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A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by It

Neha Was the Smallest Infant to Ever be Treated and Survive in Afghanistan. An unusual partnership created the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) – two private, non-governmental organizations – the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the France-based humanitarian entity, La Chaine de l’Espoir, and two governments – the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and…

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…

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…

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…

Tafsir Islamic Intellectual History

Institute of Ismaili Studies Publishes New Book on Tafsir and Islamic Intellectual History

Tafsir and Islamic Intellectual History – Exploring the Boundaries of a Genre Edited by Andreas Görke and Johanna Pink Offers the only up-to-date survey of scholarship on tafs’ir as a genre and its place within the broader framework of Muslim scholarship. The first attempt at analyzing the fields in which Muslim exegetical activity takes place,…

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…

Interview with Dr Alice Hunsberger on Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw

IIS Interviews Dr Alice Hunsberger Introducing the Publication: Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw

Persian literature is famous worldwide for its love poetry and epic traditions. This fifteen minute interview with Dr Alice Hunsberger sheds light on a different side of Persian poetry—the philosophical. Focusing on the finest poet of this genre in her book Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw, Dr Hunsberger explores the ideas…

Fatimid Woodwork and Architecture Development: Two latest Books released at the Doha International Book Fair

Fatimid Woodwork and Architecture Development: Two latest Books released at the Doha International Book Fair

Excerpt: The Doha International Book Fair also saw Fatema Al Sulaiti, Associate Deputy Director for Collection at Qatar Museums launch two of her latest books – Fatimid Woodwork and Architecture Development. Fatimid Woodwork highlights a unique craft and medium of design in the Fatimid Era. It presents examples of the finest Fatimid woodwork of both…

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…

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”…

Books & Publications Featured by Ismailimail in 2014

Books & Publications Featured at Ismailimail in 2014

Ismailimail and its audience loves books and literary activities. Here is the list of books and publications we featured in 2014. Browse and support your authors.   Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and all their creativity, endeavors and…

Imam Sultan Muhammed Shah - A Bridge Between Two Epochsselected for International Design Award

Book on Imam Sultan Muhammed Shah – A Bridge Between Two Epochs selected for the International Design for All Foundation Awards

“Pluralistic values have been articulated since ancient times. Profound expressions about our common humanity are embedded in the world’s great religious traditions, including my own. But now it is for us to re-articulate those traditions. As we do so, our support for one another can be a source of renewed and growing strength.” –  His…