Istanbul Reflections: On Life, Ideas & People
Sharif H. Banna
Paperback, 104 pages
Istanbul Reflections On Life, Ideas & People is a compilation of personal reflections by the author Sharif H. Banna during his stay of two years in Istanbul, Turkey.
This thought provoking work covers a wide range of topics from bereavement to the nature of fame and the power of silence.
Each insightful essay is a personal story aimed at inspiring self-introspection.
1. In the Shade of Friendship
2. Embodiment of Nobility and Grace
3. Rediscovering Beauty, Mystery and Intimacy
4. Against the Pursuit of Fame
5. In Praise of Silence
6. Three Mosques: One Destiny
7. Philosopher-King of the Modern Muslim World
8. In Memory of a 21st Century Scholarly Giant
9. A Loss for America and Islam
Sharif H. Banna is the Director of Islamic Institute for Research and Development (IIDR). He is a Board Member of the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) based at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Maqasid Institute Global (MIG). He has taught courses on Islamic Legal Theory and Ethics at Oxford University. Sharif H. Banna has authored over ten books and completed writing The Sirah of the Final Prophet at the age of fifteen. His preliminary studies of classical Islamic sciences was under the tutelage of his father Shaykh Abdul Qadir and later with other renowned Islamic scholars. He graduated in Law & Arabic from SOAS (University of London) and is pursuing a PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence at Al-Azhar University.