Seclusion & Love

Looking at two important modes of being: khalwa & mahabba

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In Seclusion & Love, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad guides us through the ways in which aspects of seclusion – solitude, transformation and joyful upliftment – affected the ‘Three Waves of Love’ in both Western and Islamic histories, and how we can incorporate these lessons into our own journey of seeking closeness to the Divine.

These sessions were broadcast on YouTube weekly in Ramadan 2020.

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Abdal Hakim Murad
Abdal Hakim Murad

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Dr Timothy Winter) was educated at Cambridge, Al-Azhar and London universities. He is currently the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College. He has published and contributed to numerous academic works on Islam, including as Director of the Sunna Project, and is a leading figure in inter-faith activity, notably as one of the signatories to the Common Word statement. He is well-known as a contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’. Cambridge Muslim College is the original vision of Abdal Hakim Murad.



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