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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!

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.

Ibn 'Arabi and the Secrets of Journeying conference

"Ibn 'Arabi and the Secrets of Journeying"

3rd - 4th October, 2014

The first seminar organized by MIAS-Latina for the year 2014-15 will take place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014 in the city of Murcia.

The seminar, entitled "Ibn 'Arabi and the Secrets of Journeying", will include contributions from Stephen Hirtenstein (MIAS-UK), Jane Carroll (MIAS-USA) and Paul Beneito (MIAS-America).

This seminar will use the English language exclusively, since it is particularly aimed at travellers from around the world participating in the trip "In the Footsteps of the Master 2014" organized by Stephen Hirtentein, director of Anqa Tours.

However, people not registered for that trip are also welcome to take part. The seminar will be free for all members of MIAS-America, and for other participants will cost Euros 30 (advance payment by bank transfer) or Euros 40 (for payment at the time). Details of the programme here.

The 850th anniversary of the birth of Ibn 'Arabi falls in 2015, and events will be held in various cities in Spain, co-ordinated by MIAS-Latina.

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: (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 or 07531 630559. The premiere is sponsored by Wallada Production with the Beshara Trust and the Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society.