Dr Minlib Dallh


Dr. Minlib Dallh is a research Fellow for the Study of Love in Religion at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.  His research focuses on comparative mysticism in Islam and Christianity, with special interest in love-mysticism in Sufism and the contribution of women mystics in both faith traditions. In the ‘Love in Religion’ project he focuses on the mysticism of love in its medieval and modern forms. His book, A Sufi and a Friar:  a Mystical Encounter of Two Men of God in the Abode of Islam was published by SUNY Press in 2017. He is working on a new monograph: Women Sufis: Models of Sanctity and Erudition.   

Research Area(s):

Study of Religions

Research Interests:

Comparative mysticism: Islam and Christianity. Medieval and Early Modern Women Mystics in Islam and Christianity. 

Research Centres and Projects:

Love in Religion: Project of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture. Loveinreligion.org

Publications & Research Outputs:

“Bridal Symbolism, Eroticization of Divine Love and Friendship Among Medieval Female Mystics in Islam and Christianity” in Love As Common Ground. Essays on Love in Religion, ed. Prof. Paul Fiddes, Lexington Books (forthcoming 2022)