News from Arabia
It has been a while since I have posted here because I have been very busy settling in with my family to our new life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has been a pleasure to work hard at my new job as Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Prince Mohamad Bin Fahd University, in the city of Khobar, near Dammam and even Bahrain. Hopefully, I will be more active on this webpage as time goes on and I get used to this new context. Naturally, for a Muslim it is an immense privilege to be in the land of Makkah and Madinah. It is with immense joy that I have visited these holy places and I hope some of this inspiration will express itself through my work as a scholar. As you can see from the attached poster, I have not forgotten my love of the Western Islamic world, even though I am now east of Makkah. Sayyida al-Hurra was an important Moroccan figure for spiritual, political, and cultural reason. We have much to learn from her and others like her.
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Transdisciplinary scholar of Islam and Sufism.