Iqbal Dewji: Khoja Wiki

Iqbal Dewji: Khoja Wiki

I believe that it would be a great tragedy if the stories of the struggles and achievements of our parents, grandparents and other ancestors are lost forever, because we keep losing our elders. I believe that it is obligation on each one of us do their part to keep this history alive. I have a…

Toronto based Ismaili journalist looking for the Partnership/Support in setting up Community Journalism Project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Toronto based Ismaili journalist looking for the Partnership/Support in setting up Community Journalism Project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By KHALID MAGRAM Tanzania Community Journalism Project is a result of my two passions: community journalism and social justice. I am looking for like-minded organizations or individuals from Ismaili community, who are willing to join hands with their time and knowledge in setting up unique project to empower people, strengthen democracy and promote the voice…

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Toledo was renowned for the Translation School established by the Archbishop

In the eighth century, the scientific and philosophical legacy of the ancient world was translated into Arabic. The Abbasid Caliphs( r. 750–1258)  established the endowed institution, the House of Wisdom (Bayt al-Hikma) in Baghdad, their capital, to facilitate translation and engage in scientific activity. By the tenth century, much of the Hellenistic intellectual legacy as well as…

geometric pattern

Geometric patterns became a distinctive feature of Islamic art

Geometric patterns, calligraphy, and vegetal patterns comprise the non-figural decoration in Islamic art. Although geometric ornamentation reached a pinnacle in the Islamic world, the sources for both the shapes and the intricate patterns already existed in late antiquity among the Greeks, Romans, and Sasanians in Iran. In Byzantine art, for example, depictions of people were often…

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Noordin Nanji to present on “The Changing Role of the Aga Khan International Conciliation and Arbitration Board” at the Ismaili Legal Professionals Symposium, April 17, 2015, Vancouver

Ismaili Legal Professionals Symposium Leadership & Diversity in Civil Society Come join members of the legal profession and community at large at this Symposium where our guest speakers will speak on Leadership and Diversity in Civil Society. Hear perspectives from the bar, government and a community service organization. The Ismaili Legal Professionals of British Columbia…

Good Friday: "Isma'ili Muslim Perspectives on Jesus" by Khalil Andani

Good Friday & Passover: “Isma’ili Muslim Perspectives on Jesus” by Khalil Andani

One of the schools of Islamic thought and philosophy which actually affirms the the Crucifixion of Jesus and glorifies it, is the tradition of Shī‘ī Ismā‘īlī Islam. The Ismā‘īlī Muslim philosophers of the tenth and eleventh centuries were able to achieve a remarkable reconciliation and rapprochement between the Qur’ānic and Christian views of the Crucifixion.…

Event - April 1 | Islamic Studies at Harvard University: Khalil Andani's Presentation: “From Divine Word to Prophetic Word: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw”

Event – April 1 | Islamic Studies at Harvard University: Khalil Andani’s Presentation: “From Divine Word to Prophetic Word: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw”

Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program – Graduate Student Workshop This event is only open to Harvard students and faculty. To attend, contact: khalil_andani@mail.harvard.edu EVENT: Khalil Andani: “From Divine Word to Prophetic Word: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw” (Graduate Student Workshop) DATE: Wednesday, April 01 2015 TIME: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm VENUE: 1730 Cambridge…

Event - April 4 | The University of Chicago, Shi'i Studies: Rizwan Mawani: Instituting and Institutionalizing Authority in 19th and 20th Century Ismaili Shi’ism

Event – April 4 | The University of Chicago, Shi’i Studies: Rizwan Mawani: Instituting and Institutionalizing Authority in 19th and 20th Century Ismaili Shi’ism

The Practical Authority of the Imams and their Representatives – Rizwan Mawani, Instituting and Institutionalizing Authority in 19th and 20th Century Ismaili Shi’ism: The First Three Aga Khans and the Mechanisms and Modes of Authority Reclamation in the Age of Steam and Print DATE: Saturday, April 4th TIME: 11.45-1.00 CST EVENT: Shi’i Study Group Presentations VENUE:…

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search and Universal Ethics | Ismaili Gnosis

Beyond Relativism: The Aga Khan on Personal Search and Universal Ethics | Ismaili Gnosis

How can we inspire people to reach beyond rampant materialism, self-indulgent individualism, and unprincipled relativism? –Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, New York, 2006 MOHIB EBRAHIM Relativism — the worldview that suggests there are no “black and white answers” as all points of view are equally valid because knowledge, truth, ethics and morality are…

Authority without Territory The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

Ismailimail Interviews: Daryoush Mohammad Poor of ‘Authority without Territory’ fame

Congratulations on your new book, Daryoush. It has been a profoundly penetrating analysis of the authority of the Ismaili Imam and the scope of the Imam’s engagement with the world through the creation of the Aga Khan Development Network in the context of a cosmopolitan ethic. We are curious to know in the first instance…

Navroz

Navroz focuses on nature and spirit

Navroz, meaning ‘New Day,’ marks the beginning of the new year in the Persian calendar. Navroz has been celebrated by many cultures and religions for thousands of years. Over 2,500 years ago, the Persian Prophet Zoroaster, founder of the religion of Zoroastrianism, dedicated this ancient festival to spiritual renewal. In Zoroastrianism, Navroz is the seventh…

Event: March 21 | University of St. Andrews | Daniel Beben: Nasir-i Khusraw and Ismailism in Badakhshan

Event: March 21 | University of St. Andrews, UK | Daniel Beben: Nasir-i Khusraw and Ismailism in Badakhshan

Daniel Beben (Indiana University Bloomington) – ‘Islamization on the Iranian Periphery: Nasir-i Khusraw and Ismailism in Badakhshan’. EVENT: Islamisation: Comparative perspectives from History – Panel 7 – Iran and Central Asia DATE: 20-21 March 2015 TIME: 2.00pm-2.50pm VENUE: University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK via 2015: International Conference | The Islamisation of Anatolia project…

Sultan with Hazar Imam and Begum Salima

Ismailimail Exclusive: Voyage of discovery, struggle and hardship stretched over three continents

“It was a real struggle marred by insults and open discrimination to settle in Canada,” says retired journalist Sultan Jessa. “But, a strong determination to succeed kept us going.” MONTREAL – Quebec. This is a remarkable story of an enterprising young man leaving his ancestral India for a better, more productive and a prosperous life…