It matters that Kazakhstan is championing a 9th century Islamic philosopher. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on July 20, 2020


Just days ago, an online symposium on Al Farabi celebrated the Islamic philosopher’s 1150th year of birth. Hosted by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Kazakhstan’s UK embassy, it was scheduled for 1400 BST / 1900 Nur-Sultan Time / 0900 EST. Note the timings. The symposium was scheduled to start at “1900 Nur-Sultan Time”, … Continue reading “It matters that Kazakhstan is championing a 9th century Islamic philosopher. Here’s why”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK