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Life of Qadi al-Nu’man (Excerpt from Code of Conduct for the followers of the Imam)

Editorial note: Note that we have updated spellings and nomenclature of the original text to reflect current standards and usage. Preface The Research Department of the Ismaili Association, West Pakistan, Karachi, is pleased to bring out the first publication of … Continue reading Life of Qadi al-Nu’man (Excerpt from Code of Conduct for the followers of the Imam)

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NanoWisdoms Editor and Publisher, Mohib Ebrahim, speaks about private Ismaili initiatives and Ismaili Civil Society ~ Amaana

Mohib Ebrahim: We tend to think of civil society as something that engages with society at large, working in co-operation with governments. However, I think this view is far too narrow and limiting: I view civil society as the constituents … Continue reading NanoWisdoms Editor and Publisher, Mohib Ebrahim, speaks about private Ismaili initiatives and Ismaili Civil Society ~ Amaana

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Q & A: Why is Bandagi performed in the early morning? ~ Ismaili Gnosis

The Question Why is Bandagi practised in the morning and not a more regular aspect of our faith practiced in evening Jamatkhana ceremonies, particularly if Ismailism is focused on spirituality? The Answer Firstly, Baytul Khayal Bandagi, according to Mawlana Hazar … Continue reading Q & A: Why is Bandagi performed in the early morning? ~ Ismaili Gnosis

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The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan’s passion for parks and gardens ~ NanoWisdoms

This week the Aga Khan Park, Toronto was officially opened. The park is the latest of some two dozen parks and gardens created, or committed to, by His Highness the Aga Khan and illustrated on the graphic. Click here, to … Continue reading The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan’s passion for parks and gardens ~ NanoWisdoms

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Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah: The final reconciliation between the Shia and Sunni doctrines

We Ismailis now in the same spirit [as Hazrat Ali had done] accept the Khalifat of the first Khalifs and such other Khalifs as during the last thirteen centuries helped the cause of Islam, politically, socially and from a worldly … Continue reading Mawlana Sultan Muhammad Shah: The final reconciliation between the Shia and Sunni doctrines

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From Ismaili to Ignorant: “IsmailiToIslam” Blog Refuted ~ Ismaili Gnosis

Too often, as the world grows more complex, the temptation for some is to shield themselves from complexity, we seek the comfort of our own simplicities, our own specialities. As has often been said, we risk learning more and more, … Continue reading From Ismaili to Ignorant: “IsmailiToIslam” Blog Refuted ~ Ismaili Gnosis

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The Imamat declares God’s “final message”, “last prophet” and “final messenger”

In the face of this changing world, which was once a universe to us and is now no more than an overcrowded island, confronted with a fundamental challenge to our understanding of time, surrounded by a foreign fleet of cultural … Continue reading The Imamat declares God’s “final message”, “last prophet” and “final messenger”