Imam Dr Bouom on Mansur Al-HallajImam Dr Mahmadou Bocuom spoke about the great Sufi mystic Mansur Al-Hallaj as the Muslim College kindly hosted a Universal Peace Federation Interfaith meeting on May 27th, 2010. 

Photolink from the event.


Prof Karel Werner speaking

Prof. Karel Werner of SOAS, Religious studies Department, University of London, reviewed the history of Mysticism contrasting paths of doctrinal belief and ecstatic mystical union. His statement that ‘belief in doctrine was childish’ caused some discussion. He compared also the experience of interfaith dialogue and relationships today with the communities of mystics who have appeared throughout history. He added that the backlash against  those who transcended their belief to enter an ecstatic, mystical oneness has also been a common historical theme.

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