Khalil Andani's Presentation on the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Esoteric Thought in Physical Form

Khalil Andani’s Presentation on the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Esoteric Thought in Physical Form

Khalil Andani, Harvard University “The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: A Symbolic Cartography of Spiritual Authority” We highly recommend you read/download Khalil Andani’s related article on this topic. Click here: The Delegation Decoded – An Esoteric Exegesis of the Delegation of the Isma‘ili Imamat, by Khalil Andani. This article is also available in multiple format…

Imam's work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam: the unity of humankind

“Imam’s work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam: the unity of humankind”

“The Imam’s work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam, the unity of humankind. The Imam’s ethical role for humanity at large is to help enable each person to live up to their exalted status as vicegerent or trustee of God on earth,” “The Imam’s mandate includes realizing the ethics of…

Khalil Andani's Presentation on the concept of Tawhid in the Isma'ili Muslim philosophy of Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani & Ibn al-'Arabi, at University of Toronto

Khalil Andani’s Presentation on the concept of Tawhid in the Isma’ili & Sufi Thought, at the University of Toronto

This is an invitation to Khalil Andani’s upcoming Conference Presentation in the NMCGSA Graduate Symposium taking place at the University of Toronto. The presentation will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2014 between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. It will be followed by some Q/A. The presentation deals with the all-important concept of Tawhid –…

Harvard Presentation on Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims By Khalil Andani

Harvard Presentation by Khalil Andani on the “Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims: An Esoteric Tradition in Islam”

Harvard Presentation on Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims By Khalil Andani – An Esoteric Tradition of Islam On Friday, February 21, Khalil Andani will be delivering a presentation as part of the Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council’s Student Presentation series entitled “Diversity in Islam: Communities of Interpretation” where Harvard students will help educate about different branches and…

University Student Lecture on Shia Ismaili Islam

University Student Lecture on Ismailism

[Re post] On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Khalil Andani delivered a Student Lecture on the topic of “Shi’a Ismaili Islam” before an audience of University students. The lecture covered the following points: Isma’ili Muslims within the Muslim Ummah. Historical Snapshot of the Isma’ili Imamat. Isma’ili Da’wah and Esoteric Interpretation. The Imamah and the Role of…

IIS Scholars and Khalil Andani present papers on Isma’ili history/thought at 2013 MESA Annual Meeting

As part of its goal to advance learning, facilitate communication and promote cooperation, The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) sponsors an annual meeting that is a leading international forum for scholarship, intellectual exchange and pedagogical innovation. It is responsible for the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the premiere journal on the region, the MESA…

Article: The Great Resurrection

It happened on August 8, 1164, CE (17 Ramadan 559 AH). This is the day I would have wanted to witness. On this day Isma‘ilis from all over Persia gathered outside the fort of Alamut. A great pulpit was erected with four pillars attached to four banners – white, red, yellow and green. The murids…

Article: Light Upon Light

The Isma’ili Muslims are a branch of Shi‘a Islam which traces the religious and spiritual authority of the Prophet Muhammad through his cousin and son-in-law ‘Ali, the first Imam (spiritual leader) and thereafter by heredity through the Imam’s descendants. The Isma‘ilis are so called because following the death of the fifth Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, they…

Ismailis: An Understudied Minority | A Little View of the World

By Morgan Bromhead, United Kingdom – Have you ever heard of the Ismaili’s? If so, do you understand their place within Islam? If your answer is yes to each of these questions you can be considered within the minority in the West. A fact which I consider mind boggling, especially when coupled with the knowledge that…

Video: The Concept of Knowledge (‘ilm) in Nasir-i Khusraw’s Philosophy, by Khalil Andani

On Thursday, March 14, Khalil Andani (Master’s Candidate, Harvard University) delivered a presentation on the concept of Knowledge (‘ilm) according to Sayyidnā Nāṣir-i Khusraw. This presentation took place during the 17th annual NMCGSA Graduate Symposium held at the University of Toronto. Khalil’s presentation explores the ideas of knowledge (‘ilm), intellect (‘aql), perception (andar yāftan; idrāk),…

“Isma’ili Muslim Perspectives on Jesus”

Ismaili philosophers actually affirm that yes Christians should revere the cross and Muslims should revere the Shahada, because outwardly, these symbols are different, but inwardly there is a unity. If there’s anything we can take away from these Shi’i Ismaili Muslim perspective … is that, while religion may have outward theological differences, these outward theological…

Attend Khalil Andani’s Presentation at University of Toronto: The Concept of Knowledge (‘ilm) according to Nasir-i Khusraw

Khalil Andani will be giving a presentation as part of the Annual Symposium organized by the The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Toronto. The nature of knowledge has been a great concern for many theologians and philosophers throughout human history. Knowledge is fundamental to the worldview and thought…

Visions of Jesus in Esoteric Islam: Shi‘i Isma‘ili Christology: A Student Presentation and Discussion Forum at Harvard Divinity School

Presented by Khalil Andani on Friday, March 1, 2013 – 2:15pm until 3:30pm in EST at Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) – Conference Room (Harvard Divinity School). Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/413410935419037/ Earlier related: Video: Isma‘ili Muslim perpsectives on Jesus presented by Khalil Andani

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Video: Presentation on the Isma‘ili Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw by Khalil Andani

You may watch the same at Vimeo if YouTube is banned in your country. http://vimeo.com/54234792 On November 1, 2012, Khalil Andani delivered a student presentation on the Isma‘ili thought of Sayyidna Nasir-i Khusraw. His presentation – Reconciling Revelation and Philosophy in Isma‘ili Thought – covers the following areas: a) Historical context of Isma‘ili thought b)…

“Isma‘ili Muslim Perspectives on Jesus” and “Shia Isma‘ili Islam” – Two Absorbing Presentations by Khalil Andani

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College hosted The Christology Symposium – an academic forum featuring presentations on Jesus from multiple Christian and Muslim disciplines followed by a panel discussion. Among the participants was Khalil Andani who spoke on Shi‘a Isma‘ili Muslim Christology. Other lectures were Roman Catholic Christology…

Video: Isma‘ili Muslim perpsectives on Jesus presented by Khalil Andani at the Christology Symposium

“…the conditions of the dialogue between Christianity and Islam change completely as soon as the interlocutor represents not legalistic Islam but this spiritual Islam, whether it be that of Sufism or of Shi‘ite gnosis.” (Henry Corbin, Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth, Prologue) On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College…

Video Lecture and Articles on Shi’a Isma’ili Islam by Khalil Andani

Video – University Lecture on Shi’a Isma’ili Islam: ismailimail.wordpress.com/video Article – Light upon Light: Succession in the Shi’a Isma’ili Imamat: ismailimail.wordpress.com/article Article – Seeking the Forgiveness of the Imam: simerg.com/literary-readings Article – They Killed Him Not: The Crucifixion in Shi’a Isma’ili Islam: ismailimail.wordpress.com/crucifixion Article – The Delegation Decoded: An Esoteric Exegesis of the Delegation of…

Video: University Student Lecture on Shi’a Isma’ili Islam by Khalil Andani

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Khalil Andani delivered a Student Lecture on the topic of “Shi’a Isma’ili Islam” before an audience of University students. The lecture covered the following points: Isma’ili Muslims within the Muslim Ummah Historical Snapshot of the Isma’ili Imamat Isma’ili Da’wah and Esoteric Interpretation The Imamah and the Role of the Imam…

The Metaphysics of the Common Word: A Dialogue of Eckhartian and Isma’ili Gnosis Part Two: Intellectual and Emanative Reality, by Khalil Andani

This article, the conclusion of a two-part series (the first part was published in Volume 26 of this journal) presents a comparative dialogue between the Trinitarian metaphysics of Christianity as taught by Meister Eckhart and the metaphysics of Islam as elucidated in Shi’a Isma’ili theosophy, in which the three Persons of the Christian Trinity are…

Sacred Web Journals – Article by Khalil Andani: The Metaphysics of the Common Word: A Dialogue of Eckhartian and Isma’ili Gnosis

The Metaphysics of the Common Word: A Dialogue of Eckhartian and Isma’ili Gnosis Part One: Essential and Ontological Reality by Khalil Andani This essay—the first of two parts—presents a comparative dialogue between the Trinitarian metaphysics of Christianity as taught by Meister Eckhart and the metaphysics of Islam as elucidated in Shi’a Isma’ili theosophy. This important…

The Delegation Decoded – Conclusion: Searching Below the Surface

7. The Char-Bagh Garden: The Rivers of Paradise The Delegation Decoded An Esoteric Exegesis of the Delegation of the Isma‘ili Imamat A Personal Interpretation by Khalil Andani – 8. Conclusion: Searching Below the Surface The aim of this article was to demonstrate how the Delegation of the Isma‘ili Imamat, according to Isma‘ili esoteric exegesis (ta’wil),…