Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

An Ismaili civil society collaboration with Prof. Ali Asani brought Salim & Sulaiman to Harvard University to reflect on the brothers life and music careers. Continue reading Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Harvard Professor Ali Asani: Muslims wonder what’s ahead

Harvard Professor Ali Asani: Muslims wonder what’s ahead

As rhetoric rises nationally, members of Harvard community ponder how to safeguard and support the rights of all By Alvin Powell for Harvard – December 22, 2015: When he was in school on Long Island, N.Y., Yaseen Eldik was just another kid. Then 9/11’s hijacked jets crashed into the twin towers, and life changed for the American-born Muslim. “I was called a terrorist and asked … Continue reading Harvard Professor Ali Asani: Muslims wonder what’s ahead

Harvard School of Public Health: Community Dialogues on Islamophobia, with Prof Ali Asani

Harvard School of Public Health: Community Dialogues on Islamophobia, with Prof Ali Asani

December 8, 2015–It was standing room only at today’s conversation on Islamophobia with Dr. Ali Asani and Chaplain Taymullah Abdur-Rahman. Over 130 students, faculty, and staff from across the campus clustered together in the back of the room and sat in the aisles in order to listen and share ideas in response to the recent incidents of Islamophobia nation-wide. Harvard Muslim Chaplain Taymullah discussed the … Continue reading Harvard School of Public Health: Community Dialogues on Islamophobia, with Prof Ali Asani

Ali Asani: The Harvard Remarks of the Aga Khan | Harvard Magazine

Ali Asani: The Harvard Remarks of the Aga Khan | Harvard Magazine

DURING HIS Jodidi Lecture at Harvard’s Memorial Church, co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, on November 12, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims (and a member of the College class of 1959), addressed an issue, already rising steadily in prominence, that in recent weeks has been caught in the heated extremes … Continue reading Ali Asani: The Harvard Remarks of the Aga Khan | Harvard Magazine

Audience applauds as His Highness the Aga Khan is welcomed to Harvard by Professor Ali Asani. Photo: The Ismaili/Farhez Rayani

Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture | Simerg

Thematic excerpts from speeches made by His Highness the Aga Khan are highly popular with our readers, and Simerg is pleased to present this feature once again for the recent Jodi lecture that was presented by the 49th Ismaili Imam at Harvard University on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture: “The Cosmopolitan Ethic” and the Timeless … Continue reading Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture | Simerg

L to R: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Ali Asani - Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures and the Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, Michèle Lamont Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. (image credit: Martha Stewart via Huffington Post)

Aga Khan at Harvard: Islam and the Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World | Huffington Post

Samreen Hooda & Shamez Babvani – November 18, 2015 “He has a very important voice as an ethical leader. It’s people like him … and others who give us some guidance on how to deal with this question of pluralism and diversity not only in the U.S. but also elsewhere.” – Michèle Lamont, Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Today if we were asked: “What … Continue reading Aga Khan at Harvard: Islam and the Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World | Huffington Post

Muslim leader calls for embracing diversity at Harvard speech

Muslim leader calls for embracing diversity at Harvard speech | Wicked Local Cambridge

This year’s Jodidi lecture sold out in nine minutes, signifying its importance and resonance with the Harvard community. By Natalie Handy – Nov. 18, 2015: Focusing on pluralism and cosmopolitism, the Aga Khan encouraged a society that embraces differences rather than fearing them while giving the distinguished Jodidi Lecture at Harvard last week. “The road to a more cooperative world does not require us to … Continue reading Muslim leader calls for embracing diversity at Harvard speech | Wicked Local Cambridge

Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture 2015

Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture 2015

Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture, Nov 12, 2015 Good afternoon, everyone. It is my honor and privilege to be here today, and to introduce to you – and to welcome back to Harvard – our guest speaker, His Highness Karim Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Harvard … Continue reading Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture 2015

His Highness, the Aga Khan, “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World,” Thurs. Nov 12 at Harvard University

Harvard’s Jodidi Lecture features His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan speaking on “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” on Nov. 12, 4 PM ET

Cambridge, MA, 9 November 2015 — His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan will deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs on 12 November. Entitled “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World”, his lecture is expected to cover the challenges to pluralism and cosmopolitanism. The Jodidi Lecture is among the most prominent lecture series of the Weatherhead … Continue reading Harvard’s Jodidi Lecture features His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan speaking on “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” on Nov. 12, 4 PM ET

'Religious illiteracy' at root of distrust and bigotry, Islam expert says -- Lesley University

‘Religious illiteracy’ at root of distrust and bigotry, Islam expert says — Lesley University

Lesley’s yearlong focus on Islam and America features Dr. Ali Asani’s lecture on how to bridge religious, cultural gaps. American society and institutions are more racially and culturally diverse than ever, yet a spirit of understanding and acceptance of differences remains elusive. That paradox is abundantly evident today in America’s relationship with Islam. Dr. Ali Asani, Harvard University professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and … Continue reading ‘Religious illiteracy’ at root of distrust and bigotry, Islam expert says — Lesley University

A Harvard professor welcomes the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims

A Harvard professor welcomes the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims

A Life’s Work Battling Religious Illiteracy As prejudice toward Muslim Americans heightens, a Harvard professor welcomes the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, and a champion of pluralism NOVEMBER 2015 – By Meg Murphy for Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Ali Asani is once again disheartened about the destruction of another cultural treasure as a result of narrow exclusivist mentalities taking root in nations … Continue reading A Harvard professor welcomes the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims

An Understanding of Islam with Dr. Ali Asani

An Understanding of Islam with Dr. Ali Asani on November 4 | Cambridge Community Television

For Wed, 11/04/2015 – 16:00 Dr. Ali S. Asani is Harvard professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and the director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. On November 4, he will share an overview of Islam and speak about contemporary issues such as the meaning, the different interpretations, and the evolution of the term “jihad,” as well as women in … Continue reading An Understanding of Islam with Dr. Ali Asani on November 4 | Cambridge Community Television

From Left to Right: Salim Merchant, Professor Ali Asani, and Sulaiman Merchant, minutes before the talk at Harvard University. (Image credit: Anvar Nanji Copyright)

Salim & Sulaiman at Harvard: Reflection and Celebration of a Life Inspired by Music

By Samira R. Noorali J.D. special to Ismailimail Photo images courtesy of Anvar Nanji & Nims Merali Brothers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, popularly known as Salim-Sulaiman, are a composer duo best known for their musical work in popular Indian cinema. Although in the midst of a hectic concert tour, the two gentlemen swept into Barker Center on Friday with Harvard’s own Dr. Ali Asani by their … Continue reading Salim & Sulaiman at Harvard: Reflection and Celebration of a Life Inspired by Music

Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant at Harvard University

Harvard University: The Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the South Asia Institute presents – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant at Harvard UniversityThe Merchant brothers, Salim and Sulaiman, rank among the most dynamic and talented musicians and composers in South Asia today. The breadth and range of their musical ability attests to their intrinsic genius: from award winning musical scores and compositions in Indian and American cinema to collaborations with some of the most talented and ground-breaking musicians of our times. Salim and Suleiman will reflect on their musical careers and some of their widely acclaimed compositions inspired by Islam’s rich tradition of spirituality and artistic expression. Continue reading “Harvard University: The Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the South Asia Institute presents – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant”