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
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
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….”
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
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
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
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
Shoshana Burton, VTT’s interim director of Jewish life and programming, said, “We want to emphasize the value of diversity and a building of a connection that is based on tolerance, curiosity and a pride of who we are by sharing the warmth of Chanukah with our peers. These gifts are just a start! They will be delivered on Dec. 12 to St. Augustine’s Catholic school, the Ismaili Muslim school and to First Nations Namgis T’sasala … on Vancouver Island.”
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 prayers and chants for peace.
EVENT: Winter Concert – With One Voice
DATE: Saturday, December 6th, 2014
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST
VENUE: St. Clement’s Anglican Church 3400 Institute Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tickets are available for advanced purchase from choir members. Tickets will also be sold at the door. All tickets include refreshments.
Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door, refreshments included.
For more information about this event please call us at 604-988-4418
- Ismaili Institutions for Canada | Winter Concert – With One Voice
- With One Voice: Winter Concert at St. Clement’s Church North Vancouver
Continue reading “Event – December 6 | Vancouver Ismaili Children’s Choir & Ismaili Muslim Adult Vocal Ensemble to perform at Winter Concert – With One Voice”
“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.
On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College hosted “The Christology Symposium” – an academic forum featuring presentations on Jesus from Catholic, Protestant, Sunni Muslim and Ismā‘īlī Muslim perspectives followed by a panel discussion. The presentations consisted of the following: 1. “Roman Catholic Christology” (at 5:50) – Greg Rupik (PhD Candidate, University of Toronto) 2. “Sunni Muslim Christology” (at 22:00) … Continue reading Muslim-Christian Dialogue on Jesus featuring Sunni, Ismaili, Catholic and Protestant Interpretations
As observed by millions of Christians around the world, Good Friday marks the day when Jesus Christ was crucified. For Christians, this event is the climax of sacred history: the death of Christ on the Cross is believed to have redeemed and cleansed the sin of humanity. Indeed, the efficacy of the entire Christian doctrine – adhered to by the largest number of people in … Continue reading The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Shi‘a Isma‘ili Islam
“And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was … Continue reading Video: Ismaili Interpretations of Jesus, the Crucifixion and the Cross by Khalil Andani
via Ismaili Web Amaana – In the Qur’ân, Jews and Christians are designated as Ahl al-Kitâb (People of the Book). The Book (Kitâb) refers to previous revelation such as the Torah (Tawrât), the Psalms (Zabûr), and the Gospels (Injîl). Continue reading “By Diana Steigerwald: The Tolerance of the Fatimids toward “The People of the Book” (Ahl Al-Kitab)”
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), the Kolot Mayim Reform Synagogue, the Ismaili Jamatkhana of Victoria, and the Victoria Hindu Temple in Saanich, presents Interfaith Storytelling Book. “INTERLACED: Living Our Faith Through Stories” has been a truly collaborative community project, funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through EmbraceBC. The objective of the project was to bring together participants from … Continue reading Living Our Faith Through Stories: Ismaili Jamatkhana of Victoria participates in an Interfaith Storytelling Book Project
The ultimate goal is “one weekend, 1 million meals,” and each year, the dream gets closer to becoming a reality. This year just might be the one. From Feb. 14 through 16, about 2,500 residents will pack more than 520,000 meals during the third annual Feed My Starving Children Feed The Need event. FMSC’s MobilePack will come to the church. The meals are then shipped … Continue reading Ismaili Jamatkhana Naperville, Churches join forces to pack 1 millionth meal | The Naperville Sun
I first left my native Kenya in 1973, when I came to the United States to attend Harvard College. In Kenya, as a young man of South Asian ancestry, I was considered “Asian.” But since my ancestors had lived in Africa for nearly two centuries, I considered myself African as well. At Harvard, however, many of my peers were quick to question my identity. Since … Continue reading Professor Ali Asani writes for Harvard Crimson: Learning From Difference
In Central Alberta, we have had really good relationships with a Muslim mosque in Red Deer, the Ismaili Centre. The Ismailis are a progressive Muslim group headed by the Aga Khan, who encourages his followers to seek out relationships with people of other faiths. One of the members of this mosque, a man named Jimmy Rawji, lives in Ponoka, and in obedience to the teachings … Continue reading Jimmy (Sadrudin) Rawji of Red Deer Ismaili Centre, as described by Rev. Ross Smillie of St. Andrew’s United Church
As observed by millions of Christians around the world, Good Friday marks the day when Jesus Christ was crucified. For Christians, this event is the climax of sacred history: the death of Christ on the Cross is believed to have redeemed and cleansed the sin of humanity. Indeed, the efficacy of the entire Christian doctrine – adhered to by the largest number of people in … Continue reading The Crucifixion in Shi‘a Isma‘ili Islam
Ismaili philosophers actually affirm that yes Christians should revere the cross and Muslims should revere the Shahada, because outwardly, these symbols are different, but inwardly there is a unity. If there’s anything we can take away from these Shi’i Ismaili Muslim perspective … is that, while religion may have outward theological differences, these outward theological differences may be reconciled at the level of deeper esoteric … Continue reading “Isma’ili Muslim Perspectives on Jesus”
Presented by Khalil Andani on Friday, March 1, 2013 – 2:15pm until 3:30pm in EST at Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) – Conference Room (Harvard Divinity School). Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/413410935419037/ Earlier related: Video: Isma‘ili Muslim perpsectives on Jesus presented by Khalil Andani Continue reading Visions of Jesus in Esoteric Islam: Shi‘i Isma‘ili Christology: A Student Presentation and Discussion Forum at Harvard Divinity School