An exploration of the mystical symbolism of pearls from the apocryphal Hymn of The Pearl and its Syriac Christian exegetes to Islamic mysticism and Persian poetry.
An essay on the musical theories of Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi and Ibn Khaldun and the concept of 'Divine nostalgia' through harmomy.
Awarded a commendation in the international Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society Young Writers Award 2019, this paper examines Ibn 'Arabi's references to the Moon as a metaphor for man becoming illuminated by the light of the Divine.
An undergraduate dissertation, awarded a First Class mark, on emergent forms of spirituality on social media apps such as TikTok (focusing particularly on 'WitchTok' and 'Reality Shifting') as reflections of Western secularism and 'disenchantment'.
An independent research project exploring the Islamic philosopher Al-Kindi's rejection of the Christian Trinity, and resolutions to this conflict inspired by Syriac Christian theology and Neoplatonism. Written as extracurricular research during A-Levels.
A commentary on Al-Kindi's treatise 'On The Quiddity of Sleep and Dream', written as extracurricular research during A-Levels.
A commentary and analysis of the Medieval Islamic philosopher Al-Kindi’s magical treatise ‘On Rays’, written as extracurricular research during A-Levels.