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Dr Wahid Amin

Dr Wahid Amin
  • Faculty
    Academic Staff
  • Name
    Dr Wahid Amin
  • Position
    Lecturer in Muslim Philosophical and Theological Thought
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Wahid Amin is an intellectual historian specializing in medieval Arabic and Islamic thought. Having previously obtained a BSc. (Hons) degree in Physics (with a minor in Philosophy) from Imperial College, London, he obtained a first-class BA (Hons) degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham. He completed his postgraduate studies (MSt, DPhil) at the University of Oxford, obtaining his doctorate in 2016. He is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Muslim Philosophical and Theological Thought at the Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham. His thesis, Naṣīr al-Ṭūsī and the Avicennan Tradition: Metaphysics and Mental Existence, is currently being prepared for publication as a monograph. His other main areas of interest include Shia uṣūl al-fiqh especially of the post- Anṣārian period, and the influence of the monistic philosophy of Ibn ʿArabī and his school on Shia personalities from the thirteenth century on wards.

 

Talks:

The "Ghost" of al-Ghazali in the 13th-Century: Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and the Problem of "Islamic" Philosophy

Being and Knowledge: Philosophy and Mysticism in the Correspondences of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi

 

Papers:

Ontological Problems in the History of Islamic Logic (in preparation)

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (d. 672/1274) and the Avicennan Tradition: Metaphysics and Mental Existence

 

Book Reviews:

Review of El-Bizri's edition and translation of Epistles 1 & 2 of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa

A Code of Conduct: A Treatise on the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission: A critical edition of the Arabic text and English translation of AAmad b. Ibrāhīm al-Naysābūrī’s al-Risāla al-mūjaza al-kāfiya fī ādāb al-duʿāt