Keynote Address - Evil, Suffering, and the Global Pandemic

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Hume on Trial: Can Evil and Suffering be Justified?

Muhammad U. Faruque

Aphorisms on God, Evil, and Liberation

Mohammed Rustom

Suffering Before God:
The Hermeneutics of Tawhid in the Act of Supplication

Sara Aziz

Suffering as Metaphysical Narrative:
Another Author’s Story

Cyrus Ali Zargar

Sacred Somatics:
An Islamic Perspective on the Role of the Body in the Care of the Dying

Hina Khalid

Unnecessary Evil: An Islamic Neoplatonic Theodicy from the Ismaili Tradition

Khalil Andani

Necessity and Freedom in God, Evil, and the Human Response

Özgür Koca

On Suffering and the Human Condition:
Reflections from the Sufi Tradition

Atif Khalil

Self-knowledge, Divine Trial and Discipleship

Mukhtar H. Ali

Aesthetic Theodicy: Light from the Horizon of Karbala

Nicholas Boylston

Living with Pain, Confronting Addiction

Amer Latif

Trials as Transformation: Islamic Chaplaincy and the Problem of Human Suffering

Ailya Vajid

Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Metaphysical Theodicy

Justin Cancelliere

Climate Change and Specific Evil: An Avicennan Reading

Rosabel Ansari

Transformative Love Amid Suffering: A Perspective from Hilmi Ziya Ülken (1901-1974)

Taraneh R. Wilkinson

Human Suffering in Light of the Oneness of Being

Mohammad A. Mansouri

Roundtable Discussion

Rustom and Faruque