M. Ali Lakhani: The Timeless Relevance of Traditional Wisdom

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M. Ali Lakhani: The Timeless Relevance of Traditional Wisdom

More than ever, there is an urgent need to rediscover timeless and objective principles in order to confront the issues of our times. In this collection of remarkable essays, Lakhani summons us to rediscover the sacred worldview of Tradition, governed by truth, virtue, and beauty, as he addresses some of the most pressing issues today, including fundamentalism, gender and sexuality, religious diversity and pluralism, faith and science, and the problem of evil.

M. Ali Lakhani: The Timeless Relevance of Traditional WisdomM. Ali Lakhani graduated from Cambridge University before moving to Vancouver where he has practiced as a trial lawyer for 25 years. In 1998, he founded the traditionalist journal, Sacred Web, with the aim of identifying the first principles of traditional metaphysics and promoting their application to the contingent circumstances of modernity. The bi-annual journal has included contributions by many leading traditionalists. In the words of Professor Nasr, “Along with Sophia, Sacred Web is the most important journal…

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Sharjah Book Fair Aims to ‘Create a New Record’

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ArabLit & ArabLit Quarterly

Buzz is beginning to circulate about this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair, an eleven-day festival set to open November 4:

sibfThe Sharjah fair has swollen from just a handful of literary events in 2007 to a promised “nearly 900” — or “more than 900” — events set for 2015, as well as a promised 1.5 million individual book titles.

The fair is also “guaranteed” to beat its previous visitor count of 1.47 million, according to book-fair director Ahmad Al Ameri, who is also the chair of the Sharjah Book Authority.

In a 2010 interview, Al Ameri said that, way back in 2007, there were only nine cultural events at Sharjah’s fair. Although the fair has by now been running more than thirty years, for most of its history, the SIBF was like many other book fairs in the region: mostly a way for city residents to gain access to a selection of discounted books…

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