Scholar and Writer Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé, 63, Has Died
Author: Edit Team
February 10, 2016
Beloved scholar, theologian, and bisexual advocate Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé, 63, died on February 9th, 2016. As BiNet USA reports, Farajajé was “a towering talent, an intellectual genius and a kind hearted teacher beloved by many, Dr. Farajajé’s writing on the decolonization of queer theory ‘took off where Audre Lorde left off‘. Like Lorde and her dear friend the Black bisexual poet June Jordan, Dr. Farajajé transitioned too soon from this life to the next.”
From UU World:
Farajajé had been hospitalized since mid-January after a massive heart attack and other health problems.
A scholar of Sufism and intersectionality, Farajajé joined the Starr King faculty in 1995, and served as the school’s provost since 2009. In November 2015 he announced that he planned to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
To many students and followers, Farajajé was known as “Ibrahim Baba”; during his hospitalization they posted prayers and visual meditations using the hashtag #photoprayerforbaba. Earlier in his career, Farajajé also published academic work under the name Elias Farajajé-Jones.