Dr. Minlib Dallh is a Dominican friar, a member of the Southern Province of the USA. He holds a DPhil from the University of Exeter (UK).  Currently, he is a visiting fellow at the Dominican Institute of Toronto. His research focuses on comparative mysticism, women mystics, and love-mysticism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  His research interest extends to Christian-Muslim relations, early Dominican friars’ involvement with Islamic studies and Sufi confreries in Sub-Sahara Africa.

In 2016-2021, Minlib was the first H.M. King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of Jordan Fellow for the Study of Love in Religion at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. His first book entitled The Sufi and the Friar: A Mystical Encounter of Two Men of God in the Abode of Islam (SUNY Press 2017) presents a study of the Sufi ‘Abdullah Anṣārī of Herat and the French Dominican friar, Serge de L. de Beaureceuil.

Minlib’s second book, Sufi Women Mystics: Models of Sanctity, Erudition and Political Leadership was published by Routledge in 2023.

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