Omneya AYAD, Ph.D

Institute for Sufi Studies

omneya.ayaduskudar.edu.tr

(0216) 400 2222

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6563-3886

Short CV

Right after she earned her bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the American University in Cairo, she started pursuing a bachelor degree in Islamic studies in the Sufi Academy of Arabic and Islamic Studies – a college affiliated with Al Azhar University. During these four years of intensive studying of classical Arabic and Islamic texts, she was exposed to the vast intellectual heritage of various Islamic sciences and Sufism in particular. Also she had attended in the Azhar mosque a series of lectures and circles of knowledge conducted by eminent scholars in the field of Islamic studies which allowed her to expand her intellect and fueled her passion to pursue postgraduate studies in this field. After earning her Master’s degree on “The Contemporary Sufi Heritage of Shaykh Ahmed Ibn Mustafa al-‘Alawī and His Elements of the Sufi Path towards the Divine” from the American University in Cairo, she had pursued a doctoral degree in  the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, UK where she finished her doctoral thesis on “Ibn ‘Ajība (d. 1224/1809) and His Oceanic Exegesis of the Quran: Love in the Moroccan Sufi Tradition”. During her postgraduate studies she has worked as a teaching assistant of Islamic history while pursuing her Master’s degree in the American University in Cairo and during her doctoral studies she spent two years teaching the Arabic language in the University of Exeter.

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Education Status & Academic Titles

Supervised Graduate Theses

  • Öneri aşamasında, 2020.
  • Öneri aşamasında, 2020.
  • Öneri aşamasında, 2020.
  • ABDÜLMECÎD-İ SİVÂSÎ DÎVÂNI’NDA TASAVVUF TERMİNOLOJİSİNİN İŞLEVSEL SÖZLÜĞÜ, 2020.

Academic Activities > Publications

(Other Scientific Publications) Toplam: 5

Academic Activities > Congress - Conference Participation

  • Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, 2020.
  • Maneviyat ve Yaratılış Teolojisi, 2019.
  • Bristol Üniversitesi’nde Lisansüstü Din ve İlahiyat Konferansı, 2016.

Administrative Activities

  • Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Başarı Ölçme ve Değerlendirme Komisyonu Üyeliği (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2020 - Devam ediyor.)
  • Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Etkinlik Komisyonu, (2020 - Devam ediyor.)
  • Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Kalite Komisyonu Üyeliği (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2019 - Devam ediyor.)

Education and Training Activities

  • Arapçaya Giriş, (Master / 2019-2020 Güz)
  • Tasavvuf Klasikleri, (Master / 2019-2020 Güz)
  • Arapçaya Giriş, (Master / 2018-2019 Bahar)
  • Arapça Metinleri, (Master / 2018-2019 Bahar)
  • Tasavvuf Klasikleri, (Master / 2018-2019 Bahar)

* ISI Web of Science Core Collection

  • Science Citation Index
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index