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.
Sing and Ascend: Music and Divine Nostalgia in Medieval Arabic Thought
ArabLit Quarterly, Vol. 4 Issue 1, 2021
An essay on the musical theories of Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi and Ibn Khaldun and the concept of 'Divine nostalgia' through harmomy.
The Celestial 'Polished Mirror': The Mystical Dimension of the Moon according to Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
Journal of The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society, Vol. 68
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.
Digital Spirituality: Technological Re-Enchantment in 2020/1? An exploration of Witchcraft and Reality Shifting on TikTok as (post)modern spiritualities existing in Wouter Hanegraaff’s ‘mirror of secular thought’
SOAS, University of London
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'.
'Against The Trinity?': The Islamic-Christian conflict between Tawhid and Trinitarianism, The Compromise of Eastern Orthodoxy, and The Resolution of Mysticism
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.
The Mysticism of the Musawwira: A Commentary on Al-Kindi's Treatise 'On The Quiddity of Sleep and Dream'
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.