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Dr Jim Harold

Posted on: 18 September 2018

"I met Dr Jim Harold today. What a fascinating individual. Who knew Glasgow had such gems! His PhD was about comparative analysis of the poetics of the desert and of desert spaces as found in the literature of Arab and European travellers. He also extensively used Ibn Arabi in his PhD. After studying Ibn Arabi, he took Shahada and became a Muslim and travelled throughout the Muslim world, spending time in the Arabian harsh deserts. He lectured at the Glasgow school of Arts. I am hoping to organise a talk by Dr Harold in our mosque to speak about his conversion and his encounter with the works of Ibn Arabi." (Shaykh Hassan)