Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture by Professor Ali Asani at the MET

Video Recording: The Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture by Professor Ali Asani

God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty: Fostering Literacy about Islam and Muslim Cultures through the Arts The Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture Welcome and Introduction: Sheila Canby, Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge, Department of Islamic Art, MMA Speaker: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, and Director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic…

Dr. Amyn Sajoo - A Companion to Muslim Cultures - Dallas Museum of Art - IIS -ICUSA

Event – May 2 | Dallas Museum of Art – Horchow Auditorium | Moderated Book Discussion: A Companion to Muslim Cultures

Dr. Amyn Sajoo presents ‘A Companion to Muslim Cultures’, an edited collection of essays by some of today’s finest scholars, in a conversation moderated by Dr. Karin Oen of the Crow Collection of Asian Art on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 2.00 pm at Horchow Auditorium in Dallas Museum of Art. EVENT: Moderated Book Discussion:…

A Companion of Muslim Cultures - Amyn Sajoo

SFU & IIS’s Dr Amyn Sajoo inspires Aga Khan Museum audience at the special book launch and signing of A Companion of Muslim Cultures

On Wednesday evening (April 22, 2015)  Aga Khan Museum, Toronto in collaboration with the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), London profiled Dr. Amyn B. Sajoo who presented his edited collection of essays by some of today’s finest scholars. A Companion of Muslim Cultures, is the third book in the Muslim Heritage Series. This volume embarks on…

Video: Harvard Lecture on Shia Ismaili Muslims by Khalil Andani

Video: Harvard Lecture on Shia Ismaili Muslims by Khalil Andani

On February 21, 2014, Khalil Andani (Doctor of Philosophy of Candidate in Islamic Studies, Harvard University) delivered a lecture called “Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims: An Esoteric Tradition in Islam” as part of the Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council Speaker Series called “Diversity in Islam: Communities of Interpretation.” The lecture took place at the Center for the…

Tasleem Jessani: Solace in Chaos

Tasleem Jessani: Solace in Chaos

April 17, 2015 – divorcemag.com: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates Whether it is your decision or not, getting a divorce is an unanticipated change in lifestyle which alters the definition of family as we have come to…

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…

Al Razi Receuil de tarite de medecine

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…

noordin s k nanji

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…