Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

New Film Reveals Masterpieces of Islamic Art Documentary to Air on PBS July 6th Narrated by Susan Sarandon SILVER SPRING, MD – June 11, 2012 – Perceptions and ideas around Muslim identity and culture vary widely and too few are aware of the significant works of art and architecture that make up a large part…

Essay, Farhad Daftary, The Ismailis: A Religious Community in Islam

An important Shi`i Muslim community, the Ismailis have had a complex history dating to the formative period of Islam, when different communities of interpretation were developing their doctrinal positions. In time, these communities acquired specific designations and were generally classified as Sunni or Shi`i, Islam’s two main divisions. From early on, the Ismailis, who were…

Islamabad, Pakistan: Seerat Conference organised by the Shia Imami Ismaili Tariqa and Religious Education Board (ITREB)

ISLAMABAD: Egyptian Ambassador Mohamed El-Said Hindam on Sunday urged Muslims to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) with special focus on moral ethics. The ambassador was the chief guest at a Seerat Conference organised by the Shia Imami Ismaili Tariqa and Religious Education Board (ITREB) for Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Mardan areas and…

The Ismaili: Eid-e Ghadir

Eid-e Ghadir, also known as Eid al-Ghadir Khumm, is an anniversary of special significance to all Shia Muslims. It commemorates the occasion at Ghadir Khumm when, by divine command, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) designated his cousin Hazrat Ali — husband of his daughter and only surviving child, Hazrat Bibi Fatima…

Listen to the 2011 Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture by Professor Zayn Kassam – Muslim Women and the Jihad for Gender Justice

Zayn Kassam, Professor of Religious Studies at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University in California, examines how Muslim women are framed in western discourse and explores how Muslim thinkers historically situated in patriarchal contexts interpreted the Qur’an’s verses dealing with women and the family for legal and social purposes. She explores some of the challenges…

Martin Lings: Proofs of Islam

In this insightful essay – a must read from start to finish – the late Dr. Martin Lings provides traditional proofs of Islam, with the emphasis being on the certainty in the soul. He writes that “God never sends a new religion without proofs that it comes from Him; and a man has a right…

State of Muslims in America: Online Seminar with Hussein Rashid – The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Date: September 1, 2011 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm Speaker: Dr. Hussein Rashid Join us for a presentation and discussion with scholar Hussein Rashid. As part of our programming surrounding the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th, 2001, this webinar will explore the issues of Islamophobia with a focus on the progress and challenges that have developed…

Send an Eid eCard greeting

As Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, TheIsmaili.org is pleased to offer its email greeting card service. The free service makes it easy to send Eid ul-Fitr greetings to up to 50 friends and family members at a time. Choose from a selection of unique eCard designs, and customise your card with a personal…

My Fellow American: Muslims as our neighbors

America has always been a melting pot, but in the post-9/11 world the environment can be downright hostile. Recent mosque protests and congressional hearings on American Muslims are all unfortunate examples of a rising tide of fear. This climate of suspicion towards our fellow Americans compromises the great values that our country was founded upon.…

Islam and the Media with Ali Asani and Michael Paulson | Islamopediaonline.org

Islamopedia Online presents another installment of Islam & the Media, a series of conversations between scholars and journalists aimed at improving coverage of Islam. In this installment, Professor Ali Asani and Boston Globe City Editor Michael Paulson discuss the various challenges and lessons of covering Islam in the United States. http://www.islamopediaonline.org/video/islam-media-ali-asani-and-michael-paulson