Shi’i Isma’ili Muslims: An Esoteric Tradition in Islam is a brief introduction to Ismaili history, philosophy and present day practice. The lecture was delivered by Khalil Andani, on February 21, 2014, as part the Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council Speaker Series Diversity in Islam: Communities of Interpretation.
About the speaker
Khalil Andani is a doctoral (Ph.D) candidate specializing in Islamic intellectual history, theology, philosophy, and mysticism at Harvard University and holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University. Some of Khalil’s publications include a chapter on Nasir-i Khusraw’s philosophical thought in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy and articles on Ismaili Philosophy in Sacred Web.
Background image: Aga Khan Museum (Permitted use) (Bill C-11, Section 29.21 http://bit.ly/1yRu6UZ)
15th Iranian, manuscript of sayings, attributed to the first Shia imam, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, by the scribe Sheikh Mahmud Heravi.
Image: Khalil Andani (With permission)