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The Symposium

Each year the Society organizes Symposia in the UK and the USA on an aspect of Ibn 'Arabi's work.

These international gatherings bring together people from many different fields and traditions, and include scholars, students, and anyone interested in what Ibn 'Arabi has to say. These events provide a unique opportunity for both speakers and delegates, specialists and non-specialists, to enrich their understanding of the Shaykh's teachings and their relevance today. The Society also encourages public seminars and lectures and can provide speakers on request.


Society events


Symbols of Transformation:
Jesus & Mary in the Teachings of Ibn 'Arabi

November 14-15, 2014 – Berkeley, USA

The Annual Conference of the Ibn 'Arabi Society USA will be held on Friday, November 14 from 6:45 PM to 9 PM, and Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM (PST) in Berkeley, California.

The Ibn 'Arabi Society is pleased to partner this year with Zaytuna College, the Muslim liberal arts college, in Berkeley, California.

For more information, see the USA Symposium page. Please check this page frequently for updates. Online registration will open soon!


Annual General Meeting

And a talk by Richard Twinch, "The One and the Many"

December 13th, 2014 – Oxford, UK

The AGM of the Society will be held at The Friends Meeting House, Oxford, at 2.15 pm. The meeting will consist of reports on the year's activities and discussion, ending with a break for tea. This will be followed by a talk at around 4.30 pm.

This year we are very pleased to welcome Richard Twinch as our speaker. He will give a paper entitled "The One and the Many", a paper originally given in March 2012 at IBAFF (Ibn 'Arabi International Film Festival) in Murcia, for the Symposium 'Travel and Creation'. Richard currently practises architecture in Oxford and acts as events co-ordinator for the Ibn 'Arabi Society. More details

All are welcome to attend both the meeting and the talk, and it would be helpful if you could let us know if you are planning to come. Admission is free.

How to get there – Oxford Quakers


A Living Legacy: Ibn 'Arabi in Today's World

May 23rd-24th, 2015 – St Anne's College, Oxford, UK

The 32nd Symposium of the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society in the UK will be held on 23rd and 24th May, 2015, at St Anne's College, Oxford.

Confirmed speakers:

2015 marks the 850th anniversary of the birth of Ibn 'Arabi. The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society and MIAS Latina will be organising a number of events around the world exploring aspects of his legacy.


Other events

"In the Footsteps" Tour of Andalusia, 2014

2nd - 16th October, 2014

A tour of Andalusia "in the footsteps of Ibn 'Arabi", with Anqa Publishing. For full details and booking see Anqa Tours.


UK Premiere of Looking for Muhyiddin (Ibn 'Arabi), a film by Nacer Khemir

Looking for Muhyiddin

London, 29th November, 2014

The UK premiere of the film "Looking for Muhyiddin", made by Nacer Khemir (Director of Bab Aziz), will be held in London on Saturday 29th November, 2014. After the film, which is three hours long, there will a discussion with the director.

The film will be screened in The Brunei Gallery, SOAS. Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG. Doors Open: 12:30, Film Starts: 13:00 Conversation with director: 16:30.

Tickets: £12 till the 30th Sept 2014, £15 thereafter: www.lookingformuhyiddin.eventbrite.co.uk (All tickets must be pre-booked)

"Returning home to bury his mother, a son makes a promise to his father. He must seek out the spiritual master Sheikh Muhyiddin. Enlisting companions of Ibn Arabi on the way, we learn the secrets of the mystical Master, in turn giving life to the unity of faith."

For more information please contact Amir on sam.rume@gmail.com or 07531 630559. The premiere is sponsored by Wallada Production with the Beshara Trust and the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society.