Inspiring Young Authors: Imaan Ali

Inspiring Young Authors: Imaan Ali

Based on Ismailimail’s Inspiring Youth Authors Series (click to see earlier post), we are sharing second publication, highlighting young author Imaan Ali. Imaan’s short-story and introduction is mentioned below. Please help motivate our talented youth by sharing your comments after reading. Your comments of encouragement would go a long way. This short story was submitted…

Global Encounters: A journey of limitless possibilities

Global Encounters: A journey of limitless possibilities

By Sameer Paroo for TheIsmaili.org: “Global Encounters was a journey,” says Inaara Gangji, a past participant from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. “A journey of attainment, a journey of scholarship, a journey of accomplishment — and most importantly a journey of transformation for the better.” That transformation, she discovered, can come from everywhere and everyone. Inaara…

Event - February 26 | University of Toronto - Ismaili Influence on al-Ghazali: Khalil Andani's Presentation

Event – February 26 | University of Toronto – Ismaili Influence on al-Ghazali: Khalil Andani’s Presentation

Toronto Ismaili Student Association (ISA) is invited/encouraged to attend Khalil Andani’s Presentation on Ismaili Philosophy at the University of Toronto. This event is open to public. Abstract: The life, career, and thought of Abū Ḥamīd al-Ghazālī (1058-1111) have continued to captivate scholars of Islamic thought for the last several decades. Being well versed in Ash‘arite…

New Children’s Book by Ismaili Muslim Author Explores Life from the Lens of an Autistic Child’s Sibling

New Children’s Book by Ismaili Muslim Author Explores Life from the Lens of an Autistic Child’s Sibling

New Children’s Book Explores Life from the Lens of an Autistic Child’s Sibling February 15, 2015: In her new book, award-winning Ismaili-Muslim author, Shaila Abdullah pens a tender and humorous account of a sibling who describes the joys and woes of living with her autistic brother. Ann Arbor, MI—While there is a wealth of information…

Tabreek Somani

Inspiring Young Authors: Tabreek Somani

Based on Ismailimail’s Inspiring Youth Authors Series (click to see earlier post seeking your submissions), we are sharing first publication, highlighting young author Tabreek Somani. Tabreek’s poem and introduction is mentioned below. Please help motivate our talented youth by sharing your comments after reading. Your comments of encouragement would go a long way. ‘You’re one…

Alwaiz Sharafat Ali Khan's Book Review of Annemarie Schimmel's Orient And Occident: My Life In East And West

Alwaiz Sharafat Ali Khan’s Book Review of Annemarie Schimmel’s Orient And Occident: My Life In East And West

Annemarie Schimmel was a leading German Islamist, orientalist, scholar, researcher, literary figure, fertile writer and an authoress of more than hundred books. She was well-known throughout the Islamic and the western world for her extra-ordinary talents, mystical and innovative writings. Furthermore, she translated Persian, Urdu, Arabic, Turkish and Sindhi works into English and German. She…

Recreating a Third Space in the RE Classroom: Using Dialogue to Understand Faith

Arzina Zaver: Recreating a Third Space in the RE Classroom: Using Dialogue to Understand Faith

Arzina Zaver was working in complementary education when she conducted her study focused on recreating a third space in a religious education classroom in Vancouver, Canada. Her understanding of third space largely draws on the ideas of the literary theorist Homi Bhabha but has been re-defined within the context of this study to refer to…

DISE’s Shaheen Shariff author of new  book on Sexting, Cyberbullying

DISE’s Shaheen Shariff author of new book on Sexting, Cyberbullying

Dr. Shaheen Shariff of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education is author of the new publication Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally Empowered Kids from Cambridge University Press. Director of McGill’s Define the Line research program, Dr. Shariff has become internationally known for her expertise on societal, legal and policy issues relating to social media usage by youth. A…

The Well of Zamzam is a well located within the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 20 m (66 ft) east of the Kaaba, the holiest place in Islam. According to Islamic belief, it is a miraculously-generated source of water from God, which began thousands of years ago when Prophet Abraham’s infant son Ismail was thirsty and kept crying for water. (Photo and caption credit: Wikipedia via Simerg.com)

Aab-i Shifaa, Water that Heals

The reference by the Persian Ismaili Missionary, Fida’i  Khurasani, of the distribution of healing water by Imam Islamshah (a.s.), the 30th Ismaili Imam, is significant, as the practice of drinking water blessed by the Imam is frequently attested in Ismaili Ginans and continues to form part of the Ismaili tradition to this day.

Dr. Jalaledin Ebrahim's Book Review: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

Dr. Jalaledin Ebrahim’s Book Review: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

  Dr. Jalaledin Ebrahim’s book review of Daryoush Mohammad Poor’s Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate (Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World). For anyone even dimly interested in Progressive Islam and the hopeful sign of things to come in contemporary Islam, this is a must read in-depth “integral”…

Post-Socialism & Islam in Tajikistan: Aliaa Remtilla’s Dissertation Review

A review of Re‐producing Social Relations; Political and Economic Change and Islam in Post‐Soviet Tajik Ishkashim, by Aliaa Remtilla Edward J. Lemon, Department of Politics, University of Exeter Aliaa Remtilla’s fascinating dissertation “Re‐producing social relations; Political and economic change and Islam in post‐Soviet Tajik Ishkashim” focuses on what it means to be “post-socialist” for residents…

Letter to Edmonton Journal - Shafik Bhalloo: The Charlie Hebdo shooting and its aftermath

Letter to Edmonton Journal – Shafik Bhalloo: The Charlie Hebdo shooting and its aftermath

After learning about the gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7 and seeing media reports identifying the gunmen as Islamist militants (presumably because it is reported that witnesses heard them shouting “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad” and “God is Great” in Arabic),…