks of the speakers are recorded, while the Q&A sessions are not. These open-to-public seminars aim to present an accessible introduction to Ibn Arabi and his relevance to our contemporary times.

In order to join the next seminar, please go to the invite link under Upcoming News, and register for free.

You can find the audio and video recordings of the previous talks in the series under Media.

For more information, please contact MIAS Asia Pacific: mias-ap@ibnarabisociety.org


Ibn Arabi Reading Group

On the second Saturday of every month, between 2-4pm the Asia-Pacific branch of the Ibn Arabi Society organises an open-to-public Ibn Arabi reading session at Monash University on Clayton campus. Currently the group will be reading the book The Secrets of Voyaging [Kitāb al-Isfār ʿan Natāʾij al-Asfār] through Dr. Angela Jaffray’s annotated edition and English translation. The reading session is followed by a Business Meeting of the MIASAP, which is open to anybody who wants to be involved.

For the code of conduct in this inclusive spiritual meeting, see here.

If you would like to join the meetings, or to get more information, please contact MIAS Asia Pacific mias-ap@ibnarabisociety.org.

The group recently completed reading the Chapter 167 of Ibn Arabi’s encyclopaedic work, The Meccan Openings [al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya], through Dr. Stephen Hirtenstein’s annotated edition and English translation, The Alchemy of Human Happiness.


Sufi Studies Network

Together with Dr Milad Milani from Western Sydney University IAI is co-coordinating a “Sufi Studies Network,” an informal email list of scholars and experts interested in the study of Sufism and in sharing relevant developments, activities and opportunities. The list primarily consists of Australian postgraduate academics, but is open to anybody who wants to get connected. To join the network, please send an email to Aydogan: aydogan.kars@monash.edu.


Membership for MIAS

The Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society was founded in 1977 to promote a greater understanding of the work of Ibn Arabi and his followers. It is an international association with its headquarters in Oxford (England), a branch in Berkeley (California) and a chapter in Melbourne. It is funded by the subscriptions of its members. See membership options for the UK/Rest of world and North America.

Among other benefits, members receive the Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society, published twice a year, and have discounted entry to events. Members of MIAS also become natural members of the MIASAP, the chapter in Melbourne established in 2019.