Essays

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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.

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An essay on the musical theories of Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi and Ibn Khaldun and the concept of 'Divine nostalgia' through harmomy.

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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. 

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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'.

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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. 

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A commentary on Al-Kindi's treatise 'On The Quiddity of Sleep and Dream', written as extracurricular research during A-Levels. 

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A commentary and analysis of the Medieval Islamic philosopher Al-Kindi’s magical treatise ‘On Rays’, written as extracurricular research during A-Levels.