Cyrus Ali Zargar

Cyrus Ali Zargar

Biography

Cyrus Zargar is the Endowed Al-Ghazali Distinguished Professor in Islamic Studies. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies in 2008. Zargar’s research interests include Classical Sufism, Islamic Philosophy, Arabic and Persian Sufi Literature, and Ethics in Literature and Film.    

Recent Research Activities

Zargar is currently completing a book titled Religion of Love: Farīd al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār (d. 1221) and the Sufi Tradition for the Islamic Texts Society. This monograph considers space, time, and praxis in the Persian Sufi poetry of ʿAṭṭār, focusing on the development of sacred symbols. His most recent book, The Polished Mirror: Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism, was published in December of 2017.


Selected Publications

Books

  • The Polished Mirror: Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism. London: Oneworld.
  • Sufi Aesthetics:  Beauty, Love, and the Human Form in the Writings of Ibn ʿArabi and ʿIraqi. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20670 PHH3200 Medieval Philosophy Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19093 REL2300 World Religions Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81026 REL2300 World Religions Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

No courses found for Spring 2018.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

Updated: Sep 18, 2018