Tagged: Iran

Research on the Rifa’iyya, a Sufi order in South-Western Asia

by Aliya Iqbal Naqvi and Hasan Ali Khan |
As a Sufi order or tariqah, the Rifa’iyya is better identified with its birthplace Iraq, and with parts of Anatolia and the Levant. A living branch of the order, however, that retains its pre-modern organizational structure is based today in the city of Karachi, with strong connections across the regions of Pakistani Baluchistan, Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan, and the northern coast of Oman.

“It Is Possible to Encounter Surprise Relations in Every Interview, Memoir, and Archive Document” – Interview With Elmin Aliyev

Today, we talk to Elmin Aliyev who holds degrees in Islamic Philosophy from Marmara University (MA) and Baku State University (BA). Within the framework of this project, Aliyev analyses the knowledge relations between Iran and Turkey with special focus on the former USSR and GDR.

“The Dissemination of Knowledge on Iran, the Persian Language, Literature and Culture to the Polish Public” – Interview with Zaur Gasimov

Today, we talk to Zaur Gasimov, who was a Senior Research Fellow at the German Orient Institute in Istanbul, Turkey from 2013 to 2019. In September 2019, he joined the Russian Studies Department of the University of Bonn, Germany.

Building Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration With Iran (and Beyond): Of COVID-19 and other challenges

By Katja Rieck Next to producing innovative scholarship, the second but no less important pillar of the Knowledge Unbound initiative is forming and strengthening international research networks. At Orient-Institut Istanbul we are pursuing this...

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