Metaphysics and Virtue in Sufism | Ismaili Web Amaana

Metaphysics and Virtue in Sufism | Ismaili Web Amaana

In Sufism, Metaphysics is always linked to spiritual realization by Titus Burckhardt Sufi doctrine possesses several branches, the two most important of which are the domain of Universal Truths (Haqâ’iq) and the domain relating to the human or individual stages of the spiritual way (daqâ’iq); in other words, metaphysics (the science of principles, or of…

Diana Steigerwald: Understanding the Quran | Ismaili Web Amaana

Diana Steigerwald: Understanding the Quran | Ismaili Web Amaana

Author’s Bio: Dr. Diana Steigerwald is an expert in the History of Islamic Thought especially theology, philosophy, Qur’anic exegesis, and mysticism. She has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from McGill University (Montreal). Her first two books analyzed the works of al-Shahrastani (1086-1153) who is recognized as an influential Muslim theologian and as an historian of…

The Nawruz Festival | Ismaili Web Amaana

The Nawruz Festival | Ismaili Web Amaana

by ‘Allamah Nasir al-din “Nasir” Hunza’i Nawruz literally means the new day. This day means the day of the festival which is celebrated at the beginning of spring and the arrival of the new year, in which Aries faces the sun and from this day is counted the new solar year of the Egyptians and…

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…

Eid-e Ghadir – Declaration at Gadhir e Khumm, Prophet Muhammad Appoints Imam Ali as His Successor | Ismaili Web Amaana

Eid-e Gadhir is celebrated with great rejoicing by Shia Muslims where they remember Prophet Muhammad’s last instructions to the believers. Eid-e-Ghadir is one of the most important days of rejoicing for Shia Muslims around the world as that was the day our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) declared Hazrat Ali’s vicegerency at Ghadir e Khumm on…

Philosophical Significance of the Imam in Ismailism

By Sami N. Makarem – via Ismaili Web Amaana While the Sunnis believe in five pillars in Islam, the Isma’ilis raise them to seven. Al-Qadi an-Nu’man devoted the first volume of his famous book Da’a’im al-Islam to the description of these pillars and an elaboration of them. The first of these seven pillars, as al-Qadi…

Nawruz: Ismaili Web Amaana

Here is what Mowlana Hazar Imam said in his speech October 23, 1980, about the Simurgh translated thirty birds or chief bird: Let me close, therefore, by reminding you of Attar’s great poem, the Conference of the Birds, Mantiq al-Tayr. The birds, you will recall, in huge quantities went in search of the Simurgh, the…

Milad-e Nabi – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – Milad-un Nabi Maulid Mevlid | Ismaili Web Amaana

“And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life” Holy Quran 19:15 via Milad-e Nabi – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – Milad-un Nabi Maulid Mevlid | Ismaili Web Amaana. Also read: http://www.amaana.org/ismaili/mohammad-prophet-of-islam/ http://www.amaana.org/ismaili/birthday-of-prophet-muhammad/ http://www.amaana.org/prophet/seerat76.htm