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…

Event – March 12 | The Institute of Ismaili Studies | Daryoush Mohammad Poor's Book Launch: Authority Without Territory

Event – March 12 | The Institute of Ismaili Studies | Daryoush Mohammad Poor’s Book Launch: Authority Without Territory

Examining the connection between the concept of authority and the transformation of the Ismaili imamate, Authority without Territory is the first study of the imamate in contemporary times. Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Research Associate at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, will discuss his new book titled Authority without Territory:The Aga Khan Development Network and the…

Faizaan Somani

Inspiring Young Authors: Faizaan Somani

In this 3rd publication of our Inspiring Young Authors series, we are featuring Faizaan Somani’s essay. Ismailimail has in the past featured Faizaan and his sister Tabreek’s various educational and extra-curricular activities. We encourage parents and young talented kids to come forward and share your fictional and non-fictional works with Ismailimail. Here is Faizaan Somani’s…

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…