Photo Book by Prince Hussain Aga Khan: The Hardback Edition of “Animal Voyage”

Photo Book by Prince Hussain Aga Khan: The Hardback Edition of “Animal Voyage”

Animal Voyage” by Prince Hussain Aga Khan, originally available as a paperback, has been re-introduced as a hardback edition. Both Simergphotos.com and its companion literary blog Simerg.com are delighted to offer this absolutely magnificent pictorial book of animal photos taken by Prince Hussain Aga Khan at a special price of $25.00 US/Canadian + taxes and shipping. Note…

Aga Khan Council and Arbitration Board for Midwestern United States to host a Book Discussion with Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee

Aga Khan Council and Arbitration Board for Midwestern United States to host a Book Discussion with Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee

Aga Khan Council for Midwestern United States and the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board for the United States will host a moderated Book Discussion with Dr. Mohamed M. Keshavjee from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Glenview Jamatkhana and Ismaili Center, 100 Shermer Rd. Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee received his…

Salima Versi University of Alberta, Religious Studies, Graduate Student

The Impact of Religion on Acculturation: The Case of Canadian Khoja Nizari Ismailis from East Africa – By Salima Versi

Make This Your Home: The Impact of Religion on Acculturation: The Case of Canadian Khoja Nizari Ismailis from East Africa – By Salima Versi A thesis submitted to the Queen‘s School of Religion In Conformity with the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts – Queen‘s University Kingston, Ontario This study examines the impact…

The Study of Shi'i Islam

New Book: The Study of Shi’i Islam

Dr Farhad Daftary & Dr Gurofarid Miskinzoda Shiʿi Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major world religion and civilisation. The prolific achievements of Shiʿi theologians, philosophers and others are testament to the spiritual and intellectual wealth of this community. Yet Shiʿi…

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity

Briton inspired Dalpatram to write in Gujarati language – New Book by IIS Scholars

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity Excerpt: The book has been edited by Sharmina Mawani and Ankoom Mukadam, both lecturers at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. A chapter talks about the process of transformation which occurred in Gujarat in the first half of the 19th century because of the encounter…

Dr. Diana Steigerwald's Publication: Diversity in Islamic History, available online

Dr. Diana Steigerwald’s Publication: Diversity in Islamic History, available online

Dr. Diana Steigerwald’s entire book entitled ‘Diversity in Islamic History’ Huntington Beach (California): Transcendental Unicorn Publishers, 2014 © is available online at amaana.org (link below).. Introduction: Diana Steigerwald Diversity in Islamic History The religion of Islam, revealed to Muhammad in 610, has shaped the cultural, religious, ethical, and scientific heritage of many nations. Some contemporary…

New Publication: Aims, Methods and Contexts of Qur'anic Exegesis, by Dr Karen Bauer

New Publication: Aims, Methods and Contexts of Qur’anic Exegesis, by Dr Karen Bauer

Edited by Karen Bauer Essays written by leading scholars, who provide multiple perspectives on the interpretation of the Qur’an. Focuses on the genre of tafsir in the 2nd/8th to the 9th/15th centuries and shows how theories and contexts affect the content and method of exegesis. Individual essays emphasise how geography, human networks, hermeneutical systems and…

Book: Ali S. Asani: Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry

Book: Ali S. Asani: Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry

Asani AS, Abdel-Malek K, in collaboration with Schimmel A. Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry . Columbia: University of South Carolina Press; 1995. Celebrating Muhammad examines a vital but often misunderstood aspect of Islamic piety – the deeply felt love and devotion of contemporary Muslims for the Prophet Muhammad and the…

book Architecture is Life

Review of the book: ‘Architecture is Life – The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013′ by Uncube Magazine

The recently published book Architecture is Life. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013, features the five winning and 20 shortlisted projects from this prize which recognises excellence in the built environment in “societies with a Muslim presence”. Florian Heilmeyer of uncube enthuses as to why it is so much more than the book of a…

Kilimanjaro Outward Bound by Salim Manji

Kilimanjaro Outward Bound by Salim Manji

A true story of adventure, survival, training and hiking over 300 kilometers and reaching The snow caps of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been said that without the instinct for adventure in human beings, any civilization, however enlightened, any state, however well ordered, must wilt and wither. The building of nations demands that the spirit of…