IBNA- A Tehran meeting will review a book by French scholar Michel (Ali) Chodkiewicz titled 'The Seal of the Saints: Prophecy and Sanctity in the Doctrine of Ibn Arabi' at the Iranian Research Institute of Philosophy.
The meeting will be attended by Iranian experts Shahram Pazuki, Reza Faiz, Ahmad Ghaffari, Babak Alikhani and Esmaeil Baghestani on June 11, at 2 to 5 PM at the Iranian Research Institute of Philosophy.
The original version of the book is in French (Le Sceau des Saints, Prophétie et Sainteté dans la doctrine d'Ibn 'Arabî), and due to its significance and fame it has been translated into several languages, such as English, Italian, Arabic, and Turkish.
Michel (Ali) Chodkiewicz was from a noble family of the Polish aristocracy who settled in France in 1832. He was born in Paris in 1929 and completed most of his education there. Chodkiewicz converted to Islam at age 17. He began studying Ibn Arabi under the Romanian traditionalist Michel Valsan.
He served as Director-General and then President and CEO of Editions du Seuil from 1977 to 1989. In 1982, he became director of studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales where he conducted seminars on Ibn Arabi and Abd al-Karim al-Jili.
He passed away on 31 March, 2020 in the town of Les Hauts-d'Anjou.