Shaykh Saadi Shakur Chishti (Dr. Neil Douglas Klotz) holds a Ph.D. in religious studies (comparative Semitic hermeneutics) and psychology and an M.A. in somatic psychology. He is an independent scholar with a background in hermeneutics, Middle Eastern languages, and sacred movement. For 8 years he served as co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion and was the first practicing mystic to hold this position.
Prof. Sadiyya Shaikh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research is situated at the intersection of Islamic Studies and Gender Studies. She has a special interest in Sufism and its implications for Islamic feminism and feminist theory. Her book “Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn ʿArabī, Gender and Sexuality” is published by the University of North Carolina Press (2012).
Dr. Adnan Aladnani is from a family of scholars, schooled in Scotland, and finished his undergraduate studies in Kuwait. His spiritual journey begun in Scotland and seeking began although his quest for deeper understanding was evident throughout his life. He works in the field of Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering and holds a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. He has written a number of books on spirituality Lights of Consciousness: A Sufi View of Science & Spirituality.
This conversation with Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri focussed on the Human Crisis and considered the many reasons for hope amongst the bleakness.