Tolerance in Sufism
A talk by Professor Juergen Wasim Frembgen
Professor Juergen Wasim Frembgen
Islamicist, anthropologist and writer
Professor Juergen Wasim Frembgen, Islamicist, anthropologist and writer, is a Senior Curator of the Islamic Collection at the Munich State Museum of Ethnology as well as a Professor for History of the Religion and Culture of Islam at the Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies/University of Munich. He has published extensively on South and West Asia, focusing particularly on Pakistan; for instance, „The Friends of God – Sufi Saints in Islam“ (Karachi 2006/Oxford University Press), “Journey to God. Sufis and Dervishes in Islam” (Karachi 2008/Oxford University Press) and edited “The Aura of Alif. The Art of Writing in Islam” (Munich 2010/Prestel). In addition to his academic writing, he writes narratives of his ethnographic experiences (literary anthropology). In 2012 OUP published “Nocturnal Music in the Land of the Sufis. Unheard Pakistan”.