Fatimid minaret embraces church tower | Egypt Independent

Fatimid minaret embraces church tower | Egypt Independent

Al-Masry Al-Youm continues to monitor the tolerance between religions and the message of peace that you will notice as soon as you set foot in St. Catherine. Life in the St. Catherine monastery is different than anywhere else in the world. Muslim Bedouins work in the monastery. They take tourists on a camel trip from Mount Sinai to the monastery. Their children sell artisan crafts … Continue reading Fatimid minaret embraces church tower | Egypt Independent

Harvard Lecture Video: Jesus in Esoteric Islam: Ismaili Interpretations of Christ | The Essential Ismaili

Harvard Lecture Video: Jesus in Esoteric Islam: Ismaili Interpretations of Christ | The Essential Ismaili

“It remains a question why discussions of the ISLAMIC JESUS have not heretofore stressed the IMPORTANCE of the THOUGHT of these ISMAILI scholars with regard to what is probably the great single obstacle in Muslim-Christian relations not to mention an extremely important feature of Muslim identity.” – Todd Lawson, (The Crucifixion and the Qur’an, 95) Applying esoteric interpretations (ta’wil), characteristic to Ismaili Muslim theology, Fatimid … Continue reading Harvard Lecture Video: Jesus in Esoteric Islam: Ismaili Interpretations of Christ | The Essential Ismaili

Judaism, Christianity & Islam: Forgotten Shared Beliefs of the Abrahamic Faiths | Ismaili Gnosis

Judaism, Christianity & Islam: Forgotten Shared Beliefs of the Abrahamic Faiths | Ismaili Gnosis

The faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share a large number of theological beliefs and ethical principles. In fact, all three religions revere the Prophet Abraham and share more in common with each other than other religious traditions. Most importantly all three religions affirm the existence of one God, the Absolute and Infinite Reality continuously creating and sustaining all things in existence [for a rational … Continue reading Judaism, Christianity & Islam: Forgotten Shared Beliefs of the Abrahamic Faiths | Ismaili Gnosis

After tragedy, Muslims and Jews join in prayer

After tragedy, Muslims and Jews join in prayer | Jewish Journal

Dec. 9, 2015 – Danielle Berrin: Excerpt: I was sitting next to Karim Gowani, who identified himself as a member of the Ismaili Muslim community, a Shia sect whose Harvard-educated leader, his Highness the Aga Khan, is considered a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad. I skipped the shmaltzy list and got straight to it: If Islam is a religion of peace, why do some … Continue reading After tragedy, Muslims and Jews join in prayer | Jewish Journal

Zahra N. Jamal: Living the Faith: Religion and Spirituality in Everyday American Life

Zahra N. Jamal: Living the Faith: Religion and Spirituality in Everyday American Life

While the media typically covers religious conflict, the overwhelming majority of faith adherents draws on religion to promote community and peace in the global village. Religion is shaped by, and in turn shapes, those who “live the faith” in their daily lives. This course will uncover the worldviews, beliefs and practices of the three Abrahamic religious traditions in modern American life: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. … Continue reading Zahra N. Jamal: Living the Faith: Religion and Spirituality in Everyday American Life

Aga Khan Museum Tour co-sponsored with Beth Tzedec Congregation

Aga Khan Museum Tour co-sponsored with Beth Tzedec Congregation

Join us for this very special event as we tour the unique Islamic Art and Culture Museum with its guide PLUS Noam Sienna, doctoral student in Jewish History specializing in the history of Jews in Islamic societies, to view the collections though a Jewish lens. “The aim of the Aga Khan Museum will be to offer unique insights and new perspectives into Islamic civilizations and … Continue reading Aga Khan Museum Tour co-sponsored with Beth Tzedec Congregation

“Faith and War: (How) Can They Co-Exist?" Abrahamic Prayers, with Noor Gillani - 2015 Parliament of the World's Religion

“Faith and War: (How) Can They Co-Exist?” Abrahamic Prayers, with Noor Gillani – 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religion

Within our year-long framework “Faith and War: (How) Can They Co-Exist?”, Noor Gillani will present “Faith and War/Violence: The Quranic Perspective” in the parlor at Saint Thomas on Thursday November 5. Professor Gillani recently attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City and made a presentation there on Islamic Humanism. Among the keynote speakers there were Karen Armstrong, John Esposito, Eboo Patel … Continue reading “Faith and War: (How) Can They Co-Exist?” Abrahamic Prayers, with Noor Gillani – 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religion

Christians in the West can learn a lot from the approach of the Aga Khan | Dean's Bulletin Board - Cathedral Church of the Advent

Christians in the West can learn a lot from the approach of the Aga Khan | Dean’s Bulletin Board – Cathedral Church of the Advent

This is a must read on the response of a long persecuted religious minority to their plight.  Christians in the West can learn a lot from the approach of the Aga Khan and Ismaili muslims. – Andrew PBS | Religion and Ethics | Aga Khan and the Ismaili Muslims Source: Dean’s Bulletin Board 8.06.2015 – Cathedral Church of the Advent Continue reading Christians in the West can learn a lot from the approach of the Aga Khan | Dean’s Bulletin Board – Cathedral Church of the Advent

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Mawlana Hazar Imam: “The shared destiny of the ethos of the Abrahamic tradition….unites Christians, Jews and Muslims….”

The Arabic term ‘Eid’ translates into ‘celebration’ and ‘al-Adha’ as ‘sacrifice.’ Eid-al-Adha is celebrated as an anniversary of the sacrifice that Abraham (Ibrahim) was willing to make upon God’s command. At the moment of the sacrificial act, a merciful intervention spared Abraham’s son’s life. The Qur’an says: We called to him, “O Abraham, You have fulfilled the vision.” Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good. Indeed, this … Continue reading Mawlana Hazar Imam: “The shared destiny of the ethos of the Abrahamic tradition….unites Christians, Jews and Muslims….”

Organized by Ismaili Council for Florida and others: Panel discusses universality of different faith traditions

By Lee Stephens – A diverse segment of the community gathered on March 30 at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center to engage in an intellectual discussion about the universality of different faith traditions. The Ismaili Council for Florida, the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, MCCJ, and Temple Beth Sholom co-sponsored an Interfaith Lecture titled “Spirituality and Universality in Islam.” The … Continue reading Organized by Ismaili Council for Florida and others: Panel discusses universality of different faith traditions

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. via http://ismailignosis.com/2013/03/29/the-crucifixion-in-shia-ismaili-islam/   Continue reading Good Friday & Passover: “Isma’ili Muslim Perspectives on Jesus” by Khalil Andani

Jesus, Christians and Christianity in the Thought of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ

Jesus, Christians and Christianity in the Thought of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ

Author: Omar Alí-de-Unzaga The Gospels: The Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ accept the truth of the previous revealed books, and the Gospel takes a place of honor among these scriptures. The Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ encourage their readers to read the Gospels, and the Rasāʾil show a high level of awareness and accurate knowledge of them, and seem to display a preference for that of John. The same interpretive stance … Continue reading Jesus, Christians and Christianity in the Thought of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ

Vancouver Talmud Torah students build interfaith connections and learn about Ismaili Holidays (Image Jewish Independent)

Vancouver Talmud Torah students learn about Ismaili holiday (His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s birthday)

VTT Grade 7 students will also be exchanging gifts with Grade 7 students in the Ismaili community …  It’s an opportunity to teach our students about the upcoming Ismaili holiday [birthday of the His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan]. – Shoshana Burton, Vancouver Talmud Torah’s (VTT) Interim Director Written by Vancouver Talmud Torah in Celebrating the Holidays – Jewish Independent. Published Friday 12th, December 2014 … Continue reading Vancouver Talmud Torah students learn about Ismaili holiday (His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s birthday)

Event - December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert - With One Voice

Event – December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert – With One Voice

The Canadian Jamat’s Arts & Culture portfolio is delighted to announce a Winter Concert, “With One Voice“, featuring the Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir and the Vancouver Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble, among other community choirs in Vancouver. This concert features features two Ismaili choirs conducted by St. Clement’s music director Lynley Lewis, as well as local church choirs. Organizers promise a great inter-faith event, with … Continue reading Event – December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert – With One Voice

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines“God is beautiful and loves beauty,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Harvard’s Ali Asani explores various artistic and literary forms to open the sacred, complex, and culturally diverse worlds of Islam. “The arts help to humanize cultures where political discourse based on nationalist ideologies tend to dehumanize,” Asani says. This event took place October 29, 2013 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

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