Tour Turkey with Omid Safi

Dr. Omid Safi is one of the leading voices for Islam today. An accomplished scholar, he is a Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University, and serves as the Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center. had the honour to receive Dr. Safi at our offices in Istanbul last year and talk with him about his book, ‘Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters’.

Dr. Safi will bring his expertise and knowledge on a 10-day tour of Turkey he is leading from the 10th to 21st of May, 2015. In addition to Istanbul, participants will visit Bursa, Ankara, Cappadocia and Konya. With over 20 years of study and research connected to the region, Dr. Safi promises to make the tour an enriching intellectual experience that goes beyond what the typical tourist might be exposed to:

Everybody can go to the Ayasofya (Haghia Sophia) on their own.

Maybe even with a guidebook.

The guidebooks can tell you that the construction of the third Haghia Sophia finished in 537, but let’s go to Ayasofya together, and we’ll talk about the secrets: about secrets of what happens when the ego is emptied and the spirit of God takes over; about Feminine Wisdom embodied in marble and stone.  

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